These websites include information about starting and growing a business, training and networking events, as well as legal requirements. The links will help get you started on your journey. Explore each website in detail to gain the maximum business knowledge.
As well as Queensland specific information on starting, running, buying and growing a business, this site offers free, step-by-step guides to doing your own online market research. By using different websites, you will gather data tailored to your specific business type and location.
Aims to encourage the creation of knowledge-based jobs of the future, drive productivity improvements and help position Queensland as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture. Find information on specific programs and funds, grants and tendering for government contracts.
Government Statistician’s Office
Contains a wide range of demographic, economic and social data relating to Queensland. Regional profiles can be generated and locations compared, for you to target your market.
A comprehensive site which includes information on various types of businesses: home-based business, franchise, buying an existing business or starting a new business. Their grant and support finder is based on your business location and industry, and helps you find assistance based on your circumstances. Expertise & advice is also offered, as are events & training.
ABLIS (Australian Business Licence and Information Service)
The search function will guide you through a series of questions and answers to find the compliance and support information you need to start, run or grow your business eg. government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines.
ASIC (Australian Securities and Investment Commission)
A wide range of resources to help you start your business or company including checking the availability of your business name and registering it.
Get inspired by other peoples business stories (videos and articles). Small business tips and tools with a focus on selling online.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
This website is used by Australian businesses to improve their decisions and planning. Currently many small businesses use ABS information to decide when to start up or expand their business, locate potential customers and develop targeted marketing campaigns.
Learn more about how to use statistics in your business planning.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Border Force)
Delivers trade functions for the Federal Government. Prohibited goods, cost of importing and buying online.
IP (Intellectual Property) Australia
This site provides information about Australian patents. It also provides access to two databases for patents and patent applications filed since January 1979.
View companies that have been removed from ASX's official list during the last 6 months.