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Get digital commerce information and support, tailored to your needs.

Make business easier.

Tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your business a success.

News for business.

See our regular updates for small businesses from across government about new services, law changes and more.

Starting a business?

There’s a lot to think about when you’re starting a business, and it can seem overwhelming – but our tips, tools, visual guides and case studies can help.

Forecast your cash flow.

Cash flow is an indicator of your business’s financial health. Forecasting your cash flow helps you have better conversations with your bank or advisor.

Is your business name available?

Use ONECheck to see if your business name, web domain, trade mark and social media usernames are available — it only takes one search.

Don’t let the name fool you. This template is useful any time you need a full and thorough business plan.

Customise it to suit — this could mean adding in extra sections, or cutting out ones that you don’t need.

Tailored advice for your business.

Get business information and support, including COVID-19 guidance, tailored to the needs of you and your business.

Plan for your business.

Tips, tools and visual guides to build and test your skills. These will help fine-tune your business — and make life easier and better for everyone.

Find out how to ID your assets, steer clear of risks, and use planning and stats to grow.

Funding Explorer.

Your business might have more funding options available than you realise. We’ll help you explore the best options.

Hiring and managing staff.

Tips and tools to help you hire staff with confidence and managing people day-to-day. Check the visual guides, quizzes and the free Employment Agreement Builder.

Find out who to hire and when, how to interview and the costs of taking people on.

Check out some of our tools and advice.

Ten-step guide to starting a business.

What to claim if you work from home.

GST dos and don’ts.

When to register and deregister for GST, how to pay it and when, plus zero-rated goods and services.

Basic tips for reducing your tax bill.

Common business milestones.

Highs, lows and speed bumps — here are 20 milestones small businesses often face, plus tips and tools to help.

Business finance basics.

It’s all about money in and money out — pick up tips and check out our jargon-buster.

Research your market.

Knowing about your market and rivals is crucial, whether you’re starting, growing or well established.