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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.

Perth woman jailed for $1.2 million theft

A woman who stole a total of more than $1.2 million from two separate small businesses because she "liked having nice things" has been sentenced to six years and two months in a Western Australian prison.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dodds dives into water venture

Suzanne Dodds puts much of her entrepreneurial success down to dogged persistence and an ability to remain focused when the pressure is on.

Offerings accelerate for startups, SMEs

Special Report: Thousands of square metres of co-working space are set to open in Perth in the next 18 months, and it’s clear smaller businesses are looking for more than just a hot desk.

Studio provides a platform for social purpose

Special Report: Early-stage social enterprises and not for profits will have a new home available in the city when The Platform opens up a new space, Purpose Studio, next week.

App/tech business of the week- Perth Property Lawyers

Perth Property Lawyers offers a defined range of legal documents and services on a fixed-fee basis, with a menu-pricing structure aimed at undercutting most traditional property law practices.

$16.5m for small business advisers

Accounting firm RSM and Bunbury-based consultancy IPS have won the lion’s share of work under a new round of state government contracts to deliver the Business Local support program across regional Western Australia.

New arrivals find a fit with local business culture

Immigrants behind three businesses have overcome a range of cultural and commercial challenges in order to build successful lives in Perth.

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