Starting or buying a business?  The structure behind business ownership is vital.

A business may be operated in the name of a sole trader, partnership, company or trust.  The optimal structure depends on your circumstances.  Always obtain advice from professional advisers, including lawyers and accountants.

 For example, aspects of taxation and asset protection must be considered.   At times, the two can be in conflict so good advice includes a broader understanding of the goals of the business and its stakeholders.