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Tom Brooking was one of thousands of business owners to undertake Curtin’s program. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Small business growth on tap at Curtin

At a time when his busy Fremantle pub was brimming with patrons but not particularly profitable, Tom Brooking decided to upskill by taking a program at the Curtin University Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Mr Brooking, who co-owns The Monk Craft Brewery & Kitchen, and Brooking Design, also in Fremantle, told Business News he became involved in the Curtin business owners’ program, Growth Owner, in 2013.

“We were sort of getting to a position where the business (The Monk) was growing, and making lots of money, but not making profit,” Mr Brooking said.

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