Sharing some of my favourite (and essential) resources and tools that I use as a small business owner in Australia.
Australian Taxation Office – information on everything from record-keeping, GST, super, tax, employees and everything in between (recommend subscribing to the Small Business Newsroom)
Fair Work Ombudsman – essential resources if you’re hiring staff
Return To Work SA – worker’s compensation information including whether you need to register and how to go about paying and lodging
Business.gov.au – information, links and guides on starting a business, running a business or exiting a business
ABN Lookup – to check if other businesses you are dealing with have an ABN and if they’re registered for GST
Grant Assist – information on grants available to South Australian small business owners
Workshops and Events
Eventbrite – Find workshops and networking events in your local area
Small Business Secrets – TV show on SBS. Interviews with various types of business owners around Australia.
(Confession: I’ve spent way too many hours on a quiet Sunday morning up
binge-watching recordings of this under a rug with a cup of coffee before anyone else
gets up. It’s an inspiring start to the day but then I find it hard to snap out of business
mode for the rest of the day…watch at your own risk).
Xero Australia – popular online accounting software
“We started Xero to change the game for small business. Xero is now one of the fastest growing Software as a Service companies globally. We lead the New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 1,400 people in 20 offices worldwide. Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device.”
ReceiptBank – popular record-keeping automation software that can be integrated with your accounting software
“Receipt Bank helps small to medium-sized businesses, sole traders, and individuals save valuable hours by pulling information from receipts and invoices quickly, accurately, and efficiently.”