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How to start a business in Australia

If you want to start a business in Australia, the following checklist will make it easier to plan and manage your startup. If you are considering the possibility of starting a business,... Read more »
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What is Two-factor Authentication (2FA)?

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is an added layer of security to protect against unauthorised access to your personal accounts. It requires a 2 step verification process to confirm the users identity before... Read more »
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Do you need to register a copyright, trade mark or patent

A copyright, trade mark or patent are considered intellectual property (IP). Knowing if you need to register a copyright, trade mark or patent can be a little confusing. Broadly, intellectual property includes... Read more »
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Are you operating a hobby or a business

Are you unsure if your hobby may actually be considered a business by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)? What may have started out as a genuine hobby can easily grow into a... Read more »
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Business registration requirements

You will need to choose a business structure before deciding which Australian business registrations are necessary. If you are unsure which structure is suitable, read Choose the right business structure. There is... Read more »
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Choose the right business structure

Every Australian business must choose a structure to trade under. There are four structures widely used in Australia.  Choosing the right structure will depend on your personal circumstances and future goals. The... Read more »
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Is business insurance necessary

You are all set up to go. You’ve completed the required registrations for your business and you are ready to start trading. But what about insurance, is it really necessary, and, if... Read more »
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Thinking of starting your own business?

Are you thinking of starting your own business? It’s the dream of many of us to start a business and take control of our own financial destiny. To be our own boss,... Read more »
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Business registration summary

No matter what type of business you are starting it will be necessary to choose one of the 4 common structures available in Australia. The most appropriate structure for your business will... Read more »
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Simple 10 step business plan

Why have a business plan you may ask!  You may think you don’t have the time, or it’s not that important. Think about applying for a job.  You present your resume to... Read more »
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Do you need to register a business name

Most businesses in Australia will need register a business name.    A business name can be just as important as the business itself.  It is generally used to identify, build a brand... Read more »
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Why and how to brand your business

Why and how should you brand you business? Branding identifies your business, reflects its values, its goals, and ultimately, incorporates all aspects of the business. It’s the process of how you connect... Read more »
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What is an ACN and who needs it

An Australian Company Number (ACN ) is a mandatory requirement for an Australian company and contains 9 unique numbers issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The ACN is used... Read more »
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When do you need an ABN

If you want to operate a business in Australia, it’s very likely you will need an Australian Business Number (ABN). The ABN is a unique 11 digit number, issued by the Australian... Read more »
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Does my business need a Tax File Number (TFN)

Most business entities trading in Australia need a Tax File Number (TFN). A TFN is used to identify the business for tax dealings with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The ATO will... Read more »
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Does my business need to register for GST

When does my business need to register for GST? As a consumer, most people have a good understanding of GST (Goods and Services Tax) , but they may not know how it... Read more »
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What is PAYG

Many of us have heard the term, PAYG but may be unsure what it actually means. PAYG is an acronym that means, pay as you go. Sounds simple, well not quite, because... Read more »
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Don’t pay too much for business names and other registrations

Many new businesses will need to register their business name along with other registrations. These registrations may include an Australian Business Number (ABN), GST, PAYG and others that are required if employing... Read more »