Small Business Resources

Small Business Resources

Congratulations! You’re starting your own business; or trying to… or atleast thinking about it. It’s a huge step. There is so much possibility and responsibility. It’s exciting and daunting at the same time. It’s fulfilling but also risky. 

You may not have the capital, networks or know-how to  pull together all of the professional resources and advice you need from day one, so we’re here to help you with a couple of handy weblinks and apps that may point you in the right direction while you find your way.

  • MyBizPlan App via business.gov.au
    This handy little app provides a template to help you on your way to creating a solid business plan. Get started with a roadmap to success instead of a blank piece of paper.

  • MarketMyBiz App via business.gov.au
    Need a hand with a marketing plan too? There’s an app for that as well.

  • ASIC Business Checks via Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
    Reduce your risk by knowing who you’re doing business with.

  • Taking the plunge by starting a business in Australia for the first time since coming abroad?
    The Australian Trade and Investment Commission may be a great place for you to start. Gain an understanding of investing in Australia, setting up your own business, and employing people in Australia.

If you’re interested in stories and learning from other small business owners, or bits of advice from those in the know, here are a few websites and blogs that may be of interest to you:

  • Australian Small Business Blog
    Dr Greg Chapman, author of The 5 Pillars of Guaranteed Business Success runs the Australian Small Business Blog to share his wealth of small business knowledge with those who need it most, for free.

  • The Bank Doctor
    Get independent, practical and free business, banking and finance advice from this industry not-for-profit. They aren’t brokers, nor do they accept advertising fees or on-sell your data. Best of all - every resource on this website is free for you to use.

  • Safety at Work Blog
    This award winning news and opinion site on workplace health and safety is as informative as it is interesting. Keep up-to-date with daily alerts, or visit the site and search through articles and news pieces relevant to your topic of interest or situation.

Got a web site you’d like to share?
Let us know in the comments section of any tried & tested resources to help out fellow small business owners.

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