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Resources and tools

It can be difficult and time-consuming locating business tools and resources that are reliable, meet legal requirements, and are free!

Both the Australian Government and the Victorian Government business websites include a range of free, reliable resources, tools, information, and advice.

There are a range of guides, tutorials, and resources on the Australian Government's business website. These relate to:

  • registering and starting your business
  • all aspects of the business (including, finance, marketing, managing people, change, and growth)
  • grants and programs
  • how to find reliable expertise and advice
  • events and training

There is a library of templates on the Victorian Government's business website. These cover:

  • COVIDSafe plans
  • marketing
  • finance and accounting
  • recruiting and staff management
  • business and actions plans
  • one-page action plan
  • Occupational health and safety and risk

This website also includes calculators for:

  • paying overtime and employing new staff
  • unscheduled leave
  • staff turnover
  • staff productivity
  • long service leave

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

There is a range of information on the Australian Taxation Office website. This includes:

  • starting your own business
  • what registrations you will need
  • goods and services tax (GST)
  • Pay as You Go (PAYG) reporting
  • single touch payroll
  • start reporting

Other websites

Other websites that contain useful information and tools for businesses include:

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