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Taking Your Business Online

Want to get your organisation online, but don't know where to start?

There are several government websites with great information to help you learn more about the benefits of an online presence and how to go about developing one.

Business.gov.au

Visit this website for information on starting a business, registration and licensing, business planning, business structures and types, employing people, selling or closing your business, selling products and services, taxation and finance and insurance.

ForwardIT

ForwardIT is an online learning tool designed to teach online skills to be able to use the internet safely and securely. This website is aimed at people new to all things digital, providing easy to understand tutorials on a variety of topics to help build your confidence online.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.

Digital Business

This website includes information on a number of key topics including:

  • Getting online
  • Creating a website
  • Marketing
  • e-Commerce
  • Security and legal
  • Tools

as well as providing information on popular topics, regular blogs and business case studies.

Australia.gov.au also has the new Digital Business Kits  available, which have been developed in partnership between the Australian Government and nine industry peak bodies. They provide industry-specific information and resources to assist small-to-medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations engage in the digital economy and take advantage of the opportunities available through digital technology.

The 9 Digital Business Kits cover the following industries:

  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Professional Services Sector
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Sector
  • Construction and Building related Trades sector
  • Retail Sector
  • Restaurant and Catering Sector
  • Healthcare Sector
  • Art, Recreation and Education Services Sector
  • Community and Social Services Sector
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