Sullivan Rees is an experienced, pro-active accounting firm located in Coolangatta (Gold Coast) and TweedHeeds (Tweed Coast). We are trustworthy, friendly and helpful: we understand the obstacles you face everyday in your business, and our accounting services cover every angle to overcome these challenges. Our personal approach means you have the guaranteed stability and continuity of your own advisor assigned to focus on you and your business.
We can help you capitalise on opportunities, and when necessary minimise problems; we are there through the good and the not so good times.
Sometimes the only way to understand a person’s business or financial situation is by meeting face-to-face. All new clients or people looking to speak with an accounting professional are offered an initial consultation with the first hour at no charge. If you have some concerns and wish to take advantage of a confidential personal discussion simply call 07 5536 2111 to arrange a meeting.
For start-ups establishing an online business, there are many legal issues to be considered before your business kicks off.
Businesses must comply with their legal obligations to ensure their business and consumers are protected under relevant laws. Whether you run your entire business online or provide just some of your services, it is important to be aware of the legal issues involved.
URL The first step to setting up your online business is registering your URL. When deciding on a URL ensure the name you intend to use is not already being used by someone else, is not already trademarked or can be protected by trademark registration. The best way to avoid this is by doing a trademark search and an organisations and business names search to ensure you do not infringe trademark or copy someone else’s name.
Website terms and conditions Every website should specify the terms and conditions under which visitors can access it, even if your website does not sell any goods or services. Setting out terms and conditions ensures you have a clear agreement in place for visitors and allows you to set limits on what visitors can do with the intellectual property on your website. Also, it can minimise the risk of visitors taking legal action against you or your business.
If your website does sell goods and services you will need to provide refunds and exchanges to comply with the Australian Consumer Law. The Australian Consumer Law covers the basic rights for consumers in relation to rights to a repair, replacement or refund as well as compensation for damages and loss and being able to cancel a faulty service. Your website’s terms and conditions must cover this law.