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Infographic: How do I start a business?

I want to start a business how do I do it?

'To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything else be more fun?' - Teresa Coffey, business owner, RTW.

Where do we start?

96% of all Australian businesses are small businesses. Are you ready to become a business owner?

Find and keep customers

Develop a marketing plan for online and offline marketing - businesses with an online presence earn $350,000 more than those who don't.

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Get financially savvy right from the start

More than 80% of business failures are due to cashflow issues

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Researching & planning: is it worth it?

Writing a business plan is a great way to refine the goals and ambitions of your business. Review it every six months - it should evolve based on your experiences and failures.

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Spend time on what matters the most

Business Victoria makes it easier for you to manage your registration, licensing and compliance needs - freeing you to spend time on your business

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Should I hire staff?

Find out what options are available. Be organised and clear about the tasks you want your staff to complete.

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Get help or learn a new skill

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