Resources & Support


Small Business Financial Counselling Service

Free, impartial and confidential financial counselling for small business owners in Southern Queensland.

Business Wellness Coaches

Free and confidential emotional coaching and wellbeing support for small business owners in Southern Queensland. 

Queensland Small Business Commissioner

The Queensland Small Business Commissioner provides practical information and support to small businesses, including resolving small business tenancy disputes and affected lease disputes.

COVID-19 Business Assistance Finder

Use this tool to discover what support is available from the Queensland and Australian Governments, plus Queensland local councils. Need more guidance? Phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687


TAFE Queensland Micro-credentials

 Free, online, fully self-paced micro-credentials you can learn when and where it suits you.

Mentoring for Growth

The Mentoring for Growth program currently has more than 50 mentors ready to connect with impacted small businesses. Mentors are available to provide tailored support including financial mentoring and business planning.

Tourism and Hospitality Micro-credentialing program

Provides tourism businesses with access to short online courses on the Typsy platform. The bite-sized video courses help operators retain staff and fill critical skill gaps in as little as 40 minutes.


Starting or Growing a Small Business
Business Queensland

A broad range of information, tools and support services offered by the Queensland Government to help you start, run or grow a small business.

The Australian Govenrment's business portal, with simple access to information on starting, running or exiting a business.


The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps you find the licences and information you need for your business.

Mentoring for Growth

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) offers eligible businesses access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business.

Finding Staff
Workforce Australia

Advertise a job, find an employment provider to get personal recruitment assistance, financial support for hiring, train or trial a candidate.

Australian Apprenticeships

Advice and help with recruiting, training and retaining Australian Apprentices.

Back to Work

Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed jobseekers.

Department of Home Affairs

Provides information about employing and sponsoring overseas workers.

Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Info Kit

The Queensland Government's intellectual property (IP) info kit will help you understand Australia's IP system and explain how to identify, protect and commercialise your business's IP.

IP Australia

Browse the Australian Government's intellectual property resources and downloads portal, with tools, publications, videos and more to help guide you with your IP needs.

Tendering for Government Business
Supplying to the City of Gold Coast

Visit the Supplying to Council page on the City of Gold Coast website and learn how to supply to the City, find out about methods of procurement and current tender opportunities.

Tendering for Queensland Government Business

Learn about how your business can tender for supply opportunities, including the process for tendering and how to find Queensland Government opportunities.

Connecting & Exporting
Export Finance Australia

Export Finance Australia provides finance solutions for Australian exporters and overseas infrastructure development that delivers benefits to Australia.

Trade & Investment Queensland

Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency, helping Queensland exporters take their products to world markets and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for investment.

 Austrade Go Global Toolkit

Information, tools and support to grow your business globally.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Advance Queensland

Browse programs and funding support for Queensland startups and entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur's Program

The Entrepreneurs' Program is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity, offering access to expert advice and financial support through grants to help you progress your goals.

The program offers support to businesses through four elements:

  • Strengthening Business
  • Growth Services
  • Innovation Connections
  • Accelerating commercialisation

Landing Pads

Provide specialised support for Australian technology companies seeking to grow internationally. You can get support to validate your market entry plans, or advice and connections as you scale into global markets.

City of Gold Coast Growth Accelerator Program

This program will help businesses:

  • build a successful growth strategy
  • discover new sources of funding and investment
  • unlock your capacity for innovation
  • harness the power of your people.
Market Insights & Analysis
Office of the Chief Economist

High quality economic analysis across industry, innovation, resources, energy and evaluation.

Australian Innovation System Monitor

The annual Australian Innovation System Monitor explores the impact of innovation and related activities on business, industry and national performance. The report also outlines challenges and future opportunities for Australian innovation. &

Access openly available non-sensitive public data

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.