Starting Your Business

Starting a new business can be a scary prospect. However millions of people have successfully done it before you and there are lots of resources to help you through the process. Council’s business pages identify key elements of the support provided for new businesses. It contains information on Council business initiatives, workshops, and mentoring.

The Victoria Government’s How to Start a Business page is tailored to the needs of Victorian businesses.

The Australian Government has many websites that can help you with identifying your business obligations. The principal point of access to Commonwealth information for small business is Plan & Start. This site provides good small business tools and links to Commonwealth agencies, such as the Australian Tax Office. It also allows you to search for a local Tax Office Advisor who can provide advice on a wide range of taxation related starting a business issues. The Australian Tax Office website also has useful information to assist with making decisions when commencing a business.