SOME of Joondalups most successful entrepreneurs helped to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week this month.
More than 85 local businesspeople gathered at the sixty27 co-working space in Joondalup for the event, which was a collaboration between City of Joondalup, Edith Cowan University and West Coast Institute.
Speakers included pastry chef Patrick Vuaillat, who started Sugar and Spice Patisserie and now operates Sweet Artist Academy. Mr Vuaillat said Joondalup was an isolated place in the middle of the bush when he and his wife started the business 35 years ago.
“We decided to buy a house here and go to the bank to get a loan to set up a business here and that’s when Sugar and Spice Patisserie was born,” he said.
He attributed the success of the business to his staff, some of whom had worked for him for 20 years.
“Employing the right people with the right skills to do the job you want them to do is the most important thing,” he said.
Other guest speakers were Business News chief executive and aussiehome.com founder Charlie Gunningham, digital advocate Alan Heydon and Insight Promotions owner Harrison Ashton.
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