Business Studio lunch box forum: Personal Kanban – prioritising and managing my time

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm Where:  Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland Personal Kanban — how do I prioritise and manage my time I’ve got an idea: now how do I execute my plan using techniques like Personal Kanban to manage and prioritise my time? Personal Kanban has just two rules: … Read more

Meet the multi-faceted artist: Vernon Ah Kee

Co-founder of Iscariot Media, Vernon Ah Kee, juggles between his own varied creative works and his highly successful business advising other Indigenous arts practitioners on how to grow and develop their ventures. Vernon works with creative mediums as varied as large-scale drawings of his ancestors to hard-hitting text-based works and installations. His artwork is a … Read more

Business Studio focus on Indigenous arts

Meet Leesa Watego: entrepreneur, creative, academic, and teacher. Member of the Queensland Government’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group, and a successful businesswoman herself, Leesa works with individuals, business owners and organisations to develop their digital and business strategies. Leesa created her first business, Nyumba Goori Studies Consultancy, in 1994 … Read more

Thunder Lizards Startup MVP Program – discount for Business Studio members!

SLQ Business Studio partners Little Tokyo Two are offering a 25% discount on upcoming Thunder Lizards Startup MVP Programs for Business Studio members. Use the code ‘SLQ’ when booking to get the discounted price of $750 (normally $1000). Thanks LT2! The Startup MVP program is a 2 day workshop designed to supercharge your entrepreneurial skills. Learn … Read more

Lunch box forum: Peter Gjersoe — I have this business idea…

Social entrepreneur Peter Gjersoe visited the Business Studio on Wednesday 1 February to take us through the very first steps of starting a business, and explored some business basics to set entrepreneurs on the road to success. Check out the notes from Peter’s presentation. Our Business Studio lunch box forums feature a new speaker each fortnight. Business … Read more

SLQ Business Studio first birthday celebration!

The State Library of Queensland Business Studio first birthday celebration was hosted by Vicki McDonald (State Librarian and CEO) with special guest Honourable Leeanne Enoch Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business. Mark Sowerby (Queensland Chief Entrepreneur) facilitated a panel discussion with Jock Fairweather (Little Tokyo Two), Nicole Jensen … Read more

LUNCHBOX FORUM: Kevin Casey – How to find high-paying clients, make a real living as a writer and explore the world on your profits

Hear from Kevin Casey on how he has built and run a profitable freelance writing business, using it as a springboard for global travel. As a professional copywriter, Kevin will talk about how he has built his business to help other businesses improve their messaging and some of the tips and tricks you can use … Read more

LUNCHBOX FORUM: Rebecca Andrews – Advancing small Business Queensland Strategy

Start, grow and employ: The Queensland Government’s new plan for Queensland small business. Rebecca shared valuable insights into the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016 – 2020 and the grants available to help small businesses start, grow and employ. Rebecca Andrews leads the Office of Small Business and is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships … Read more

LUNCH BOX FORUM: GIOVANNA & PAUL SHAKHOVSKOY – Networking: sometimes the hardest, always the best thing you can do for your business

Giovanna and Paul are two of four siblings who started Brisbane’s biggest ‘escape the room’ business. Since opening in November 2014, Escape Hunt Brisbane has seen over 40,000 people through their doors, and hosted 350 corporate groups. In February 2016 the siblings started a second company, Directors of the Extraordinary. This venture focuses on creating completely new … Read more