Useful Links That Are Really Useful!

Australian and New Zealand business owners will find the following resources very handy. Within these sites there is a wealth of information and guidance for the small business entrepreneur, and best of all, it’s Free!

General Business Information

img Business Entry Point

www.business.gov.au

Information is provided on opening and running a business, employment guidelines, business assistance, legal issues, education and training, and licensing and registration.
img Micro Business Network

www.mbn.com.au

Offers advice and support for micro businesses.
img My Business Success

www.mybusiness.com.au

Provides business information for small/medium enterprises
img Sensis

www.sensis.com.au

Information, advertising and business directory provider as well as business index reports and case studies.
img Women in small business information site

(WISBIS)

www.wisbis.com.au

This is a gateway to information on business tools, chat groups, courses, grants.

Government Business Assistance

img Australian Securities And Investment Commission (ASIC)

www.asic.gov.au

A great site to do research on companies and business names
img National Office For The Information Economy

www.noie.gov.au

A government agency that provides information and addresses issues of a technical, regulatory and social nature to the information economy.
img Consumer One-Stop Shop For Information

www.consumeronline.gov.au

The Federal government’s one-stop shop for consumer protection
img Ministerial Council On Consumer Affairs

www.consumer.gov.au

Information on State and Federal fair trading laws, consumer protection laws, trade measurement and credit laws.
img Centrelink

www.centrelink.gov.au

Provides information on entitlements and benefits, as well as information useful to employers.
img Austrade Export Hotline

www.austrade.gov.au

Provides help for exporters and generation of investment, with information on international trade projects, export advice and government assistance.
img Australian Industrial Relations Commission

www.airc.gov.au

Provides information booklets on termination of employment, lists of awards, procedures and legislation.
img National OH&S Commission

www.nohsc.gov.au

Outlines national OH&S strategy, national standards and codes of practice, and features the OH&S guide for employers.
img Australian Law Online

www.law.gov.au

Provides links to Commonwealth, State and Territory governments legal information and services.
img Commonwealth Government Entry Point

www.fed.gov.au

Provides links to all government departments
img Australian Bureau Of Statistics

www.ABS.gov.au

Provides Census data, links to the major statistics on a range of subjects, and a guide to available products.
img Australia Taxation Office

www.ato.gov.au

Information on the tax system for individuals, business and tax practitioners. A search facility enables users to locate information on subjects of interest.
img Reserve Bank Of Australia

www.rba.gov.au

This site contains statistical information relating to exchange rates, commodity price index, inflation, and media releases and research papers.
img Wagenet – Fact Sheets

www.wagenet.gov.au

Pertinent information in relation to the employer and employee obligations and responsibilities.

Finance & Insurance

img Infochoice.com.au

www.infochoice.com.au

Compares bank accounts, loans, interest rates, fees etc of the various banks and financial institutions and also provides tips and advice.
img Moneymanager.com.au

www.moneymanager.com.au

Delivers accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of personal finance, including credit cards, home loans, car loans and personal loan options.
img International Exchange Rates

www.oanda.com

Contains a currency converter.
img Australian Stock Exchange

www.asx.com.au

The official site of the Australian Stock Exchange
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