Getting your business started

How to come up with a business idea

Ready to be your own boss? Here are some tips to help you spot the right business opportunity.

How to write a business plan

Nailing your plan from the start will set you off on the right journey.

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5 things to know before you start a business

Five tips to help you get on your way to being your own boss.

Start-up checklist

Get ready to kick off your business with this comprehensive checklist.


Essential products for your business

Business Transaction Account

An everyday business bank account for all types of business. It only takes about 10 minutes to open.1


EFTPOS merchant solutions

Start accepting payments in store with a simple merchant plan from $30 a month.


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Getting your business up and running

How to write a business financial plan

Complete this crucial step to starting your business.

What type of finance is best for your business?

The pros and cons of different types of finance and how they work when starting a business.

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How much does it cost to get EFTPOS?

Considering whether EFTPOS is right for your business? Here are some things to help you make the decision.

5 reasons to separate your business and personal accounts

Learn how to reduce your admin time and ensure quick and clear accounting four your business.

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Instant deposit ATMs

Available even when the bank is closed, you can instantly deposit cash and cheques when it's convenient for you and your business.

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Call us anytime on 13 1998 to talk to someone about your business banking.

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Things you should know

As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances.

1 You can only open an account in 10 minutes or less if you’re a new customer or existing customer who is either a sole trader or a director of a private company (Pty Ltd). Once we’ve identified you and checked your business details with ASIC successfully, you’ll see your account immediately in NetBank.

Taxation considerations are general and based on present taxation laws and may be subject to change. You should seek independent, professional tax advice before making any decision based on this information. Commonwealth Bank is also not a registered tax (financial) adviser under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and you should seek tax advice from a registered tax agent or a registered tax (financial) adviser if you intend to rely on this information to satisfy the liabilities or obligations or claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under a taxation law.