wozzie2202

Setting up as a consultant

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    I have been asked by my current company to do some work for them on arrival in Australia for the Australian arm of the business. We have been discussing options in terms of whether to be employed by the PTY business directly or to possibly go self-employed as a consultant (which may be better in the long run in terms of business activities I can undertaken). Does anyone have any initial insight in to how to get myself set up on arrival, whether i need to be registered as a company and the initial steps I need to take to get an ABN...any info gratefully received.

     

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    Sarah

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    I'm guessing you'd have a visa letting you be self employed? Getting an ann is easy and free. You need to take into account that if you are employed then you'd have 9.5% extra on top of your wage paid into a super fund. Self employed you'd not get that.

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    jut a thought ...you might get the best of both worlds (and possibly avoid potential hassles) by hitching your shingle with a small existing consultancy, initially

     

     

    what's your area of expertise, and the field of your parent company?

     

    JB

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    Hi John, I'm an HR Manager/Business Parter but am focused at the moment on mergers and acquisitions and will be looking at possible divestment of part of my parent company in Australia in line with ACCC requirements. The challenge i have is if employed directly by my company i can only get involved in the divestment but if I go self employed i could potentially also look at the acquisition piece as well which could open up more opportunities. I'm coming over on a PR State sponsored visa so don't see any issues with being self employed. regards, Sarah

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    We are on a PR state sponsored visa, my husband was self employed for the first 18 months we were here and no issues at all so you will be fine, that is not an issue.

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    OK..... I'll pass it on to a friend who runs a Consultancy. His area is remodeling existing multi- site businesses..... but, who knows, he might see an opportunity for something (maybe in the way of a limited partnership).

     

    (- This would be presuming, of course, that there would not be anything in the way of Insider-Trading type considerations......The ACCC don't come up with these restrictions for the sake of it, after all)

     

    - why not flick me a line on as a private message, and I'll contact him

     

    JB :swoon:

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