Business resources

Make the most of OBM 2018

Professional and business development is crucial to your future but it’s often easy to overlook and hard to find the time. October Business Month 2018 provides Territorians access to over $50,000 worth of professional development and education, with over 100 of this years’ events completely free.

Without an actionable plan, your business goals are just dreams. Which is why we have created a business development plan for those with staff and a professional development plan for individuals to use alongside our suite of events.

Get your copy to make the most of these opportunities and make this year, that year.

Business development plan (pdf 906KB)
Business development plan (docx 249KB)

Professional development plan (pdf 750KB)
Professional development plan (docx 247KB)

Plan, start and grow your business

Sometimes it is just knowing where to start that is the most difficult. The Australian Government’s principal business resource,, provides many templates and tools to help you start, grow and exit a business.

The business plan template and guide provides step-by-step advice on how to write a plan for your business. It includes templates for a balance sheet forecast, profit and loss forecast and expected cash flow.

The marketing plan template and guide will assist you in considering and developing a plan to market your business. 

Business Information Kits builds an information kit tailored to your business needs.

No matter what stage your business is at the Small Business Showcase from the Fair Work Ombudsman can help you understand workplace rights and obligations.

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation provides a selection of tools to assist you and your business:

A wide variety of business workshops are held across the Territory to assist businesses. These range from sessions aimed at helping you start a business to ways of developing and strengthening your business. The sessions are facilitated by industry experts.