Survey of small businesses owned by migrants

Share your views and help us build more inclusive support for small businesses.

The Queensland Government, through the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) and the Department of Environment and Science (DES), has engaged Ernst & Young (trading as EY Sweeney) to conduct a survey of small businesses owned by migrants about their experiences of running a business in Queensland.

We would love to hear from you to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by migrants when running a business or if you’re thinking of setting up a small business, and if you aren’t a migrant but run a small business in Queensland.

Your participation will help us to design more inclusive support and better programs for small businesses in the future.

The survey is open now and will close at 5.00pm, Sunday 2 July 2023.

Please note the survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.



To thank you for your support, you will receive the chance to win a $25, $50, or $100
e-voucher – there are 55 prizes in total to be won.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and again thank you for your time responding.

More information

If you have any questions about the survey, then please email:

Dr Adeline Ong, Head of Education, EY Sweeney at; or

Ms Audrey Yew, Senior Research Consultant, EY Sweeney at

About the survey

EY Sweeney will receive your response directly.

EY Sweeney is bound by an industry code of conduct to maintain the highest level of confidentiality. In accordance with Privacy Legislation, your individual response will not be identified in any reports prepared for DYJESBT and DES. Your personal information will not be shared in any reports or used for any other purposes than this research without your agreement. Read more about EY Sweeney’s Privacy Policy.

DYJESBT and DES will not have access to individual responses.

Your contact details will not be retained for anything beyond the research that the Queesland Government has commissioned and will be destroyed at the project's conclusion.

Please note: this research is different to the Small Business Strategy Survey that you may have participated in February 2023.

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