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Less BS. Yep, less Bank Stuff, more real stuff. Listen in on what issues are affecting WA’s economy, how small business owners are overcoming challenges, or learn what we’re doing in the tech space. You decide – which playlist interests you?


Bankwest provides personal and business banking solutions for more than 1.1 million retail and business customers across Australia. Bankwest customers enjoy access to an extensive network of stores and business centres, direct and third party distribution channels, agencies and electronic banking facilities, as well as 24-hour telephone and internet banking. Bankwest is a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.


The information contained in these recordings is of a general nature and is not intended to be nor should it be considered as professional advice. You should not act on the basis of anything contained in this publication without first obtaining specific professional advice. To the extent permitted by law, Bankwest, a division of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL/Australian credit licence 234945, its related bodies corporate, employees and contractors accepts no liability or responsibility to any persons for any loss which may be incurred or suffered as a result of acting on or refraining from acting as a result of anything contained in these recordings.
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Small business expert Christo Hall hosts the Bankwest Business Insights Podcast series. The series is an instructive and educational guide that aims to help small business owners harness the power of productivity, learn how to innovate and create a business plan for success. The benefits of improved productivity are significant, ranging from increased profitability, to more satisfied customers and happier employees. John Williams, Head of Business Process Management at Bankwest joins Christo Hall for the first episode of the Bankwest Business Insights Podcast.
Small business expert Christo Hall hosts the Bankwest Business Insights Podcast series. The series is an instructive and educational guide that aims to help small business owners harness the power of productivity, learn how to innovate and create a business plan for success. The benefits of improved productivity are significant, ranging from increased profitability, to more satisfied customers and happier employees. John Williams, Head of Business Process Management at Bankwest joins Christo Hall for the first episode of the Bankwest Business Insights Podcast.
Small business expert Christo Hall hosts the Bankwest Business Insights Podcast series. The series is an instructive and educational guide that aims to help small business owners harness the power of productivity, learn how to innovate and create a business plan for success. The benefits of improved productivity are significant, ranging from increased profitability, to more satisfied customers and happier employees. John Williams, Head of Business Process Management at Bankwest joins Christo Hall for the first episode of the Bankwest Business Insights Podcast.
Episode 1: Bedtonic

Episode 1: Bedtonic

2018-11-2621:31

Leaving a successful drive-thru coffee business behind, it was time for Julie to look to the next chapter in her life. With Julie’s mother being a seamstress, she fell in love with natural textures and fibres from an early age. With this, Bedtonic was born - an online store selling quality French linen and loungewear. Julie talks to Nat about her business journey - from travelling overseas to find suppliers, to launching (and relaunching) her website, getting her first order and her foray into social media advertising.
Adam and Jackson went from being personal trainers on their own to joining forces and opening two fitness studios in Perth. In this podcast, Adam and Jackson share the ups and downs of running a business, what they learnt along the way, and how backing each other was key to their success.
Episode 3: Mister Nosh

Episode 3: Mister Nosh

2018-11-2615:58

With a desire to share her love of fresh, homemade food, Lea opened a café in Fremantle, Western Australia. But as economic conditions changed, Lea made a bold business decision to close the café and transform into a wholesale business. Mister Nosh ready-made meals are now stocked in supermarkets across Perth. In this episode, Lea talks about her challenges with cash flow, the importance of mentors and the value of thinking outside of the box.
Following his studies, Jonathon heeded advice from his father who was a small business owner to work in a business before starting his own. A few years later, Jonathon opened a business, focusing on chiropractic and soft tissue therapy. In this episode, Jonathon shares his experiences with building loyal clientele, opening up the business to social media, the importance of delegation to avoid burnout, recruiting staff and managing cash flow.
Brooke started her career as a receptionist in the medical industry, eventually becoming a practice manager and medical software trainer. After becoming a mum, Brooke changed tack and started a bookkeeping business and found many clients were seeking advice about other services such as marketing. Brooke created a second small business to help other small businesses ‘ignite to the next level’. Nat chats with Brooke and Monica as they explore getting your business name out there, preparing for tax time and the opportunities and pitfalls of social media.
In the wake of the Federal and WA State Budgets released recently, what are the implications for the Western Australian economy? Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford unpacks all the details.
Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford looks into his crystal ball as he looks ahead to the to the Federal and State budgets and what might lie in store for the WA economy.
In this edition of the Bankwest Economic Insights podcast Professor Alan Duncan from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre drops into the Bankwest cafe for a latte and a discussion on robots, automation and the future of work in Australia. Is it all robots, robots, robots or will we still be needed in the workplaces of tomorrow?
In this episode of the Bankwest Economic Insights podcast Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford gives his thoughts on agricultural optimism, commodity prices, WA's employment and those all important green shoots of recovery.
In this episode of the podcast we hear from Rebecca Cassells, Associate Professor from the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre about the report she has co-authored in association with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Entitled "Gender Equity Insights 2018: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap" the report is available on the BCEC's website.
Hear from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Director Prof Alan Duncan and Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford as they chat about the BCEC's latest report on the cost of living in WA, and peer into the crystal ball to see what's in store for the State's economy in 2018.
On this episode we take a look at the opportunities and challenges facing Western Australia's rural and regional economy with Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford and WA State manager of Business Banking Richard Bator.
In this episode we hear from Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford on the need for GST reform in Western Australia, the Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Alan Duncan talks about the impact of Airbnb on the WA tourism industry and Bankwest's head of Business Banking WA Richard Bator calls on WA businesses to stand up and be counted.
Bankwest Chief Economist Alan Langford gives his thoughts on the WA State Budget just minutes after Treasurer Ben Wyatt has handed it down.
In this episode we take a look at the future of the energy market in Western Australia following the release of an in-depth report on the issue from the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre (BCEC). We hear from the BCEC's director Professor Alan Duncan as well as the founder and David Martin, the managing director of energy trading start-up Power Ledger.
The first podcast of the new financial year sees Bankwest chief economist looking ahead at what's in store for the WA economy in the coming 12 months.
This week we take a look at 'Educate Australia Fair?' - the new report from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre which looks at educational inequality in Australia in 2017.
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