your own business can be an exciting time. Before you start, save yourself time
and money by being aware of what's involved in running a business.
time into proper planning is key to turning your dreams into reality. Operating
a small business is not just about working for yourself or working from home,
it's also about having the necessary management skills, industry expertise,
technical skills, finance and of course a long-term vision to grow and succeed.
There is a
broad range of advice and support offered by the Australian Government that you
can take advantage of.
There are a number of free or low cost advisory
services available that provide advice and assistance to businesses across
Australia. Search for your nearest government-funded business advisor in your
local area using our Advisory Services.
Find Mentoring services in your state or
Use the Starting a business checklist to guide
you through the various stages.
Check out the seminars and workshops on how to
start a business.
Setting up your own business is exciting,
but challenging if you’re not prepared. The good news is, Singleton Council is
here to help and you’re already off to a great start. The purpose of this
program is to assist people to take their business idea from conception to a
successful operating business.
Singleton Council residents are welcome to
book a time to talk to our Economic Planner or take away our Business Start-up
Assistance Pack so you can read some information in your own time. At that
point if you would like to receive some profession business advisor support we
recommend you contact the Futurepreneurs Program https://www.hunterfuturepreneurs.com.au/ or the
Business Centre http://www.businesscentre.com.au/ located
in Singleton or the Hunter Valley Hub https://www.huntervalleyhub.com.au/ located
in Kurri Kurri. Once you have used the free support services available from
these programs you can request additional paid support from Singleton Council by
submitting the application form located here.
the government licences and permits you need to open your business faster by using the Easy to do Business Concierge.
Easy to do
Business is a free service for business owners that offers:
How-to Guides – online information to help you understand government licensing, approvals and regulations.
My Business Navigator – an online tool that guides you through what you need to do.
Easy to do Business tackles the time, complexity and duplication issues that you can face when starting or growing a business in NSW. It cuts red tape and allows you to focus on your business rather than bureaucracy.
For further information visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/easy-do-business
Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides
trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.
you are just starting out with a great business idea or looking to expand and
grow your business, Business Connect services can help you on your journey to
online or call 1300 134 359 to book an appointment with a trusted advisor in
your local area. https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/businessconnect
much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the
most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a
preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards
prepared for a disaster will enable businesses to reduce their losses due to a disaster
and reopen faster following a disaster.
The following websites provide tools and how to
guides in preparing for emergencies https://www.ready.gov/business