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Tax policy failure a missed opportunity

Opinion: Riding on a bus in Sydney almost two decades ago, my mother was worried we’d be homeless if the country went into a recession, as many were suggesting could happen after the Howard government introduced the GST.

Can’t beat ’em, so join ’em

Opinion: A giant US retailer has embraced online sales and boosted its profit.

Harmony helps find the sweet sales spot

Every sales presentation is different, and must be adapted to meet the customer’s needs.

Mark my words podcast

Podcast: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss Canberra turmoil, John Langoulant, Perth property prices, Santos, nickel’s recovery and our special report – power and energy.

Nahan in the hot seat

Opinion: Despite taking on the unenviable job of opposition leader after a huge election defeat, Mike Nahan is still making his voice heard.

A lesson in complacency

Opinion: The government’s newfound interest in attracting foreign students to WA is welcome, but long overdue.

Mark my words podcast

This week Mark My Words covers a broad range of topics including international students, health department corruption, liquor licenses, Ausdrill and Barminco merging, our exclusive report on retail property, and our special projects list.

Energy policy a power failure

Opinion: WA’s interest and those of other states are poorly aligned in terms of national energy policy, and the same is increasingly the case given US trade tensions with China.

Winning play on home turf

Opinion: Home-ground advantage works for sports teams, and it can work for your business, too.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Matt McKenzie discuss a newly created Business News database with details of more than 140 major projects, Carnarvon Petroleum, York Civil, RCR Tomlinson, Tourism, International education, energy policy, a record grain harvest, and WA’s tech sector leaders.

Targets are fine, just not on your back

Sustainable growth based on realistic projections and outcomes can help business avoid the pitfalls some in the timber and wine sectors have experienced.

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Matt McKenzie discuss the WA Club, Subiaco Pavilion Markets, two hotels changing hands, house prices, Andrew Forrest's philanthropy, WA's award winning wineries and our special report on small business.

Tourism isn’t rocket science

Opinion: A more creative approach is required if the state’s weak spots on tourism are to be overcome.

‘Lost’ customers a valuable resource

Lost customers needn’t be lost forever; you just need a strategy to win them back.

Costs cruel manufacturing vision

Is it overly optimistic to believe WA could become a centre for battery manufacturing?

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Podcast: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss lithium's $2 billion plus expansion, iron ore revival continues, Charlie Bass, digital health, Brendan Gore, and our oil and gas features reveals 15 projects.

No substitute for experience

While Bob Carr’s new book may be criticised by some within Labor ranks, it contains some timely advice for politicians of all hues.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss positive signs in the property market, new mining and gas projects, a 'staggering' oil discovery, and our annual review of WA's arts companies.

Optimism as markets move

There may be some positive news for two beleaguered WA mining projects.

Know-alls tend to come up empty

Take the wrong attitude into a sales meeting and your prospect will more than likely walk out in search of a better deal.

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PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss closures in the hospitality sector, growth in the Pilbara, residential property, the outlook for oil and energy markets, and our quarterly corporate finance review dissects 235 WA deals worth $7 billion.

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