Music retailer Allans Billy Hyde collapses, with administrators blaming a “tough retail market”

Australian music retailer Allans Billy Hyde has entered voluntary administration after a string of recent store closures, with administrators Ferrier Hodgson blaming the closure on overall poor retail conditions. Both Allans Billy Hyde Pty Ltd and Gallin’s Musician Pro Shop Pty Ltd have entered administration, and the trading entities for Australian Music Group, which owns … Read more

The meaning of success: Five business leaders on whether they feel successful, and what the word even means

Earlier this month, twitter user @APompliano posted a list detailing the mindsets and everyday habits of “the most successful people I’ve met”. The most successful people I’ve met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily 3. Are innately curious 4. Have laser focus 5. Believe in themselves 6. Build incredible teams 7. Admit they know very … 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

Cutting-edge communications that will get you working anywhere

The communications market is changing. We are shifting to one in which multiple modes of communication will reign supreme. Voice, video, and messaging communications that prioritise collaboration will drive the future of the market. Although voice and email communications dominate interactions within business today, the shift to video and real-time messaging is already taking place. … Read more

What startups and corporates should know about working with each other

The pressure on corporates to optimise their current operations while simultaneously building their business for tomorrow is being felt more than ever. Disruption is occurring everywhere and the rate and impact of emerging technologies is phenomenal, so massive in fact that even understanding and predicting what their business needs to look like for the future … Read more

Faster Together : Accelerating Your Team’s Productivity (ebook)

Author: Laura Stack There are more roadblocks to productivity today than ever before. Everyone who works must deal with countless emails, constant communication, cascading deadlines, and seemingly endless meetings. These can be managed efficiently, or they can be a huge time suck. When you’re surrounded by slow-moving coworkers, you’re stuck in a traffic jam of … Read more