About the Queensland Small Business Commissioner

The Queensland Small Business Commissioner (QSBC) is a passionate supporter of Queensland small businesses.

"Our vision is to enhance the operating environment for small businesses through:

  • collaborative advocacy
  • fast and fair assistance; and
  • informing small businesses and the public to make better decisions"

Maree Adshead, Queensland Small Business Commissioner

Assistance – informing and empowering small business

If you're a Queensland small business in need, we:

  • provide you with personalised information and support
  • connect you with services that can help
  • offer informal resolution support for your small business issues
  • deliver a fast, fair and low-cost mediation process for your small business lease matters.

Find out more about how we can assist you.

Advocacy – promoting and enabling small business

If there's a broader issue affecting Queensland small businesses, we:

  • listen to, and help amplify, your views and experiences
  • work collaboratively with business groups and government at all levels
  • inform policy change and advocate for red-tape reduction
  • provide advice to inform and improve government services at all levels.

Find out how to raise an advocacy matter.

Meet the Small Business Commissioner

Maree Adshead is an experienced advocate and small business owner.

Maree spent 10 years in the legal profession, as partner of a tier-one national law firm. She co-founded and built her own successful software start-up businesses; receiving multiple awards for excellence in innovation. Maree has also been instrumental in helping others to build their own businesses.

In 2017, Maree was appointed the inaugural Queensland Small Business Champion – establishing a trusted interface between business and government; advocating on behalf of the Queensland small business community; and triaging and referring disputes.

Building on these achievements, Maree is now the Queensland Small Business Commissioner (QSBC).

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