Elliott Donazzan

12:46PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Donazzan became interested in the concept of online auctions while running an eBay-based business in school.

Taylah Hasaballah

12:42PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Forced to scour op shops for clothes that she liked, Hasaballah struck upon the idea of launching an eCommerce site and accompanying blog to showcase little-known designers and offer something to shoppers who want something a little different.

Zac Altman

12:33PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Zac Altman was an IT student at the University of Technology in Sydney when he entered a competition to design applications for Android smartphones.

Lachy Groom

12:07PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Despite being just 18 years old, Lachy Groom has launched and sold three businesses. His fourth start-up, Cardnap, allows users to search for discounted gift cards and resell their own.

Whitney Komor

12:49PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Conventional wisdom suggests that you need a solid set of figures and serious runs on the board before investors will even look sideways at your start-up.

THE NEWS WRAP: Federal Government might drop budget surplus plans

12:20AM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  The Federal Government might drop is much-vaunted target of bringing the budget back to surplus next year, after the Australian economy posted its slowest rate of growth in the past six quarters.

Entrepreneur Shane Yeend’s Imagination Entertainment buys 50% of export start-up Aussie Inc

12:00AM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Up-and-coming export start-up Aussie Inc has received a major leg-up from global entertainment company Imagination, which has purchased a 50% stake in the business.

ABS figures reveal unexpected fall in unemployment

12:08PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 |  Australia’s national unemployment rate fell 0.1% to 5.2% in November, contrary to expectations, with Victoria and NSW experiencing the biggest falls in jobless numbers.

Pizza Capers to ramp up in regional areas with new assistance package

12:39PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 |  Retail Food Group is offering assistance packages to franchisees who take on a Pizza Capers store in selected areas, as it seeks to ramp up its presence in regional Queensland and NSW.

Business belt tightening set to cut back staff Christmas parties

12:33PM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 |  Start-ups can celebrate Christmas with their staff without breaking the bank, experts say, after it was revealed less than two thirds of employers will organise a staff Christmas party this year.