Small Business

Inflatable Packers sharpens its focus

WHILE most businesses start off in their local market and aspire to break into the export field, Perth-based Inflatable Packers International has taken the opposite path.

A pizza Kal by the beach

The big difference between setting up a pizza shop in Scarborough and running one in Kalgoorlie is the scenery. Dan Wilkie reports.

Family affair

Many winemakers suggest their passion for wine courses through their veins but few have the pedigree to prove it.

Thai two of us ...

At Nahm Thai, the family that cooks together, works together, studies together and lives together, is the one that stays together. Russell Quinn reports.

Relationships a Classic concern

LIKE many apprentices, Mark Stewart dreamed of establishing his own business rather than working for a wage.

E-commerce uptake as SMEs seek a competitive advantage

MANY of the misconceptions about e-commerce technology and the potential benefits to the corporate world have been re-evaluated since the crash of 2000.

Big dairy win for Azzura Gelati

ICE cream maker Azzura Gelati has scooped 20 prizes at this year's WA Dairy Product Awards at the Sheraton Hotel.

Matrix manages its reality check

FORMER musician Darryl Edwards founded lighting, staging, events and production company Matrix Productions Australia in 1987.

Under the Witch’s spell

The owners of the Witch’s Cauldron have a simple business plan ... make the customers happy. Adam Orlando reports.

Car wash decision out of SAT hands

A RECENT State Administrative Tribunal decision that hinged on the definition of a retail shop could have major implications for business owners.

The breadwinner

Wholesale bread business backs Nedlands retail outlets. Jonathan Barrett reports

Family business owners must develop exit strategy: survey

Family business-owners expecting to turn a quick profit and fund their retirement through a trade sale may be in for a rude shock, according to the Survey of Family Business Needs 2006 launched by KPMG, Family Business Australia and Deakin University toda

Troubled waters for Hugall

Iconic Western Australian reticulation and water solutions brand Hugall & Hoile Ltd faces a difficult 2006 in the wake of a number of factors that have adversely impacted the performance of the business.

Family Business Awards

Family businesses in WA, be they in their “first” generation or their fourth, are wide and varied, however there is no doubt they are an important contributor to the State’s economy.