Business case studies

Brisbane City Council supports local businesses within the community. Read through these case studies to find out why successful business people are establishing companies in Australia's New World City.

You can also visit Our Brisbane Business Community for local business stories of pivoting, solidarity and resilience, that offer inspiration to help get your business back on track from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Latest case studies

Nadia Tucker and Stevie Angel are the founders of Active Truth, an online activewear retailer catering to all women, no matter their size, shape or stage of life.

After 15 years of running their family fruit and vegetable business, brothers Jonny and Michael Tabet decided to start a new venture using their fresh produce knowledge.

Stewart Moore is the CEO and founder of EarthCheck, a global business advisory group which specialises in sustainable tourism.

When Jimmy Downey and Ed Moyse discovered that free community sunscreen programs were gaining popularity in the United States, they immediately saw their potential in Australia.

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and CEO of Starts at 60, an online community for seniors offering news, inspiration, real-life stories, events and special product offers.

Stephen and Peter Sourris continue their family’s legacy and quest to return the ‘grand old days’ of cinema to Brisbane with their latest venture, Red Hill Cinemas.

When Wooloowin mum, Sandra Ebbott, began searching for Australian brands that made non-toxic, natural, PVC-free rubber teething toys to give her baby daughter some relief, all she found was a massive gap in the market.

What started out as two friends dishing out homemade gnocchi at a weekly farmers market has become one of Brisbane’s most unique restaurants, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers.


Business in Brisbane newsletter

Council has put together a Business in Brisbane newsletter to give small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical tips to help grow, strengthen or develop their business. It features details of the support services Council offers new and existing businesses, and provides information on activities and events taking place throughout the city. Download a copy of the latest edition.

Digital Brisbane

Find more case studies on the Digital Brisbane website.

Last updated: 9 July 2020

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