Business Innovation, Activation and Growth
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Our local small business landscape is constantly changing. It can be hard to keep up with current developments, new regulations and exciting opportunities.
We’ll write about all of these here.
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While we can’t promise to publish everything you send, we’ll do our best to post your story here or on our Facebook page.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Help us keep the South West business community connected with monthly networking events. We're shaking up our monthly women's breakfast events, now called Breakfast with Business South West. These events will be held monthly and open to not...read more
When you are investing time in your business – especially in the early years, paying yourself and putting away for retirement may seem like a distant dream. I will do it one day, you say to yourself. Ten years goes by and you still haven’t invested for your retirement...read more
Working with a Mentor or business coach can be one of the most valuable things a business owner can do. Running a small business can be a scary and daunting experience, riddled with so many unknowns. Working with a Mentor should be a collaborative experience amassing...read more
As small business owners, we often find ourselves trying to become a jack of all trades. We are the skilled labour, the unskilled labour, the administrator, the salesperson, the operations manager, the financial controller and the CEO all rolled into one. Chances are,...read more
As the end of the financial year is looming it may be timely to look at your super contributions. Build your own super For many workers across Australia, having a superannuation fund provides them with financial security and peace of mind for the future, as this...read more
Most businesses run in the traditional way where the business plan acts as the framework to guide business direction. Depending on the business plan you have, it usually covers financials, marketing, product/service and competitor research, operating systems, human...read more
Local businesses with related or like-minded services can greatly benefit from cooperative marketing. It can be more time-efficient and cost-effective to band together and cross-promote services. For consumers, cooperative marketing can be highly convenient— as well...read more
The South West of Western Australia provides an excellent base to operate a business. There is easy access to transport infrastructure with State and Local Governments providing excellent assistance to businesses to develop their export markets. The south west region...read more
Most people think when they hear the word 'Marketing' they think of promotion and advertising. These two elements are of course key to marketing, however, they are really just a function of your overall strategy. Traditionally, there was the 4Ps of marking: Product...read more
Once upon a time there were three types of the accommodation in the South West. The regular home/homestead option, the shed and tourist accommodation. Tourists not staying with family or friends had (and still have) the option of a bed and breakfast, chalet, farm stay...read more