Starting your business

Find out what you need to know to start your business on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is home to over 36,000 businesses which contribute to a strong and resilient economy, enabling the region to grow as a great place to live, work and play. If you’re ready to start your business journey and join the supportive and collaborative business community, below are some resources that may help you succeed.

Step 1. Are you business ready?

Do you have an idea you are ready to turn into a business? Complete the Business Queensland, business readiness health check. These questions will help you understand what is involved and ensure you are prepared for the effort and commitment of running a business.

Step 2. Get prepared.

You’ve assessed your business idea and you are ready to start. Setting up a new business can be challenging. The Australian Government has created a guide to starting a business. Follow these 10 steps to understand what’s ahead. 

Step 3. Find support and advice.  

A range of tools, resources and programs are available to help grow your business. Follow the links below to explore a range of support:

Need further information?

Connect with a business development facilitator via email: [email protected].