Deciding on a Business Structure: Is Starting a Company Right for You?


1. Choose a Business Structure

Decide on the business structure that best suits your needs (e.g., Pty Ltd company, sole trader, partnership, trust).

We've developed a page that explores the different types of business structures, the pros and cons of a corporate entity, and additional details regarding the business framework of a company here.

If a company is the best choice for you,

2. Which company is best for me?

There are several types of companies that you can set up with Cleardocs. Click on the links below for further details.

Our Small Business Bundle is the best value for money as it offers much of what is needed to start your business.

You will need to provide details such as the

  • Company name,
  • Where will the registered office be,
  • Who will be the initial directors (must have at least one director as an Australian resident)
  • Who will be shareholders and other required information

We recommend you review the company Checklist before creating your new company.

3. Obtain an Australian Business Number (ABN), Tax File Number (TFN) & register for Goods and Services Tax (GST)

You can apply for an ABN, TFN, & Register for GST in Cleardocs using the same ABN form. Simply follow the questions if you wish to obtain a TFN and GST.

Note: If your business GST turnover exceeds $75,000 you must register for GST.

Small Business Bundle includes

  • Includes ABN, TFN & GST Applications
  • Includes Business Name Registration (1 Year)
  • 5 Min Free Discussion with a Lawyer
  • Document Dashboard & Storage
  • Copy function for address details – save time on data entry
  • Allows export of BGL CAS file
  • Extensive online help and local phone support
  • Lodgement with ASIC 24/7 using our electronic lodgement portal
  • Easy to use question Interface

Why should I apply for a Trademark for my company?

  • Legal Protection: A registered trademark provides legal protection, preventing others from using similar marks for similar goods or services. This helps you avoid potential legal issues and protects your brand from unauthorized use by competitors.
  • Build a Strong Brand: A trademark helps in building and protecting your brand identity. It also enhances brand recognition and consumer trust, as customers come to associate your trademark with the quality and authenticity of your products or services.
  • Market Differentiation: A distinctive trademark sets your products or services apart from competitors, making it easier for customers to identify and choose your brand over others.

Related Cleardocs Products

Company Registration

Your ASIC proprietary limited ACN registration and 14 company set up documents essential for legal compliance and good governance.

$740.00 incl GST and ASIC fees
Small Business Bundle

Register your company and business name and receive all necessary documents to start your small business.

$890.15 incl GST and ASIC fees
Shareholders Agreement

Protect your business, ensure clarity for shareholder relationships that enables dispute resolution mechanisms.

$269.50 incl GST
Company Name Reservation

Reserve your company name with ASIC electronically through Cleardocs. You can reserve a name for a proprietary limited company or a public company limited by guarantee.

$94.40 incl GST and ASIC fees
ABN Registration - Company

Use Cleardocs to apply for a new ABN and TFN and/or register for GST for your Australian for-profit company owned by Australian resident.

$57.75 incl GST
Company Minutes & Resolutions Package

Use Cleardocs to create a range of Minutes and Resolutions for administration of a proprietary limited company.

$90.20 incl GST
Registered Company Documents

Use Cleardocs to create documents for a company that is already registered with ASIC but for which you did not arrange a Constitution and other legal documents.

$150.15 incl GST and ASIC fees

Our entire document suite on demand

With a wide range of documents, Cleardocs is the most comprehensive document suite available - all in one place. You can be confident that our documents are current and compliant, with compliance upgrades to popular documents just a few clicks away.