Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is opening up a new world of opportunity for  the burgeoning numbers entrepreneurs operating in Brisbane’s suburbs.

Cr Schrinner said the number of newly registered businesses in 2020 had grown by three per cent and the new venue in Nundah Village would provide them with greater access to support services and expert advice.

“Right across our city, people are turning their clever ideas into exciting business ventures from their own homes,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Our Suburban Business Hub will gives them a venue that offers networking opportunities, free, bookable spaces to hold meetings and events, and the ability to set up pop-up stalls using the hub’s ‘shopfront’.

“We’re backing these businesses by helping them navigate the economic challenges by offering training workshops and development programs which will improve their operations and long-term viability.”

The opening of the hub follows the success of the Schrinner Council Team’s city-based Business Hub model which has supported more than 2500 business representatives and hosted more than 70 events since opening six months ago.

One of the hub’s first events will be an eight-week program which will help Brisbane’s booming numbers of female entrepreneurs.

Local Brisbane businesses – Chris Riley Art and Mizzie the Kangaroo – have also taken over part of the space this month with their pop-up displays.

Located at 16 Aspinall Street Nundah, the hub is close to public transport, shops, less than 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 10 minutes from Brisbane Airport.

The hub will be open for use 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and offers free Wi-Fi, office furnishings, a kitchenette, whiteboards and AV input. Bookings can be made through Council’s website.

Visit brisbane.qld.gov.au/business to find out more information, see what’s on and book.