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Are you establishing a business? The following hints and tips will start you off in the right direction.
Advice about registering your business:
and for taxation:
One of the first things you need to find out when you're starting out is what laws apply to your new business. You may wish to consult a legal professional to help you with all the legal requirements that you must comply with, such as licences and registrations, contracts and leases.
It's important to find out what licences apply to your new business because many different licences, permits, registrations and certificates are required by the different levels of government.
IP is the general name given to the laws covering patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, circuit layouts, and plant breeder's rights. It is an important part of almost any business as it can apply to confidential information, designs and inventions that contribute to the success of the business.
Develop an effective marketing strategy for your new business. With so many different mediums now available to promote your business, you need to think about the best way to reach your target audience. Take care that your advertising gives customers accurate and truthful information about your business.
For advice on developing an effective business plan, you can contact the Southern Sydney Business Enterprise Centre
Further assistance with set up and marketing advice can be found by a number of relevant Advisory Services.
A growing number of businesses form networks in order to discuss things such as:
some of these things are easier as a group than working alone, particularly when you are striving for the same end result.
Council facilitates a number of these networking groups who meet regularly.
Check the Business What's On to see upcoming networking events.
You can use the Australian Government's JobSearch website to find a local employment service provider.
Remember that many traineeships and apprenticeship programs are on offer and can be a great way to support employment in the Shire and upskill our young workforce.
There is a broad range of advice and support available when starting and/or growing a business, obtaining funding as well as training for yourself and your staff.
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