Business Resources

Queensland Government Resources

The following resources are applicable to starting up a business in Queensland and are available from the Queensland Government Business and industry portal.

Running your own business can be a rewarding experience. However, it can also mean exposure to new risks, long hours, hard work and frequent challenges. Before you start your business, it is important that you consider the reality, and the challenges, of running a business.

Start-up options
Buying an established business rather than starting a new business can be a good option for many potential business owners. Established businesses come with an existing customer base and are already trading. However, you may also inherit any problems that the business has. You need to know exactly what you’re signing up for, and be clear about your ability to run a business.
Establishing a business
Planning is one of the most important things you can do to make your business successful – whether you are considering, starting, running, expanding or exiting a business.

If you are starting a new business, your business plan will help you get your idea off the ground. It will give you an opportunity to consider what goals are realistic and achievable and help you identify what you can do within your budget. Your plan will be a guide to making your idea a reality.

Business licensing

Business Planning

Legal requirements
When you start a business you are required to meet certain legal requirements. To comply with the law you may need specific licences, permits and registrations. You will also need to register your business name with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and register your business for taxation purposes with the Australian Taxation Office

Meeting legal obligations

Market and customer research
Successful businesses make regular market research the foundation of their marketing and sales planning.