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Starting a business checklist

There are lots of mechanical things you do in starting up a business like getting a name, registering a business name, setting up bank accounts, registering domain names, getting insurance and so forth.

Download our abbreviated checklist which takes you through some critical things you need to do in the lead up to and start of your business. The concept is to check off items by initialling and dating them as you go. Need some help? Contact one of our Facilitators today.

Source: Business Australia

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Travelling for your business?

If you travel for your business, you might be wondering which expenses you can claim in your tax return. The ATOs Small business travel expenses fact sheet will help you answer common questions about:

  • which expenses you can and can't claim
  • separating private and business portions of expenses
  • records you need to keep
  • how to keep a travel diary.

Source: Australian Taxation Office - 31 July 2019

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ATO - Starting your own business

When you start a business, there are tax and super responsibilities you need to be aware of, including:

  • the tax implications of your business structure
  • whether you're entitled to an ABN
  • registering your business
  • records you need to keep
  • deductions you can claim
To find out more take a look at the ATOs 5 minute video which gives you an overview of tax and superannuation basics.

Source: Australian Taxation Office - March 2018

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Business Australia - How we help

It takes more than a great idea to start a successful company. Get access to tools, templates and advice lines when you become a member of Business Australia. Did we mention it’s free?

Source: Business Australia

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