Starting a business

Starting a business is an exciting time. No longer do you have to work long hours to help someone else's bottom line, and you can work in just the way you want.

It can, however, be daunting knowing what steps to follow when looking to start up a business. The Australian Government's business.gov.au website has a number of helpful tips for those looking to plan and start a business.

VACC membership is a worthwhile investment when starting an automotive business. VACC members can access the 98 year-old VACC brand, recognised and respected by Victorian motorists, giving them an immediate leg-up over non-member competitors.

Members receive assistance in hiring, training and managing staff, navigating legislation including industrial relations, occupational health and safety, and environmental compliance. Members can access the Southern Hemisphere's largest automotive technical library, with information and times guides across nearly all makes and models. VACC has alliances with businesses which help the bottom lines of VACC members, such as banking, insurance, office supplies and websites.

VACC membership also allows business owners to come together and share information and intelligence, to the benefit of all. Read more about member benefits here