Make key decisions
The decisions you make early on can affect many areas of your business. Including the licences you need, how much tax you pay and the volume of paperwork.
Choose a business structure
The main structures are sole trader, partnership, company or trust. Choosing a structure for your business affects your tax, paperwork and finances. Consider getting expert advice to help you.
Consider your business type
Are you a young person, indigenous business, franchise, online business or working from home? See what makes your business unique and what help is available.
Decide on a location
Each business has different needs for storage, equipment, or just being close to the right customers. Consider what's important for your business before you decide where you'll be based.
Choose a business name
There may be more to choosing a business name than you think. Consider whether the name is unique, available to use or exists as a protected trade mark before you decide.