Starting or buying a small business

Starting or buying a business can be an exciting time, but you need to be prepared.  It's a long-term, and potentially risky, commitment.  You need to be able to manage your time, people and finances  well.

You need to understand your legal, financial and tax obligations. You also need to make sure you’re complying with the rules and regulations that govern your industry.

The good news is, there’s plenty of help available. If you register for support, Northern Futures can help you work through what you need to do to start or buy a business.

Here are some other places you can go for helpful information

Your local council

Your local council should have Economic Development officers. They can can help you with business start-up advice and support.

Find your local council

Your local Business Enterprise Centre

Business Enterprise Centres Australia is the nation’s largest network of low cost business programs.

Find your nearest member

Here are two that may be able to help you:

Northern Adelaide – Polaris Business and Innovation Centre

Call 8260 8205 to make an appointment with a business advisor. For more information visit Polaris Centre

Southern Adelaide – Tonsley Small Business Advisory Service

Call 8374 2844 to make an appointment with a business advisor. For more information visit Marion Small Business Advice

Small Business Contact Service

The Small Business Contact Service is a free phone service. It can link you to small business information, advice and services. Phone 1300 142 820

Australian Business Licence and Information Service

Every business has an individual set of rules and regulations it must observe. The rules depend on what it does, where it is and what it sells.

You can get a complete list of the rules and regulations you will need to observe at Ablis

Business.gov.au

The business.gov.au website can help you think through some of the things you need to consider before starting a business. This includes:

Find out more about starting or buying a business at business.gov.au