Consumer needs


Retailers urged to review return policies

12:56PM | Friday, 17 December 2010 |  Retailers are being urged to review their return policies after retail group M Webster Holdings was fined $19,800 by the ACCC for misleading consumers.

Retailers face compulsory credit card fee displays

11:53PM | Tuesday, 16 November 2010 |  Retail start-ups could be forced to display credit card fees, following a new report.

How can my new business make the best use of social media?

10:27PM | Friday, 29 October 2010 |  Consumers drive social media: so listen to what they say – and act.

Turning your idea into business reality

10:29PM | Friday, 29 October 2010 |  My best advice to anyone who wants to turn an idea into a business is to look at what Nike prints on its t-shirts: Just Do It.

What advantages do I have as a start-up over a large business?

10:30AM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 |  Remember the start-up’s natural advantages when selling your business idea to potential clients.

Old MacDonald had a farmers’ market

10:17PM | Monday, 25 October 2010 |  Why should farmers’ markets be confined to one location? An innovative business could find plenty of un-tapped areas and take advantage.

Storage solution for wine lovers

10:25PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 |  This is the sort of area that a savvy, nimble start-up can steal to meet a consumer need.

iPad educational apps speak for themselves

10:10PM | Monday, 18 October 2010 |  Why not be the first to come up with an iPad-inspired educational breakthrough?

Tim Pethick lays Nudie bare

10:08PM | Friday, 15 October 2010 |  A dislike of the corporate world inspired Tim Pethick to create much-loved smoothie brand Nudie. But that same rigid culture was to return, ousting him from the business.

Drive in comfort

10:08AM | Friday, 15 October 2010 |  A smart start-up could look at driver discomforts and annoyances and come up with a range of products to remedy these irritations.