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Operating a small business is not just about working for yourself, it’s also about having the necessary management skills, industry expertise, technical skills, finance, and a long-term vision to grow and succeed.
When you’re taking the first steps in starting up a home-based business, take a look at the wide range of government advice and support available. Most state and territory governments provide home-based business kits and fact sheets, which are great for establishing the foundations of your business.
You can access a range of advisory services from the Australian Government. Use Advisor Finder to get in touch with your nearest service.
Networking is also an important way to keep up-to-date with business trends and to create business opportunities and relationships. If you’re operating a business from home, consider joining a business association, check newspapers and business publications, and search our Events calendar to find events relevant to your business.
As well as advice and support from government and those within your network, you should also consider consulting an experienced business adviser, accountant or bank manager. These business advisors are valuable as they may be able to share the experiences of others and provide guidance to you when making important decisions.
What to do…
- To find grants and assistance that you may be eligible for, use our Grants & Assistance Finder.
- Locate your nearest advisory service using Advisor Finder.
- See our Events calendar for networking events being held near you.
- Visit our Business finances topic for information on managing your finances.
- See what home-based business assistance is available in your state and territory.