Find your idea

Come up with an idea 

If you don't yet have an idea, here are some ways to help you find one.

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Find your business niche

Now that you have an idea, it's time to find where it fits in the market. 

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Develop your idea

Test your idea before you get to work. 

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Business plan how-tos


Setting up your business

Choose the right business structure

Find out about sole trading, partnerships, companies and trusts. 

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Register your business name

Five steps to follow.

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Separate your business & personal finance

Help safeguard your personal finance from your business activities.

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Business set-up checklist

What to do to help set your business up for success.

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Setting up an online business

If you're launching your business online, you may have extra things to think about. 

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Ready to get started?

Our Business Transaction Account1 is your everyday business bank account, now with a $0 Monthly Account Fee option. Open online in minutes.

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Taking customer payments

How to write an invoice

What you need to include when asking customers for payment. 

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How to get EFTPOS

Understand the costs and value of providing EFTPOS. 

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Business payment options

Learn about online, merchant, cash and PayID payments. 

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Accepting card payments

Make the most of merchant payments. 

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Taking online payments

Work out which payment option may best suit your needs.

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Taking international payments    

Some different payment options for overseas customers.

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Getting business finance

Thinking about a business credit card?

Here are 6 things to know before applying. 

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Applying for asset finance as a new business

See the extra steps you may need to take if you're just starting out in business. 

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Things you should know

  • You can view the Terms and Conditions for Business Transaction and Savings Accounts, our Financial Services Guide and the Electronic Banking Terms and Conditions and should consider them before making any decision about these products and services. The target market for this product will be found within the product’s Target Market Determination, available here. Bank fees and charges may apply.

    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.

    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.