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Ethique crowdfunds $500K in 90 minutes on PledgeMe

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Ethique crowdfunds $500K in 90 minutes on PledgeMe

Christchurch-based social enterprise Ethique has launched their second equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe – and already raised their maximum goal of $500,000 in less than a day. Translation: investors seem to really believe in natural beauty products.

Retail realities

Retailers who care about their customers and have mastered the art of making money while doing so shouldn’t fear the increasing challenges of the industry, says retail strategist Juanita Neville-Te Rito of Retail X. She was the keynote speaker at Latitude Financial Services’ thought leadership series breakfast, ‘Transforming retail pioneers: From selling to seduction”.

Innovation Heroes

As part of the New Zealand Innovation Council’s new video series, Innovation Heroes - Show and Tell, which will focus on eight specific elements required to achieve successful business growth, some of Aotearoa’s best-known innovators share their stories of innovation and inspiration. This time we hear from Dale Clareburt from Weirdly, Toni Moyes from 8i and Steve Henry from AUT/Kode Biotech.

Profit vs problems

As part of a feature-length exploration of the regulations governing the sale of restricted products like cigarettes and guns, Courtney Devereux ran the numbers on whether these products pay for the costs associated with them.