Posted by , Sep 25, 2017

A shareholders agreement is a legally binding contractual agreement that outlines the relationships between the shareholders of a business. It is an important document that helps all shareholders understand their rights – […]

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Posted by , Sep 15, 2017

Hobbies often result in the creation of valuable products, like clothing, food, or furniture. Some hobbies can even give the hobbyist a marketable skill. A person whose hobby is photography may have the opportunity to sell their photographic services for a profit! – […]

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Posted by , Sept 11, 2017

Choosing a business name is one of the first major decisions you will make when starting a new enterprise. Your business name is the title under which you will be trading. – […]

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Posted by , August 31th, 2017

When registering your business , an important step in the process is the registration of your office address. Most commonly, businesses tend to rent a commercial – […]

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Posted by , August 24th, 2017

One of the key decisions you’ll make when starting a business is the type of legal structure. Not only will it impact your tax liabilities, it will also determine personal liability and potential – […]

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Posted by , August 18th, 2017

Starting your own business can be exciting. But before you set up shop and start trading, you'll need to first register your business and ensure that you are in compliance with government regulations. – […]

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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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