Bread and butter tips for starting a creative business

Starting a business

When does your hobby become a business? How do you set up and register a business? What licenses and insurance do you need? You can find the answers to all these essential questions and more on The Australian Government’s ‘starting your business’ checklist.

Get an ABN

To access a number of work and funding opportunities (including Arts Queensland funding) you will need to have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

To get an ABN you need to register your business with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) – they also provide info on choosing your business structure, registering your business, record keeping and tax information.

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artsQueensland 12 Aug 2016

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