Tuesday 13 November

For a start-up marooned in a spare bedroom or a dingy office space, the increasing availability of co-working spaces is appealing.

Not only can you pool resources with other entrepreneurs, you can also glean networking opportunities and informal advice. Some hubs even offer perks ranging from yoga to kayaking.

But do these co-working spaces actually help start-ups to grow? Or do they just provide comfortable surroundings? Today, we speak to those involved to find out the pros and cons.

There are also new figures showing that Australians start-ups are playing a waiting game when it comes to launching their websites and cosmetics queen Gillian Franklin tackles the thorny issue of gender bias in start-up funding.

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