“The Patagonia of the beauty industry”: Why Erika Geraerts left Frank Body to start beauty company Fluff

Two years ago Erika Geraerts, the co-founder of $20 million skincare company Frank Body, decided to depart the wildly successful business she’d built with her four other co-founders to create an entirely new category in the beauty industry. She wanted to fight back against the Instagram makeup trends of influencers with perfect skin touting products to … Read more

Schooling future customers

Come school holidays, every parent is looking for ways to get their kids out of the house. Enter small businesses hunting low-cost branding with an eye on the future generation of customers. School holiday programs are traditionally run by businesses in the educational or childminding space, but now a diverse range of companies are getting in … Read more

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

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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