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Did you know that Council provides free information for businesses to understand their location and who their customers are?

Coffee Commune’s research findings showed the importance of creating more customers in these difficult times, rather than selling more to the customers you have.  Sound easy but where do you start?

The Brisbane Community Profiles make it easier to find and analyse data to understand your market.  Using the latest demographic, social and economic data, you can generate profiles about the people who live in an area, the workers and businesses that operate there and how an area has changed over time.

Access the Brisbane Community Profiles.

Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program provides aspiring business leaders with the knowledge and skills to expand their capabilities. The training courses offered range from the Start Your Own Business Short Course, to export training, project management, leadership and more.  Applications for the 2024 Program are open and will close on 31 March 2024.

Ideas for Activations and Events

In February, we had Jano Kotzas, Founder of The Prop House Collective, talk about the importance of visual merchandising and activations to grow your customer base.  In case you missed, we can go to The Precinct Playbook page on Council’s website to get some practical tips for hospitality precincts to make their area more active, attractive and connected.  With four key themes – Promote, Support, Refresh and Activate – the information can be applied to all precincts regardless of their size.  There is also useful information for individual businesses – for some ideas for in-store events to connect with new customers you can browse ideas for events and activations.

Business in Brisbane Facebook Group

Brisbane City Council has created a Facebook group to bring local business owners together to access important information and support. The Business in Brisbane Facebook group shares up-to-date resources and information from Council and other reputable organisations. We encourage businesses to share their own ideas, ask questions and support each other. You can send through a request to join the group here.

Upcoming business events to grow your business skills

Survive, sustain, succeed in business

Wednesday, 6 March (9 – 11.30am)
Suburban Business Hub, 16 Aspinall St, Nundah

Join this workshop to be forewarned and forearmed in the various crises that you may experience in your own small business during its lifetime. You will leave with an easy-to-follow plan to help you respond in a crisis, as well as the basic skills to keep it current as you continue to grow your business.
Get your free ticket.

Building a website for your business

Wednesday, 17 April (9 – 12 noon)
Suburban Business Hub, 16 Aspinall St, Nundah

This workshop is ideal for people new to business or who have just built their website.  Come along with your laptop and access to your website so we can discuss and enhance along the way.
Get your free ticket.


Reminder – IR Hotline is available if members have questions on the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023



Being partnered with the Coffee Commune was a logical extension of our business. It is a great opportunity to showcase our equipment range, however, we also see the immense value to the industry of being part of the Coffee Commune’s exceptional training facilities
Fabio Cordovado Director CWE
Labour laws are more and more complex and hard to understand; Through our membership with Coffee Commune, we have constant access to a HR/IR hotline. Quick and Easy.
Phil Johnson Founder and owner Chef
Ecco Bistro
Coffee Commune’s advice, support, and network, helped reduce the red tape, gave us direction, and saved us valuable time.
Sarah Buiso Restaurant Owner of Da Buiso
…if our clients grow, we grow. The Coffee Commune has been invaluable in helping us spread that message.
Vince Monardo Naked Syrups
We are passionate about collaborating with the coffee community to make a real difference for business owners. We look forward to continuing to work with The Coffee Commune.
Matt Allington Partner, Business Services
BDO (Australia)
…we’re passionate about helping businesses identify the things they can be doing to maximise performance.
Alessandro Calabrisello General Manager
Sanremo Coffee Machines Australia