There’s a sense of optimism in Fremantle amid a flurry of new venue openings, supported by a potential investment pipeline of nearly $1 billion.
The City of Stirling has streamlined the approvals processes and cut red tape for small businesses in the area, as part of the Small Business Friendly Approvals Project.
Today's decision by the state government to increase the payroll tax exemption threshold has been welcomed by industry bodies.
The state government has announced a campaign to encourage Western Australians to change their spending habits to better support small businesses and local entrepreneurs.
Wangara-based manufacturer of lights and fixtures, Unios Lighting, has been picked as the Telstra Western Australian business of the year, after growing from one person to 50 staff in six years.
Aloha Surfhouse has been bought by a company connected to local fashion industry personality Natasha Marshall-Donnelly, after the Joondalup-based indoor wave park entered administration in July.
Family-owned fertiliser producer Baileys has been the given the green light as a carbon neutral certified business, as part of an overall strategy to become more environmentally friendly.
Indigenous skincare business Jummi Factory has gained financial backing from Minderoo Foundation after receiving top prize at the inaugural Dream Summit in Sydney last week.
Family Business Australia has appointed a new state chairman in the same month it launches its national event, Family Business Day.
Two new breweries have recently opened in WA with three more on the way
Perth will soon be home to three venues with a very different type of entertainment - axe-throwing - adding to a growing number of nightlife options offering interactive activities to lure in punters.
The rate of business failures in hospitality and retail during the past year should be ringing alarm bells for decision makers.
Franchisors in the food services sector have commonly provided inadequate information to potential buyers, while nearly half of prospective franchisees do not get any independent professional advice before buying, a new report has found.
The franchise sector is regularly under review, yet it has been a successful pathway for many small business owners.
The Leederville-based business which owns the iconic Perth brand Java Juice has entered administration, with stores in Joondalup and Perth closing doors in recent weeks.
The operator of Links Kennedy Bay, which claims to have been named one of the top five public access golf courses in Australia, has gone into liquidation with a large tax debt.
Jacquie Chan is set for a busy few weeks, with four new venues under the Miss Chow’s Group banner set to open by the end of July.
Opening four venues in a heritage building in Fremantle is the latest venture from the team responsible for taking Oktoberfest national.
Several businesses in the Fremantle area are enabling payment with bitcoin and alternative online currencies.
Perth's grocery wars, amplified by giant Aldi’s market push and price cuts by Coles and Woolworths, have claimed five struggling smaller supermarkets over the past five months.
From expensive surgery to photo shoots and elaborate cremations, the multi-billion-dollar Australian pet industry is producing novel and profitable services.
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