Starting a Business

Starting a Business

First up, congratulations!

Even if you’re still thinking of starting your own business, you’ve started on an empowered path. Now let’s do some work to build the confidence and knowledge that will help you succeed. 

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Get help answering the questions or problems you face starting or running your business.
If you have an ABN registered in NSW or ACT you are probably eligible for our free service. Contact us to find out.

Here are some of the questions that you might want answers to before diving into the deep end.


  1. Is the business idea a good idea?
  2. Will the business meet your own needs?
  3. How can you obtain the business and technical skills needed for a successful outcome?
  4. Do you have a Business plan?
  5. Preparing a Budget
  6. Preparing a Cash Flow Statement
  7. What software will you need?


  1. Do you have any plans for your marketing?
  2. How will you attract sales?
  3. Do you need a website?
  4. Will you sell online, from a store or other location, or both?
  5. How else can you grow sales?

Legal and regulatory requirements (ABN, GST, Business Name etc)

  1. What legal and regulatory requirements do you need to do?
  2. How do you obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN) or an Australian Company Number (ACN)?
  3. Do you need to register a business name? How?
  4. Do you need to register for GST?
  5. Are there any requirements specific to your type of business or industry?

These and many other questions can be difficult to answer without already having business experience or the right resources. 

This is where BEC Business Advice can help. All of our Advisors have relevant qualifications and industry experience, as well as having owned and operated our own businesses. We stay up to date with the latest tools, strategies, and also legal and regulatory requirements for starting a business.

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