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

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 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 or call 3842 9929.

Opening hours

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

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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

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: social enterprise and design thinking

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 9th May 2018, 12:30pm

In this fortnight's lunch box forum, Tom Allen will share global insights into design thinking and social innovation to help social entrepreneurs turn problems into sustainable opportunities.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: authentic pitch

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 23rd May 2018, 12:30pm

In this lunch box forum, hear from Janine Lee as she discusses the art of having a conversation about your business.

Business Studio lunch box forums

Business Studio lunch box forum: managing and avoiding common aches and pains at the computer

Business Studio, level 1, State Library. 6th Jun 2018, 12pm

Hear from physiotherapist and safety consultant Leanne Loch with some practical strategies to manage and prevent workplace injury.

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