Ok, well I'm just making this thread to get a little bit of feedback, and some helpful info/tips. Basically, I tend to have a lot of spare time in my current job. I work a 24x7 rotating roster and typically work 4 shifts on, 4 shifts off. Occasionally I will have as much as 6-8 days off even. In light of this I've been trying to figure out something to do with my spare time that could help generate some sort of cash flow. Aside from investing, a second job was always something that crossed my mind. I was thinking of starting a small business for home computer networking, troubleshooting, and hardware installation, and later on expanding into small office. This would just be a thing on the side, so not getting much business wouldn't be an issue as I'd still be working my current job, which pays me more then enough. ----------------------------------------------- My questions are; 1. What would be involved in the initial setup of the business..? I know I'll need to get an ABN (again, my old one expired), but what else? Do I need to register a business name to or something? 2. I've been told I need to earn $55,000 a year via the business to claim all the benefits, such as company car, phone, etc. is this true..? 3. How would tax and super contributions work..? I remember last time I had my ABN and was working as a Telemarketer, I'd have to fill out an Invoice booklet each week to get paid, although we'd give it to our manager who would process it somehow, this is where im not sure what to do.