Starting your own business is exciting, make sure you set your business up for success.

Territory Business Centres are the initial contact and referral point for starting a business in the Territory. Your local Territory Business Centre can assist with business, occupational and industry licence information and business assistance.

This starting a business guide will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what's ahead.

To make it official, you’ll need to register your business. This makes sure your business gets taxed at the right rate, avoids penalties and protects your brand and ideas.

You can get help with your business activities in the Territory from the Australian Business Licence and Information Service.

Contact the Northern Territory Business Enterprise Centre for advice on starting a business.

Workforce planning can help you to expand, restructure, reform or downsize your business.

As part of business planning, workforce planning should be done alongside planning and managing your business finances. If you’d like help recruiting, managing and retaining workers, access the free workforce planning tools.