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L3 Oceania wins $2.9m defence contract

Defence contractor L3 Oceania, formerly known as Nautronix, has won a $2.9 million innovation contract from the federal government’s Defence Innovation Hub.

App/tech business of the week ~ SpacetoCo

SpacetoCo is a web-based application that allows users to search, book and pay for the space the user needs wherever he or she is located. It allows anyone who has space to list it for availability for free.

Nothing off the table as Jesters bakes fresh plan

A new strategy, rebrand and expansion into different selling channels are all part of Robert West’s plan to revamp Jesters Pies.

How serious are you about success?

OPINION: Being serious is a way of life – deliver on your promises, be committed, organised and serve your customers well.

App/tech business of the week ~ Notis

Notis is a website/app that connects students through a personalised classified offering within their own college campus.

Borgioli right at home on King Street

It was in the aftermath of a profoundly emotional moment that Terence Borgioli, then 23, decided to chase his dream of starting a luxury fashion business.

Yanchep JV backs Y-hub

The state’s newest co-working space has been opened in Yanchep, after a $10 million investment by the area’s main property developer, in a bid to create a knowledge-based economy in the region ahead of an anticipated population influx.

Ritter to head IR review

Unions and businesses have welcomed a review of Western Australia’s industrial relations system, the only remaining state-based scheme operating in parallel with federal laws in the country.

App/tech business of the week ~ Hyba

Hyba is an app that allows people to see what bars and clubs are around, and how many males and females are at each venue.

Frigtech expands to northern NSW

Geraldton-based contractor Frigtech Services, which has grown to have six branches across Western Australia, has expanded to the east coast by purchasing a NSW business after a two-year evaluation.

Opportunity brewing at Whitfords

The recent revamp of Westfield Whitford City’s hospitality precinct crafted the perfect business opportunity for Beerland Brewing to open its second venue today.

Bio Organics founder seeks council seat

Benjamin Avila hopes that winning a seat on the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale council will enable him to assist businesses avoid the fate that befell his.

Solid steps ensure customer loyalty

OPINION: Before you receive loyalty from your customers, you’ll need to show some within your own workplace.

App/tech business of the week ~ Thimble

Thimble is a one-of-a-kind app on the iTunes Store that will directly help and bring the community together in a member’s time of need.

Blossoming Profresh a cut above

Floral wholesaler Profresh has grown from a one-person business into a team of almost 15, generating $3 million in revenue in just its second year of commercial operations

Offshore, onshore success by design

SPECIAL REPORT: Whether they’re manufacturing locally or abroad, WA fashion designers and garment makers are still winning contracts and stockists here and overseas.

Fleetsu tracking for growth

Subiaco-based tech startup Fleetsu is seeking to raise $1 million in venture capital funding to better target multinational customers for its vehicle tracking technology.

App/tech business of the week ~ Flourishing at School

Flourishing at School is a cloud-based software solution to help schools measure and track individual and collective wellbeing, and develop and assess targeted wellbeing interventions for staff and students.

Sales techniques are good, friends are better

OPINION: It’s estimated that half of all sales are made on the basis of an established friendship, so if you’re not making nice you’re missing out on half of your market.

Small business growth on tap at Curtin

SPECIAL REPORT: The Monk Craft Brewery & Kitchen was among many businesses boosted by a local program to support entrepreneurs.

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