On a weekday night in Perth, the business community gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Perth for a special function, with Alan Jones Formula 1 racing driver making a guest appearance to launch the book Formula 1 for Business. The book is co-authored by entrepreneurs Simon Frayne and Daniel O’Connor, both of whom are well known to the Perth business community.
You may ask what does Formula 1 driving have in common with business success? Quite a lot it turns out, as we heard Alan share his stories about his start in the racing driving community. Armed with only 50 quid in his pocket, and a burning ambition to make his mark, he headed off to the UK to pursue his dream of becoming the best Formula 1 driver. And that he did, with a momentous string of wins in the Formula 1 World Championships that we all know and admire him for.
Alan Jones’ busy schedule in Perth also included a star appearance at a charity lunch to raise funds for the Kalparrin – A Centre for Families of Children with Special Needs, located at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
The Home Buyer and Property Investor Show will be on in Perth this weekend (Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March). If you are a local looking to buy a home in Perth, you will have access to more than 60 companies who will all be exhibiting all in one location - the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For anyone looking to purchase their first home, navigating the process can be a daunting prospect – such as finding the right property, saving enough to get to your required deposit amount, or getting all your paperwork with your bank lined up.
With the Reserve Bank currently holding interest rates low property is looking affordable.
Chris Gray, leading property investor expert and CEO of Empire Property Portfolio, had this to say about the current real estate market
It's late Friday afternoon in Perth, and while the din of traffic quietens in the city as office workers head home for the weekend, things are just getting started at 45 St Georges Terrace. The best brains around town are gathered together at the co workspace SpaceCubed to gear up for the Perth Start up Weekend.
The Perth Start Up Weekend is one of the key events of the year where budding entrepreneurs gather together to begin the process of transforming their ideas into reality. There is a combination of excitement and a buzz of nervous energy in the air as participants mingle and chat. Some have come to contribute their development skills, some to design and others to add their marketing mojo.
Ironically, once upon a time, 45 St Georges Terrace was home to the Reserve Bank. Its vaults are one sign of its former life, and since any one of these web or app ideas at the Start Up Weekend could well be the next online success, perhaps those old vaults will come in handy after all!
Have you got a good web or mobile app idea or two to develop that you would like to road test amongst a group of supportive individuals in Perth?
Then put your thinking cap on, and bring your ideas and a positive attitude to the Perth Start Up Weekend, where you can participate, learn and share alongside a group of peers and mentors.
The Start Up Weekend is a bi annual event held in Perth, where the best and brightest brains around town will get together to pitch and road test their latest entrepreneurial ideas.
Last night my partner and I were fortunate enough to snag a couple of seats for Circus Ronaldo's performance of La Cucina dell'Arte as part of the Perth Festival for 2013.
The shows have been selling out, so we weren't surprised to find a large mass of people milling around before the show opened in Russell Square at 8pm.
While waiting for the show to begin, the crowd was serenaded by a busking didgeridoo player, whose stone-age sound contrasted nicely with the Renaissance style art of the Circus Ronaldo billboarding.
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