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Beale passes the baton after son's death

Aquatic Leisure Technologies’ long-serving managing director Lew Beale has handed the reins to his daughter Lynley Papineau, following the unexpected death of his son, Ben Beale, in April.

Crowdfunding, saucy branding add spice to Bunsters exports

A distinctive recipe, creative product name and a viral crowdfunding campaign have been the key ingredients of success for a local hot sauce business.

App/tech business of the week ~ QuizJam

A world first, fun and exciting cloud-based multi-player trivia platform teams can use to educate, brands to connect, sports to engage and communities and NFPs to raise money.

ACCC to clean up car wash franchisor

The competition watchdog has taken aim at WA-focused car wash franchisor Geowash for allegedly awarding unlawful commission payments and making misleading claims about profitability.

Tech time savers suit small business

SPECIAL REPORT: Technological change is making parts of small business, such as managing accounts and chasing up invoices, less time and cost intensive.

Perth startups delivering solutions

SPECIAL REPORT: From storage to bookkeeping, Perth’s startup scene has found solutions to a range of problems many small businesses grapple with.

Big businesses sign shorter payment terms

The lobby group representing Australia’s big businesses has called on the sector to sign up to its new voluntary payment term code in a bid to stave off regulatory changes.

Credi taps $20bn loans market

A local startup is hoping to simplify some of the complexities that can arise when lending money to friends or relatives, bringing formality to agreements valued at $20 billion a year nationally.

Innovation in the air as Crown sniffs an opportunity

Crown is hoping to provide its customers with a memorable sensory experience.

App/tech business of the week ~ Spatula

Spatula is a delivery tracking app. When used, a live tracking link is sent via SMS that the customer opens in one click to track the oncoming driver.

Redspear wins Fortescue contract

Local indigenous business Redspear Safety has won a contract to supply lifting and rigging equipment across all Fortescue Metals Group operational sites, for an undisclosed sum.

App/tech business of the week ~ JAK

JAK is an app that connects customers with qualified tradespeople. JAK ensures that every supplier is qualified, police cleared and insurance checked. Customers rate the service on completion of the job, and can track the arrival time of and see base rates before they post a job.

Dismantle gets it together for youth

Social enterprise Dismantle is showing its peers how to blend commercial acumen with a social purpose.

Creatives trade on China links

North Fremantle-based fashion label Empire Rose is one of three local brands to have secured deals in China in recent weeks, following the Fashion Council WA’s partnership with its Chinese counterpart.

Cycliq founders step aside

Five months after listing on the ASX, the founders of Leederville-based bicycle accessories maker Cycliq have stepped back from their executive roles as part of a leadership restructure.

Job apps target a mobile workforce

Students and hospitality workers are the key cohorts first targeted by new mobile apps GoCasual and Squaddle, both of which have been developed by Perth startups.

App/tech business of the week ~ Fieldmagic from CRM Online

Fieldmagic is a job management, maintenance, quoting and CRM platform designed from the ground up with field services in mind. Built on a leading CRM platform, it comes with an ecosystem of add-ons and integrations.

Perth tech startup launches advertising app

Local tech startup Zora Tech has soft-launched its first product to market, an online advertising platform that aims to better connect content creators, retailers and customers to what they want to see online.

CEO lunch with David Eaton

Business News sat down to lunch at Julio’s with the small business commissioner, David Eaton.

Wave Park lease green light

The City of Melville has approved a lease for a proposed wave park on a 4.4-hectare area of Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove, after a lengthy council meeting last night.

App/tech business of the week ~ Famylia

Famylia is an online communications tool for co-parents, which aims to reduce conflict after a divorce or separation.

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