Start your business

So, you want to start or acquire a business? There are several ways to start a business, and each has benefits and challenges.

It’s important to prepare for what may come, and what could affect your business. You can save time and money, and increase your chances of success, if you’re aware of the challenges, risks and available support before you start. 
 
The type of business that’s best for you will be guided by your lifestyle, interests and passions, skills and experiences, financial situation, goals, and timing. You may find that you have identified a new product, service, or an area with great growth potential.
 
The resources in this site will help you learn how to start and run a business.

Guide to starting a business

This guide is designed to help you start out on the path to success by getting you to consider some of the main requirements and relevant points for starting and operating a business in South Australia, including if you are looking to buy all or part of an existing business.

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If you need any assistance, please call 1300 142 820 for information relating to small business or visit our contact page for more information.

Success story

Drummer Boy Café

A combination of experience and courage has led Libby Eastwood and Michael Ryan to open one of the fastest-growing new businesses in Port Adelaide.

Drummer Boy Café opened in November 2016, with the help of a $20,000 Small Business Development Fund grant, and they haven’t looked back.

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