October 2018

Welcome to Business Talk

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Business Talk. Business success is essential to the future of the City of Marion as a place to live, learn, work, invest and do business. 

Tickets are now on sale for the ultimate networking event, Icebreaker18 .

Powered by the New Venture Institute at Flinders, Icebreaker18 is set to welcome more than 1200 people to the Tonsley Innovation District for a night of intensive face-to-face speed networking (think speed dating with a professional twist) like no other.
Together, let's make Icebreaker18 the biggest and best yet.

Date: 21 November 2018
Where: MAB, Tonsley Innovation District
Cost: $35.00 (group discount also available)
Book now 

Struggling with Tax?
This October the ATO are running three FREE Tax and Record Keeping workshops at Cove Civic Centre. One is sure to suit you and your business.
Tax Essentials for Small Business
Tuesday 2 October 5:30pm-7:30pm
Record Keeping for Small Business (not GST Registered)
Tuesday 9 October 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 16 October 5:30pm-7:30pm
Rocking the Cove
Families are invited to dance the night away to classic rock and pop at
Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove on Saturday, 24 November.
Concert at the Cove includes four hours of live entertainment, including bands, come and try dance and open mic. Concert-goers can buy food from more than 20 Fork on the Road food trucks or bring a picnic and relax on the grass.
Concert at the Cove
Heron Way Reserve, Heron Way, Hallett Cove
Saturday 24 November 2018
5pm to 9pm
FREE entry
More information marion.sa.gov.au.
Marielba's Sparkling Experience 

Marielba has lived in Australia since 2011, and after seven years of looking for opportunities she decided to run her own business, Sparkling ProductionsMarielba was looking for support when she came across the free Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service sessions. 

"I can just say that it is an excellent way to start connecting in the business industry with a confidential one-on-one advisory.
I just love the way Phil encouraged me to keep going, get out of my comfort zone and the opportunity to connect with people from the entertainment industry. Thank you so much for your support!"

Book your free one-on-one advisory session today by contacting Phil at RansGroup on 7228 6208 or via email businessadvisor@ransgroup.com.au.

Election Candidates

33 candidates will contest 13 seats in the City of Marion at the November local government elections.
Four candidates have nominated for Mayor, while 29 have nominated for 12 seats across six wards.
Ballot papers and information on candidates will be posted to registered voters in late October.
Postal ballots must be received by 5pm, Friday 9 November. Ballots can be returned in person to City of Marion Administration Centre, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt by the same deadline.
View candidates ecsa.sa.gov.au
Authorised by Adrian Skull, PO Box 21, 5046.

Launch of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing
This launch will celebrate the bringing together of businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and our ageing well citizens to boldly take charge and shape the products and services this demographic desire.
Businesses - learn more about this emerging new economy fuelled by an older community who insists on ageing well and living life to the fullest.
When: October 11 @ 11:30am - 2:15pm
Where: Tonsley Innovation District
Cost: Free
For more info or register your attendance here.
IP Rights in a Digital World

IP Rights in a Digital World - Don't get caught out!

In an increasingly competitive environment where more and more service delivery is digital, you need to know how to maximise the value of your own assets as well as how to make the best use of resources.
This workshop will help you to recognise and avoid the potential IP pitfalls and build an IP strategy that will support your business' growth by explaining the importance of matching a IP and social media identifiers. Discuss why it's important to register your trade mark early and register your IP overseas. Followed by undertaking an IP audit of your business in with session exercises and examples.
When: Thursday 22 November @ 9:00am - 12:15pm
Where: Tonsley Pod
Cost: $55
Business Expo - hosted by SBC 

The Southern Business Connections - Business Expo will be held at Tonsley TAFE from 2pm to 7pm on Thursday, 25 October. This expo will showcase companies in Southern Adelaide, connecting members, contacts, businesses and knowledge all under one roof.
Attendees will get to know what is in their area and what products and services are available, meet the small and medium business owners and be inspired. It will be a fun filled day.
This is a free event with free food and drink. Register your attendance here.     
Opportunities in Edwardstown

Office/warehouse space available for lease at 41A Weaver Street Edwardstown. 

With a total area of approximately 450 SQM, the ample car parking, kitchen and bathroom amenities and flexible lease terms and conditions might be the right place for your business.

SBC End of Year Event - Book Now
Join Southern Business Connections as they celebrate another year. Come along and enjoy an evening of Paella and local entertainment.

When: Thursday 22 November @ 5:30
Where: Patritti Wines, 13-23 Clacton Road Dover Gardens
Cost: Free for members, $20 non-members

Business SA - 12 month membership just $99
This one-time offer is for new members only, to take advantage of this offer please register your interest.

Take a closer look at what Business SA memberships an provide to your business by downloading a copy of their brochure.
Event Calendar - What's coming up?
CoMmunity Space @ Tonsley Pod
Every Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Tuesday 2 October  @ 10.00am, Cove Civic Centre.
View our full Calendar of Events for business.

Do you have any suggestions for what you would like to see or learn in 2018? We would love to hear from you. Email us at Business Marion.
In this Issue

Manager City Activation
T:  08 7420 6525

Unit Manager - Economic Development
T:  08 8375 6897

Economic Development Coordinator
T:  08 8375 6765

Graduate Economic Development Officer

Executive Officer, SAEDB