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Want Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur to spend a full day with you and your team?

Adopt-a-Chief is a new initiative from the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur that will allow a Queensland based startup to leverage Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp’s extensive domestic and global business experience, gained as CEO and founder of the startup Everledger, to help them with their current challenges and future plans. She will spend … Read more

        Small businesses are encouraged to apply for an inaugural Small Business Week Grant to host events during this year’s Queensland Small Business Week.  Grants of up to $5000 are available to help deliver innovative events and activities that provide small businesses with the tools they need to thrive. The Small Business … Read more

Business Studio lunch box forum: scaling a home–based business

Date: Wednesday 18 July 2018 Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm Where:  Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland Scaling a home–based business from markets to distributors From humble beginnings in her home kitchen, the late Roza Robertson pioneered the gourmet sauce industry in Queensland and established a bona fide Brisbane institution — Roza’s Gourmet. Now under the direction … Read more

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

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