Small Business

Nothing succeeds like self-belief

Price shouldn’t be a problem for a salesperson who has done their homework and believes in their product.

App/tech business of the week ~ Storekat

Storekat is an online aggregator of storage facilities, connecting self-storage providers with self-storage customers.

Simply Wall St tops Techboard rank

Perth-founded stock investing platform Simply Wall St has been ranked as Techboard's top startup for the past fortnight, making it the first ever company to have topped the ranking twice after having previously topped the list in December last year.

Beware bright lights of ‘the other’

Those who think the grass is greener on the other side need to think again.

App/Tech business of the week ~ Silverhorse Technologies

Silverhorse Technologies develops systems to manage the completions process for large infrastructure assets.

Data hub to support innovation

The state government has launched a new co-working space designed to give technology-based businesses, startups and educational institutions access to its extensive property data

For startups first is nowhere

As this column has mentioned previously, startups and conventional businesses are different in a number of ways, and the ‘first mover advantage’ is one.

Simply Wall St makes US acquisition

Perth-founded stock investing platform Simply Wall St is branching out into the US with the acquisition of for an undisclosed sum.

App/Tech business of the week ~ Summer Bees

Summer Bees is a wholly online shop for authentic high-end Brazilian swimwear, tailored to all ages, shapes and sizes, and was launched in Perth in January 2016.

Rising Stars back themselves

Past winners of the Business News Rising Stars growth companies awards have continued to make news, particularly those with private backing.

App/Tech business of the week ~ Uproov

An app that uses blockchain technology to ensure photos, videos and audio recordings are never altered, and remain in their original state.

Vocus keeps Amcom accelerator

Vocus Communications has retained the tech startup accelerator program formed by Amcom Telecommunications, and launched it into its second year.

Bubdesk a flexible work space

Perth’s first co-working space with a childcare facility has added a new dimension to workplace flexibility in the city.

Forget the quick fix, focus on outcomes

Long-term, prosperous relationships are built on adding value and focusing on outcomes to customer problems.

App/Tech business of the week ~ Team Ahoy

TeamAhoy is a web-based project management tool providing managers with a new way to keep up-to-date with everything that's happening in their team. 

Make your engagement emotional

Finding things in common with prospective clients is the surest way to build rapport and make the sale.

App/Tech business of the week ~ Sciosity

Tailored virtual reality (VR) simulations for training or academic courses. The trainee or student can experience situations that would be impractical to achieve otherwise in a classroom environment.

Don’t make me say it again

Attentive listening is a key component in the salesperson’s armoury; so why do so many of us tune out?

App/Tech business of the week ~ AccessVIP

A fully customised e-commerce platform, AccessVIP provides customers with pay-as-you-go services that aim to make the nightlife and restaurant scene around Australia more enjoyable.

Missed opportunity in R&D incentive

Many small businesses may be unaware they already have access to a major tax incentive to fund research, in addition to the federal government’s new innovation package.

App/Tech business of the week ~ PlantMiner is Australia’s largest construction marketplace for acquiring plant, equipment and subcontractors.