July 2019

Welcome to Business Talk - July 2019
What's On - This Week at Cove Business Hub?

Co-working and Skills Exchange Week is here! Providing you an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and experience a collective working space outside your usual working environment.  

Aside from your dedicated desk space, high-speed broadband, free parking, tea, coffee and kitchen facilities. You will also have access to a range of workshops, networking opportunities and more. 

New activities added: 
Make sure to check out our jam packed program and register today!

Interested in Free Business Advice?

The Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service has now completed over 850 business advisory sessions with Southern Adelaide businesses and start-ups since 1 October 2017. Clients give the service 9 out of 10. Help us to spread the word about this service and c ontact  Phil Ransome  or call 7228 6208 to book your session today.   
Stop the Energy Bill Shock - help us reach 100 Southern Adelaide business registration s    
The Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) is an Australian Government Initiative providing FREE advice. The service is delivered nationally by the NSW Business Chamber. BEAP pledges to help you identify opportunities to save on energy and guide you to solutions that put money back into your business. 

Register NOW to help us to attract the service to Southern Adelaide.
NEW Business SA Membership Offer from     1 July 2019 
Interested in trialling a Business SA Membership? Businesses will have access to all the products, services and offers from Business SA for 12-months from the date of joining. 

From 1 July 2019, the new offer is:
  • Sole Traders/ Start-ups - $99 for 12 months* (normally $180)
  • 1-15 Employees - $199 for 12 months* (normally up to $850)
  • 16-30 Employees - $799 for 12 months* (normally up to $1,682)
  • 31+ Employees - $POA*
Take advantage and   r egister your interest today. 
Students Seeking Placement Opportunities 
Could you offer a placement opportunity in your business to a Flinders University student? If this something you are interested in please complete a Business Placement Proposal  as Flinders are on the look out for Semester two placement opportunities now. 

Tax Essentials for Small Business 
Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?
Give your business the best start and  register to come along to this FREE  Tax Introductory Workshop run by the ATO.

You'll learn about:
  • business structures and their different rules, tax rates and obligations
  • tax and non-tax business registrations
  • allowable deductions, including motor vehicle deductions, depreciation and home-based business expenses
  • annual and quarterly reporting requirements
  • record keeping principles
  • where to go for help and information when you need it.
When: Thursday, 4 July at 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Where: Flinders at Tonsley,  Level 5 Room 5.29 (Conference Space)  Register Now  
SA Export Accelerator Program
The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) grant is a financial assistance program for South Australian businesses who are looking to grow into international markets. SAEA  is designed to help you expand your business through export marketing activities.  View program guidelines for more information.  Next round of applications close Friday, 2 August at 5pm   
Do you know what grants are available? 
Innovation Connections (IC) assists businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects.  The IC Facilitation service is free and at the completion and recommendation of your facilitator, you may then apply for an IC Grant to undertake a research project that addresses the recommendations made in the Facilitation Report.

The Cyber Security Small Business Program will support small businesses across Australia to have their cyber security tested by a provider that has been approved by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia New Zealand (CREST). 
Plastic Free July - take the challenge!
Want to play your part and reduce plastic waste?
Take a pledge to avoid single-use plastics for the month of July. You can start small or really challenge yourself! The focus is the plastic stuff we briefly use once, and then throw in a bin. It's a great way to pay attention to what plastic we consume and spend July trying to find alternatives that work for your business or workplace.

Check out www.plasticfreejuly.org for loads of info, inspiration and to register. Their new website is packed with posters, stories, and action pickers to help you decide how you can kick the plastic habits.  #Choosetorefuse
Final Days to Vote 
Voting closes on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 for the  Hallett Cove Business Association's Local Business Awards. Cast your votes today   
Export Essentials App  
The Export Essentials App is designed for new exporters and businesses thinking about starting to export. The App is an online business tool created to help you navigate your way through understanding the requirements for growing your export business.

The online tool has been developed in response to export business needs and is a partnership between Efic and the Export Council of Australia (ECA).
Event Calendar - What's coming up?
View our latest Calendar of Events now. 

  Let's get found on Etsy - Presented by Sue Freer
Saturday 27 July @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm 

Finding your Ideal Customer - Presented by Phil Ransome
Tuesday, 6 August @ 5:15pm - 7:00pm 

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