GOVERNMENT grant schemes are providing a significant boost for product innovators, from early-stage research businesses to established companies.
Among the latest funding recipients from Commercialisation Australia is drilling instrument developer Globaltech Corporation.
THE Trigg Island Cafe near Scarborough has reopened under a new name, and is due to undergo a major refurbishment next year costing up to $3.5 million, after new owner Victor Kailis struck an innovative leasing deal with the City of Stirling.
Australia's oldest family-run business Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group along with MG Kailis Group and footwear retailer Betts Group have been made the inaugural inductees into Family Business Australia's WA Hall of Fame.
TOP Western Australian sports teams are providing a bigger playing field for a more diverse range of businesses to market their brand.
Jewellers Rosendorff and Willie Creek Pearls have both announced sponsorship deals with local clubs as another avenue for engaging with their markets.
Western Australia continues to grow off the back of the resources sector but the state's economy is being hampered by faltering commodity production and a possible slowdown in Chinese growth, according a peak industry group.