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We have graded each source in this Research Guide according to the following levels.
Brief, easy to read information which may be basic and use informal language. Newspaper articles are generally this level.
Generally includes subject-specific language, provides additional reading and may provide additional background information.
Typically, these will be longer in length, detailed and contain technical information.
Middle School Database Search
The Skateboarding Industry
Skateboarding Association of Brisbane
"Established in 2012 to advocate for the rights, needs and interests of Brisbane Skateboarders. The intention is to provide a unified voice to express concerns and lobby the Brisbane City Council for the provision of better quality skate facilities"
Indoor Skate Parks Brisbane | Sk8 inside with your m8
"If you are looking for the total round up of indoor skate parks Brisbane has to offer, we’ve got the complete list right here! And we are adding to it everytime we find more! ... "
This is a link to one of Brisbane's Skateboarding stores. "Fast Times Skateboarding started in 2008 in Melbourne, Australia with the aim of delivering the finest selection of Skateboards, Apparel & Footwear to you guys."
"Providing sales and service for Skateboards, Long boards, Skate shoes, Inline skates and Protective Gear.
We also specialize in men’s and boys fashion including jeans, shorts, shoes, t-shirts, socks, hats, belts, button up shirts and jackets. We Post to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory."
"From its roots in sidewalk surfing and now with its Olympic debut, skateboarding is an essential part of street culture ... "
The Retail and Wholesale Trade Industry in Australia
Access to the Australian Government's information about the Retail Industry.
skateboarding business locations
Finding the Best Business Location
"Choosing where to locate your business is a big decision that requires research and planning. Your business's location can be crucial to its success, so it's important that you take the time to find the right location ... "
Choose your Business Location
"Unless you run a home-based business, you’ll likely need to buy or lease business premises. Each business has different requirements. It's important to consider your business needs and priorities when deciding on the type and location for your business."
Business Start-up Guide
"Starting your own business is a rewarding and challenging career option. However, be aware that a high percentage of new businesses fail in their first 3 years of operation due to poor planning and management ... "
Guide to Starting a Business
This is the Australian Government's guide to starting a business and includes information about decision-making, finance and planning.
Market and Customer Research
"Find out how to research your market and understand your customers' needs so you can tailor your marketing activities."
"Learn how market research can help you know who your customers are, what your competitors are doing and about the marketplace you are operating in ... "
Brisbane City Council
Access Brisbane community profiles which include data on current population, population growth, labour force, unemployment rate and number of businesses.
Access to population/demographic data relevant to the Brisbane area.
"A business can be legally structured in several ways. Choosing the best legal structure for your business is one of the first and most important decisions you need to make ... "
Business Structures and Types
"One of the key decisions you’ll make when starting a business is its structure. Your choice of structure will depend on the size and type of business and how you want to run it. Each structure may have an impact on key areas such as tax you’re liable to pay, asset protection and costs to set up ... "
sources of finance
Funding your business
"Understanding the basics of raising capital is a vital business skill. Whether you are looking to start a new business or grow your existing business, one thing is certain—you are going to need money ... "
"Debt finance is borrowed money that you pay back with interest within an agreed time frame. The most common forms of debt finance include bank loans, overdrafts, mortgages, credit cards and equipment leasing/hire purchase ... "
"An alternative to borrowing money to fund your business (e.g. a traditional bank loan) is investing either your own money (if you have it) or someone else's money in your business. This is called equity financing. The main difference between debt finance and equity finance is that the investor becomes a part owner of your business and shares any profit the business makes ... "
"Crowdfunding is a relatively new method of financing you might consider when starting or expanding your business. Like a charity, crowdfunding relies on people to donate money and share networks and resources to support a particular project. In return for their support, 'backers' are offered incentives such as free merchandise, sessions or products ... "
"Learn about the different ways to fund your business including loans, grants and crowdfunding."
macro environmental factors
Macro Environmental Factors