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KimSemiglia

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Hey guys!
My name is Kimberly and I'm 25 years old.

I read millionaire Fastlane back in December 2016 and have struggled to really have anything to show for it. However, I feel like I have influenced a ton of friends and acquaintances regarding the principles of the book, but it's just really been in my leisure time.

I know I can change lives and influence people for sure, but definitely need guidance on practical ways to get started on starting a business. I'm all talk so far. From the legal aspects of starting a business on a working holiday visa to the amount of money I should expect to spend weekly, I just have not had a clue how to get some momentum and get started.

I have started a job in sales 3 months ago and been teaching myself a ton on marketing-- things I feel like I'll for sure need in business. I joined this forum to hopefully make great friends with like-minded goals to help me connect the dots. Of course, I also feel like I have a lot to offer as well.

I've learned from a ton of influencable people and been reading a ton of forums, but one thing I've learned is to not become a deer in headlights with too many choices. I've decided that I'll only join only one forum. It made sense to join the forum of the book that got me interested in the life of an entrepreneur in the first place.

I look forward to being a part of the community!
 

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Hello Kim

Hopefully someone from Australia will answer but isn't a Working Holiday Visa only valid for 12 months from date of entry? (Ok, I just checked and it is.)

And you have been there for at least 3 months if you started work the moment you arrived so will have to leave in 9 months maximum.

Where I am going with this is as follows:

Do you intend to stay longer and apply for a different type of Visa. (Business Visa: See Link)

Coming to Australia to start a business

If not and you only plan to tour around the country and get the odd job wherever you go then I would not worry about it too much. You are only young once.

Sales and Marketing Jobs, little temporary jobs in shops and bars as you travel, put you face to face with people. What they like, don't like, how they like talk.

So whilst clocking that in your head also think what are you seeing that might go down well in the US or what do you use in the US that you think might go down a treat in Australia?

Nothing on your current Visa stops you making contacts and enquiries.

And then you can get down to testing some business ideas when you are back in the US or have gone through the Business Visa Application (Which may require you to apply from the US anyway.

Dan
 
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KimSemiglia

KimSemiglia

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Hello Kim

Hopefully someone from Australia will answer but isn't a Working Holiday Visa only valid for 12 months from date of entry? (Ok, I just checked and it is.)

And you have been there for at least 3 months if you started work the moment you arrived so will have to leave in 9 months maximum.

Where I am going with this is as follows:

Do you intend to stay longer and apply for a different type of Visa. (Business Visa: See Link)

Coming to Australia to start a business

If not and you only plan to tour around the country and get the odd job wherever you go then I would not worry about it too much. You are only young once.

Sales and Marketing Jobs, little temporary jobs in shops and bars as you travel, put you face to face with people. What they like, don't like, how they like talk.

So whilst clocking that in your head also think what are you seeing that might go down well in the US or what do you use in the US that you think might go down a treat in Australia?

Nothing on your current Visa stops you making contacts and enquiries.

And then you can get down to testing some business ideas when you are back in the US or have gone through the Business Visa Application (Which may require you to apply from the US anyway.

Dan
Thank you Dan, that's an awesome link you provided. I'm surprised I've never come across it. Americans are allowed to extend for an extra year so the plan is 2 years!

Thank you for the tips.
 

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Welcome Kim, great to have ya!
 

Damien Dev

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Welcome. Yeah I'm not actually sure how you'd go about it either. If it's an online business, but you're a citizen of the US, you could register it there, and then file all your taxes over there through the IRS or whatever it's called. But if you're serving people here in Australia locally, you may be obligated to register here and pay taxes here and do it all on this side.

I don't know. Gets a little confusing but don't let this stop you, speak to the appropriate agencies on both sides and work out what you need and what structure/setup would suit you best based on your circumstances and long term plans. If there's a will, there's usually a way.

Enjoy your time in Australia!
 
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KimSemiglia

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Welcome. Yeah I'm not actually sure how you'd go about it either. If it's an online business, but you're a citizen of the US, you could register it there, and then file all your taxes over there through the IRS or whatever it's called. But if you're serving people here in Australia locally, you may be obligated to register here and pay taxes here and do it all on this side.

I don't know. Gets a little confusing but don't let this stop you, speak to the appropriate agencies on both sides and work out what you need and what structure/setup would suit you best based on your circumstances and long term plans. If there's a will, there's usually a way.

Enjoy your time in Australia!
Thank you! I appreciate the advice
 

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