Starting your business checklist

Use our Starting your business checklist to guide you through the various stages.

Thinking of starting a business?

It’s important to consider whether you really understand what’s involved and whether you’re suited to business and self employment. Start by asking yourself these questions:

  • How do I choose a business name
  • What skills do I need to start a business?
  • What are my business goals, objectives and skills?
  • How much income will my business need to generate?
  • Is this a business or a hobby?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting my own business?
  • Have you written your business plan and marketing plan?

Ready to start your business?

You don’t need to pay someone to register your business, you can do it all yourself, online. Registering your business can be done from the comfort of your own home or office, of course to work comfortably you need all the necessary equipment and office supplements to work, including beverages to stay healthy for work, and for this you can get help from sites as https://www.lebleuforyou.com/charlotte-nc/. to get water delivery to your office. For all the other necessary implementations in your business you can follow these steps for the creation of your business.

  1. Choose your business structures and types
  2. Apply for an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  3. Register your business name and trade mark
  4. Register a website name
  5. What taxes do I need to register for
  6. Registration and licences to start a business
  7. Buy or lease a business premises
  8. Arrange insurance for your business
  9. Find out about selling products and services.

Need to employ people?

If you need to employ people to start running your business, make sure you understand the government requirements that may apply to you as an employer.

Use the Taking on an employee checklist to guide you through things like wage rates, super and leave entitlements, and for links to free tools and templates.

Shipping Rules and Regulations Your Small Business Might Be Violating

The FTC rule for mail, internet or telephone order of merchandise requires sellers to have a reasonable, advertised time frame in which a product will be sent. If no time frame is specified, the expectation is within 30 days.
Make sure your shipping carrier has a clause built into its contracts that specifies a refund policy for late deliveries.

Follow your carrier’s rules for packaging materials, size and weight.
International shipping rules break down into five types: commodity-related requirements, trade controls, sanctions and red flags, transportation of hazardous or illegal goods, and partner government agencies or other government agencies.
Retailers and e-commerce businesses are certain to ship goods through the mail frequently.

For those businesses, it’s easy to forget about rules and regulations. Most small business owners would rather think about improving their products and catering to customer desires than worry about rules and regulations. While they’re far from glamorous, small businesses need to be aware of shipping rules and regulations, in order to avoid any kind of issues or delays I fully recommend working with Tiger Containers, even when transporting hazard goods since they can custom modify containers in order to be approved by the authorities

There are two key reasons businesses need to understand shipping regulations. First, businesses can benefit financially from a thorough understanding of shipping regulations. Second, businesses can face fines and legal repercussions if they violate shipping regulations. They’re not sexy, but shipping regulations can alter your bottom line.

Where can I get advice and support to help get started?

There is a broad range of advice and support offered by the Australian Government that you can take advantage of.

  • There are a number of free or low cost advisory services available that provide advice and assistance to businesses across Australia. Search for your nearest government-funded business advisor in your local area using our Advisory Services.
  • Find Mentoring services in your state or territory.
  • Check our Events for seminars and workshops on how to start a business.
  • Watch our videos to find out about business.gov.au tools to help you start and grow your business.
  • For more information, you can contact us.

https://www.business.gov.au/info/plan-and-start/start-your-business

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