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Are you suited to running a business?

See if you have what it takes to run a business and identify areas that you may need to work on

Establishing business relationships

There aren’t many Indonesian females in the construction industry. Astrid Vasile shares her success story here.

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.

NAB Microenterprise loan

Had trouble finding finance for your small business idea? The NAB Micro Enterprise Program could be the answer.

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Business plan template

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

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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.

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.

How to use our start-up costs calculator

Will the costs of starting your business outweigh the returns? Use this calculator to help work it out.

How to use our SWOT analysis template

What are your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats? Find out why you need a SWOT analysis, and learn how to do it.

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Seven tips to starting a successful retail business

The retail industry is very competitive. Once your retail business is up and running, it’s time to focus on staying up-to-date and relevant, so that you maintain your competitive edge. Successful business owners are always looking at ways they can grow their business and maximise their profits, and our checklist can help you ensure you’re doing just that.

Making a start: First steps to starting a business

What do you need to set up when you’re starting business? Here’s some tips, links and calculators to cover the basics.

Seven tips to getting your tradie business set up for success.

Once your trade business is up and running, it’s important to check you’re still on the right track. We’ve put together a guide and checklist that can help you identify ways to get the most out of your business, and outline new opportunities.

Learn how to make it easier for your customers to pay

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Understanding and managing your cash flow

Cash flow – what is it, and how can you manage it? This article explains what you need to know, and has some handy calculators too.

Buying a small business

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

Understand your customers

How to write a business plan

A business plan is used to help support an application for business finance or business grants, or as a roadmap for the growth of your business.

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Starting and running a business: tips from E&C Joinery

For this busy joinery a conservative but positive approach has been the key. The owner shares some practical advice here.

Business viability calculator

Starting a business? Work out the numbers first with this handy calculator.

How to balance starting a business and professional football

Michelle Heyman shares her insights into how she balances football and business, how the drive and ambition she puts into one compliments the other, and how “hard work makes everything worthwhile

Know your market

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Get a cash flow forecast for your business idea

Quickly build a simple estimate of the potential cash flow position for your first year of operations and receive a summary based on the information you enter.

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.

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BUILD A FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT FOR YOUR BUSINESS IDEA

Quickly build a simple estimate of the potential cash flow position for your first year of operations and receive a summary based on the information you enter.

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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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