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How to Start a Business in Tasmania

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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How to Start a Business in Tasmania

Starting a business in Tasmania

If you are thinking about starting a business in Tasmania or would like to grow your existing business, we would love to help you.

Start Your Own Business in Tasmania contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly advice and the services that you are likely to need as a new startup or local business owner.

Grants | Networking groups | Business advice | Mentoring | Co-working spaces

Starting a business in Tasmania

Free Startup Resources

Getting it right from the start can help to prevent problems later.

To help you with this we have created a vast selection of resources and they are all completely free!

Business advice and support

Business advice and support

"Two heads are better than one."

Whether you have been trading for some time, are new to the market or are just thinking about starting a business of your own, it has been proven that your chances of success are considerably improved if you seek support from an experienced business advisor or mentor. You can find out more about both options at Business Advice in Tasmania and Business Mentors in Tasmania .

Funding and grants

Business advice and support

"Money makes the world go round."

Running out of money is one the most common reasons why businesses fail. This risk of this happening to can be avoided (or minimised) by careful planning and cashflow forecasting. If you need additional funds to start or keep your business going, you can learn more about your options and download our free funding factsheet at: Business Grants and Business Funding .

Business networking

Business advice and support

"It's not what you know, it is who you know."

Does the idea of business networking fill you with delight or dread? Either way, it can be beneficial for both your business and you as an entrepreneur. See Business Networking in Tasmania for details of local groups and our free Networking Factsheet.

Business premises

Business advice and support

"Home or away?"

Working from home is appealing to many new business owners but not practical for many others. Even if you are running a business by yourself, you might like to consider the option of 'hot desking' or co-working in one of the many flexi-workspaces that have emerged in recent years. Find out more at: Co-Working and Business Premises

FREE startup workshops

If you are thinking about starting a business, our FREE three-hour ONLINE workshop is definitely for you!

Open to everyone, our sole aim is to increase your chances of success. We do that by explaining:

The reality of running a business; the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them; which legal status is likely to be most suitable; funding, grants and managing your money; business planning and cashflow forecasting; finding and keeping customers.

Free startup guide

Start Your Own Business in 2023

Download the 2023 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered in an easy-to-read way with links to useful online articles and relevant contacts.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don’t become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English.

There is also plenty of help available in the area and much of it is free - please do make the most of it.

Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.
Starting a business in Tasmania

Key Contacts in Tasmania

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business.

Tasmania is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.

Property

Tasmania Business Valuations
Tasmania Business Valuations specialises is providing certified business valuations for a variety of purposes across all business types. Our team of senior business valuers all have an extensive background in commercial accounting, financial management, and management accounting within all business types. If you require a business valuation services, reach out to us.
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Property

Vals TAS
Vals TAS employ independent property valuers in Hobart and across Tasmania providing accurate and unbiased property valuation reports of residential, commercial and industrial properties. Our team of expert property valuers are registered with Australian Property Institute (API) and each have a minimum of 20 years of experience.
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Property

Valuations TAS
Valuations TAS is a leading property valuation company in Hobart, servicing all areas across Tasmania, including Launceston. We provide accurate and unbiased property valuation reports for a variety of purposes including taxation, stamp duty, family law court and mortgage security purposes on all property types. The property valuers at Valuations TAS are comprehensively trained and take pride in providing well researched reports. Contact us to discuss any of your valuation requirements.
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Start-up articles

100's of free startup articles

We have created a collection of 100s of startup articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'articles' at: How to start a business