February 2019

Welcome to Business Talk
Welcome to the first edition of Business Talk for 2019.  Business success is essential to the future of the City of Marion as a place to live, learn, work, do business and invest. 
Facebook Masterclass
The Facebook Masterclass you have been waiting for...

Trying to market your business on Facebook just for the sake of it can be a huge mistake, costing you time and resources. Come along and learn what you could be doing on Facebook. 

Where: Cove Civic Centre

When: Friday, 22 February @ 9:00 AM

Cost: $55 Register now.




Reducing Energy Costs - Southern Adelaide 
The rising cost of energy is consistently raised as a priority issue for local businesses, so we are investigating the opportunities to reduce the costs of energy supply for Southern Adelaide businesses. 

As a member of our Business Community we are keen to gain your feedback; this survey will assist us to create an energy profile of Southern Adelaide and to prioritise areas of focus for future initiatives. 

This survey will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and your responses are confidential. Results will be aggregated into a report for the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board and both councils.Please complete this survey by Thursday, 21 February 2019.
Tax Essentials for Small Business
Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?
Register now to secure your place and come along to a  FREE introductory workshop presented by the ATO.  

Where: Tonsley Innovation District in the Flinders Building 
When: Monday, 11 February @ 5:30 PM 

Where: Tonsley Innovation District  in the Flinders Building 
When: Monday, 18 February @ 5:30 PM 

Discovery Session - Marketing and Business Development 

Are you struggling to grow and build awareness of your business? This workshop will walk you though six strategies to market your business better. 

Where: Cove Civic Centre
When: Tuesday, 5 March @ 5:30 PM
Connect with a Business Adviser Today
You don't have to do it alone - working with an experienced business adviser can help solve business problems, connect you to funding and grow your industry network. 
To book your session contact Phil Ransome:
T: 7228 6208 or  E:   businessadvisor@ransgroup.com.au  

Upcoming Discovery Sessions: 

Where: Cove Business Hub
When: Tuesday, 5 February @ 5:30 PM 

Where: Cove Business Hub 
When: Tuesday, 5 March @ 5:30 PM

Building a Business with Amazon 
This seminar presented by DIY Digital will take you on a tour of Amazon and how it compares with your own e-commerce shop and other online marketplaces such as Etsy, Ebay and Gumtree.

Walk away with a sound understanding of whether Amazon is the right choice for you and your products.
Where: Cove Civic Centre
When:  Saturday,16 February @ 2:00 PM
FREE -  Bookings Essential  
Tonsley Open Day - Sunday 24 March 2019 
Having turned into such a vibrant location, it is time to open  Tonsley's doors and showcase the amazing open space and innovative organisations housed within this once-fenced-off 61-hectare site.
In partnership with Science Alive!, the free family-friendly event will give members of community the opportunity to see, hear and touch the innovations and technologies being developed or utilised by the organisations based at Tonsley.
When: Sunday, 24 March 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
How to Sell on Etsy 
Come along and learn how to s ell your craft to the world with specific focus on Etsy,  a global online marketplace for handmade, vintage and craft supplies. 

Where: Cove Civic Centre
When: Saturday, 9 February @ 2:00 PM
Half price for City of Marion business
Are you a home based business looking for a meeting space away from home? Looking for a space to run workshops or host a seminar? Need a quiet space to work with teleconference facilities?

It is now even more affordable than ever for City of Marion businesses to take advantage of the  Cove Civic Centre facilities.  

Download the new fees and charges  and contact us to secure a book ing via ccc@marion.sa.gov.au or call 8375 6755.  

Venture Dorm Pre-Accelerator Program 
The award-winning Pre-Accelerator program is designed to equip you with the skills and startup mindset you need to successfully navigate the next phase of your new venture. 

Week by week, Venture Dorm facilitators guide you through the lean startup methodology, help you perfect your pitch and connect you with mentors who lend their experience and expertise. Eight weeks later, you'll have clearly defined 'next steps' and the confidence you need to take them.
The Venture Dorm Pre-Accelerator is hands-on, immersive and the ideal program for anyone with a great idea asking themselves 'What do I need to do to make this happen?',   registrations are now open .
Last chance for Digital Champions 
Applications close today at 5:00 PM AEDT to be one of 100 Australian small business owners who will receive a digital transformation for their business, valued at up to $20,000.

Want to take your small business to the next level through a digital transformation? Apply now.
Business opportunities in Hallett Cove 
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre boast multiple anchor tenants including, Woolworths, Foodland, Big W, Aldi and more! 

This lively centre is home to over 50 boutique and international specialty stores. Multiple tenancies and sizes are available, each offering large glass storefronts and endless possibilities.

Interested in a space?  Click here fore more information.
Community Grants - Opening Soon

Know a non-for profit that could benefit from a community grant? Find out more
Event Calendar - What's coming up?
View our latest Calendar of Events now. 
Wednesday 20 March @ 10.00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday 2 April @ 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Thursday 7 March @ 9:30AM - 12:15PM
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

Executive Officer, SAEDB