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 learning’s 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

Mundanara Bayles

NAIDOC WEEK Business Studio lunchbox forum with Mundanara Bayles

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 6th Jul 2016, 12:30pm

Join Mundanara, Managing Director and Co-Founder of The Australian BlackCard Pty Ltd (BlackCard) as we discuss cultural awareness for entrepreneurs.

Daniel DaSilva Lay

Business Studio lunchbox forum with Daniel da Silva Lay

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 20th Jul 2016, 12:30pm

Join Daniel, Founder of My Business Garage as we discuss how to get clients.

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