Getting legal advice and managing risk can protect your business from costly mistakes.

Legal responsibilities

To avoid future problems with your business, it's important to understand your legal obligations.

Competition and consumer law

The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) covers the relationship between suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and customers.

Contracts and agreements

Entering into contracts is part of running a small business and it's important to manage your contracts and relationships carefully.

Hiring a lawyer

Selecting a right lawyer with experience in your legal issue is the first step in obtaining good legal advice.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property is a valuable business asset that should be protected.


Insurance covers different aspects of your business such as workers compensation, assets, liability and more.

Risk management

Learning which risks could adversely affect your business and working out ways to manage them.

Cyber security

It is increasingly important to protect the information, devices and networks of your business from digital attacks. 

Support for business owners


Small business workshops

Our practical workshops are packed with key information and useful hints and tips to help you start and grow your business.

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Advisory services

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Templates, tools and guides

Our free business templates, tools and guides have been designed to assist you to create essential documents for your business and build your knowledge.

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