Glossary of Terms
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Viewing entries beginning with 'J'
- Joint venture (Business names)
A contractual arrangement under which two or more entities carry on an activity for a single purpose. It might be implemented by various business structures: a trust, a joint venture company or joint venture partnership. For the purposes of the Business Names Register, a joint venture partnership is two or more entities that apply for a business name, each with their own Australian Business Number (ABN).