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Small business

Australian Small Business Commissioner

Provides tailored information and assistance for small businesses, including dispute resolution, starting and growing a business, and family business.

Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner

business.gov.au checklists

Are you new to business? The 'Starting your business checklist' covers many of the basic issues you need to consider. The checklists will be updated on a regular basis; please check that you have the latest version.

Department of Industry

Digitalbusiness.gov.au

Want to get your business or community organisation online, but don't know where to start? The digitalbusiness.gov.au website can help you learn more about the benefits of an online presence and how to go about developing one.

Department of Communications

Dispute Support

An online tool that makes it easy to find the most appropriate low cost dispute resolution service to help small businesses resolve disputes. Also provides information to better understand and manage disputes.

Office of the Australian Small Business Commissioner

For businesses

Provides information for business relating to advertising; anti-competitive behaviour; exemptions; rights and protections; franchising; industry codes; mergers; pricing; professional services and treating customers fairly.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Home-based business

Provides information for setting up and running a home-based business including: advice and support; planning; registration and licences for home-based businesses; taxation and insurance.

Department of Industry

Indigenous employment program

Aims to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their communities and employers through employment, business support and economic development activities.

Department of Employment

Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is the general name given to the laws covering patents, trade marks, copyright, etc. Provides information about these different types of intellectual property: patents; trade marks; copyright; trade secrets/confidentiality; registered designs; circuit layout rights and Plant Breeder's Rights.

Department of Industry

Legal Help Guide

Provides a guide for Australian small business owners to assist them in gaining a broad understanding of legal issues they may encounter.

Treasury

MarketMyBiz

iPad and Android – A successful marketing plan can help you reach your target market. The MarketMyBiz app provides a template, handy tips and planning tools to help you achieve your business goals.

Department of Industry

MyBizPlan

iPad and Android – Based on the business.gov.au planning guide and template, there are prompts and handy tips to help you develop a business plan that is tailored to your business.

Department of Industry

New enterprise incentive scheme (NEIS)

Provides practical small business training, business mentoring and financial assistance to job seekers interested in starting and running a small business.

Department of Employment

Self-employed people - MoneySmart

Provides guidance about cash flow, tax, retirement savings and income protection for people who are self-employed.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Small Business (NSW)

The smallbiz.nsw.gov.au website provides information on the NSW Government's small business programs and other resources. It contains ready-to-use, relevant information for people who are starting, running and growing a business.

Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services [NSW]

Small business superannuation clearing house

Provides a free online superannuation payments service that helps small businesses with 19 or less employees meet their superannuation guarantee obligations. Employers can register online and make their superannuation contribution payments in one transaction.

Australian Taxation Office

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