Starting or buying a business
If you're considering, researching or developing plans for a new business use our guides, checklists, tips and templates to help you.
Start your new business journey by:
- taking our business readiness health check
- watching our starting a business video.
Business readiness health check
Take our quick online health check to discover if you and your business are ready to open.
Planning a new business
Develop your business idea, forecast your finances, and assess your personal skills.
Setting up a new business
Explore the start-up steps for licences, registrations, business names and legal structures.
Buying a business
Explore the option of buying a business. Learn about due diligence, valuations and contracts.
Tools and resources
Find more information and support to help you start or buy a business.
Key elements of starting a business
Learn about the legal, regulatory, resource and finance elements of business before starting.
Writing a business plan
Find out how developing a business plan can help you to achieve your business objectives and goals - both short term and long term.
Video - Starting a business
Watch our video to help develop your idea, skills, and plans to start a business.