Ku-ring-gai Council has joined with Service NSW’s Easy to do Business program which aims to tackle the red tape currently required to set up or run a business in NSW, to help owners to focus on running their business rather than dealing with bureaucracy.
The Easy to do Business program is a free service for business owners coordinated by Service NSW and progressively being rolled out to council areas across the state. Currently the program is focusing on those looking to open a small bar café or restaurant but will progressively be expanded into other areas.
Previously cafes, small bars and restaurants would have to deal with up to 13 agencies and 75 regulations, taking as long as 18 months to navigate. The Easy to do Business program has seen this reduced to one online application, reducing the opening time for businesses to 90 days.
Those wishing to set up a restaurant, bar or café in Ku-ring-gai will now have a dedicated Service NSW representative to help them navigate the required approvals, including registering the business, obtaining an ABN and the required Council paperwork.
The program is helping to reduce red tape and form filling the program also offers personalised support though its business concierge service as well as step-by-step guides tailored specifically for business, including ‘how-to’ guides and other online support.
Click here for more information on the Service NSW website