Government Assistance

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

Another useful resource is the US government's Small Business Development Center at

For Australian residents, the following web sites will assist you in starting your new business:

Queensland Government
  • Business Queensland
    Business Queensland provides information on all licenses, registrations and permits for Local, State and Commonwealth Governments that are required to start up your business.

  • Office Of Fair Trading
    In Queensland, you need to register your business name with the Office of Fair Trading. You can also submit complaints about unfair business practices here.

  • Business Grants
    In Australia, the state governments provide funding programs for small businesses. For more information, visit their web site:

Australian Government
Trademark Search
  • The Triton Foundation
    If you need funding for an invention, the Triton Foundation is one option. For information on their programs, visit them online.

General Business Information

Here are some useful sites for new business owners:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Business Guides

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.

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:

Researching Other Businesses
Your Next Step:
  1. Return to the Small Business page and make sure you've completed all the required steps.

  2. Search for information on business grants at the Amazon web site:

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