Starting a business checklist

Starting a business checklist

Starting your own business can be an exciting but daunting time.  Our starting a business checklist will guide you through important steps to ensure you get off on the right foot.

  • Develop your business plan
  • Develop your marketing plan
  • Develop an exit strategy
  • Decide on your business structure
  • Conduct market research to better understand your industry and target customers
  • Check if your proposed business name is available
  • Check if your proposed business name conflicts with someone else’s registered trade mark
  • Register your business name
  • Register for your ABN, TFN, PAYG and GST
  • Ensure you understand your intellectual property rights
  • Register your trade marks
  • Register your domain name
  • Ensure you understand your legal and tax obligations
  • Read up on the Australian Consumer Law and how it impacts you
  • Ensure you understand standards and codes of practice
  • Consider your best source(s) of finance
  • Apply for grants or financial assistance
  • Arrange relevant insurances
  • Apply for specific licences and permits that apply to you
  • Ensure you understand your employer obligations
  • Ensure you understand your workplace health and safety requirements

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If you’re thinking about starting a business and would like to discuss any or all of the above, please contact us.

For 25 more start-up tips, read this checklist from Start Like A Boss.