Building your support team guides


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Selecting an accountant (2 page PDF 1.2MB)

To find an accountant that is best suited to your business needs, it’s important to ask the right questions so that you will be comfortable making important financial decisions together.


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Selecting a financial lender (2 page PDF 1.2MB)

Part of starting out is finding the money to turn your idea into a business. Sources of finance can range from banks, financial institutions and crowd funding, to family and friends. In deciding how you will finance your business, there are some key aspects to consider, regardless of the source.


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Selecting an industry or business association (2 page PDF 1.2MB)

An industry or business association (or group) brings together like-minded business people who are connected by industry or profession. The role of associations is to protect and promote the interests of their members and provide access to industry-specific information and training. Industry associations differ from chambers of commerce and business associations, the latter two representing the interests of businesses within a particular region, even though they may belong to different industries.


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Selecting a lawyer (2 page PDF 1.2MB)

A lawyer can help you to review and negotiate leases, contracts and other documentation; ensure your business is legally compliant; and take steps to protect your long term business interests.


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Selecting a supplier (2 page PDF 1.2MB)

Establishing positive and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers is crucial to the success of your business. The foundation of solid supplier relationships is having well defined expectations in relation to quality, delivery and payment terms.


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Selecting a website professional (2 page PDF 1.2MB)

Deciding who to use to develop your business website can be confusing. While you can build your own website, there are advantages in hiring expert help – allowing you to focus on growing your business.