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

Victorian Government launches Foundry658 program to support creative businesses

The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses. Developed by the State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the program will see the Foundry658 team undertake a roadshow across regional Victoria, bootcamps for up to 50 entrepreneurs, and a three month accelerator … Read more

Facebook under fire again as fresh reports of mishandling users’ data surface

Facebook’s arrangements with Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung that allowed their devices to access data from the social network’s users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties, experts said. The practice – which may have occurred without users’ full knowledge – drew sharp rebukes from US lawmakers on Monday, who said Facebook … Read more

Event booking hours in Coast venues doubles after Commonwealth Games

The Queensland Government has announced all venues that were newly constructed or upgraded for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are fully booked for the remainder of 2018. Queensland Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, has confirmed that the $300 million plus investment in venue infrastructure is “paying off.” Booking … Read more

More banks facing criminal charges in relation to ANZ cartel investigation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has confirmed that Deutsche Bank and Citibank will also face criminal charges in relation to alleged cartel conduct by ANZ Bank (ASX: ANZ). The ACCC confirmed on Friday afternoon that Deutsche Bank AG is also facing criminal charges in relation to the share placement. Investments bank Citibank has also … Read more


Do we always know when companies collect personal information about us? When we choose to provide personal information, do we know how it will be used and stored? Often we do not. The scale of the problem of improper data collection was illustrated by recent revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a research and marketing firm, likely … Read more

A taxing question: Does the tax system work for small business?

For the majority of small businesses the taxation system is cumbersome, problematic and unnecessarily time consuming. There isn’t much about it that appeals to the two million plus number of small businesses in Australia. Quarterly GST reporting is both time consuming, expensive and frustrating, while the yearly change in the rules from the Australian Tax … Read more

Queensland Government Digital Scorecard

Test how prepared your business is for challenges operating in a digital economy by taking the Queensland Government’s FREE online Digital Scorecard assessment. The Digital Scorecard is an online assessment, and awareness tool to help organisations prepare for the opportunities and challenges of operating in the digital economy. The main target market is SMEs and not-for-profits, although … Read more