Helpful Sites For Setting Up

 

The following websites are very helpful links in starting and managing your small business. You should take note of it so you can easily check them out whenever you need some assistance.

Business.gov.au

Under the ‘How-to guides’ section in this website, you can find anything that you would like to know about planning and launching your own business. It provides you helpful checklists, important government forms, and links to online resources relevant to each territory or state.

It also provides you with comprehensive information on how to manage a business as well as common issues such as hiring employees, occupational health & safety issues, and intellectual property rights.

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AusIndustry

AusIndustry is an Australian government’s initiative which gives incentives to aid Australian businesses through over 30 business programs. Among these programs are small business development, innovation grants, tax and duty concessions, clean technology, industry support and venture capital.

AusIndustry delivers around $2 billion of programs per year to more than 10,000 businesses and 100,000 individuals. It can actually support small and large businesses across Australia.

The Australian Tax Office

Download Your Guide It is important that every business owner knows the tax requirements and obligations the entity needs to comply. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website contains rates tables and calculators for GST, PAYG withholding, capital gains tax, and others.

Information on online submission of annual statements and business activity statements are available as well. Likewise, you can read tax updates and news articles on the ATO website.

Business Enterprise Centres

Business Enterprise Centres (BECs) are not-for-profit, community-based business assistance organisations located throughout Australia. BECs provide information, advice, and assistance to business owners so that they are knowledgeable and capable of developing their businesses as successful and profitable entities.

Some of the support services are training programs, networking events, workshops, seminars, and one-on-one mentoring services. Please visit their website for more information on the different costs of each service.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s website has useful information on how to deal with customers and other businesses, ensure product safety and labeling, and other things relating to managing a small business.

Based on their site, ACCC “promotes competition and fair trade in the marketplace to benefit consumers, businesses and the community…Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.”

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Posted on 15/03/2017 in Accounting Services

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James Huy Vuong the Founder of Your Accounting Partners, a Brisbane based Business support agency. Specialising in providing bookkeeping, accounting, tax and compliance, business valuation and business sales services to local small business owners. His passion for business was evident very early on at the start of his career in accounting. He embarked on an unconventional path away from the traditional position with one of the big 4 accounting firms like most aspiring young graduate in his field. He decided instead through the lure a more diverse role, more pay and a much cooler title to work with Australia largest telco as a Business Specialist. He entered the world of business management and ownership in the hospitality industry for the invaluable hands-on experience one could not get just by reading textbooks, understanding debits and credits and passing exams. Huy has also spent a good part of a decade in the financial services industry owning and managing his family business which has lead him to start Your Accounting Partners. Your Accounting Partners sets out to help time-poor, frustrated business owners do better business by partnering with business owners on their ownership journey and making it together. Your Accounting Partners specialises in hospitality, service-base & professional services businesses. His mission is to help business owners use their business to give back to the family what it takes out. When it comes to business we say "You focus on what you do best, partnering with us and we'll take care of the rest".
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