Behind Business Lounge is a team of experienced journalists, editors and business experts, who work together to bring you current news, and useful articles and tools that will inspire,
inform and help you manage your business.
Here are some of the people who bring their expertise to Business Lounge.
Abigail Murison, Editor
Business Lounge editor Abigail Murison has a keen interest in business and marketing. Abby has 12 years' editing, writing, copy-editing and production experience in customer and consumer magazines,
including working on In Company for ANZ and Real Business for CPA Australia. In South Africa, she worked on several in-house Standard Bank publications and edited ClubCard for retailer Clicks' CRM
program, which has 3.4 million members.
Chris Sheedy, Journalist
As a business writer and director of The Hard Word – a professional writing and media consulting body – Chris Sheedy's features have been published in many of Australia's leading publications,
such as The Sydney Morning Herald, In The Black and Management Today. Chris has also undertaken numerous professional writing, public relations and media projects for some of the nation's most
Andrew Griffiths, Small-business and entrepreneurialism expert
Andrew Griffiths is a highly experienced entrepreneur with a real passion for small business. Acknowledged as Australia's #1 small-business author, Andrew has written 11 books that are now sold
in more than 50 countries. He is a much sought-after presenter and trainer who provides street smart wisdom to the complex world of entrepreneurialism.
James Dunn, Journalist
James Dunn is a Melbourne-based freelance finance writer, the author of Share Investing for Dummies and was the founding editor of Shares magazine. He writes for The Australian, Asia Asset
Management, Insto and The Investing Times magazines, as well as for online financial magazine thebull.com.au. James gives a daily finance
report on Radio 3AW in Melbourne and is a weekly commentator on the Sky News business channel.
Cameron Cooper, Journalist
Cameron Cooper is a respected journalist with more than 25 years' experience. Now contributing regularly to publications such as The Australian, he also writes for a string of corporate and
trade titles on subjects spanning business, management, entrepreneurship and employment. A former editor of Business Asia, Cameron now runs his own freelance writing and editing business. He has
also worked as a sub-editor at The Australian and The Courier-Mail.
Experts and specialists
In order to give you information you can use to achieve your own business objectives, Business Lounge draws on the experience and insights of leaders in logistics, marketing, business strategy,
and digital retail and media. You'll find advice and tips from logistics and systems guru Andrew Powell (Agile Commerce), Joel Norton (chief strategy officer of Boost Marketing), John Jantsch (owner
of US-based Duct Tape Marketing, who developed the marketing hourglass), business coach and strategic consultant Sharon Burnett (Business Lifestyle Solutions), Gavin Waring (business author, and CEO
of Fresh Numbers and Your Business Angels) and social networks strategist Laurel Papworth, among many others.