Start or grow a business

So you’ve decided to go into business, or are planning to take the next step, but where do you begin?
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Whether you've got a great idea for a start-up or are looking to take over an existing business, having accurate information about your obligations, finances, the industry you are entering and competitors is vital to building a successful venture.

Small Business Victoria

Small Business Victoria provides all the information needed for starting and growing a business including:

  • Setting-up a business
  • Marketing and sales
  • Money, profit and accounts
  • Hiring and managing staff
  • Export and trade
  • Disputes, disasters and succession
  • Events, workshops and mentoring
  • Support for Aboriginal businesses

Accessibility

You could be missing out on potential customers if your business isn't accessible.

In Australia, one in five people experience disability and like everyone else, people with disabilities want to buy goods and services, and participate in community life with their family and friends.

In creating an accessible environment within your business, you can broaden your customer base and increase economic benefits. Accessibility pays dividends and makes good business sense.

For more information, visit YouMeUs.

Events and mentoring

From events and workshops, to mentoring and road shows, you'll come away away with new skills and ideas to plan and grow your small business.

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