Small Business

App/tech business of the week ~ Quufind

Quufind enables business owners to offer coupons/vouchers that customers can collect and later redeem.

Family Zone tops Techboard rank

WAIITA Incite startup of the year Family Zone is Techboard's top trending startup for this fortnight, after launching a $4.5 million IPO and capturing significant mindshare as a result.

25% of SME CEOs paid 500k: report

A report commissioned by Bankwest has come up with the surprising finding that a quarter of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) pay their chief executives more than $500,000 per year.

Hippocampus distils positive memories

Little Creatures co-founder Howard Cearns' penchant for placing himself ahead of the curve has taken a fresh turn, with his newest venture recently opening its cellar door to the public.

App/tech business of the week ~ Tamad

An app that aims to reduce texting while driving by automatically sending estimated times of arrival at a predetermined distance from a location.

Shark Shield reaches top spot on Techboard ladder

Safety and security companies featured heavily in Techboard's top trending startups this past fortnight, with five out of the top ten companies representing the category.

PeopleSense named top WA business

A local psychological consultancy business has taken top honours at the 2016 Telstra Business Awards after being named Western Australian Business of the Year.

Vocus Upstart finalists named

Tech accelerator Vocus Upstart has named the seven successful applicants to be offered a placement in its program and seed funding to help grow their ideas towards commercialisation.

Freight market bustles with disruption

Perth-based startup Bustle is aiming to simplify the process of doing business in the freight transportation industry via an online marketplace accessible through an app.

Small business stays positive amid downturn

Discretionary spending usually takes a hit in a downturn, but some WA retailers and service providers are banking on a bright future.

Plan-free site now well stocked

It may not be the textbook approach to starting a business, but Jon Yau's audacious move in 2013 to buy a domain name for $230,000 appears to be paying off.

App/tech business of the week ~ FlowerBros

Buy flowers online, easily. In an otherwise crowded marketplace, this new e-commerce store tries to reduce clicks required and make it as easy as possible to for men to use.

Strong field of star performers

Western Australia is in good hands if the quality of the 2016 Rising Stars awards is anything to go by. Click through to see our special report on all of the winners announced last night.

Injury Connect keeps it safe

SPECIAL REPORT: Rising Stars winner Injury Connect found initial success targeting an under-serviced niche market, but is now pursuing broader growth. 

Shark Mitigation hits top Techboard spot

Shark Mitigation Systems has climbed to the top of Techboard's latest ranking of startup companies, having spent the previous three fortnights at number two.

App/tech business of the week ~ Plan-et

An app that connects businesses to users and users to business.

Velpic secures top spot on Techboard rank

Techboard has named Velpic as its top trending company this fortnight, with the eLearning platform undertaking a capital raising and signing its first sporting and hospitality client.

Never miss an opportunity

If you play close attention and listen, you won't miss the signs that your prospect is ready to buy.

Website bans to boost productivity

Blocking employee access to social media and streaming content websites is a common method small and medium-sized businesses are using to improve productivity in the workplace.

BankVault wins at Silicon Valley event

Local entrepreneur Graeme Speak's cyber security startup business has been named the fintech category winner at the Silicon Valley Forum's World Cup Tech Challenge.