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.
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.
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
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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