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Services for Small Business

Here you will find useful links to other organisations which can provide further information in relation to these key areas:

  

Starting a Small Business

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Statistical and reference information for business, census and population data for South Australia that may assist during the planning and start-up phase of a small business.
Visit www.abs.gov.au

Federal Department of Industry and Science
Access to a range of information and advice for starting and running a small business.
Visit www.business.gov.au/about-businessgovau

SA Department of State Development
Practical tools and resources to assist in planning and starting your business. Small Business Contact Service 1300 142 820. 
Visit www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/industry/smallbusiness

Small Business Centre Shopfront
Located on the Ground Floor, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide the Small Business Centre Shopfront is a physical location to get advice and information about starting, running or growing your business.  Phone 1800 072 722.

Family Business Australia
Help and support for family owned and operated businesses in Australia. 
Visit www.fambiz.org.au

Franchising Council of Australia
Help and advice on best practice for running a franchise. 
Visit www.franchise.org.au

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
Information about starting and working in a co-operative.
Visit: www.getmutual.coop 

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Small Business Compliance & Finance

Australian Business Licence and Information Service
Government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines for meeting compliance responsibilities.
Visit ablis.business.gov.au

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
Resources and information to help small businesses understand certain rights and protections under the law. 
Visit www.accc.gov.au

Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Register a business name and learn about the legal obligations associated with being a small business operator. ASIC also have an online small business booklet - Running a small business in Australia - what you need to know.
Visit www.asic.gov.au

Australian Taxation Office
Small business taxation requirements including managing invoices, payments and paperwork, managing cash flow, GST lodging an activity statement and paying taxes and fees.
Visit www.ato.gov.au

Consumer and Business Services
Licences and registrations relating to specific business needs. 
Visit www.cbs.sa.gov.au

Revenue SA
Payroll tax and other taxes affecting small business. 
Visit www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au

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Small Business Growth

Australian Trade Commission
Information, services and programs to South Australian Businesses looking to get into e-commerce or exporting overseas.
Visit www.austrade.gov.au

Business Enterprise Centre
Assistance for business start-ups and growth. 
Visit www.becaustralia.org.au

Department of State Development, Investment & Trade
Information and support for the economic growth of the State and supporting new investment and export capability.
Visit statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/investment

Enterprise Adelaide
Information and advice to small business owners within the City of Adelaide area.
Visit www.cityofadelaide.com.au/city-business/enterprise-adelaide

IP Australia
Information about intellectual property for businesses, including registration, renewals and how to enforce or avoid infringement of intellectual property rights.
Visit www.ipaustralia.gov.au

Office of the Industry Advocate
Advice and support for SA businesses looking to tender for State Government contracts. 
Visit www.industryadvocate.sa.gov.au

Polaris Centre
Assistance for business start-ups and growth located in Adelaide's North.
Visit www.polariscentre.com.au

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Small Business People & Training

Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman
Obligations relating to employing staff including awards and agreements and employee entitlements.
Visit www.fairwork.gov.au

Office of the Training Advocate
Information in relation to available training systems in South Australia. 
Visit www.trainingadvocate.sa.gov.au 

Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
Information in relation to small businesses meeting their legal obligations to promote fairness within the workplace.
Visit www.eoc.sa.gov.au 

ReturntoWorkSA
South Australia’s work injury insurance scheme will deliver better recovery and return to work outcomes for small business and people injured at work. 
Visit www.rtwsa.com

SafeWork SA
Regulations and requirements relating to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, customers and clients who access your workplace.
Visit www.safework.sa.gov.au

WorkReady
Information in relation to employing an apprentice or trainee and the benefits to a small business. 
Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au    

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