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Business Information

Small businesses make up the vast majority of economic activity in Australia. This chapter outlines the main legal issues confronted when commencing, operating and dissolving a small business. The Law Handbook also contains other information relevant to business, such as employment, tax and dealing with customers.

Reading this chapter will only give you a guide and is not a substitute for obtaining professional advice suited to individual situations. Advice can be obtained from a private lawyer or an accountant regarding most aspects of running a small business.

The Department of State Development has a number of video resources and workbooks which may help those going into business.

The Department also operates a Small Business Contact Service to provide referrals to the most appropriate sources of business information and advice, phone: 1300 142 820.

Business Information  :  Last Revised: Tue Jan 10th 2017
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