Entering into a new business relationship
This information is for businesses working in the building and construction industry. It covers steps you can take to protect your business before taking on a new client, supplier or contractor.
Taking on a new client
Do you know what to do before you start doing business with a new client? Learn how to reduce the risk of future disputes or non-payment in our information on working with a new client. You can find advice on:
- client research
- creating a contract
Engaging with a new supplier
Entering into an agreement with a new supplier is a big decision, so it’s important to consider all your options to get the best outcome for your business. Read more on how to protect your business before taking on a new supplier, such as:
- finding and choosing a reliable supplier
- undertaking research
- negotiating a contract.
Hiring a new contractor
Find out what your rights and responsibilities are before you take on a new contractor. Read our information on hiring a new contractor. This page provides help and advice about your obligations as a hirer, including:
- employee or contractor?
- negotiating a contract
- workplace health and safety.