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Buying a small business

Thinking of buying an existing business? Here’s how to assess if it’s right for you.

Business plan template

The foundation of every business is a solid plan. Use this template to build yours.

Identifying your business drivers

Like to boost profitability? An important first step is to identify your key business drivers – here’s how.

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Launch your new business faster with NAB Startup

Take the hassle out of setting up your ABN, registering for tax, domain names and more with NAB Startup service.

Innovation a key driver for success

Many thought Thankyou water would fail. 7 years on, they’re still growing. Their co-founder explains how they do it.

Valuing a business

What’s your business worth? Buyers and sellers rarely agree. Learn more about what influences the price.

Cash flow forecast template monthly

It can be easier to make decisions with monthly cash flow forecasts. Find out how to do them with this handy template.

How to reduce costs

There’s always room to reduce costs. Find out how to do it properly and get some quick cost-cutting ideas.

Buying a small business

Thinking of buying an existing business? Here’s how to assess if it’s right for you.

Turning a hobby into a business

Mari-Mar Walton loves running marathons and travel. See how she combined these hobbies to create a niche travel agency.

Kochie’s Business Builders: Starting a business

Kochie gives some advice on how help to stack the odds in your favour when you’re starting a new business.

How to write a business plan

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Business plan template

The foundation of every business is a solid plan. Use this template to build yours.

Kochie’s Business Builders: Beattie Wines

Georgia Beattie took single-serve wine containers from an idea to an international business. She shares her thoughts here.

Launch your new business faster with NAB Startup

Take the hassle out of setting up your ABN, registering for tax, domain names and more with NAB Startup service.

How a business plan got a business off the ground

This butcher has a refreshing approach to his business. He’s got some tips that any business should pay attention to.

Are you suited to running a business?

Identifying your business drivers

Like to boost profitability? An important first step is to identify your key business drivers – here’s how.

How to avoid bad debts

Bad debts are bad business. Here’s how to manage your debtors so everyone wins.

Kochie's Business Builders: Cash flow management

The cash flow improvement calculator

See how even small changes could have a big effect on your cash flow.

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Kochie’s Business Builders: Business planning essentials

Kochie outlines in simple terms what a business plan is, and why it shouldn’t be too long.

How to manage a cash crisis

Facing a cash flow crisis? Don’t panic - there are plenty of options for you to consider.

How to get better deals from your suppliers

Being on good terms with your suppliers helps if you get in to a tight spot. Here’s how to get a better deal.

How to reduce costs

There’s always room to reduce costs. Find out how to do it properly and get some quick cost-cutting ideas.

Cash flow forecast template monthly

It can be easier to make decisions with monthly cash flow forecasts. Find out how to do them with this handy template.

Expanding locally

This Burleigh Heads businessman gets a kick out of expanding. Here he shares some of his secrets.

Vehicle finance: deciding which vehicle to buy

Buying a vehicle for your business? Here are the pros and cons of new versus second hand.

How to select Equipment Finance for your business

Financing equipment for your business doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s what you need to think about first.

The 3 C's of credit assessment

When a bank is assessing you for a loan they’ll look at the 3 Cs. NAB’s specialist and Kochie talk through each one.

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Saving money with vehicle and equipment finance

See how an equipment loan helped Melbourne business Recyclable Packaging save money, reduce costs and boost profits.

Kochie’s Business Builders: Equipment Finance

Applying for business finance

The more info you supply the smoother your finance application will go. Here’s the 4 main things you’ll need to consider.

Case study: Financing a fleet of trucks, trailers or buses

60 years on, this bus company is still growing. Find out how vehicle financing has been a big part of their success.

Start your business with a Microenterprise loan

Kochie's Business Builders: Emma and Tom's

Ten years after launching Tom Griffiths shares the key things that have kept Emma and Tom's growing.

Getting the right FX solution

Whether you’re big or small, you can benefit from a foreign exchange strategy. Here’s the basics you should know.

How to start exporting

Looking to export? The rewards can be great if you do it right. Here’s our best tips to get you started.

Expanding into Asia

Thinking about expanding into Asia? Find out how we can help with the payments and banking side.

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Growing your business ideas

From architectural designer to owner of a funky café – Max Li has tasted early success. Hear him talk about his recipe for growth.

How to achieve the ultimate in exporting

An unusual honey wine got this wine-maker into the Asian market. A big part of it was finding easier ways for his customers to pay him.

How to start importing

Starting an importing business is exciting. Before you jump in, here’s what you need to think about.

Making international payments

Making an international payment? It’s not that hard, but there are some important basics you’ll need to master first.

Kochie’s Business Builders: SpotGo

SpotGo’s owner is bucking the trend by keeping his manufacturing local. He explains why.

Building referrals with online marketing

In just two and half years, this Gold Coast couple grew their limo business from one car to 14. They say online marketing was the key.

Service sells: start up tips from LJ Hooker

LJ Hooker’s third best performing branch is in isolated Karratha. Its owner talks about what he thinks makes a difference.

Networking and building relationships for your business

This successful hamper business started in a living room. Find out how networking and some smart NAB solutions helped it grow.

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Kochie’s Business Builders: Mecca Cosmetica

Mecca Cosmetica’s founder shares some of her secrets to creating her 67- store retail empire, despite fierce competition.

Get your business started with an ABN from NAB Startup

From registering an ABN (or ACN), to getting a domain name - we've partnered with Easycompanies to help simplify the start-up process. If you're a start-up, we've got you covered.

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Bring opportunity to life with a NAB QuickBiz Loan

Get an instant decision with our easy online application, with the funds available in days.

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