Startup resources – getting off on the right foot

On this page we provide a treasure trove of resources to help you set-up your business, raise funding and incentivise your team.

Getting the right business structure

Some general comments on the building blocks of a good business structure

These articles go through the high-level general principles to take into account when formulating the best structure for your startup.

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Information about companies

Most structures will involve a limited liability company. These resources discuss what a company is and how to set one up correctly.


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Information about trusts

These resources are relevant to understanding the best structure in which to hold your ‘investment’ in your new startup.

Discretionary Trusts for Dummies

Raising money for your business

When you have exhausted your own resources you are going to want to start raising money from other people. This is where things can go seriously wrong unless you understand the opportunities and pitfalls.


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A brief guide to the rules that apply to raising money in Australia. ...

Employee share/equity schemes

You are likely to want to give equity to key employees, advisers and contractors to attract the best possible talent for your venture. The tax rules will have big impact on what you can and cannot do.

Protecting your intellectual property (IP)

You’re most likely to be investing your time in creating a lot of IP – make sure you own it, and it is protected:

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Who owns the IP?

So, you’re running a business and need to develop a system to identify trends in customer activity on your website. You’re about to hire a software engineer to lay some code, and the question of who will own the IP comes up in your negotiations over the Software Development Agreement…

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