Developing your idea

5 things you need to do before starting a business

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

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How to develop a business idea

See if your idea has the potential to translate to a successful business.

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6 common business plan mistakes

Avoiding these mistakes will help set you up for success.

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Getting ready to launch

Setting up your accounts

5 reasons to separate your business & personal accounts

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

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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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What are the different ways to accept card payments?

A guide to help you choose the merchant services that will best suit your business.

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Getting ahead

Time saving tips for small business owners

Strategies, software and tools to save you time on admin.

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5 ways to market your business online

Budget friendly ways to get your name out

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9 tips to build your business on social media

Strategies to help fast track your brand's social media presence.

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How to build an online store

Accept payments online and build an online store with an all-in-one solution that gives you flexibility.

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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.