Business given added spice

Business given added spice

The West Coast Institute Governing Council chairman, who recently helped launch co-working space Sixty27 for micro and digital businesses at the institute’s Joondalup campus, believes processes should be the servant of outcomes.

He gives the example from a small business hub in Yanchep he was involved in with then economic adviser Ian Martinus, the institute executive behind Sixty27.

A woman wanted to set up a wholesale curry business but her home kitchen was too small. The centre’s co-ordinator had a mother in the nearby aged-care home and knew a cafe there had recently closed.

The woman ended up running the cafe, building her curry meal business and employing three or four people.

‘That’s what happens when you provide facilities like Sixty27 (a joint institute-City of Joondalup),’ he says.

‘It’s all about outcomes.’

Dr Perry’s right.