Business Info

Business Info

Starting a Business?
Growing a Business?
Running a Business?

This collection of resources may help …

Department of Employment, Small Business & Training

Department of Employment, Small Business & Training

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
Small Business Showcase

Small Business Showcase

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

Fairwork Ombudsman

The Australian Government’s 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 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.

Tourism Project Feasibility Guide

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

Download the Tourism Project Feasibility Guide and check out the additional resources at Tourism & Events Queensland

Associations, Charities and Not-for-Profits


Associations, Charities and Not-for-Profits

Incorporated associations

  • 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 partnerships

  • Limited liability partnership
  • Incorporated limited partnership
  • Limited partnership forms and fees
  • Register a limited partnership
Developing Your Organisation

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.

Go to Developing Your Organisation

Related Information

Fostering High-performing Remote Teams

Fostering high-performing remote teams

 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) 

Reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact (UK)

An SME’s guide to reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact

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)

The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing Your Business (US)

The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing Your Business

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)

A Guide to Running a Business from Your Home (US)

A Guide to Running a Business from Your Home

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)

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