Local Business Imagination

Tour Hofmann Engineering

With more than five decades of steel manufacturing, Erich Hofmann has many strings to his bow. And as he steers Hofmann Engineering into the next decade an emerging market for this organisation is the defence industry. Hofmann Engineering, head quartered in Bassendean are early adopters of technology and pioneers of efficiencies across their operations. They…

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Localism and the Town of Bassendean

Localism Strategy Discussion Paper Town of Bassendean

The Town has spent the last few months researching and writing a whole new business support strategy.  And one of the things to come from this research has been a discussion paper on Localism.  Localism is associated with a range of ideas from economic, social and other perspectives, including: buying local, locally produced food, local business investment, local education, local culture and stories and local entrepreneurship.

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It’s been a big year . . looking forward to 2018

Christmas 2017

This year has passed in record time and we will soon be into January. 2018 Refresh At the top of the list, we are planning a refresh of BassendeanMeansBusiness web site.  Assisting us to do some of the ground work we recently had the good fortune to work with local university student – Sally Leavy. …

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The State of Startups – insights and highlights

Startup Muster

Here in Bassendean we’re supporting startups at every opportunity.  Recently we attended the State of Startups at City of Perth.  Our own Dave Kelly MLA as the Minister for ICT & Innovation; Science, opened the event and was followed by presentations from Techboard, StartupMuster, StartupAUS, and eGroup. Minister Kelly began his presentation cleverly comparing the…

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Networking in Bassendean

Come along on Tuesday 31 October for relaxed environment to update and increase your local contacts.  Every month we meet up at Dome Bassendean (upstairs) for informal discussion and networking. This month the focus is Cultural Awareness. Learn how to Increase your cultural awareness and take advantage in business in culturally diverse environments. Impact of…

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Think Small First Competition for shoppers and small businesses!

From this Saturday 28 October until 10 December, Small Business Matters is running a state-wide shopper competition to help celebrate our small business sector. Small businesses and shoppers are invited to get involved to encourage people to Think Small First!  By spending at least $10 at a participating small business and entering online, shoppers can…

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Think Small First: Small Business Day, Saturday 28 October 2017.

This statewide movement is gaining momentum.  Designed to raise awareness about small business in Western Australia. They are the lifeblood and heart of what makes our local communities great. This is about celebrating our passionate entrepreneurs, butchers, mechanics, artists, accountants, gardeners, interior designers, foodies, personal trainers and more. Without small business, a community doesn’t thrive.  Without…

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TEDx Perth is coming . . . .

Saturday 11 November 2017 marks the day when Innovators come together. Cultures come together. Ideas come together for inspiring talks by some of WA’s leading thinkers.  The day is fully catered and features performances, speaker Q&As, interactive displays and the all-important after-party. This annual event, in its sixth year, is the second-largest TEDx event in…

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Startup Weekend Perth is back!

Returning for its 11th time, Startup Weekend will be held at Spacecubed Perth, November 17th – 19th. In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup, Silicon Valley style. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors,…

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Innovator of the Year 2017

How inventive have you been in the last 12 months?  Applications for the WA 2017 Innovator of the Year program are now open. Award winners will share in a prize pool of $145,000 to help commercialise their innovations, with the overall winner receiving a prize of $75,000.  Finalists and semi-finalists will receive professional assistance in…

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