Small Business

Small business continues to be paid late

Large businesses that offer 30-day payment terms to their smaller business partners rarely pay on time, a new study shows.

Knipe tops field as WA businesswoman of the year

An automotive dealer from the Wheatbelt has been named Telstra’s Western Australian Business Woman of the year, joining a group of 24 former winners including Gina Rinehart and Sharon Warburton.

Cyber security a key risk

SPECIAL REPORT: Low awareness of cyber security risks remains a key issue for the business sector.

Rapid tech changes create challenges

SPECIAL REPORT: Staying abreast of rapidly changing business technologies is a growing challenge for many SMEs.

Next gen tackles family business succession

Three family business directors have opened up to Business News about taking over from their parents.

Barbaro Homes into liquidation

Osborne Park-based Barbaro Homes has entered liquidation, a week after it ceased operations.

Fall in small business confidence in WA

Western Australian small and medium enterprises are the second least confident of all states and territories, but are the most optimistic for the long-term future, a survey of 1,000 SME operators has revealed.

Picabar gets ministerial reprieve

Northbridge venue Picabar may have been granted a reprieve, after intervention by Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman that will grant Picabar first preference in lease negotiations.

Building platform tops award winners

Tom Young says interest in his udrew interactive building approvals system - the overall winner of the Mitsubishi Western Australia Innovator of the Year award - is growing ahead of its market launch early next year.

Wearable amputee tech wins pitch night

Medical device startup JR-TeCH has won first prize at last night's 2018 Perth Biodesign Pitch Night, producing a wearable technology for above-knee amputees.

Kidogo creates art buyers through experience

Kidogo Arthouse has held prime position on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach for the past 20 years, and is serving as a base for artists and businesses to collaborate in the port city.

Social media lifts startup to $1m sales

A milestone birthday and an overseas holiday sparked two Perth siblings to think outside the box, setting up a gift notes business that’s nudging $1 million in revenue in only its third year of operation.

Coding course a hit with women

A series of coding workshops run by Perth{web}Girls has attracted a high level of interest from women in Perth, with nearly 700 registrations for upcoming events.

Govt backs Airbnb inquiry

The state government has backed an inquiry into short-stay accommodation providers, just days after the Australian Hotels Association called for a tightening of regulation of the sector.

Omega Construction on the brink

BGC Contracting and Laing O’Rourke have terminated their contract with Omega Construction on the Northlink road project after the sub-contractor disclosed it had major financial problems.

New chairman, CEO at Quantify

Perth company Quantify Technology Holdings has today announced a restructuring of its board of directors, the same day it announced the first commercial sale of its flagship device.

Tech Scene- BubDesk

BubDesk has recently evolved its model from a physical co-working space with a creche to become an online platform.

Startups complete Plus Eight

The six-month Plus Eight accelerator program reached its 2018 culmination last night, as seven startups pitched their growth and expansion plans to a sold-out audience.

All Earth Group into administration

Maddington-based civil contractor All Earth Group, which held contracts on two state government projects, has gone into voluntary administration.

Designers plan global assault

SPECIAL REPORT: Asia and the US are the big targets for Perth designers who hope to break onto the world stage.

Jessica Gomes grows to Asia

SPECIAL REPORT: China and South Korea are key targets for Jessica Gomes as she seeks to take her skincare business into Asia later this year.