Business Resources

No matter whether you're just starting out in business, or looking to take your existing business to the next level, there are plenty of resource available to help you get the advice and information you need.


WNA understands the special needs of women starting or growing a business, especially when it comes to borrowing money. Belief and access to capital are the two main reasons why businesses fail. There are opportunities at local, state and federal government levels to support small businesses like yours. Check out the grants information available here.

We also have Members who are experts in this field and can help you through the minefield. Just reach out for help!

Starting out

Setting up your small business for success – Starting a new business is exciting. But there are also some regulations and paperwork you need to complete to ensure you start off on the right foot. This information for the Australia Taxation Office (ATO) provides the basic information you need to get up and running.

Protect your brand, idea or creation – Small businesses that file for at least one intellectual property right in their first year are twice as likely to experience high growth as those that don’t. Find out more about protecting your brand with intellectual property rights.

Develop your business plan – Whether you’re writing your business plan for the first time, or reviewing existing plan to make sure you’re growing and managing your business effectively, this business plan template can help you map the future that suits your needs.

Perfect your marketing strategy – Want to get your brand out there? Here’s some free information and assistance to make you hotter than Barbie!

A-Z of financial terms – Don’t let financial terminology overwhelm you! This A-Z glossary of financial terms will help you speak the language!

Digital solutions – Looking for tailored advice for your small business? The Digital Solutions program works with you to adopt digital tools to save you time and money, and to help grow your business. Includes state-by-state contact list for support.

Making your business better

Cash flow essentials Understanding cash flow is essential for every business – it helps you manage the flow of money through your business so you always have enough to pay your expenses, your debts and yourself. Check out these cash flow resources.

Small business cyber security guide – For a small business, even a minor cyber security incident can have devastating impacts. This guide includes basic security measures to help protect your business against common cyber security threats.

Small business tax time toolkit – The ATO small business tax time toolkit for 2023 is now available. It includes updated links to useful information, tools, calculators, learning resources and other support and services to make sure your business tax return is on track this year. Also check out the end-of-financial-year checklist.

Hiring new staff – Do you want to hire someone for your business? This Hiring Employees Checklist will walk you through the employment process and help you make sure you’re meeting Australian laws.

Super health check – The ATO has introduced a Super Health Check – five simple checks to help ensure you’re paying the right amount of superannuation to your employees.

Mental health support – Running a business can be tough, but you’re not alone! Follow this link to find mental health and wellbeing support, tips to help manage and reduce stress and advice on creating a mentally healthy workplace.

What to do if things go wrong – Know the warning signs of when your business is in financial trouble and learn ways to improve the financial situation of your business.

Improving your sustainability – Reducing the amount of energy, water and waste your business uses to help save money and the environment. This link includes a list of resources, tips and other information to improve the sustainability of your business – and save you money.

Going global

Tools to grow your business globally – Austrade has taken the guess work out of exporting with its Go Global Toolkit. The toolkit includes handy resources like a market search tool, tariff finder tool and an export plan builder, to help you on your export journey.

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