We can organise your business name registration/s and renewals
CARING FOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Micro-businesses and start-ups
Many businesses start out as a sole trader or partnership. Formalities may begin with the registration of a business name (RBN) and an application for an Australian business number (ABN). Perhaps there is a partnership agreement. Maybe a trademark would be appropriate. Before the business starts, or as the business starts to gain traction and grow, it’s best to seek advice on how the business should be structured.
Billings and Ellis can help small business owners to get on the right track with corporate affairs, understand the available options, and make appropriate decisions. We can also maintain your registrations and renewals so you can get on with running your business and worry less about matters pertaining to corporate structure and compliance.
Small-to-medium and larger enterprises
With Billings and Ellis looking after business name registrations and renewals, and other ASIC-related renewals, it’s like having a professional corporate affairs ‘concierge’. We can also advise and assist with company structures, trusts, associations, boards, directorships, shares, stakeholder relations, investor relations, government relations, and much more.
Registering a business name
If you intend to conduct business activities you must register the business name unless:
- the business name is the same as your own name (eg: Jane Smith)
- you have a company and the business name is the same as your company name (eg: Smith’s Ships Pty Ltd, Smith’s Ships)
- you are in a partnership and the business name is the same as all of the partners’ names (eg: Jane Smith & John Doe)
Creating a company structure
There are numerous requirements for a business to operate as a company. The company must have a registered office and principal place of business. The personal details of directors must be disclosed to ASIC. There are requirements for maintaining financial and other records, and lodging reports. ASIC fees must be paid and any changes updated to ASIC. There is a duty to act in the company’s best interests, ensure the company is solvent, and handle information appropriately. There are decisions to be made about how the company is structured – directors, shareholders, etc. Billings and Ellis can advise on company structuring and take care of corporate affairs.
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