We have established a list of useful resources that will assist you to develop your business:
There are many business plan templates available that can help guide you through the process of writing a good business plan. The Business Plan Template (click to download) on the government’s website gives you a detailed outline to follow. Make sure you delete any headings that don’t apply to your business.
We are happy to assist you with Business Plan preparation. As first resource, come to the ‘Smart Start’ workshop.
General knowledge eBooks with tips for entrepreneurs about business planning, exporting, sales improvement.
List of links that will assist you to develop your business:
Business Gateway.The business.gov.au website is an online resource for the Australian business community. Business.gov.au offers access to all the government information, forms and services you need for planning, starting, growing or exiting your business. By using business.gov.au businesses are able to comply with government requirements more simply and conveniently. Provides essential business information regarding Insurance, intellectual property, taxation, Grants and assistance and E-business.
Small business support line: 13 28 46
Register Your Business Name Register your business name through ASIC. This is the central point for the latest information about the new national business names register which began on 28 May 2012.
Digital Business Provides information and resources about E-business for small business in Australia.
13 28 46
Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.
1300 732 929
Fair Work Australia – your gateway to information and advice about Australia’s workplace rights and rules. Whether you’re an employee, employer or contractor with a question about workplace rights and responsibilities, you’ll find the information you need here.
13 13 94
WorkCover administer and oversee: work health and safety, licensing and registration, workers compensation insurance, workers compensation benefits, sustainable return to employment for injured workers.
Apprenticeship information. Want to put on an Apprentice or a Trainee, this site will guide you through the process and help you to access the financial incentives that are paid to the employer.
13 38 73
Fee Free Apprenticeships. As an apprentice you may be eligible for Fee Free Apprenticeships Program.The NSW Government is paying the course cost for 100,000 new apprenticeships – meaning apprentices undertaking a government funded apprenticeship no longer face a student fee of up to $2000
NSW Seniors Card Programme. With nearly 3 million people over the age of 60 there is a market just waiting for you and your business. Become a senior’s card member and get access to this vast and growing market.
13 77 88
FITA. A member association represent a broad cross-section of the international trade community.
No phone number available
Austrade National Export. The Australian Trade Commission helps business in Australia do business Internationally by providing advice and market intelligence.
FindLaw. Free Australian legal information including legal articles written by leading Australian lawyers on a range of subjects including family law, immigration law, resolving disputes and personal injury.
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, business and the community. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.
1300 302 502
Australian Chamber of Commerce (Canberra). The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is the peak council of Australian business associations and represents the interests of business at a national level as well as internationally.
(02) 6270 8000
NSW Office of Fair Trading. Administers consumer laws and looks after the rights of the consumer, also advising business and traders on fair and ethical practices.
AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.
1300 651 698
International: +61 2 6215 1558
GrantsLink – government website with a grant finder
1300 484 145
Grants & Assistance Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business. Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils.
13 28 46
Thomas.Thomas has a complete, up-to-date directory of global industrial suppliers and product information. Browse through a detailed list of industrial products and services to access companies within these and many other categories.
Australian Taxation Office. Apply for an ABN number; lodge your activity statement on line, handy hints for keeping your financial documents legal and up-to-date. Answers questions regarding GST, FBT and PAYG and much more.
Office of State Revenue NSW Treasury. Office of State revenue (administers State taxation), and the office of Financial management (advice on Economic & Fiscal Strategies) are together the NSW treasury Office.