5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

Everyone dreams of starting their own business. It is easy to start a business. However, many people do not have the money, work ethic, patience, knowledge, and even experience to make their businesses work. That is why many new businesses fail. Taking business advice from experts proves to be quite helpful in the starting.

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What Are the Things to Consider Before Starting a Business? 

1. Are You Ready?

It is easy to think of starting a business. Do not rush to start a business. A business requires your full commitment and a significant financial commitment. If you are not ready, you are less likely to spend more time working on your business. Once you are ready, start a business that suits your business skills.

2. Make Key Decisions

The decisions you make before you start your business will affect various areas of your business. For example, your decisions affect the type of business you will start, how much tax you will pay, the licences you will need, and the paperwork you will need. You also need to decide on the overall structure of your business plan

3. Register Your Business

You must properly register your business. You must register for an ABN to legally start a business in Australia. ABN is an 11-digit number. It is unique to your business. Once you get your ABN, you can register your business name. Also, you need to register for permits, taxes, and licences before starting your business.

4. Set Up Operations

Can you afford to start and run your business? It is expensive to run a small business. It can take the whole before your business makes a profit. Work out whether you can afford to start and run your small business. If possible, you need to secure capital from investors before starting your business.  

5. Prepare for Finances and Tax

It is important to get on top of your taxes as you start your business. Learn how to keep the right records, understand taxation for your business, and learn how to lodge and pay for your taxes. All these take time to learn and understand. And you may not have the time to keep your records and file your tax returns.

That is why we highly recommend you hire a small business tax accountant in Perth to help you with your taxes. Having a tax accountant ensures the Government taxes your small business at the correct rate, and you will avoid penalties. Looking for a tax accountant to help you with tax returns and financial planning in Perth? Contact us today at 08 9200 0582

Nilesh Vasoya

Nilesh Vasoya

Nilesh Vasoya is a CPA and experienced business advisor with 15+ years’ experience in accounting and tax, and certifications from NTAA, ICAI (India). He is also a Registered Tax and ASIC Agent. Nilesh specialises in financial reports, cash flow, taxation advice, internal audit, account reconciliation, and advice for small businesses on maximising XERO, MYOB, and QUICKBOOKS. He is experienced in developing strategies for growth within small-medium scale companies.

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