Before you start

Do you have a great business idea? Are you in the early stages of planning a new business?

Avoid common issues that may cost you time and money by doing your research and being prepared for the permit application process.

Key milestones for setting up a business include:

  • a great business idea
  • creating a business plan
  • researching and budgeting
  • choosing your location
  • applying for permits
  • opening your business!

Learn from the journeys of other business owners through our simple case studies.

Small Business Victoria also provides tools and resources for starting a business.

Yarra business handbook

Download our free Yarra business handbook, containing useful information and resources to help you run your business in the City of Yarra.