Most federal and state governments have some sort of grant funding for new businesses.
Check your local white pages and call the relevant government office to begin your search for information. The answers to most questions are usually found within 3-4 phone calls.
The first port of call for US residents is the Small Business Administration web site, which can be located at www.sba.gov.
Another useful resource is the US government's Small Business Development Center at www.business.gov.
For Australian residents, the following web sites will assist you in starting your new business:
Company Name Search
- Australian Tax Office
You will need to register with the ATO for an Australian Business Name, as well as the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The relevant forms are included with the Smart License package.
For specific business information go to the ATO Business Page.
- Australian Securities And Investments Commission (ASIC)
If you intend to form a company, your application will be submitted to ASIC. The relevant forms are included with the Smart License package.
For telephone inquiries call 1 300 300 630.
You can go directly to ASIC Searching and Lodging
Another useful service is the Financial Tips and Safety Checks
- ASIC Name Search
If you plan to use a company name in Australia, you must check with ASIC before you attempt to register it. Click on the above link to do a search.
General Business Information
- The Triton Foundation
If you need funding for an invention, the Triton Foundation is one option. For information on their programs, visit them online.
Here are some useful sites for new business owners:
- Government Business Information Service (GOBIS).
The Queensland Government also offers information on government support services for small businesses, including grants, training courses and seminars, and assistance with trade development, market research and management.
You can contact them on 1 800 06 631 or visit them online.
- Business Hotline
For information about presentations and seminars, call the Queensland Government's Business Hotline number 13 26 50. Interstate callers can phone 07 3225 1915.
The following web sites offer free material on starting and running a small business:Forming A Company
For professional advice about forming a company in Australia, consult with an accountant or a legal advisor.Researching Other BusinessesYour Next Step:
You will also find businesses that sell companies directly. You might consider whether you feel confident doing this without first seeking expert advice. Here are some web sites that offer this service for Australian, US and UK based companies:
- Return to the Small Business page and make sure you've completed all the required steps.
- Search for information on business grants at the Amazon web site:
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