Business Studio

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SLQ’s Business Studio is a useful resource to support entrepreneurs and start-ups to make their innovative business ideas a reality.
Conveniently housed in one central location onsite at SLQ and with an online hub, discover a range of resources to assist in your business planning and research. Use the space as your office away from home to find the latest industry news and tips, and network with likeminded people.

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Business Studio membership

Business Studio membership allows members access to the following services and resources:

  • Bookable workstations
    Powered single workstations and Group stations for 2 – 4 people can be booked (Group tables don’t have power facilities)
  • Exclusive Business Studio wi-fi
    Use your Business Studio membership to log onto the Dedicated wi-fi service
  • Access and borrow business resources
    Want to take home some of SLQ’s great business resources? Once you become a Business Studio member you can borrow a range of items from the Business Studio reception
  • Attend special workshops and mentoring sessions
  • Entrepreneur in residence program (coming soon)

Become a member

Business Studio membership is available to current SLQ members by visiting our friendly staff in the Studio on level 1.

Not yet an SLQ member?  Then register online on our membership page prior to visiting the Business Studio to access the resources on offer.

For more information about Business Studio membership, contact the Business Studio at BusinessStudio@slq.qld.gov.au or 3840 7171.

Who can benefit from a Business Studio membership?

The Business Studio can  provide support and services in a number of business related areas for example:

Lounge area in Business StudioWork stations in Business Studio

Before you start a business

  • Business checklists
  • Where to find advice and support
  • Obtaining finance

When you start a business

  • Registrations and licenses
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Home-based / online business solutions
  • Tax obligations
  • Legal requirements
  • Standards and codes of practice
  • Record keeping and accounting systems
  • Corporate governance
  • Insurance
  • Employing staff
  • Grants and financial assistance

Buying a business

  • Franchising
  • Buying an established business

Running your business

  • Ongoing employer obligations
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Exporting and importing
  • Preparing for an emergency

Business Studio Platinum Membership

As a Business Studio Platinum Member you'll  receive six months of access to a wide range  of benefits including:

  • Exclusive use of the Business Studio to host  one workshop, event or collaborative session*.
  • Six hours of priority research assistance  from SLQ staff.
  • Opportunity to present a Business Studio  Lunch Box Forum.
  • Four guaranteed places to a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Game Changers event with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs.
  • Discounted hire of other SLQ venues.

Platinum Membership fee $2,000 + GST for a six month membership.  Download the flyer   (PDF 257.5 KB) or enquire online.

Book a space

Workstations and group spaces can be booked by Business Studio members.

Reserve a space now, book a workstation or group space.

If you are not already a member, please register online.

For more information, please contact BusinessStudio@slq.qld.gov.au or call 3842 9929.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm. Closed on public holidays.

Contact us

Ask Us

Email: BusinessStudio@slq.qld.gov.au

Lunch Box Forums

Hear from inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders as they share their insight and learnings on a variety of business related topics.

Conveniently scheduled over your lunch break, these sessions will occur every second Wednesday between 12.30pm -1.15pm and consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for Q&A.

Bring along your lunch or grab a bite to eat from the Library Cafe on your way.

Upcoming Lunch Box Forums

Dr Catherine Ball

Business Studio lunch box forum: how to avoid the need for investment

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 24th May 2017, 12:30pm

Hear from Dr Catherine Ball, 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year, about how to avoid the need for investment for your new business.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: marketing through joint ventures

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 7th Jun 2017, 12:30pm

Peter Gjersoe talks through entering into joint ventures, the pitfalls to be aware of and the potential benefits.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: marketing fundamentals

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 21st Jun 2017, 12:30pm

Petra Williams will share the three fundamental marketing principles that will attribute to the thriving of your business.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: social media marketing

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 5th Jul 2017, 12:30pm

Social media marketing entrepreneur Mitch Hills gives the low-down on how to use social media to market your business.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio Lunch Box Forum: Getting a product into the majors

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 19th Jul 2017, 12:30pm

Melinda Trembath discusses how to grow your business and how to get your product into the majors.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio Lunch Box Forum: online vs offline selling

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 2nd Aug 2017, 12:30pm

Belinda Harris from BrisStyle covers the pros and cons of selling your products both online and offline.

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