Starting a business

Find what you need to know to help you start your business in Queensland.


Starting or buying a business

Find out how to start or buy a business or franchise.

Business Launchpad

Use the Business Launchpad to find the licences and permits you need to start a business in Queensland.

Business finance essentials

Read about how to set up your business finances, make a profit, measure your performance and benchmark your business.

Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)

Visit ABLIS to find out which licences, permits and registrations you need to operate a business in Queensland.

Business premises and location

Read about finding the right business location, leasing premises, buying or leasing industrial land, and protecting your business premises.

Digital business and IT

Find advice on doing business online and managing your business's online presence.

Finding and hiring staff

Find tips, templates and a step-by-step guide for a successful recruiting process that meets legal requirements.

Advice and support

Small business assistance including resources, services, tools and support to help you start, run and grow your business in Queensland.

Starting a business

Watch our video to help you turn your business start-up idea into a reality.

Learn about:

  • how to research, develop and test your business idea
  • how to assess and improve your business owner skills
  • legal and regulatory requirements
  • what you need to do ahead of opening day.

Tools and resources

Find more information to help you start a business.

Take the business readiness health check

Discover if you, your idea, and your plans are in shape to start a new business.

Planning a new business

Use our guides, checklists and tips to plan your business idea and sharpen the skills you'll need as a business owner.

Grants and funding

Learn how to find grants, funding programs and other support to develop a new business.