Find out what registrations, licences and permits you need to start or grow your business.
The Government is making it easier to start a business by streamlining business registration.
We’ve made it easier to register a new business online. With this Beta service, you can apply for key business and tax registrations using one form.
The decision to close a business is usually due to one of two reasons, you no longer want to run the business and have no one to pass it onto or the business is not making enough money to keep going. Whatever your reasons, closing your business can take time, depending on its size and complexity.
One of the first things you need to find out when you're starting a business is what laws will apply to you. Having the correct registrations, licences and permits is fundamental when running your business.
Our guides can help you with starting a business. Whether you're just thinking about it or you're ready to start, we can guide you every step of the way.
Valuing your business is an important step when selling or exiting your business, as it can help you decide on the selling price. Find out what you need to do to value your business and some useful methods to help calculate your value.
Common errors with registrations and applications for findings
Understand the difference between a business or a hobby. Deciding if you are a business or hobby can affect your taxation, licensing and insurance requirements so it's important to get it right.
How to register a business name and how to search a name to check it's available. Find out what business name registration means for your business.