A beginners guide to opening a restaurant - Small Business

opening a restaurant. A beginner's guide to. Careful planning is essential when opening a restaurant. Although individual circumstances may differ, th...

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A beginner’s guide to

opening a restaurant Careful planning is essential when opening a restaurant. Although individual circumstances  may differ, this is an overview of the many tasks involved – some can be done at the same time, while others may require approval before progressing. The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) can provide practical support, guidance and referral to additional sources of help.

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1 SBDC’s FREE Business Basics workshop provides everything you need to know about starting a business

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Location?

Assess business idea and research restaurant locations i

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Want a successful business?

- write a business plan i

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Choose business structure i

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Get Australian Business Number (ABN) i

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Register with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) i Register a domain name (your website) i

Search for licences and permits i

Register f or PAYG withholding when applying for ABN

Complete a financial forecast i

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Register for tax advice about filing for GST i

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Find right premises i (lease or buy)

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Talk to SBDC to review your progress i

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8 Need help registering your business name?

Tax obligations could be affected by structure of business

Seek professional advice before signing anything

Planning to serve alcohol?

YES Speak to Department of Racing, No licence Gaming and Liquor WA (Dept required R,G&L) about your business plan, for BYO building standards for licensed premises, and licensing options i

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Local government approval Speak to your local government about everything in step 14

If serving alcohol and have done building work show Dept R,G&L your planning and building approval

Approval if you are: • changing signs or exterior appearance of building • adding or changing alfresco dining • changing building structure or number of toilets • changing use of the building (eg. retail restaurant) or seating capacity of existing restaurant

Submit a Food Business Notification i

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Have your premises inspected to confirm compliance with health and building standards

Approval if you are planning any interior or exterior building works • Make sure you have a permit before i building (your building surveyor must sign a Certificate of Design Compliance) i • Submit Notice of Completion within 7 days of finishing building i • Apply for Occupancy Permit i

Playing background music in restaurant? i You may need both – check websites

Submit a Restaurant Licence Application with PPCA to play protected sound records or music i

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Submit a Restaurant Licence Application with APRA AMCOS to play background music i

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Check health and safety commitments and checklist i

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Need new liquor licence or transferring a licence?

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Submit Transfer of Licence kit to Dept R,G&L

Once Public Interest Assessment is approved and advertising period (14 days) is set, get Dept R,G&L to inspect your premises i

Dept R,G&L will assess your application

Restaurant and Catering Industry Association for more information

Employing staff

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18 Note legal requirements when employing staff

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Types of employment i

Australian  Hotels Association for more information

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Transfer of licence i

Submit Restaurant Licence kit to Dept R,G&L Approval could take longer than you expect - speak to Dept R,G&L

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Employer obligations i Recruiting and managing staff i

Employees c an choose self-nominated or employernominated fund

Check labour relations commitments i

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Register default superannuation fund i

Serving alcohol?

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Staff training

Managers must complete Approved Manager course Staff must complete approved Responsible Service of Alcohol course i

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Market your business

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If you’re based in regional Western Australia our Business Local outreach service will provide free advice and guidance. Details of your nearest service provider can be found on our website.

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13 12 49 smallbusiness.wa.gov.au Guide developed in collaboration with the Department of Finance

Note: This guide is not a substitute for legal advice