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Running a small business in Australia

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Starting a small business

When starting a small business, there's a few things you need to consider. This includes what kind of structure you want to set up and how you plan to operate.

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Compliance for small business

All businesses need to be aware of their legal requirements and what they need to do under the law.

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Closing a small business

If you've stopped trading, you should consider closing your company or cancelling your business name. This means you don't need to pay your annual fees or keep your details updated with us.

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Tools and resources for small business

We've compiled a range of small business resources from different organisations to give you all the information you need.

Small Business Webinar 2018

Learn what government is doing to help small business in this webinar, with host Elysse Morgan and representatives from ASIC, ATO, ACCC, FWO and the ASBFEO.

Read the transcript (PDF 165 KB) - offers information and resources on planning, starting and growing a business.

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Last updated: 09/04/2019 05:01