Looking to register a Business Name for your new Victorian-based business, then Information Brokers is the right place to be.
If you're starting a business in Victoria, one of the first steps you'll need to take is registering your business name. Not only is this a legal requirement, but it can also help protect your brand and make it easier for customers to find and recognise your business.
In this article, we'll cover the steps of registering a business name in Victoria and some tips for making the process as smooth as possible.
Before you can register your business name, you need to make sure that it's available. You can do this by using the Business Name Availability Search tool on the Information Brokers website. This tool will tell you if the name you want is already in use by another business, or if it's available for registration.
The structure of your Business Name is determined by your ABN type. During the application process, our system will automatically detect the structure based on the ABN you enter.
Once you've checked the availability of your chosen business name and chosen your business structure, it's time to register your business name. You can do this online through the Information Brokers Business Name Registration portal. You'll need to provide information such as your business structure, ABN, and contact details, as well as pay a registration fee. The current fee for registering a business name in Victoria is $65 for one year or $145 for three years.
Once you've registered your business name, you'll need to renew your registration periodically to keep it active. In Victoria, business names are registered for a period of one or three years, depending on the option you choose when you register. You can renew your registration online through the Information Brokers portal.
We offer a simple pathway to having your business name officially registered and recognised by Information Brokers, in a quick and easy fashion to get your business up and running as soon as possible.
Here are a few tips to help make the process of registering your business name in Victoria as smooth as possible:
1. Choose a unique and memorable business name that accurately reflects your brand and makes it easy for customers to find you.
2. Consider trademarking your business name to give you exclusive rights to use it and protect it from infringement by other businesses.
3. Register your business name as soon as possible to avoid the risk of someone else registering it first.
4. Keep your registration details up to date, including your business address and contact information.
5. Be aware of the renewal dates for your business name registration and make sure you renew it on time to avoid any penalties or fees.
In conclusion, registering a business name in Victoria is an important step in starting a new business. By following the steps outlined above and taking some time to choose the right business name and structure, you can protect your brand and give your business the best possible chance of success.