Starting a Business?
Growing a Business?
Running a Business?
This collection of resources may help …
The department recognises the important relationship between employment outcomes, strong small businesses and a skilled workforce to the wellbeing of Queenslanders and their communities.
|Employment||To increase employment opportunities for Queenslanders, in particular disadvantaged cohorts and unemployed jobseekers|
|Small Business||To ensure small businesses can seamlessly interact with government and are supported to start, grow and employ|
|Training and Skills||To regulate Queensland apprenticeships and traineeships, and facilitate access and participation in vocational education and training pathways, enabling Queenslanders to gain employment in current and future industries|
Resources to help you find your way in the workplace – no matter what stage your business is at, we’ll help you understand workplace rights and obligations
The Australian Government’s business.gov.au offers a simple and convenient access point to all the government information, forms and services you might need. It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
The Queensland Government’s business.qld.gov.au has information specifically to support business development in Queensland.
Topic areas include:
- Getting into business
- Running a business
- Employing People
- Tools and Resources
- Legal Structures … and much more
Help for Small Business (Fair Work Ombusdman)
Small businesses play a vital role in the economy. We understand the unique challenges you face in meeting your workplace relations responsibilities.
The step-by-step 28 page guide to starting a new tourism business is very practical, but nonetheless, very valuable in helping to grow the tourism industry. The publication is targeted at local communities, potential investors and tourism operators, with an emphasis on smaller visitor attractions.
It includes a checklist of key steps to be considered before establishing or investing in a visitor attraction. There is advice on project development including feasibility work, financing and project management. The new guide also includes case studies of successful tourism infrastructure development projects. The guide will also be useful for local governments, state government agency regional directors, investors and developers.
Case studies of successful tourism ventures contained in the guide include:
- RiverLife adventure and activity operation in Brisbane
- Lagoon at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays
- Outback@Isa underground mine experience and fossil centre at Mount Isa
- Gold Coast Convention Centre
- Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways at Winton
- Cosmos Centre at Charleville
- Kronosaurus Korner Richmond Marine Fossil Museum at Richmond
- Cape York Turtle Rescue Project at Mapoon
- Set up an incorporated association
- After you incorporate an association
- Incorporated associations forms and fees
- Running an incorporated association
Charities and fundraising
- Starting an appeal for fundraising support
- Running an appeal for fundraising support
- Charity and fundraising forms and fees
- Making changes to a charity
- What is a cooperative?
- Registering a cooperative
- Cooperative forms and fees
- Run a cooperative
- Limited liability partnership
- Incorporated limited partnership
- Limited partnership forms and fees
- Register a limited partnership
A resource for Queensland community organisations containing useful information such as manuals, handbooks, a nonprofit standard chart of accounts, checklists, streamed training videos, model forms, and precedent policies.
A guide for startups and small businesses
In today’s business world, more and more companies are embracing remote work. Not only does this provide employees with greater flexibility, but it can also lead to those magic words every owner wants to hear: ‘reduced overhead costs’.
However, fostering high-performing remote teams isn’t as simple as nudging them out of the office and hoping they can grind out results from their living rooms. There are key things companies need to do to set their teams up for success. For example, clearly defining roles and expectations, and providing the resources and support they need to flourish. Employees should always have access to the tools and information they need to do their jobs effectively.
This guide explores exactly how companies can create an environment that is conducive to high performance, no matter where they set up their base of operations.
Source: Virtual HQ (UK)
For all businesses, including SMEs, there’s a sense of expectancy to ensure you’re doing everything you can to keep your carbon emissions and other harmful environmental outputs to a minimum. If you run an SME and are unsure exactly how to do that, this guide is here to help.
Whether it’s understanding exactly what kind of impact you’re already having, or the desire to reduce the size of your footprint, we’re here to help you move towards a business model which sees reductions on your impact on the environment.
(UK Based resource)
Whether the idea to start your business struck you this morning or ten years ago, you’ve got an itch that needs to be scratched. It’s time to jump in and get started.
Maybe you’re trying to build a new software company that’s bigger than Google. Maybe you want to start your own landscaping company or architecture firm.
But, hm, how will you make the jump from average worker to business owner? How will you turn your brain waves into a company? We’ll show you how.
(US Based resource)
For many people, working from home is the dream. You wake up, roll out of bed, and start your day. There’s no commute, no clock to punch, and no dress code. If we’re being really honest, you can probably even get by without a shower. In theory, the freedom to spend your working hours in an environment of your own choosing is tough to beat.
(US Based resource)