Marketing and Good Business Ideas

Staying the Course


The idea of Localism has really resonated with our community. In many ways our community wrote the book. They have strong cultural values, they value personal service and they’re passionate about our environment. A prominent personality in our Bassendean Localism book is Keith Howlett, the proud sole proprietor behind Country Style Butchers at 34 Old…

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First, de-escalate

It’s very difficult to reason with someone if their hair is on fire.  Customer service (whether you’re a school principal, a call center or a consultant) can’t begin until the person you’re working with believes that you’re going to help them put out the fire on their head.

Basic principles worth considering. . .

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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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Small Business Health Program

Help Small Business

Are you a small business owner with plans to grow your business in 2018?  Bankwest’s Small Business Health program developed in collaboration with the Small Business Development Corporation and Business Foundations, aims to provide specialised support on critical business skills.  The program will enhance the financial capability and personal resilience of small business owners who…

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Climate Innovators ~ Climathon Bassendean 27/10/17

Bassendean has stepped up to the challenge and along with Berlin, Budapest, Athens, Brooklyn, Sydney, Canberra, Washington, Warsaw and over 70 other cities we will explore innovative ideas for sustainable business, technology solutions, community behaviour and other insights on local renewable energy production. Cities and towns have a significant role to play in tackling climate…

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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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Australians & their social media

The recent release of the Sensis Social Media Report 2016 is essential reading for all business operators. It reveals we love our social media more and more. For example time spent on Facebook has increased over 40% on last year and now exceeds 12.5 hours per week. That’s more than half a day per week.…

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Keep Australia Beautiful Week – 21-27 August

Along with reducing the number of coffee cups going to landfill the Town is keen for local businesses to get behind the Keep Australia Beautiful Campaign. We’ll soon see the army of volunteers with their orange bags along road verges but there are many other ways you can help and get involved: Promote the week…

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O2 Cafe & Need for Feed are Responsible Cafes!

IF you want to save on your morning coffee and make a difference to the environment, then you might like to consider a push by Responsible Cafes. The volunteer movement encourages venues to offer customers discounts on warm beverages if they bring a re-usable cup. O2 Cafe (Old Perth Rd) and Need for Feed (corner…

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