Before you start


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

You can 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.