Wayne Swan dumps the surplus

12:52PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 |  Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan at 2.15pm today announced the Federal Government will probably not achieve the promised budget surplus in the 2012/13 budget year.

Instagram clarifies policy changes following user backlash

12:22PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 |  Facebook-owned start-up Instagram has been forced to clarify changes to its privacy policy and terms of service, after users were led to believe their private photos would be sold to advertisers.

Clothing retailers set for new year slowdown: Report

12:27PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 |  There will be no relief for Australian clothing retailers in the new year, according to a new IBISWorld report, which shows industry revenue is expected to contract by 1.4% in 2012-13.

Cashing in on the apocalypse: Five earth shattering marketing tactics

12:58PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 |  With the Mayan long-count calendar claiming the world ends this week, these five businesses are running promotions like there’s no tomorrow.

Jardin Fresh Life to offer franchisees a fresh start

12:23PM | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 |  The Australian branch of global food retailer Spar has opened its first Jardin Fresh Life store in Queensland, with managing director Lou Jardin revealing there are plans to franchise the brand.

Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine announce their top entrepreneurs of 2012

12:17PM | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 |  Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and Deloitte Technology have announced their lists of the most impressive business leaders of 2012.

Packer and Bouris planning to deliver new competition to Australia Post

12:00PM | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 |  Mark Bouris and James Packer are hoping ADAM will win them a sizeable chunk of the burgeoning parcel delivery market.

Retail Zoo adds coffee to its franchise menu with Cibo Espresso

12:26PM | Monday, 17 December 2012 |  The parent company of Boost Juice has flagged franchising opportunities after acquiring Adelaide-based coffee chain Cibo Espresso, which will now be extended across the country.

Meggle app lets nightclubbing students live it up on the cheap

12:50PM | Monday, 17 December 2012 |  Two university students have highlighted the importance of cross-promotion on social media, after creating an app that allows students to gain access to nightclubs and bars at a cheaper rate.

Innovate NSW to offer funding for ideas-rich start-ups

12:00AM | Monday, 17 December 2012 |  The NSW Government will introduce a $6.7 million initiative dubbed Innovate NSW, which will offer funding of up to $15,000 for around 250 businesses, as part of a wide-ranging plan to boost the state’s digital economy.