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Starting a Business

The Gold Coast is an entrepreneurial city where one in five workers owns their own business.

The City of Gold Coast is committed to supporting local entrepreneurs.

It is often highlighted that one of the hurdles to starting a new business is lack of appropriate information and advice at early stages of establishment.

Read: Nine steps to start a business on the Gold Coast

To assist below is a list of some of the best free resources openly available to you – across Federal, State and Local Governments and private industry.

Australian Government Business Resources

Access the Federal Government’s online business portal offering advice on grants and assistance, business establishment and compliance, skills and training and a range of useful templates.

Queensland Government Business and Industry Portal

Access the Queensland Government’s online business portal offering advice specifically for businesses located within the State.

This portal also includes information on how to tender for Government business in Queensland.

Economic Development Market Intelligence

The City of Gold Coast provides an advisory service that informs the community of the economic trends in the city.

The service provides a suite of tools includingCity in Focus, economy.id and a statistical service advice.

Economic Development Update

The City of Gold Coast’s Economic Development Branch distributes a monthly newsletter. Updates include major project milestones, business and investment opportunities, economic reports and data, major events, award opportunities, industry snapshots and local business news stories.

City of Gold Coast Website

The City of Gold Coast website provides information on permits and licensing, major projects and strategies, media centre and tendering opportunities.

Start-Ups Resources

The Gold Coast hasa strong and growing network of resourcesfor start ups and provide an opportunity to learn, collaborate and share ideas and knowledge.

For more information visit the Start Up Ecosystem section.


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