Starting a business
Recommended resources for:
- setting up and registering businesses
- buying businesses, including franchises
- licences and permits
- taxation issues
- business premises and planning laws.
Checklist – starting a business
A guide on how to plan and start a new business. It covers how to register a business, finance and marketing and getting the right insurance.
Checklist – buying a business
A checklist of things you should know before buying a business. Including how to prepare a transfer and what to do after settlement.
Checklist – buying a franchise
A checklist of what you need to know before buying a franchise. It lists the four main types of franchise you can consider.
Choose the right business structure
A step-by-step guide to help you choose the right business structure when starting a new business.
Information about how consumer law applies to small businesses. It includes links to help small businesses resolve disputes with other businesses or customers.
Starting your own business
Information about starting your own business, explaining kinds of business structures, registering your business, record-keeping and reporting, income and deductions and tax basics.
Information about the eligibility requirements for obtaining an Australian Business Number (ABN).
Want to speak with someone about starting a business? Business Victoria: 132 215