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Starting a business

There’s a lot to think about when you’re getting started in business. Start out on the right foot with our helpful resources including a range of ‘how to’ guides, online training modules, videos, tools and calculators on key business topics such as writing a business plan, managing cash flow and funding for your business.



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Budget sales forecast template


Work out your expected sales revenue to calculate your profit potential and help you complete your cash flow forecast.

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How to increase the value of your business


If you‘re planning to sell your business in the future, start taking action as soon as possible. You’ll need time to implement the changes that will improve the value of your business and help you get the price you want. Identify the actions you need to take now, so that ...

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How to get better deals from your suppliers


If you’re on good terms with your suppliers, you have a better chance of getting special deals or preferential treatment. They might also be kinder to you if you ever face a cash shortage and need some time to pay your accounts. Build the relationship An efficient payment policy is ...

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How to write a business plan


Whether you’re an established or start-up business, it’s important to have a plan to help you achieve your goals. To make this easier, we’ve created a free business plan guide and template. A business plan outlines your strategy for the next couple of years. It may be used to help ...

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How to use cash flow forecasts


Understanding cash flow is the key to running a successful small business. Good cash flow management will help ensure your business runs smoothly and it gives you the insight to keep on top of your business’ financial health. What is a cash flow forecast? A cash flow forecast is an ...

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How you can save with our business banking package


Choosing the right mix of business banking products and linking them under one package can save you time and money. We’ll show you how you can save with our business package for small to medium businesses—NAB Business Fundamentals.

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Microenterprise loans: supporting start-ups & small business


Too often, great Australian ideas go unrealised. NAB believes in supporting Aussie innovation with a range of microfinance options.

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Real people, real stories: Getting healthy on the Gold Coast


In this episode, meet Marco Renai, personal trainer turned small business entrepreneur and his Healthy Lifestyle Club and Clinic on the Gold Coast. Find out what Marco puts his success down to and what the support of his business banker has meant to his continued business growth.

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