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For those of you who are just starting out, our “Starting Out Steps” checklist provides the essential first steps to getting your business off the ground. For your convenience, all the resources and information you need can be found in one centralised location.


1. Decide what kind of business you want - CA

Now you’re ready to take your first step in starting your business, you might be wondering what kind of business it makes sense for you to start. Here’s where you can learn some of the more common options available to you and the differences between them.

2. Web Domain - CA

Whilst it might seem counter intuitive to think about websites this early on, purchasing your web domain straight away is an absolute priority as this will be the URL that people will go to in order to find your website. Here’s where you can find out how to choose and register your very own web domain.

4. Incorporate - CA

If you’ve elected to set up your own Corporation here are the steps to making sure it’s all official and on the record. [Please note: sole traders can skip straight to the accountability action at the end of this section].

5. Set up a business bank account - CA

When taking payments from your clients, you’re going to need a business bank account, so it’s important to choose the right one for you. We share with you what to pay attention to and you’ll also learn how to invoice and collect payment from your clients.

6. Accounts and Taxation - CA

Check out how you can make accountancy and taxation easy by simply learning what to register for and what accounting system works for you.

8. How to Get Your Tech In Check - CA

Since you’re already in the process of getting everything sorted, it helps to be prepared on the technology front. why not make sure you’re starting out virus free and backing up as you go?

11. Logo and Business cards - CA

Now you're at the beginning stages of branding your business, its time to give some thought to how you visually express your business.

12. Website - CA

In this day and age, your business needs to exist on the web. Learn what systems, structure and content will get you started.

13. Starting out on Social Media - CA

Social media is the easiest and cheapest way to reach a large number of your target audience, so it’s time to join the conversation and start letting the world know you exist.

14. Client Agreement - CA

Whenever you are about to start a relationship with a client, right up front you will want to be clear on some key information.

15. It’s Time to Celebrate! - CA

Now that you’ve created a solid foundation for your business, you’re on your way to a future filled with fun, flexibility, fulfillment and financial freedom. The next step on your journey is to Step Up Your Skills.