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“Cloud Stories is the world’s coolest accounting podcast” A guy on the Internet told me this once, and I choose to believe him!

The Cloud Stories podcast explores how business solutions integrate with online accounting software (Xero, MYOB and or QBO), and can, in turn, automate processes and improve productivity and profitability. By sharing Cloud Stories from the community listeners gain insights into how small businesses and advisory services can thrive in a brave new world of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots.

Over the years, Heather Smith has interviewed Accountants • Bookkeepers • Business Consultants • Cloud Advisors • Cloud Integrators • Developers • Small Business Owners • and Solution Providers • who have generously shared their own Cloud Story on the popular podcast.

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Sep 11, 2014

Highlights of my conversation with Peta Ellis

  • Benefits of working in a co-working space
  • Brisbane tech Start-ups successes
  • Various events held at River City Labs




Today I am speaking with Peta Ellis the General Manager at River City Labs: Brisbane's premiere Startup Community and Co-working space. Peta has been described as the “hub of the Brisbane start-up community" and was ranked 6 in the Top 50 Global Lean Evangelists, and StartUp Daily listed Peta as a Brisbane mentor all start-ups should get to know.

Questions asked:

Who is your favourite super hero and why?

What is the purpose of River City Labs?

What is the catalyst that started River City Labs ?

What sort of business does it suit?

How will a business benefit from being in a co-working space?

When does a business know it is ready to join a co-working space? And where are they coming from?

How does the rent a desk concept work, and if we have people listening in from overseas is the rent a desk option open to them too?

You run a lot of events at River City Labs: what events have worked really well? And what events unexpectedly bombed?

How can someone get in touch with you if they are interested in running an event at River City Labs?

What have been some key successes for River City Labs?

What have been some obstacles’ the co-working space has faced along the road?

How strong is the start-up community in Brisbane?

What have you learnt from managing River City Labs?


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