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Planning

Business structures

There are a number of structures that you can choose from when starting or expanding your business.

Registrations

Cancel your business name and ABN

If your business name is no longer required when selling, closing or changing your business, you'll need to tell the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Change & growth

Notify changes to your business

Your business will inevitably change and grow over time as you respond to different market opportunities, economic factors and personal issues.

Closing

Closing your business

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.

Planning

Starting a business as a young person

If you've got an entrepreneurial spirit, but you're a little younger than the typical age of a business owner, don't worry - you can still start a business as a minor with some proper planning and information!

Planning

Buy an existing business

If you plan to buy an existing business, carefully analyse both the advantages and disadvantages, including the history, which is likely to impact the future of the business.

Planning

Prepare yourself for business

Assessing yourself and your business idea is essential before starting a business. It can help you prepare for any hurdles and help you overcome them.

Risk management

Arrange insurance for your business

Arranging insurance for your new business. The types of insurance required for running your business will vary depending on the type, structure and size of your business, and which industry you belong to.

Planning

Home-based business

Starting a home-based business can be a great way to help you manage your work and life commitments. Find out what you need to know to start and run a business from home.