Great Business Resources Available
When you are in business, it’s comforting to know that there are a myriad of resourses available at your fingertips to call upon. Whether your queries or concerns relate to business plans or budgets, or you are simply seeking advice on how to grow and take the next step, there are many websites and experts you can call upon.
Business government website – Business.gov.au
The business.gov.au website is available for all Australian businesses and provides access to a range of free advice on planning and growing your business as well as all required forms. Unlike many other government services, this website offers very easy to understand information so you won’t need a translator by your side. It is simple to navigate and well worth familiarizing yourself with.
Australian Tax Office
You’ll be familiar with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) website but did you know that it is a fantastic resource for business owners too? Everything you ever need to know about tax is available online plus there are links to the all important registration paperwork for those just starting out. Visit https://www.ato.gov.au or use their online services to get answers to your questions.
Fair Work Ombudsman
The Fair Work Ombudsman website is the place to go when you have queries regarding staff. Refer to http://www.fairwork.gov.au for any information and advice about workplace rights and obligations, wages and penalty rates, employee entitlements and contracts and advice if there are any disputes.
If you like the idea of seeking advice from other business owners in real time, take a look at Flying Solo. This forum (http://www.flyingsolo.com.au) has a growing community of over 70,000 people who make themselves available to answer questions and provide clarity and inspiration for Australian business owners.
Don’t forget to look close to home too. Your local council will have a range of free advice services on offer for business owners. They will also offer various information sessions, training programs and courses, which can help you brush up on computer skills, learn basic bookkeeping or even complete somewhat confusing paperwork.
Make the most of what they have on offer.
Whether you are just starting out in business, looking to grow or simply seeking help with a concern, there are plenty of online resourses available, and services at the other end of the phone ready to help and guide you. You are never alone when you are in business.
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