Planning a new business

Before you start your business, make sure that your business idea will succeed. Use our guides, checklists and tips to help you plan your idea and sharpen the personal skills you'll need to be a business owner.

Start your new business journey by:

Take the business readiness health check

Discover if you, your idea, and your plans are in shape to start a new business.

Tools and resources

Find more information and support to help you start or buy a business.

Working with business advisers

Learn what to consider before choosing a professional to help you achieve your business goals.

Business Launchpad

Find the licences and permits you need to start your business.

Video - Starting a business

Watch our video to help develop your idea, skills, and plans to start a business.