Jo McCubbing is an artist and is the designer behind the sophisticated and vibrant brand Spinel, which is featured on items of clothing including scarves, kaftans, wraps and more. STRATEGIES YOU HAD IN PLACE BEFORE COVID19 Jo MC Designs would attend markets and events across the region and metro area. Jo MC Designs also had […]

WBN Interview with Rural West on their Financial Counselling Services

WBN’s Executive Officer, Caroline Robinson, interviews Rural West’s Mandy McLean about the free, confidential services they offer businesses through the Wheatbelt and further afield to the Western Australian rural areas, around financial counselling.

BUSINESS SPARKS – COVID-19 CASE STUDIES – The Gravity Discovery Centre

BUSINESS SPARKS In this series, the WBN highlights how members have adapted to changing business and consumer contexts by innovating within the business. By sharing their stories of change, we hope it gives confidence and insight to other Wheatbelt businesses. THE GRAVITY DISCOVERY CENTRE Jan Devlin and her team operate an interactive and educational Gravity […]


BUSINESS SPARKS In this series, the WBN highlights how members have adapted to changing business and consumer contexts by innovating within the business. By sharing their stories of change, we hope it gives confidence and insight to other Wheatbelt businesses. BOTANICALIA Owned by Jenny Garroun, Botanicalia and Gallery 152 are a café + gallery shop […]


BUSINESS SPARKS In this series, the WBN highlights how members have adapted to changing business and consumer contexts by innovating within the business. By sharing their stories of change, we hope it gives confidence and insight to other Wheatbelt businesses. STUMPY’S ROADHOUSE Owned by Sean and Cathy Wood, Stumpy’s Roadhouse provides fuel, items for passenger […]

WE Connect: Women Entrepreneurs Mentoring Program Back for 2020!

Are you a woman in business in the Wheatbelt who is keen to grow and develop what you are doing? WE Connect offers Wheatbelt women in business the opportunity to be connected to an experienced business mentor who will work with you to explore the challenges and opportunities you face in business. Run over 6 […]

Regional Communication Forum

The WA Industry Link Regional Communication Forum comes to Merredin next month with the intention of bringing together agencies, regional stakeholders and government policy makers to talk about upcoming opportunities and how to access them. Hear from state government agencies about how to access upcoming projects and initiatives throughout the Wheatbelt region and provide a […]

WBN UPDATE – February 2020

WBN SEED Eight businesses attended WBN SEED in Corrigin in February with Illuminum. The one day workshop focused on building a sustainable business model with an understanding of financials first. Participants used Venture Cast business software and will receive mentoring over the next few months to support their learnings. RNIF funding was used to establish […]

WE SHINE Conference a huge success for businesswomen of the Wheatbelt!

The Wheatbelt Business Network held its Women Enterprises of the Wheatbelt conference, WE Shine, on Friday 25th October at the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre. The day was a huge success with businesswomen from around the region walking away inspired and with workshopped ideas to take back and implement into their businesses. Annmaree Jensen from […]

Wheatbelt Tenders- October

WACHS20194504 REPLACEMENT OF FLOOR COVERINGS QUAIRADING HEALTH SERVICE Issued by WA Country Health Service Position:Project Manager Infrastructure Type:Technical Graeme Leverington PHONE: (08) 96210155 or 0427451305 Email: graeme.leverington@health.wa.gov.au Position:Contract Management Type: Contractual Contact: Sue Potocznyj PHONE: (08) 96901701 or 0419941532 Email:sue.potocznyj@health.wa.gov.au Closes at Wed, 6 Nov 2019 at 2:30PM Perth, Western Australia Catering Services during DFES […]

Essentials for Business

In reflecting on how my businesses were setup and the advice given to me along the way, I have come up with a list of what I see as some of the essential tasks and operations in setting up and running a small business. Not all will be applicable to everyone, but you may just […]

Wheatbelt Tenders- September Cont

WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin – Construction of Weighing Shed for Piggery Issued by Department of Finance Tender Status: Current Number: BMW0318719 UNSPSC: Building and facility maintenance and repair services – (100%) Region/s: Wheatbelt Enquiries Other Contacts Nathan Zuideveld Position Architect Type Technical PHONE: (08) 92270900 NathanZ@zmha.com.au Construction of weighing shed for piggery adjacent […]

EOI- REED Board Nominations

Role Title: Board Member Organisation: Regional Early Education and Development (REED) Inc Location: REED is based in Narrogin WA, however Board Members are sourced from both metropolitan and regional WA Role description: Regional Early Education and Development (REED) Inc is an emerging organisation formed to support the sustainability and quality of early childhood education and […]

WE SHINE to shine a spotlight on Professional Development for Women in the Wheatbelt!

WE SHINE, the WBN’s premiere professional development event for businesswomen in the Wheatbelt has been announced with an incredible line-up of speakers, panel members and facilitators. This year’s conference, to be held at the newly completed Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre on Friday 25th of October is set to be the biggest one yet. The […]

Business Growth Solutions Launched- Media Release

New Program Launched to GROW Wheatbelt Businesses The Wheatbelt Business Network launched its newly released business growth programme, WBN Grow, at a function attended by local business people at the Corrigin Community Resource Centre on Wednesday 31st July. The WBN provides valuable business advice, networking and advocation services to businesses throughout the Wheatbelt.  The WBN […]

Corrign BAH- July 2019

More than 20 businesses attend a short session on developing and implementing your value proposition, led by Caroline Robinson and Rachael Thomas of the WBN. The session focused on creating a pitch to customers about the value of the business and each of the businesses walked away with a statement about what solution they provided […]

Meet Rachael!

Hello, I’m Rachael Thomas and I and very excited to have joined the WBN team as Business Manager. For the past 20 years I have been running, with my husband, Pre-emptive Strike computing and IT Solutions, Strike Point Graphic Design and Printing and Plexus Web Sites and Software Development in Albany. We have now sold […]

Communicating Your Business Value

Businesses from around the Wheatbelt gathered yesterday for a workshop in Narembeen focused on Communicating Your Value. Every business walked away with confidence and a new unique point of view. Back yourself in your business and decisions- common theme for the day!

WBN Receives Funding to Support the Wheatbelt Innovation Ecosystem

The Wheatbelt Business Network (WBN), the region’s largest business association have been strong advocates for innovation in the Wheatbelt. The Economic Gardening Program is among eight projects to receive nearly $700,000 in grant funding through the McGowan Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program. “We are excited for the opportunity to foster the development and […]

From our Members featuring Quairading CRC

Jill from the Quairading CRC is a fantastic champion of Wheatbelt CRCs, leading by example! The CRC is an enthusiastic team of Quairading locals focused on delivering fantastic events and meeting community needs with proactive initiatives. How do you invest in yourself, as a business owner? I make sure to grab learning opportunities and use […]

Wheatbelt Women Grow Exciting Businesses through WE Connect

The Wheatbelt Business Network 2017 WE Connect program was an exceptionally successful program for female entrepreneurs across the wheatbelt. “The WE Connect program represented a huge turning point in my business,” said participant De-anne Strange who runs the photography and fine art business Strange Images from her farm near Bruce Rock.  “My mentor gave me business skills […]