Checklists & Toolkits

These checklists and toolkits provide invaluable information for all stages of the business life cycle.

Business plan template and guide This template and guide can help you start your business, research your market, develop business goals and manage your finances.

Business Viability Assessment Tool helps businesses determine if they are likely to be viable

Destination NSW Tourism Business Toolkit - The Tourism Business Toolkit is a resource designed for operators at every stage of their business, to help gain a better understanding of the tourism industry and develop sustainable tourism products.

Employment Hero - Employee Management System - Can help your company start up and grow without the hassle of admin and paperwork with a system specially made for small business. They can assist with employment contracts, policies, HR documents and Payroll integration and the like.

Evernote - Remember everything!  Inspiration can strike anywhere and Evernote lets you capture, nurture and share your ideas on any device

Hootsuite - Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media.

How to Avoid Business Disputes - Top 10 tips to avoid disputes, provided by the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

IFTTT - Connects the apps you love.  Create simple connections between apps like Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram and Twitter. 

The Business Model Canvas (and more) - This is the start up starting point! The one page business plan, the value proposition and the customer profile. Get started on your business plan!

Rescuetime - A personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.

Succession plan template & guide Download this template to help you plan for the day when you leave your business. Planning for this time can provide a smooth transition and lowers the risk of disruption to your operations.

SmartCompany - An online publication in Australia for free news, information and resources catering to Australia's entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners and business managers. News, business trends and ideas from around the world, profiles and features, as well as the latest business, tax, legal and marketing, politics and innovation occurring around the country. 

Startup Stash - A curated directory of resources and tools to help you build your startup. Over 400 products in 40 categories.  Each category consists of handpicked resources and tools, all with their own detailed page. 

Streak.com - Manage customers directly inside gmail - no more back and forth between your inbox and other tools

10 Thousand Girl - Life and money makeover programs, free finance tools and workshop for women looking for financial help and support.

Trello - Helps you work more collaboratively and get more done.  Trello's boards, lists and cards enable you to organise and prioritise your projects in a flexible and rewarding way. 

Uploadonce - Drowning in paperwork stops here - better process, better business. Collect, store and manage client documents securely in your own private cloud. 

Women on Boards  - Fact sheets to help women become board ready, access to government board vacancies