‘They’ll spend tens of thousands of dollars’: Children’s parties boom

Susie Kazda has seen it all in her time running children’s party business Little Party Faces. “We’ve got a birthday party for a three-year-old coming up at the zoo,” Kazda says. “They have the carousel booked, a puppet show, an entertainer, a professional face painter, a professional balloon twister and a host from the zoo.” … Read more

The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion (ebook)

Author: Maria Piscopo Veteran photographer’s rep Maria Piscopo turns theory into practical, easy-to-understand advice about building a marketing plan that incorporates self-promotion, advertising, direct marketing, public relations, and the Internet. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date coverage of social media and website development, and includes thirty-seven interviews with top … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Creative courage : leveraging imagination, collaboration, and innovation to create success beyond your wildest dreams (book)

Author: Welby Altidor Creative Courage challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone and truly make an impact. Set aside the same old routine and break the status quo because you can only rise to new heights if you first smash the ceiling. Written by the former Executive Creative Director of Creations at Cirque … Read more

An exploding creative economy shows innovation policy shouldn’t focus only on STEM

Australians in creative industries have grown from 3.7% of the workforce in 1986 to 5.5% in the latest census. Creative services, a subset of the creative economy that includes software and digital content (including web design and games) and social media management and marketing, are growing as much as three times the rate of the overall workforce. … Read more

Adelaide to become a visual effects hub as Hollywood titans choose SA as their new home

Adelaide could soon become the film industry capital of Australia now that entertainment giant Technicolor has announced its plans to call South Australia home.1 The global entertainment company, responsible for the visual effects in critically acclaimed films like The Shape of Water and Blade Runner 2049, has announced its plans to establish a 500-person visual effects centre in … Read more

Screen Queensland announces new funding for video game developers but industry says problems persist

SCREEN Queensland, the Queensland Government’s industry body for film and television, is expanding its programs into the realm of video games. From Thursday, Queensland game developers can apply for support from Screen Queensland’s Game Development and Marketing Investment. The industry body is looking to sponsor game developers who want to create and market video games … Read more