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Scams

As a small business owner you could be a target for scammers.

It is more common now for scammers to research and design their scams to seem real in order to convince their victims that their offer or request is legitimate. As a potential target, you need to be aware of typical scams and know what to do if you think you’re being targeted.
 
Common scams targeting business include:
  • grant related scams
  • tax time scams - this includes tax refund and phishing scams
  • online scams - including internet website domain name scams
  • false billing scams
  • identity theft scams
  • charity scams

If anything seems suspicious or if you are unsure check Scamwatch. Scammers may, email, post, call or even speak with you face to face. If you think you've been the victim of a scam, report the scam online to Scamwatch.
 

COVID-19 scams

Scammers are taking advantage of businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission webiste that details current COVID-19 scams.

Planning templates

Use these free planning templates and guides to help you better plan, prepare, manage, and exit a business. Investing time into proper research and planning can help turn your ideas into reality, and prepare you for what’s to come.

Business plan

A business plan works as a guide when your business is operating; how you operate, planning the future and preparing for risks. It is also often a required document for finance applications.

Marketing plan

An effective marketing plan can help you set clear, realistic and measurable marketing objectives for your business. It can boost your customer base increasing your bottom line.

Emergency plan

Your business is critical to your financial wellbeing, so you’ll want to protect it as much as you can against emergencies and disasters.

Succession plan

Planning for the day you leave your business is a valuable investment.

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