Small Business the engine room of the Economy

Trusted Business Advice

Expert business advice and business management services are available to assist business owners with the proper implementation of the eight essential functions of running a successful business.

Every business requires sound business systems and procedures to operate efficiently and effectively. These functions should include administration, financial management, HR management, Sales and Marketing, and product/ service delivery management.

Expert advice is available on starting or buying an existing business plus advice on engaging an advisor, bookkeeper, accountant or tax accountant.

Business Advice, Tools and Resources

Support for:

  • micro and start-up small businesses
  • First Time Business Owners
  • Self-employed
  • Contractors
  • Home-based businesses
  • Franchisees

Advice on:

  • Market Research
  • Business Plans
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Job Management
  • Operations (systems/procedures/productivity)
    ICT (info, comm, tech)

Starting a Business

  • How to start a small business
  • How to buy a business
  • How to set up a small business
  • How to lease business premises
  • How to lease a retail store
  • How to evaluate a franchise
  • How to finance a business
  • How to apply for a business loan
  • How to find business grants
  • How to grow a business
  • How to market a business on-line
  • How to manage financial performance
  • How to sell a business
  • How to liquidate a business

Business Registration

  • How to register a business
  • How to register an ABN
  • How to check an ABN on the ABN register
  • How to use the ATO portal
  • How to set up Sole Trader, Partnership, Company or Trust
  • How to find Free legal advice
  • How to register a company with ASIC

Business Plans

  • How to write a plan
  • What is the best plan template to use
  • Why is a plan even necessary


  • Do I need an accountant
  • What to expect an accountant to do
  • What to expect to pay for a good accountant
  • What accounting services do you require


  • Do I need a bookkeeper
  • How do I find a good bookkeeper
  • What to expect from a bookkeeper
  • What to expect to pay a bookkeeper
  • What bookkeeping services do you require

Xero Accounting

  • Is Xero the best option
  • How to set up and use XERO
  • How to convert from MYOB or QuickBooks


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