Small Business Smart Phone App

Stay informed on the go with this handy small business iphone app


Of the many smart phone applications out there for small business owners, one that is definitely worth downloading and is free, comes courtesy of the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research iphone app for its principle online business resource,

The app is terrific for anyone either running their own business or considering starting one, because it literally brings to your fingertips a treasure trove of essential business information, resources and tools for Australian business owners to start and grow a business. 

The interface is quite simple and effortlessly offers up a variety of information and resources accessible directly with one tap, for example the latest business news; videos, business checklists; an Australian Business Number (ABN) Lookup tool; and the ability to access information on a wide range of business topics including licences & registrations, taxation, employment, home-based business, importing & exporting and much more.

The application also allows a user to customise to their preferred business topics and also add news feeds from favourite websites.

Topics and listed resources are extensive and vary from links for government programs such as the Victoria’s Master-class for Growth program where business owners can learn growth strategies, to a Young Worker Toolkit for helping young people transition into work; to a small business Support Line where small business experts provide advice on a range of topics like taxation, cash flow management, marketing and promotion; business planning; there’s even a resource for emergency management & recovery to help businesses prepare and recovery from emergencies; there’s a government directory, info on fair trading, franchising, grants, insurance, market research plus much, much more. 

The best thing about the application is its easy, simple way to connect small business owners to relevant information that can truly make a difference to their success. Whether they realised they need the information or not, sitting on the train or over a spare 5 minutes at lunch playing on your phone can open up a new world of information and advice geared toward helping achieve business goals. 

Find the app here