How do I register a business name?

Need to register a business name?

Finally the Australian Government has gotten it together and established one place where you register your business name regardless of where you live in this fine country.

Previously businesses needed to register their names in each state individually which was not only bound with red tape but also expensive.

Now all you need to do is is visit the ASIC site and you will be on your way.  If you don’t already have an ABN you will need to register for that first.  Don’t worry, you don’t need the ABN, just the reference number that you received when you applied.

Don’t forget to check what domain names are available too!  If you are starting a new business and hoping to go online it pays to make sure your chosen business name is available as a domain name.