September 2013

Co-working continues to take Australia by storm: Meetings and new spaces launched

9:41PM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | By Rose Powell The co-working trend continues this month with a 50-strong gathering in Queensland meeting to discuss collaborative workspaces and a new space launching in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda this month.

Security start-up raises $1 million to aid overseas expansion

9:03PM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Security start-up CriticalArc has raised $1 million from Commercialisation Australia and two NSW-based angel investor groups to expand internationally.

THE NEWS WRAP: Myer calls on Abbott to curb penalty rates as its profits fall 8.7%

9:29AM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Myer's full-year profit fell by 8.7% to $127.2 million, with chief executive Bernie Brookes blaming penalty rates. Plus the unemployment rate hits 5.8% and dairy giant Bega launches a $320 million takeover bid for Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory.

Start-ups should be wary of the celebrity endorsement brand-building shortcut: Branding expert

9:24AM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | By Rose Powell While a celebrity endorsement can be a boon for a start-up keen to get their name out there, it can be a treacherous and challenging task for a new company to manage, says brand consultant Michelle Hogan.

Best of the web reads: Tweet like New York fashionistas

9:00AM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | By Melinda Oliver Models in skyscraper heels on New York Fashion Week runways may seem a far cry from running a boots-on-the-ground business in Australia, but there is a big lesson to learn from how the world’s best style-setters use social media.

Forty-somethings are on tablets, teens use smartphones – but in very different ways

9:01PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Australians in their 40s are more likely to buy products while browsing on tablets, while consumers who make their purchases on smartphones are likely to be either teenagers or in their 20s, according to the latest Sensis e-Business report.

Sophie Mirabella asks not to be considered for front bench role in Tony Abbott government

9:27PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Gavin Lower The Coalition’s industry, innovation and science spokeswoman Sophie Mirabella has asked Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott not to be considered for a position on his ministerial front bench.

Startup Spring Festival to include over 100 events

9:45PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Rose Powell The first ever annual Startup Spring Festival, a celebration and awareness raising festival about the Australian tech start-up scene, now includes over 100 events.

THE NEWS WRAP: APRA’s bad loan warning

9:21AM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has issued a report warning about an increase in high-risk loans. Plus Dick Smith looks at an IPO and Apple’s share price dives after unveiling the latest iPhones.

Insider tips: Starfish Ventures investment director on how to pitch for venture capital

9:00AM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | By Rose Powell Raising capital is a breakthrough for disruptive tech start-ups, so entrepreneurs need to hone their pitching skills as they develop their business model.