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Business Enterprise Centre Useful Links

Here is a list of useful links. For further information about any of the below please click on the link to be taken to their website.

Starting a business checklist 

Growing a business checklist 

Business Structures 


Home based Business 

On-line Businesses 

Independent Contractors 

FREE Industry Factsheets 

Exiting a Small Business 

Small Business Superannuation Clearing House 


Your Obligations as a Small Business Operator Booklet 

Arts & Culture

The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is the single, national online database of security interests in personal property in Australia. Personal property generally includes all form of property other than land, building and fixtures. Buyers can check the PPSR to see if the valuable second-hand goods they want to buy are debt-free and safe from repossession. Businesses selling on terms, such as retention of title or consignment, or leasing, renting or hiring out valuable goods can register their security interest on the PPSR. 

Competition & Consumer Law for Small business - There are 10 modules in this small business program providing a broad overview of the key provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 which includes the Australian Consumer Law. You can work through all the modules or you can select the ones most relevant to your business. 

ABLIS – Australian Business License Information Service - ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities. 

Guide to Hiring a New Employee -The Fair Work Ombudsman's A guide to hiring new employees can help you to find the right employee for your workplace and get them started on the right track. The guide provides a step-by-step process to help you navigate from thinking about employing someone right through to their first weeks of employment. 

Business Templates - Planning should always be the first step in developing a business. A plan gives your business direction and helps you prepare for what you may need to overcome in the future. The following link provides some templates can help guide your business venture: 

Look Before You Lease Publication PDF - This booklet is designed for people thinking about signing a new lease for a business location. It can help you answer general questions about retail leasing all over Australia, but remember there are some specific differences among the States and Territories.

Standard Business Reporting - Standard Business Reporting or SBR is a standard approach to online or digital record-keeping that was introduced by government in 2010 to simplify business reporting obligations.

Legal Help Guide for Small Business -This guide has been prepared for Australian small business owners to assist them in gaining a broad understanding of legal issues they may encounter. 

ATO Small Business Newsroom – The ATO Small Business Newsroom is an initiative of the Australian Taxation Office designed to provide a one-stop-shop where business can find out about their business tax obligations. 

Starting a Food Business – Food Processing / Food Manufacturing / Café’s Restaurants 

Exporting from Australia 

Importing into Australia