Welcome to Better Business at Home, City of Casey's one-stop-shop to help your local business thrive!
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Please be aware that some business types cannot be operated from home.
Depending on your type of business, you may need one or more permits to begin trading. This may include permits for planning and building, accommodation, food and liquor, asset inspection or health and beauty. All home-based businesses must comply with state planning laws and you may require a permit to operate.
Liaising with and learning from like-minded business people can be crucial to unlocking new opportunities and making wise business plans, suited to your goals. Here are some local opportunities to find those networks:
Home-based businesses are a cost-effective business model and offer great flexibility. However, business owners are encouraged to be mindful and consider those living around them, to avoid potential conflicts. It's a wise idea to sit down and identify any aspects of your home-based business which may impinge on neighbouring households, rather than hoping no-one will complain - in this case prevention is better than cure!
Common problems arise around residential parking, noise, waste disposal and odours. If you are concerned your business may impact on your neighbours' amenity, consider speaking to them to discuss what you are doing. Information about home-based businesses and neighbourhood amenity is available from City of Casey.