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Useful Links

Useful Links

December 20, 2012

Useful Links for Small Business

SBMS– Small Business Mentoring Service Inc (SBMS)

APRA– superannuation access in cases of hardship – Ph. 1300 131 060

Australian Securities Investment Commission – enforces company and financial services laws – Ph. 1300 300 630

Australian Taxation Office – everything about business tax in Australia – Ph. 13 28 66

Banking & Financial services Ombudsman – for assistance with dispute resolution – Ph. 1300 780 808

Centrelink – support services and payments – Appointment– Ph. 13 10 21, Business– Ph. 13 11 58, Individual/Family – Ph. 13 61 50, Employment– Ph. 13 28 50

Consumer Affairs Vic – Victorian business registrations and consumer rights information – Ph.1300 558 181

Legal Aid – legal advice & support services throughout Australia

Small Business Commissioner – Victoria– promotes fairness in business and assists dispute resolution small businesses may have – Ph. 1800 136 034

Business Assistance Information from Government

Australian Federal Government


New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia

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Government Resource for Small Business


Is a comprehensive online resource designed for small businesses to help start, run and grow your business. The information available is extensive and includes the following:

Starting or buying a business

  • Choose and register your business name
  • Type of business
  • Buy an existing business or start a franchise

Starting a business – step by step guide

Are you ready to start, how to register a business, tax basics, commercialising a good idea, planning/building permits, franchising and solving disputes.


 Finding the right licences

Use the Registration and Licence Finder to find all the licences you will need.

Managing and growing your business

In this section you’ll find a series of small business video interviews, articles and case studies.


 Business and Marketing Plan 

Find and download a range of free Business and Marketing tools including business plans, marketing strategies, financial guides and success stories. Over 80 information sheets and booklets on a variety of small business management subjects are available.


Financial Management

Links to financial planning tools and calculators such as book keeping and cash flow basics, debtor and credit management, profit analysis and calculating your break-even point.


Business Loan Finder

Compare loan options and connect to the lenders.


Employing and managing people

Tools to help with recruiting, staff planning, long service leave, record keeping, fair dismissal and more.


Find an Advisor

Find expert advice for you business. Search the Find an Advisor database to find an accountant, book-keeper, lawyer, marketing consultant and /or mentor for your business.


Solving disputes

Information about solving a dispute, complaint or problem.


Planning a business website 

A template to make sure you develop a business website that attracts customers and is user-friendly.



Frequently asked questions on a range of business topics with a facility to ask your own questions.


Business Plans and checklists

A library of tools from various sources to assist with business planning and marketing planning. 


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