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Run your business

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Run your business

Once you have started your venture, the ongoing running of your business will become your focus. This section covers common challenges you may face.

Staff, marketing and customer service

This section covers common topics including improving your customer service systems, basic branding, marketing strategies and staffing.

Financing your business

Good financial management is critical to the ongoing success of your business. When you're starting out, you need to work out how much funding you need, where you can get it and how to manage your financial arrangements.

Risk management

Businesses can be susceptible to many risk factors including interest rate or price increases, your competitors’ activities, workplace injuries, skilled staff leaving or natural disasters. Managing those risks is an important part of running your business.

Safeguarding your business

Safeguard your business investment by using risk-management practices such as registering your intellectual property, getting appropriate insurance, and using business resources such as mentors and industry advisors.


The Export and Investment Marketing business unit at the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts provides assistance to Tasmanian businesses who are seeking to develop or expand sales of products or services into national and international markets. The unit matches national and international buyers who are interested in Tasmanian products or services who wish to meet and establish relationships with Tasmanian businesses.

Developing your workforce

Find information on workplace awards, human resources management and sponsorship for overseas workers.

Business Licence Information Service (BLIS)

BLIS is a one-stop-shop for high-level information on a range of Australian, State and Local Government controls that you must comply with when operating a business (or occupation) in Tasmania.  These controls include licenses, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practices, standards and guidelines.

Enterprise Centres Tasmania (ECT) 

Business consultants from Enterprise Centres Tasmania offer free and confidential guidance on areas such as business planning, management, financial management and marketing. ECT offer state-wide workshops covering a wide range of topics relevant to small business.

Check out their latest workshops.

Business Mentor Services Tasmania (BMST)

BMST provides free business and community mentoring services. BMST has over 130 experienced, successful and accredited volunteer mentors that offer statewide support.


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