September 2018

Welcome to Business Talk

Welcome to the September 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. 
Hallett Cove Business Awards - Winners
The Hallett Cove Business Association have awarded the Local Business winners of 2018 at the Cove Civic Centre on Wednesday 29 August. The awards were a success receiving over 1150 votes for over 85 different local businesses. 
Congratulations to the following award winners: 
Trades Award sponsored by PC Happy - Blue Air Solutions
Retail Award sponsored by DIY Digital - Waxx Lyrical
Health, Beauty Wellbeing Award sponsored by India House Restaurant - Polished Boutique
Professional Services Award sponsored by David Speirs, MP - DIY Digital

Hospitality Award sponsored by  Patritti Wines - India House Restaurant

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by  GMS Commercial Maintenance - PetZest Hallett Cove

Business of the Year sponsored by Cove Tavern -
India House Restaurant

Discovery Session - Marketing, Planning and Strategy  
Presented by the Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service, this workshop will help you look at marketing and strategy for your business. What is going to make a difference and what strategy you should take for your business? 
When: Thursday 20 September @ 10.00am - 11.30am
Where:  CoMmunity Space @ Tonsley
Cost: Free
Book now to secure your place.
This session not for you, but still think your business needs a tune up?  
Book your free one-on-one advisory session today by contacting    Phil at RansGroup on 7228 6208 or via email
Showcase your Business
Southern Business Connections are hosting a business expo to connect Southern Adelaide businesses and knowledge all under one roof. For attendees, you will get to know what is in your area and what products and services are available. Keynote speaker is Wayne Phillips, former Australian cricketer.
Please email to exhibit.  
When: Thursday 25 October @ 2:00pm - 7:00pm 
Where: TAFE SA, Tonsley Campus
To attend register here - FREE entry FREE drinks and nibbles.  

Brand South Australia - that includes you!

Brand South Australia encourages South Australian businesses, community groups and individuals to use the state brand.

The more people that use the State Brand, the faster we'll draw recognition to South Australia and help grow our state.
Register for approval now, it's free!

Community Grants - Open now
Up to $100,000 in grants are available each year to assist not-for-profit groups to undertake innovative projects and activities for community benefits. 
Applications closing 18 September, click here for more information or to apply online.
Are you running a social enterprise?
Shift.ed is HERE. A brainchild activated by the KiK Innovation and NVI, Shift.ed will see more social enterprises in South Australia combine their passion with smart business practises. Shifting the way you run your venture means a wider reach, greater impact and the ability to keep building.

Get your diaries ready and click here to view the 7 different sessions available and sign up now to secure your place.  
Struggling with the numbers? - Finance for Entrepreneurs Seminar

Do you struggle with the numbers side of your business? Do you get your tax done every year, but are having trouble making sense of how well your business is performing? Would you like to know how you can use financial reports to confidently make vital business decisions?

If you've answered "YES" to any of these questions, this seminar run by Magnetic Alliance could be exactly what you need to finally began taking control of your business' finances, once and for all. 

When: Tuesday 4 September @ 5.00pm
Where: Level 5 Flinders Building @ Tonsley

Use the City of Marion discount code for 20% off your ticket: CMVIP20

What's happening at Tonsley?
Have you checked out our CoMmunity Pod @ Tonsley? The  City of Marion will be present at the Tonsley Pod space and surrounds once a week on a Thursday from September to mid December 2018.
Join us to enjoy inspiring and innovative seminars and presentations, learn and participate in fun and interactive workshops, discover and explore Tonsley and come n try new activities!
View our Tonsley events page to see what's on offer for September.
To keep up with what is happening at Tonsley, subscribe here.

Candidate nominations open
The call has been issued for candidates to stand in the local government elections when nominations open on Tuesday 4 September.
Women, youth and the multicultural community are especially being urged to run in the November ballot.
Nominations open on Tuesday 4 September and close at midday on Tuesday, 18 September.
Marion Council will hold an information session for potential candidates on Monday, 3 September, from 7pm in the Council Administration Building, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt. See
For further information and to obtain a nomination kit, telephone Unit Manager Governance and Records, Jaimie Thwaites or Governance Officer Victoria Moritz on 8375 6600.
Alternatively, visit the Electoral Commission of South Australia. 
Authorised by Adrian Skull, PO Box 21, Oaklands Park, SA, 5046.

Digital Solutions for Small Business
Adelaide Business Hub is now delivering the Commonwealth funded Digital Solutions Program to small businesses operating in South Australia. Businesses with an active ABN and employing less than twenty people will be eligible to participate in the program.  

A fee of $55 (Including GST) will apply once to each participating business, over the life of the program. This gives full access to all services including:
  • Multiple 3 hour workshops.
  • An additional 1-hour complimentary consulting session immediately following the workshop of their choice.
  • Exclusive entry to the Digital Solutions portal to register for webinars and download resources.

Spaces for 2018 are limited, for further information visit Adelaide Business Hub

Event Calendar - What's coming up?
Writing for Social Media
Tuesday 18 September @ 5.30pm, Cove Civic Centre.
Discovery Session - Social Media
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