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Small business

Resources

Starting your business

The Business Structure

You have to decide on a legal structure when you start your business

The Sole Trader

This is the most straightforward structure for a business.

Register for Goods & Services Tax (GST)

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based tax of 10 percent on the sale of most goods and services and other things in Australia.

Register for a Tax File Number (TFN)

A Tax File Number (TFN) is a unique number issued by the Tax Office to individuals and organisations.

business.gov.au checklists

Thinking of starting a business or moving your business to the next stage? Try these lists to get you started.

Managing your Business

Small Business Obligations

Duties of company directors

Small Business Partnerships

What is a partnership?

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Types of dispute resolution

Running your business

Top Ten Questions

These are the top ten questions for running your business

Dealing with Bad Debts

Avoiding bad debts

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