Posted by , October 28th, 2014

We get a lot of customers who are sole traders come to us saying they need to form a company so they can be awarded a contract. Converting from a sole trader to a company is relatively straight forward, the question is why do employers only want to deal with a company? The first part […]

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Posted by , June 26th, 2014

Many small businesses start out as sole traders and once they grow, decide they want to start operating as a company. This may be because they want to take on employees, limit their personal liability, or because their employer wants to deal with a company rather than a sole trader. Whatever the reason, the process […]

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Posted by , May 2nd, 2014

eCompanies now supports listing the beneficial owner of shares on share certificates. The change explained and what does beneficial ownership of shares mean?

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Posted by , December 5th, 2012

Having decided that a company is the right business structure, chosen a name, worked out who will be running the company (directors), and who will own the company (shareholders), how do you now go about registering it?

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Posted by , December 16th, 2011

One of the largest areas of confusion when people register a company is around company shares. Most people know that companies on the stock exchange have shares that can be bought and sold but don’t realise that most private companies also have shareholders…

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Posted by , October 5th, 2011

Setting up a company in Australia has never been easier. In the recent past you would have to hand over well in excess of a thousand dollars to an accountant/solicitor and wait days. Alternatively you would have to buy a ‘shelf company’ (a shelf company was pre incorporated to get around the lengthy registration period […]

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Posted by , August 26th, 2010

If you’re looking to start a new business, its likely you will come across a range of confusing numbers issued by various federal and state bodies. The important ones are explained in this article.

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