Check out the latest from the South West Chamber

The ole stick
& carrot trick

The new privacy laws that took force last week are an example of the stick wielded by governments to force us to adopt a duty of care toward our stakeholders.

In direct contract, Ben Thornley's thoughtful piece on the commercial advantages of taking our social responsibilities seriously is a great example of the carrot of reward that leads us forward.

Of course, we are all human (I think) and need a little bit of both.

New privacy affect you

New privacy laws affect all of us

It’s been a week since the new privacy laws landed in Australia, so how is your business affected? Read this piece from Local Direct Network to find out what should you be doing to ensure you and your business are on the right side of the law?

Moses had the Ten Commandments ... Read online.

Social media strategy at free breakfast on Montague

Free breakfast this Thursday

Simon Dell is an accomplished speaker and social media expert

Two Cents' Simon Dell will be in West End this month to provide an update on using Social Media in your business. He will be speaking at a free event at ... Read online.

Check the Berwicks Office Technology Site

Business flock to support Mother's Day promotion

Twenty West End businesses will have the opportunity to participate in a Mother's Day promotion initiated by Fiona Stager at Avid Reader.

The promotion has been extraordinary popular and more than twenty businesses have expressed an interest. If you want to sign up please let us know. ... Read more online.

Good deeds make good business

Good deeds make good business sense 

With the introduction of ‘social bonds’ and a range of other initiatives backed by a combination of governments and private money, the notion of ‘impact investing’ is creating increasing interest among super funds in Australia and other big investors around the world.

Ben Thornley, a former investment journalist in Australia, who is a director of the San Francisco based ... Read online.

Indigenous business group here next week

Indigenous business group here next week

Steel artist Wayne McGuiness is a great example of the work of IBA

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has been running free Into Business™ Workshops around the country for over two years to assist  ... Read online.

Breakfast with benefits at the Loft on April 3

Breakfast with benefits at the Loft on April 3

The South West Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Breakfast with Benefits at The Loft in West End at 7am on Thur April 3rd. It features Mathhew Snelleksz, author of "Break the Entreprenurial Struggle. Two copies will be given away ... Read online.

Local poets celebrate supportive businesses

Westender has worked with a range of local businesses to build a poetry spectacular in West End on World Poetry Day this Friday, 21st March.

Poets will serenade participating businesses during the afternoon on Friday and then the day wll end with Our Urban Voice at the Boundary Hotel.

Westender will continue to work with local businesses to promote events that promote West End as the creative and cultural hub that brings customers to our doors. If you have any ideas, please let us know.