We’ve all heard the story of a successful business starting out in their founder’s garage. And with good reason: starting an in home business gives you the size, space, and flexibility to build your business the way that works for you.
But as well as considerations like setting up your office or workspace, registering your business, and getting on top of your marketing, one crucial step is understanding the approvals required to start an in home business.
Some business types won’t need them. Typically, freelance businesses that work solely online—digitally-based, low physical impact businesses—won’t need Council approvals to get up and running.
But other types of businesses will need approval. These include businesses like:
- Food service businesses
- Hair, beauty, and tattoo businesses
- Bed & breakfast accommodation
- Businesses that require a workshop, such as auto repair
So when you’re thinking about starting up a business, the first step is getting in touch with us. CIVAC is here to streamline the process to obtain your Council approval. Whether you need a Complying Development Certificate, or a Development Application, we’ll work with you to understand the business you’re starting, identify the approval process required, and then manage the application process for you.
Getting your business up and running is our business. Here’s how we do it.