5 Creative Workshops To Get Your Craft On

5 of our favourite Creative Workshops in Perth Winter is a great time to start a new craft and we've pulled together 5 of our favourite Creative Workshops in Perth to share with you. Who doesn't love handmade soap?  You've seen it at markets and if you're like me, you always have a supply on hand.  Now you can learn to make...


What is a Mastermind Group?

A mastermind is a group of businesses all with similar business models who work together to grow and improve each-other’s businesses. The Mastermind facilitates a combination of brainstorming, discussion, education and peer accountability to sharpen your business and personal skills. Many mastermind groups challenge you to set greater goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. You may find members of...



Three Easy Ways to Increase Online Sales

We’ve been working with the members of our Growth Quarters recently to help them find ways to selling more online in between markets. We found that reducing online shopping cart abandonment is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your sales are on the rise.   While setting up a good online shop and having enough products...

Creative Community Partnership Raises $35,000 For A New Perth Guide Dog Puppy

Perth Upmarket's close community partnership with Guide Dogs WA has shown how artists, creatives and the local community can join forces for good. Over 200 Perth Upmarket businesses and over 10,000 loyal shoppers who visit each quarterly market have raised  $35,000 towards raising and training a guide dog puppy. Through director of Perth Upmarket Justine Barsleys own personal experience of being...

7 Great Podcasts For Creative Businesses

If you’re sewing, painting, knitting or simply making anything else with your hands to sell through your small business, then you’ll know you’ve got lots of time to listen. Why not listen to a podcast which will help your creative business grow or give you a burst of inspiration? - it sounds like perfect multi-tasking.   Here’s a list of...


My top 10 tips for selling more at markets

Getting to market day is a lot of work - so let’s see how we can make it even more worthwhile with these tips for selling more at markets.   1. Be welcoming Don’t be the stallholder sitting at the back of your stall busy on your phone! Stand up, smile at approaching customers and engage with them. Connect with...

What are Instagram Stories and why should you use them?

Those circles at the top of your Instagram feed are full of fun - Instagram Stories fun! If you haven’t explored them yet, or if you enjoy watching other people’s Stories but haven’t tried yourself yet, read on and see why Instagram Stories might be a great addition to your social media strategy.   What are Instagram Stories like?  ...