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Starting Your Own Business

Get Into Your Own Business

Commonwealth Business Entry Point

Find out about grants and assistance, advice & support and skills & training for people wanting to start a business.

The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Job seekers interested in starting and running a small business may be able to get practical small business training, business mentoring and financial assistance from the Australian Government.

This help is available through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).


The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Young people today need to be highly entrepreneurial and innovative to thrive and prosper in a rapidly changing world.

Innovation Nation is an opportunity to drive a national, youth-led conversation around innovation and entrepreneurship in Australia, and back young Australians to achieve great things.

We’ve kicked things off by bringing together a diverse collection of partners and collaborators who are backing young Australians to create incredible change in the world. We’ve also started to collect the stories of some our most successful and ambitious entrepreneurs and social innovators to surface and celebrate the incredible work that’s going on across the country.

Now it’s up to you to join Innovation Nation. Are you IN?

Click here for more information.





Starting Your Own Business - Ages Up to Twenty-five

The Victorian Government's initiative for young people aged 12-25, offers information and advice on issues like jobs, study, travel, money and events in your local area.

And also on this website there is a section that covers information about starting your own business. The following subjects are covered here:

•    Developing a business idea
•    Researching your business
•    Writing a business plan
•    Setting Up a Business
•    Grants for New Businesses
•    Running a home-based business
•    Case study : bookshop owner
•    Case study : graphic designer

Click here for more information. 


Youth Enterprise

The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA) is a not for profit organisation run by young people, for young people. ENYA supports and promotes the active participation of young people in enterprise, in an ethical and sustainable manner. ENYA believes that not only does youth enterprise impact on employment, business acumen, workplace opportunities and financial independence amongst young people; it also encourages young people to become active, innovative, creative and socially responsible citizens.

ENYA’s mission is to support and promote the active participation of young people in enterprise, in an ethical and sustainable manner. They promote youth enterprise, as well as supporting young Australian social and business entrepreneurs. They fulfill their mission through activities such as advocacy, research, projects, connection and support.

What Is a Business Name?

All business name registrations are managed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The National Business Names Registration System replaces previous state and territory registers. You now only need to register for a business name with ASIC once, and it's registered nationally.

To register your business name, you need to have an Australian Business Number (ABN), or be in the process of applying for an ABN and not have been refused. ABN registrations are free.

Once you have an Australian Business Number, you can register a business name online. You can do this through the ABN application or through ASIC Connect.

Click here for more information.


Consumer Affairs - Small Business 

Click here for Information about fair trading, business licensing, registration and conduct. ... Small business ... Resources and tips to help your business run smoothly.



Tax and Small Business

Taxpayers Australia is a not-for-profit organisation committed to a fairer and more transparent taxation system for every Australian taxpayer.

Their aim is to provide taxation practitioners, superannuation professionals, small businesses and individuals with up-to-date, informative and understandable information about taxation. 
The Taxpayers Australia website provides relevant and easy-to-understand guidance on all areas of tax.  There are a number of resources there to assist you with information about staff, expenses and deductions, lodging statements, buying and selling and superannuation, keeping records and more including calculators.