How can I improve my business’s online presence?

Significant changes in the marketplace are the result of new technology trends. Over the past decade, new technology and online inventions seem to be introduced every week, with impacts on 21st century businesses, our lives, and shaping our digital future. Technology has transformed the way businesses approach their customers, allowing SMEs (small to medium enterprises) … Read more

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