Starting a new business

Starting a new business
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Setting up your own business is exciting however it can also be challenging if you are not prepared. Business.gov.au will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what's ahead. Starting a new business Setting up your own business is exciting however it can also be challenging if you are not prepared. Business.gov.au will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what's ahead. Business Support
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​Starting a business checklist

Setting up your own business is exciting however it can also be challenging if you are not prepared. Business.gov.au will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what's ahead. The guide includes:  

  • Make key decisions
    The decisions you make early on can affect your business in the long term, including required licences and tax levels

  • Plan for success
    Analyse your idea and yourself. Plan for your future and see how it all comes together

  • Register your business
    Ensure your business gets taxed at the right rate, avoid penalties, and protect your brand and ideas

All of the following businessees operating within the City of Canterbury Bankstown must register their details with Council. Register a new business or use the following  forms to notify Council of any changes:

Foo​d premises

Mobile food or drink

Hairdressin​g, beauty or skin penetration

  • Prepare of tax
    Getting on top of your taxes now can make things easier in the long run. Avoid penalties and make sure your business its taxed at the correct rate

  • Know the law
    Finding out your business isn't entirely above board can cost you time and money. Start off strong and protect your business legally

  • Prepare your finances
    It is essential to take charge of your business finances and know how to manage your cash flow

  • Protect your business
    You invest too much time and money in your business to lose it. Project your investment by planning ahead

Service NSW - support for businesses

Starting, running and growing a business is challenging enough without the added complications of red tape.  Service NSW provide a range of support services to help you navigate regulatory requirements, freeing you up to focus on the more important things.

For more information please visit Service NSW or call 13 77 88 to access Business Concierge.

Understanding Development Applications (DA) for businesses

A Development Application, commonly known as a DA, is a process of seeking approval from local council to carry out development such as building work. Visit Service NSW to source further information.

DA are now lodged online through the NSW Planning Portal. Manage your development application in your own time, in your own home. Visit Councils Development portal for further information.