Making is connecting : the social power of creativity, from craft and knitting to digital everything (book)

Author: David Gauntlett The first edition of Making is Connecting struck a chord with crafters, YouTubers, makers, music producers, artists and coders alike. David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark, and to … Read more

The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life (book)

Author: Mike Steib This book presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions: What do you want your impact to be? What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? How can you hold … Read more

‘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