August 2019

Welcome to Business Talk - August 2019
Armchair Session with Amelia Balmer 
Join us for an evening with Amelia BalmerManaging Director of To Keep or Not To Keep: Clutter Management Solutions (KNK) and author of 'Rightsize Your Life!: The Balanced Approach to Living Better with your Belongings.'  

During the Armchair Session you will get to hear about how Amelia started her business, successes and the challenges she faced during her journey.  The evening will close with light refreshments and networking.

Tuesday, 13 August at 5:30 - 6:30 at Cove Business Hub, Cove Civic Centre - register now 

Co-working Continues at Cove Business Hub
Need time away from your home or the office for a couple of hours, a day or the entire week or just looking to meet like minded people and expand your business network? Join us at Cove Business Hub's Co-working space for free until the end of September 2019. 

As part of co-working you will have access to:
  • a dedicated desk space during library opening hours
  • access to a small meeting room for private meetings or phone calls. Bookings required
  • high-speed broadband
  • free parking
  • coffee and tea
  • invitations to a program of workshops, networking events, business matching and one-on-one advisory sessions.
 Hallett Cove Business Award - Winners
The Hallett Cove Business Association have awarded the Local Business winners of 2019 at the Cove Civic Centre on Wednesday 24 July. The awards were a success receiving close to 2000 votes. 
Congratulations to the following award winners: 
Discovery Session - Succession Planning

Do you have a plan in place if you suddenly can no longer manage your business? This session will give you a framework to ensure that your business can continue to function without you.  
Tuesday, 3 September at 5:15pm - 7:00pm at  Cove Business Hub - Register your attendance  today.         
EnergyLab Panel    

EnergyLab and Flinders New Venture Institute have teamed up to officially launch EnergyLab in South Australia. EnergyLab was founded to support new business and technological initiatives that move Australia and the world toward 100% clean energy solutions.

You are invited attend a panel discussion designed to analyse, scrutinise and talk through the emerging energy opportunities in SA. It will be an opportunity for industry leaders and experts to take to the panel and discuss existing energy options in SA, with the aim of discussing and unlocking future opportunities for the energy industries here in SA.

Thursday, 15 August from 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Flinders at Tonsley - Register your attendance now

Monthly Networking at Marion Hotel   

Join Southern Business Connections at their next monthly networking event and meet some other local businesses for a relaxed evening.
Businesses located in, or servicing the inner southern areas of Adelaide are welcome and encouraged to join.

Monday, 12 August at 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Marion Hotel 

Fringe 2020 - Event Registrations Now Open

Registrations are now open for Fringe 2020 events. Take a look at their handy resources

Venue registrations are also now open. Head to  AVR to start a new venue registration. Previous venues still need to update their information.   

Do you know what South Australian Tenders are currently open?

Are you interested in knowing what tenders are currently available in SA for State Government and Local Government including the City of Marion? You can become a registered member with SA Tenders and Contracts and elect to be notified by email on tenders that may be of interest to you. 

Not a registered member? Become one today and be the first to know when new tenders open. 

Business Mission Calendar

The South Australian Government business mission calendar presents a sectorial focused program that offers targeted activities for businesses to participate in. 

Activities are supported in-country through the government's overseas representatives and through the established international trade and investment office network.

By participating in a business mission led or supported by the South Australian Government, businesses will have the opportunity to enhance their international profile, build international connections and business relationships, and will have the potential to collaborate and partner with overseas companies or investors

View full Business Mission Calendar

Communities Environment Program (CEP) Grants    

The Communities Environment Grants will be available for community groups for 2019.
Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 will be available for small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities.
Projects delivering positive environmental and social outcomes can include:
  • Native and threatened species management
  • Coastal and wetland care
  • Programs to reduce litter and waste
  • Invasive species and weed management
  • Protecting and restoring environmental assets
  • Increased community connection with the local natural environment
Expressions of interest close Friday, 13 September 2019.

Why not have a team lunch at Warriparinga? 

Fresh, wood oven pizzas are available every Wednesday from 11am - 2pm. Enjoy a delicious pizza in the beautiful grounds at or take-away.  
Interested in FREE business Advise?
Interested in FREE Business Advise? The  Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service provides free one-on-one advisory sessions to local business. 

Arrange your one-on-one session today by contacting 7228 6208 or  

Event Calendar - What's coming up?
View our latest Calendar of Events now. 

Wednesday, 14 August at 2:00pm - 3:00pm -  register now

SEO Snakes and Ladders - Presented by DIY Digital 
Wednesday, 21 August at 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Social Media Strategy - Presented by the City of Marion
Wednesday, 28 August @ 10:00am - 11:30pm 
In this Issue

Manager City Activation
T:  08 7420 6525

Unit Manager - Economic Development
T:  08 8375 6897

Economic Development Coordinator

Economic Development      Support Officer
T:  08 8375 6765