Support for business growth

Support is available for every phase of your business's growth. Identify your phase and find the right support. A range of free resources is available to help you plan your next move.

Phase 1: Start-up to scale

  • Are you looking to commercialise a new concept or business idea?
  • Are you looking for resources to help you get your business of the ground?

If you answered yes, then you are in the start-up to scale-up phase.

Whether you're just starting out or scaling up your small business, you can find help to boost your business from Gold Coast Libraries.

Services and support include:

  • workshops and events
  • online learning tutorials
  • research support
  • planning tools
  • business reads.

Other resources

Advance QLD grants and programs

Business Queensland: Starting a business

Australian Government: Plan and start your business

Phase 2: Business growth and development phase

  • Are you a Gold Coast business that has been in operation for more than two years?
  • Are you new to exporting and/or want to expand through export?
  • Are you continuing to grow and innovate in your business?

If you answered yes, then you are in the business growth and development phase.


Phase 3: Expansion and export

  • Are you are a well-established business?
  • Can your business support the next phase of growth?
  • Do you have a new generation of directors/owners?
  • Are you looking for new markets to support that next phase of your business growth?

If you answered yes, then you are in the business expansion and export phase.


If you have volunteers involved in your business or want to bring them in, then go to Get involved. You will find information on finding and training volunteers.