A space for hospitable hospitality

Designers rub shoulders with tech start-up founders at the photocopier, while freelancers shoot the breeze with entrepreneurs in the communal kitchen. Co-working is now so accepted that in Melbourne’s Collingwood, the hospitality industry has its own co-working space, Worksmith. More than 800,000 people work in Australia’s food and beverage industry, with the vast majority using … Read more

Canva, Australia’s best place to work, has a farm, indoor climbing wall, gives employees equity and birthday cocktails

Canva has recently been ranked as Australia’s best place to work, not once but twice. Both Great Place to Work and LinkedIn named it the number one workplace in the country over thousands of other companies. With this in mind, along with the reputation the business has earned through the entrepreneurship of its co-founders Mel Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and … Read more

Electric cars and coffee tables: The startups combining tech and tradition at Melbourne’s “very necessary” Space Tank Studio

At first glance, Space Tank Studio looks like just another workshop on an industrial street in North Coburg. There’s a circular saw, worktops strewn with tools and drawings, and something I later learn is a laser cutter; AC/DC is blaring. But look a little closer and there’s intricately crafted woodwork spirals with neon lights running … Read more

‘Virtual Co-Working Spaces’ Are Going to Be Part of the Near-Future’s Entrepreneurial Lifestyle

Danny Forrest – Entrepreneur – 20 July 2018 It’s no secret that the entrepreneurship landscape is changing: In the United States alone, 24 percent of workers work from home, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 report. And the trend is increasing exponentially. Following — potentially leading — that trend are entrepreneurs, who, more than ever, either work from home … 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

Co-working spaces and retail here to stay, say property analysts

The future of Australia’s property market looks bright with co-working spaces here to stay and retail set to change dramatically according to analysts. CBRE’s annual Australian Market Outlook conference held last week revealed optimism about the future of Australia’s property market. One of the key outtakes at the event shows the Asia Pacific emerging as … Read more


After a long, fruitless search for meaningful engineering work in Australia, Pakistanti expat Usman Iftikhar resolved to ‘create his own future’ by starting a business. Eager to help other highly-skilled migrants overcome barriers to their professional fulfillment, he partnered with Jacob Muller and launched Catalysr – a startup incubator program for ‘migrapreneurs’ located in the heart of … Read more