New ideas pop up in Melbourne

1:13PM | Monday, 9 January 2012 |  Pop-up parks, art shows and bars are the way to give Melburnians breathing space, an expert says, highlighting a huge array of business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Monday 9 January

1:34AM | Monday, 9 January 2012 |  Having your start-up bought by a US firm should be a happy payday, but the reality can be quite different, as Marc Englaro found out.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gerry Harvey says retailers will flounder in 2012

1:07AM | Monday, 9 January 2012 |  Australian retailers are facing a “turning point” which many won’t survive, according to retail kingpin Gerry Harvey.

Startup Weekend scraps spin-off program

1:00AM | Monday, 9 January 2012 |  Startup Weekend is shutting down its spin-off program the Startup Foundation, which aims to create a more permanent presence in cities, but insists the move won’t compromise its model of quick-fire start-up events.

Heinz closure prompts renewed call for Supermarket Ombudsman

1:26PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  The Australian Food and Grocery Council has renewed its call for the Federal Government to appoint a Supermarket Ombusdman, following the closure of a Heinz factory in Victoria.

Only a third of consumers purchase sale items: Report

1:36PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  Only 36% of Australian consumers buy products on sale, according to a new report, while 83% identify quality as the most important factor, suggesting retailers cannot rely on discounting to remedy sluggish sales.

eBay app prompts TV-related purchases

1:06PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  People can now buy items related to the TV shows they are watching on eBay’s new iPad app.

Friday 6 January

1:25AM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  What technology is set to inspire and aid start-ups in 2012? Today, we predict the 10 trends of the upcoming year.

THE NEWS WRAP: Kodak seeks $1billion loan in order to stay afloat

1:09AM | Friday, 6 January 2012 |  Iconic photography brand Kodak is attempting to secure a $1 billion loan in order to keep it afloat.

Balancing short- and long-term activities in a start-up

8:58PM | Tuesday, 23 August 2011 |  Start-ups need to strike the right balance between short- and longer-term growth activities. Learning to keep an eye on both is crucial if your business is to expand. BY MICHAEL FOX.