Yes, grants are available at the national, state, and local council level for sole traders in Australia as long as they meet the government’s growth criteria. State-level grants are more or less available for traders that meet the State’s development agenda. This could be regional development, focus on a particular industry, job creation, or to…

 

Many of the well renowned burger businesses in Australia operate on a franchise model, but the costs and application process will vary depending on the specific franchise. A good number of Australians visit a burger shop at least once a month, and they remain a popular choice for franchisees looking to open a business. Demand…

 

Do you want to start a property development business in Australia? If YES, here is a 20-step guide on how to start a property development business with no money or experience. Please note that if you intend to start this type of business, it is advisable to first look at the existing laws and zonal…

 

Bookkeeping business is very popular in Australia. There are many independent operators and few bookkeeping franchises, and this is the more reason why you should join a bookkeeping Franchise. Franchises have a much better chance to advertise their services than independent contractors. Howbeit, you can choose to invest more money into your own marketing campaigns…

 

Are you technically inclined, or are you quite uncanny with your hands? If YES, then you should consider starting a handyman business in Australia. Please note that if you intend starting this type of business, it is advisable to first look at the existing laws and regulations in Australia to know what is expected of…

 

Please note that if you intend starting this type of business, it is advisable to first look at the existing laws and zonal regulations in the country or state you reside in to know what is expected of you. The bottom line is that you need to pay a visit to the regulatory bodies in…

 

Starting a real estate business would require a set of procedural events to be fully established. It is an industry that demands great knowledge and one cannot just simply get into it and start operating. The very first thing you will need is knowledge, and this knowledge could be gotten from self-taught endeavors, though in…

 

When a Bookkeeper is hired, he is expected to keep the necessary details and prepare the business operational statements required by the Australian Tax office. They also provide BAS services like computer based accounting systems which calculate GST and produce tax invoices for clients consulting on issues surrounding BAS or ATO. Some steps to becoming…

 

A car rental business rents out cars, trucks, vans and buses. When going into this kind of business, you need to first of all specify your niche. What type of car rental business would you be comfortable with? Would you register drivers on your digital platform so customers can order rides from your application? Would…

 

Maggie Moo Music offers music, movement and sensory sessions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. They are a renowned children’s music franchise with over 20 farmers around Australia. This business is centred on Maggie Moo Farmyard theme and all franchisees are referred to as farmers. The Head farmer is expected to sow and grow new farmers…

 

A franchise is a license that a person buys from a business. This license authorizes you access to the brand name and trademarked items. As a franchise owner, you can use the name of the business, policies, procedures, marketing initiatives, sales tools, and other training resources that the company offers. Having access to these tools…

 

The Jim’s name remains one of most popular and respected name in Australian service franchising. Presently operating almost 4,000 franchises in Australia, NZ, UK and Canada with more than 50 divisions covering the full-range of service-based industries, Jim’s believe that the success of franchising lies in the welfare of franchisees. The Melbourne South East region…

 

There are loads of business opportunities in Australia and any entrepreneur who desires to start a business in Australia successfully can start a cleaning business; because the commercial cleaning industry is a thriving industry in Australia. This type of business can be started by anybody as long as you have eyes for details and cleanliness….

 
 

Australia’s education system has a good international reputation, scoring well above average in international education league tables hence it is a country where an education agency business is bound to thrive. So, if you have a robust background in education matters, and you intend starting your business in Australia, then you should consider an education…

 

Interestingly, starting a labour hire business in Australia is not too expensive except for the money required to rent and furnish an office space, acquire the relevant license and permits et al. Running this type of business requires that you should be trained as a human resource person and it is indeed a very lucrative…

 

In Australia, you can easily find young men and women leveraging on vans or mobile carts to sell snacks, ice creams and coffee. The business requires a very minimal startup capital except you want to own a company that recruits people to sell your products via coffee vans. No doubt, your financial capacity and your…

 

According to industry reports, Australians consumed up to 1.91 kilograms of coffee per person on average last year. Majority of the coffee’s were drunk in cafes, restaurants, coffee shops. This simply means that the demand for quality coffee franchises in the country is really high. If you’re hoping to break into the sector, one option…

 

Pest control franchises are becoming more popular in recent years as they are considered a safe and relatively cheap franchise to start up. Owing to the current expectations of safety and cleanliness rising each year, it may come as no surprise that demand for pest control services has also increased. Indeed choosing to start a…

 

EBay is the largest online shopping destination in the world with over 94 million active users and operations localized in over thirty countries. EBay Australia is often the first destination for anyone wishing to buy online in the country because selling on eBay is cheap and easy. Starting and running an EBay business is a…

 

A drop shipping business is a type of business where the retailer does not have any of the items available in a physical space for the buyers to purchase. He simply discusses and agrees with wholesalers about the items they have in stock, advertises and promotes these items and when orders are made, he informs…

 

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city in Australia. Compared with Australia’s four other major state capitals, Adelaide is growing at a much slower rate. In 2017, it had a metropolitan population (including suburbs) of more than 1,345,777, making it Australia’s fifth-largest city. Some 77 percent…

 

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is Australia’s fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth in 2018. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal…

 

In Australia, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is usually auditing businesses every 3 years or how often they “feel like it”. If the tax returns contain false information or the ATO found wrong tax figures that don’t meet the GST obligations, the ATO is allowed to audit businesses as often as they like. Presently in…

 

Most small businesses in Australia won’t need to pay their employees redundancy. However, under modern awards in Australia, some industries are expected to pay redundancy to employees. These industries include those covered by the Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2010 and the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010. In Australia, employers…

 

Australia is currently the tenth largest eCommerce market in the world by revenue. If you aren’t already offering and shipping your products to Australian customers, then as an eCommerce entrepreneur you are missing out on increased opportunities. Since Australia is a remote country, air and sea shipments tend to be very expensive and usually take…

 

The term redundancy became popular when the world fell into the great depression of the 1930s and most businesses had to take actions that will help the business not to suffer severe loss or be wiped out. Research on redundancy or better put downsizing suggests that downsizing (that is both voluntary and involuntary redundancy) is…

 
 

The debt collection guidelines in Australia are a summary of the rules and responsibilities that apply to creditors and debt collection agents in the country. These guidelines are based on relevant sections of the Australian Consumer Law, the ASIC Act, the National Credit Code and other Australian laws covering debt collection conduct. The 2017 version…

 

Christmas is a major celebration in Christianity, and Christianity remains the largest religion in Australia, though declining religiosity and diversifying immigration intakes have seen the percentage of the population identifying as Christians in the national census decline from 96.1 percent at the 1901 census, to 52.1 percent in the 2016 census. Christmas traditions in Australia…

 

Invoices are important in today’s business activities. They act as evidence of transactions made and can be a reference point for past activities. There are two main types of invoices; tax and standard or retail. It is easy to get confused about what makes an invoice a tax invoice. After all, they look alike, they…

 

Yes, you can do business on student visa in Australia. Ideally, under Australian visa requirements, you are allowed to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight (or, 20 hours a week). If you only spend 20 hours a week working on your business then, technically, you are complying with your visa conditions. However, it…

 

The Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries (2019) helps those involved in these industries to comply with requirements in the: Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (the Act) and the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019. The Act and regulations documents can be found at the Victorian Legislation…

 

There are many reasons why partnership can be dissolved and chief amongst them is disagreement between the partners. Other reasons are decline in profit, accumulation of debt, loss of interest in the business, the death of a partner or bankruptcy, a court-order dissolution due to incapacity or unsoundness of mind in one of the partners…

 

The Australian government boasts of taking the safety of workers very serious, which is why there is a legislation mandating emergency preparedness across all sectors of society. For instance, there are Fire Safety requirements, covered by many pieces of legislation, Regulation, Australian Standards, reference guides and codes applicable to various jurisdictions across Australia. Note that…

 

Do you want to know the key principles of consumer protection and fair trading in Australia? If YES, here is everything you need to know. When you sell a product or service, you are expected to comply with fair trading regulations. When you buy a product or service, you have consumer rights and guarantees. Fair…

 

An ABN is a unique number provided by the Australian Business Register (ABR) as an identity for businesses in Australia. The ABR is charged with maintaining a comprehensive database of registered business information. Customers, other businesses and government bodies can use the database to identify you and your business. You can apply for an ABN…

 

The fact that it is easier to start a business as a sole trader means that people readily go through that route to start their business in Australia. But when it comes to doing business on a larger scale, there is a limit a business that operates as a sole trader can go, hence the…

 

Franchising is one of the ways of starting a business but it is important to point out that franchising is not a business, but rather a way of doing business. It is a unique and highly effective method of distributing all kinds of products, goods and services. It’s also an industry that generates direct and…

 

Market stalls are a renowned way to make some money without the structure and commitment of a traditional retail outlet. Numerous people make a living from markets. Others take the opportunity to earn some cash from their hobby or side business. Market stalls can even be an ideal way to get motivated to declutter. You…

 

No, you may not need an ABN to sell at markets in Australia. However, it all boils down to the nature and scale of your operation and if your primary intention is to make profit or solely for leisure. In Australia, there are two approaches you can take to a business: a casual or a…

 

Yes, it is very possible to have two or more businesses registered under the same ABN. However, you are expected to make sure they are of the same business structure. If the business is a different structure then you will need to apply for a new ABN. What is an ABN? ABN stands for Australian…

 

Yes, you can grow tobacco in Australia, but you will need an Excise – Producers Licence. It is illegal to grow tobacco in Australia without the appropriate excise licence. There have been no licensed tobacco growers or manufacturers in Australia since 2006. Howbeit, organised crime syndicates have continued to orchestrate these growing operations, sometimes by…

 

Indians are amongst the most traveled people in the world hence it is easier to find Indians in Australia where they strive to contribute their quota in building the economy of their host countries. A 2016 statistic shows that there are about 430,000 Indians legally living in Australia. With a total number of approximately 300,000…

 

Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland in Australia. With a population of about 2 million people, it is the third largest city in Australia. As a city that prides itself as a genuine new world city that is rapidly developing creatively as well as being forward thinking, Brisbane is an attractive…

 

Do you want to send from Australia to loved ones or business partners? If YES, here are 5 cost effective ways to transfer money from Australia to UK, USA, India. If you are the type of fellow that wonders at anything, then you might also have wondered how money gets transferred from one far end…

 

One of the first things a financial manager would tell you is that if you want to secure your future, then you must be ready to save and invest your savings. Investment allows you to put aside some of the resources that you have now and allow it to work for you so that at…

 

For those who live in Australia and want to start a cleaning business or those who intend relocating to Australia to start their own cleaning business; the two options you have is to first build your cleaning business brand from the very scratch or secondly and alternatively buy the franchise of an existing and prosperous…

 

Melbourne is an exciting city where modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s unique history. As the capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne’s resource boom presents the single most significant opportunity for the state economy over the next 20 years. Beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and…

 

The Political Stability and economic strength of Australia has made it a very attractive place for investors over the years. Investors consider Australia a low-risk business area. In addition to its economic strength, Australia’s 30% flat rate taxation policy also makes it an even more attractive place to do business. For those who don’t know,…