Starting your business checklist

by | 15 Jun 2021

For most would-be entrepreneurs, when a business idea comes along, by the end of week one they’ve decided on a business name, website design, what their social platforms will look like, and of course what they are selling. Why not, it’s fun! All too often, that’s when overwhelm sets in and things don’t progress much further. 

To help avoid the overwhelm, get started with our starting your business checklist. Download it and tick off the items as you go; or click on the links to take you to the related story.

Other things to consider

  • Finances. Do you need investors, bank finance or will you bootstrap?
  • Business Insurance.
  • Are there any laws or regulations that impact your business.
  • Work Health & Safety requirements
  • Do you need premises for your business? Ask an expert to check leases and legals.
  • Your fit-out – if you have a bricks and mortar store.
  • Working from a home office? Do you need a computer, software, office equipment, business cards etc?
  • Will you need staff or contractors – when is the best time to start hiring?
  • Suppliers, stock or service providers.
  • Your elevator pitch.
  • A time line for your launch.

For a more comprehensive starting your business checklist and loads of helpful tips check out this Australian Government resource .


Hi, I’m Justine – I’m so happy to find you here. The Flossi Creative blog is a resource for the dreamers, doers and career crusaders. Enjoy!

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