March 2019

Welcome to Business Talk
Welcome to the March 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. 

Do you know what goes perfectly with reading our e-newsletter? Your Monday morning coffee! Sit down, drink up and find out what's happening for business in Marion. 
LinkedIn for B2B Sales 
Have you heard that LinkedIn is a powerful B2B lead generation and sales tool but don't know how to maximise its potential?
Objectives of this workshop presented by Adelaide Business Hub, are to improve your LinkedIn presence and provide you with practical ideas for generating leads. 
Where: Tonsley Pod, Tonsley Innovation District
When: Thursday, 7 March @ 9:00 AM
Cost: $55  bookings essential

ICN SA Profile Improvement Workshop 
The ICN is a one stop shop for Government and major project procurement. Your capability needs to be on this site. 

This interactive workshop will assist you to create a comprehensive company profile on I CN Gateway. The expert team will provide you with inside hints, tips and advice to ensure your profile is looking its best whilst being full of relevant content that will help us and external suppliers find your business and service offering. 

You'll need:
  • A laptop or mobile device that can access ICN Gateway 
  • To be authorised to edit the content of your ICN profile
Where: Cove Civic Centre
When: Wednesday, 20 March @ 10:00 AM
Cost: $30 Bookings Essential 

Marketing and Business Development - Last chance to register

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
Tasting Australia - Save the date

Join an expert panel of speakers to discuss what we can expect our food to look like in the future.

From ugly vegetables to AgTech, bee pollination to native foods, Professor Andrew Lowe lays out the challenges of an industry going through unprecedented change whilst trying to ensure productive and sustainable practices. 

Dr Caitlin Byrt will explore the menus of our ancestors and great grandchildren, and discuss the impact of synthetic biology technologies that will allow society to create designer crops and easily develop new crop varieties. 

Kristen Messenger of Bugs n Slugs talks about eating insects (entomophagy) as an alternative source of protein in the future. You may even like to try a sample!  Book now to secure your place  
Where: Cove Civic Centre
When: Wednesday, 10 April at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)
Cost: $20 pp

Exclusive to City of Marion Businesses

Business SA is focused on three core objectives for all our members: g row your business, save you money and watch your back.  Interested in becoming a Business SA member? Join now  for 12 months at the discounted rate of $99 (+GST)*.   

Tonsley Open Day
Australia's most awarded Innovation District  is opening its doors to showcase the amazing open space and innovative organisations housed within the 61-hectare site. Partnering with Science Alive! The event is free, family-friendly and not to be missed.

Head along on Sunday, 24 March from 10am to 4pm to experience a huge range of hands-on, interactive, dynamic and educational stands and displays that are fun for all ages. There's no better event to experience first-hand all fields of science and technology!  Find out more at
Is your company looking to reach the best practice standard in energy management?

Business SA's Untapped Power Masterclass, hosted by leading SA industry energy specialists  EfficientSee   , showcases the benefits of strategic Energy Management, helping you understand what your company needs and how to proceed with maximising efficiencies at your business.
When: Tuesday 19 March @  9:00am - 1:30pm
Cost: $525 (excl GST)

Please contact Quentin Roberts at EfficientSee for any further information on 0437 170 999 or  
Community Leadership Program 2019 

Applications are now open for the City of Marion's Community Leadership program for 2019.  Are you a local business with a deep sense of community and would like to learn more about leadership? 
The community leadership program gives participants the skills and confidence to develop their own community project as well as motivate and encourage others to assume leadership roles in the community. 
Tonsley Walking Tours are back

Want to learn more about what happens at Tonsley? Join our volunteer tour guide every second Thursday at 11am, for a tour of Tonsley and its mixed use precinct design, supporting businesses wanting to innovate, grow, go global and move up the value chain.
Learn about how Tonsley Innovation District is bringing together Australia's smartest businesses with residential and community living.  Book now , places are limited so please book  in advance. 
Only 9 days left to submit your application
Are you ready to take your idea to the world?

The first round starts on 21 March and applications are now open, find out more now. 
Have a question about your business?

You don't have to do it alone - working with an experienced business adviser can help solve your unique business questions, connect you to funding or the right people, grow your industry network and more. This service is for a limited time only.
To book your session contact Phil Ransome:
T: 7228 6208 or  E:  .   
Planet Ark - Business Recycling 

Australian businesses are generating an average of 1.7 tonnes of waste per employee - yet only about half of that is being recycled. Planet Ark wants to help businesses become more environmentally sustainable.
The Business Recycling website is specifically designed to make it easy for Australian small to medium sized business find re-use and recycling services in their area.  Whether you run a cafĂ©, a garage, a factory or an office, you will be able to find reuse or recycling options for much of the waste generated by your workplace. 

Have a City of Marion specific question? Please email our Waste and Recycling Education Officer.

Are you looking for a temporary office space? 
Temporary office space is now available at Cove Civic Centre
Call 8375 6765 for more information. 
Event Calendar - What's coming up?
View our latest Calendar of Events now. 

Saturday 6 April @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 6 April @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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