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10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Course

A Blueprint for Building the Company of Your Dreams

A Blueprint for Building the Company of Your Dreams

You've decided to go into business, but where do you begin?

Starting your own business can be stressful so it’s important that you know what you need to do to get started.

In this course you will learn the ten most important steps you must take when starting a new business.

Developed by professional businessman and an accredited teacher this course is delivered online and consists of 10 online video based instructional units that are easy to follow and understand, making learning fun and enjoyable!

With 10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Short Course you will learn:

  • How to choose a business name
  • What to consider when choosing a business name
  • What type of business structure you need
  • The importance of bookeeping
  • The importance of doing a business plan
  • How to open a business bank account and factors to consider
  • Choosing a business location and business leases
  • Tax, Companies and licenses
  • How to organise your business stationary and what you need
  • Marketing and branding ideas
  • How to choose employees
  • What types of insurances do you need?
  • Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Step 1 Business Names and Structures

  • Choosing a business name
    • How to choose a name
    • What do you use the business name for
    • What to consider when choosing a name
    • Is your business name unique
  • Business name registration
    • How to register a business name
    • How to find out if it’s available
    • What government websites to go to
    • Where to go on the government websites
    • How to search domain names and check availability
    • How to purchase domain names
  • The structure of your business
    • 3 Structures
    • What each structure means
    • Agreements
  • The importance of bookkeeping
    • The keeping of records for taxation purposes
    • You must know how your business is doing
  • Setting up supplier accounts
    • Credit accounts
    • Return for refund policy

Step 2 Planning for Success

  • Writing a business plan
    • Business plan included in the course
    • What is a business plan and why do you need one
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    • Competitors Strengths and weaknesses
    • Is your business idea viable
    • How your business will be organised
    • What is your business venture
    • Market research
    • Sales and marketing
    • Financial predictions

Step 3 Finance and Accounts

  • Open a bank account
    • What you need to open a bank account
    • Registration of business name
    • Types of business accounts
    • Interview with bank manager
  • Business finance
    • Ways to get finance/capital
    • Agreements

Step 4 Business Location

  • Choosing a business location
    • Factors to consider
    • Security issues
    • Room/space available
    • Market research
    • Security issues
  • Business leases
    • What length of lease to choose in the beginning
  • Licences to work from home
    • Council licenses
    • Taxation issues
    • Types of businesses to run from home
    • Interview with home business person, set up, issues and insights to running a home based business

Step 4 Government Requirements

  • Tax file number
  • ABN number
  • Register for GST
  • Any licences

Step 6 Business Stationary

  • Printing needs
    • Business cards
    • With comp slips
    • Envelopes
    • Letter heads
    • Invoices
    • Brochures
    • Flyers
    • Printing tips
    • How to design a logo and artwork
    • How to save on costs

Step 7 Marketing and Branding

  • What is Marketing and when will customers buy
  • What is Branding, name, logo and slogan
  • Domain name rego
  • Web marketing,
  • Social media
  • SEO and what this means
  • Google Adwords, what is it?

Step 8 Employees

  • Staff are most important for your business
  • Understand employer obligations
  • Part time or full time staff
  • What your best employee would look like
  • How to choose the correct employee

Step 9 Insurances

  • What type of insurances do you need?
  • What type of insurances to consider
  • Insurances
  • Fire and theft
  • Legal liability
  • Business interruption
  • Business vehicles
  • Public liability
  • Workers compensation

Step 10 Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business

  • Tips on starting from scratch
  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Advantages of starting from scratch
  • Positive and negative elements of buying a franchise
  • Buying an established business
  • Do your due diligence
  • Factors to consider

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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14 July 2017 12:02:38 PM

Thank you

14 July 2017 11:34:52 AM


9 June 2017 03:13:43 PM


8 April 2017 03:24:03 PM

Great course, have learnt lots of great tips. Thanks :)

5 April 2017 03:49:57 PM

Learnt a lot from this video from start to end

23 January 2017 07:00:05 AM

Loved this course! It was well done, and I learned a lot!

11 August 2016 07:06:31 AM

Very efficient and easily understandable course.

25 February 2016 12:10:33 AM

Nice course

8 February 2016 01:17:50 PM

Very very helpful course. Well done to David whose lessons are very well set out.

28 January 2016 07:43:38 AM

good video with all you need to get started in a new business.

28 January 2016 07:42:18 AM

A concise instructional 10 step training programme ideal for starting a home business as a retired mother.

28 January 2016 07:29:57 AM

good basic 10 step instructional video and business concepts from banking and insurance, council permits, liability and advertising ad maximizing advertising and marketing online and standard form etc for almost any new, home-based or established merchandised business you can buy into and own and manage.

26 January 2016 08:38:52 PM

Great Course and Very Informative.

21 January 2016 09:27:55 PM

This course is really useful for new business entrepreneur like me. Thanks alot for ur tips.

31 January 2018 05:31:06 AM

Great course learnt a lot about what I was doing wrong

1 August 2017 06:18:17 AM

This is certainly a good course to follow if you wish to start a photo business. The insights and advice would be valuable in avoiding possible mistakes which are costly to correct. It provides a good direction on opportunities to tap.

16 August 2016 07:48:19 AM

offers a template of all the steps one needs to consider before staring a business

Lots of good tips about Marketing

12 August 2016 08:15:44 AM

Very in depth course. Learnt a lot of useful information that will help me further my career in events.

3 March 2016 01:09:01 PM

Excellent Course

15 April 2019 04:06:03 PM

would help if more written course material

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 00110STSANB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate