Business resources

City Libraries have a great range of business resources that can help inform your small business, startup or idea.

City Libraries Start me up - Business skills series provides support for emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and startups with practical monthly business skills workshops delivered by current industry experts, and bi-monthly 'Meet the entrepreneur' events, where you can get advice and inspiration from leading entrepreneur role models. Check out our upcoming free events and book online now. 

Research assistance

  • Ask a Librarian - If you need help with research to start, run or grow your business Gold Coast Libraries can help. Simply fill out the form and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • State Library of Queensland 'Ask Us' - State Library of Queensland can also help answer your questions and offer research guidance.

ABI/Inform Business Database

Over 2,800 full-text journals covering business, economic, corporate strategies, and management. Its international coverage provides a picture of business trends around the world.

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Business books for the entrepreneur on OverDrive

Browse through a range of new and classic titles to boost your business skills. Download direct to your device via the OverDrive app and read on the go.

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Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or non-profit. Create your own account so you can setup your personal business profile complete with business, budget and marketing plans.

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Discover a range of online tutorials to support your business venture. With tutorials covering entrepreneurship, business plans, finance and graphic or web design, can help get you started.  Please note: creating a profile is optional.

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Standards Australia Online

Standards Australia Online contains digital copies of all published Australian standards. Two concurrent users. Only available in branch libraries.

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Gold Coast Business

Discover the services and programs available through the city that can support your business, investment or entrepreneurial journey.

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Business Queensland

Get access to information and services for starting and running your business through Business Queensland.  Find tools and resources to help you get into business in Queensland.

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The Queensland Law Handbook

A comprehensive legal resource, with plain-english language designed to help you deal with your legal problems. The Queensland Law Handbook is produced by the Caxton Legal Centre Inc, with the assistance of volunteers with legal experience in Queensland.

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