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Start a business

From writing a business plan to setting up your banking, when you're starting a business there is a lot to think about. If you're looking for help, we have a range of resources that could help you get started.

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Things to think about when starting a business

What is your vision?

Being able to easily explain what your business is, the gap in the market you've identified and who your customers will be is important when you're seeking advice, looking for investors or even talking to a bank.

Do you have a plan?

The spark of a business idea can only grow into a business plan after you've completed thorough research. It's important to find out if your idea is viable and identify if there is a gap in the market that you could use to your advantage.

Do you have a support network?

When you need help along the way you'll need support from your friends, family and like-minded business owners. Connecting with other business owners via chatrooms, meet up events or by using start-up spaces can help you build a valuable support network.

Be Business Ready®

ANZ Business Ready® powered by Honcho can turn your business idea into reality quickly and easily. In a few guided steps you can receive your ABN, register your business name, set up a website, organise banking for your business and more.

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Business plan template

Create your own business plan with the help of our business plan template.

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Start your business checklist

We’ve compiled a checklist with links to support you through this process.

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How to get a business off the ground

There is a way to ensure that your business gets off to a flying start. It just requires a bit of clever planning and preparation.

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Steps to start your own business

Dreaming of starting your own business, but not sure the numbers stack up? It’s all in the preparation, writes Sally Patten.

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Is your business idea feasible?

So you have a great idea you want to implement. But how do you know whether your idea’s a sound basis for a business?

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Tech background not essential to accelerating your great idea

Have you ever come up with a great business concept, but no idea how to get it off the ground?

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Australian business structures and types

There are four main business structures used by small businesses in Australia.

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How to Pitch 101

In the early days of starting up, the ability to pitch your business idea to potential investors and business partners is crucial.

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ANZ has partnered with Sydney based Fintech hub Stone & Chalk and York Butter Factory coworking space in Melbourne. 

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Whether your business is big or small, global or local, ANZ's business bankers can help. We will get to know you and your business and offer smart, personalised banking ideas and solutions.

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