There are four commonly used business structures in Australia: Sole trader, Partnership, Company and Trust. We recommend that all Business Owners take the time to understand the responsibilities of each structure because the structure you choose can have a big impact on the tax you’re liable to pay, asset protection and costs.

Perhaps you are set up as a Sole trader but now you’re business has blown up, and is growing more quickly than anticipated? Maybe you’re running multiple different businesses under the same entity? or maybe you haven’t considered how your assets would be protected if legal action was to be taken against you… how do you ensure that your assets remain safe?

In this episode, host Reuben Bergola, catches up with Rachel Hunter, Client Manager at New Wave with over 19 years of experience in the industry, to break down the different types of entity structures, and discuss the most common mistakes people make with structures. They run through the steps of choosing a “Risk-Taker” & an “Asset Holder” in your chosen structure, and how to best separate your business risks from your business assets.

As Business Advisors, we want to make sure that your business works for you, not just right now, but in the long run too. If you’re unsure about what structure is best for you, don’t delay in getting in touch with Rachel, Reuben or one of our Business Advisors today. Call our office on 07 5504 1999 or visit or website We offer a free 30-minute consultation.