Small Business

Bauwerk paints a bigger picture

Perth-founded natural paint manufacturer Bauwerk Colour is expanding its international operations with construction of a new factory in its biggest market, Saudi Arabia.

App/tech business of the week ~ Mondoz

The Uber of home cooked food, Mondoz is a platform that connects people to homemade cuisine.

Push for shoppers to support small business

A movement backed by several small business groups has renewed a campaign to encourage shoppers to lift their support for local retailers. 

CrowdfundUP jumps to first place on Techboard rank

Local fintech CrowdfundUP tops this fortnight's Techboard ranking, having closed a $2.1 million capital raising led by Sydney-based Positive Investment Enterprise.

Riders Choice, Cycliq hit issues

Two well-known Leederville cycling businesses have hit differing problems this week, with retailer Riders Choice going into voluntary administration and accessory manufacturer Cycliq facing a regulatory speed bump on its path to an ASX listing.

Poolwerx takes honours at franchise awards

Pool and spa maintenance franchise Poolwerx Corporation has taken home two top accolades at the Franchise Council of Australia's Excellence in Franchising Awards.

App/tech business of the week ~ PayNow for Stripe

PayNow for Stripe is a minimalist point-of-sales app, allowing users to accept credit card payments quickly on any mobile device. NFC is used to enable PayPass payments without any need for a swipe card reader.

Adams secures top WA business woman title

Julie Adams, the co-founder of Rising Stars award winner Chemo@home, has been named the Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the year.

Dowell on cusp of breakthrough opportunity

Perth leadership and strategy consultant Kia Dowell has become the first Australian to be selected for a global mentoring program she hopes will help propel her business to international markets.

Start IT Up winners get funding

Innovation Minister Bill Marmion has named the three inaugural winners of the Start IT Up WA Challenge, with the teams to share in a $100,000 prize pool to develop their projects in collaboration with the state government.

Carnegie makes waves on Techboard

Carnegie Wave Energy has taken first place in Techboard's top trending startup rank this fortnight, after announcing a $2.5 million grant for a wave and solar power microgrid on Garden Island.

Conform and perform the model ‘type’

The 'type' of salesperson you are will go a long way to determining how well received you are by your boss, your co-workers, and your clients.  

Scope recognised again at WA Training Awards

Perth-based Scope Training has been recognised in the WA Training Awards for the second consecutive year, while engineering firm Civmec has also taken a top honour.

App/tech business of the week ~ Wholesale Exchange

Wholesale Exchange is an online marketplace for the WA wholesale vehicle industry.

What the tech startup scene needs now

PODCAST: Business News chief executive Charlie Gunningham discusses the local tech startup scene with the director and co-founder of local venture capital firm Yuuwa Capital Matt Macfarlane and the founder of the Spacecubed and Flux coworking spaces Brodie McCulloch.

HotCopper tops Techboard following ASX debut

Online share trading forum HotCopper Holdings listed on the ASX this week, and topped Techboard's ranking as a result of the news coverage.

Challenges remain despite e-commerce growth

Western Australian businesses are ahead of the curve in several aspects of e-commerce, reporting more online presence via websites, social networks and use of a digital business strategy than other states, according to the Sensis eBusiness report released today.

Designers hatch plans for local, overseas growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Slower growth in discretionary spending is a challenge for some local fashion hopefuls, but export markets and tech-style accelerator programs are presenting opportunities.

Get in the Hole app tees off

A new app that offers discounts to golfers at a number of golf courses in Western Australia and Bali has made its debut.

App/tech business of the week ~ Gigger

Gigger is a search engine for the music industry. The engine analyses data from sources such as Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Twitter to build a profile for bands.