Starting an online business means applying for a business name, and finding out what licensing and permit requirements apply in your state or territory. You'll also want to get an internet domain name for your website after you figure out your business structure and apply for an ABN.
Cybercrime in Australia is a growing threat and is becoming an attractive way for criminals to steal information, money or disrupt business.
Whether it's getting your financial accounts in order or seeking financial advice, there are a number of services available to help finance your business.
It's important to check if there are any customs requirements on the goods you're exporting. This is controlled by the Australian Border Force (ABF).
A receipt or proof of purchase is a document that you provide to your customers as record of their purchase of your goods or services. A receipt can be in the form of a tax invoice, or a printed cash register or hand written receipt.
The Australian Taxation Office offers a range of tools and services to help small businesses get their tax and superannuation correct.ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
R&D Tax Incentive Information Bulletin January 2016 special edition on registering for the R&D Tax Incentive
Provides owners and managers of a State Heritage Register listed item or items with a current Interim Heritage Order with funding of between $1,000 and $10,000 to help them protect and / or repair damage caused by unexpected events such as an extreme storm or accident.
Who can apply:
At a minimum, you must:
- be an individual, organisation, community group, trustee or a local NSW council
- be the owner (or long-term lessee where the lease is 20+ years) and manager of a State Heritage Register listed item or item with a current Interim Heritage Order within New South Wales
- have legal responsibility for the item’s repair and maintenance.
Other eligibility requirements may apply.
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.
It's important to know about Australian Standards when selling products and services. There may be mandatory standards you must follow, as well as voluntary standards that may be good practice in business and help differentiate you from competitors.