February 2021
We are Open for Business in 2021
Welcome to the first edition of Open for Business for 2021. We are excited to be back in the office and have a jam packed program to kick off the new year.

There is already lots going on in 2021 with lots of opportunities to meet, network, acquire new skills and more. So grab a coffee and find out how we can support you and your business.

We would love to hear from you so please feel free to come into the co-working space at the Cove Civic Centre or send us an email any time.
Cove Business Hub
New Co-working Memberships
Are you looking for a desk away from home or the office? Or are you looking to grow your business networks?

Cove Business Hub is located at the Cove Civic Centre in Hallett Cove and is an ideal place for local businesses to meet, network and upskill. Book a desk today and start co-working.
Events and Programs
Think Like an Entrepreneur
Do you have an idea or hobby that you would like to take to the next level? During Think Like an Entrepreneur, you will explore what it takes to be your own boss and how to get your idea or business off the ground. Key outcomes from this session include:
  • Building blocks of a start up
  • Reasons to become an entrepreneur
  • Three mistakes not to make...

Tuesday 2 February 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Cove Business Hub
Cyber Security for Business
Cyber security threats are more present than ever and all businesses should be aware and prepared for these potential threats. Sergeant Jonathon Newman from SAPOL will be running through key issues such as:

  • Trending Scams: including scams affecting South Australian businesses.
  • Phishing: what is phishing, and how can you avoid being hooked
  • Preventative measures

Thursday 18 February 11:00 pm - 12:15 pm at Cove Business Hub
Cyber Security Consultations
2020 taught us many things, but in particular it was an important reminder of the importance of cyber security. With the malice activitiy targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors.

It is important that all businesses are aware of the risks of cyber attacks and understand how to take protective action. These 30 minute cyber security consultations will be delivered by Callum Golding from CSP.

Callum Golding founded CSP with almost twenty years of IT experience. Over the past five years his consultancy has transformed businesses from on-premise IT environments with costly and complex infrastructure into secure, mobile, and modern workplaces.

Thursday 18 February at Cove Business Hub - multiple times available
Employment Legislation Overview
As a business owner do you:
  • struggle to understand how the employment legislation works?
  • wait until an employment related issue comes up only to find that you are on the “back foot”?
  • have verbal arrangements in place and believe that everything is and will be okay as you are protected?

In this session we will take a practical journey into the world of workplace legislation and how they are all connected. Using easy to understand language, we will explore the obligations for both employer and employee.
You will walk away with a greater understanding of the workplace legislation framework and the impacts on your business.

Tuesday 23 February 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Cove Business Hub
Leadership for Business Owners
Leadership Program
Leadership for business owners will set your business up for success by transforming your thinking and elevating your approach to not only your business but yourself as a business professional.You will also have the opportunitiy to
  • grow your business networks and meet other like-minded business owners
  • be connected to local support services
  • participate in business matching

Reset, Refocus & Reenergise

After a rollercoaster of a year in 2020, its time to reset, refocus and reenergise yourself and your business.
They say that overwhelm comes before clarity. Taking the time out to plan your year will set you up for success on where you want to take your business.

Wednesday 17 February 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Cove Business Hub
Southern Business Mentoring Program
Networking Event
Meet the mentors of the Southern Business Mentoring for a evening of networking and connections.

Learn about how the mentors can assist you in your business over nibbles and conversation and meet other businesses across the cities of Holdfast Bay, Onkaparinga, Marion and Yankalilla.

Monday 22 March 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Kauri Community and Sports Club
Program Update
The Southern Business Mentoring Program has delivered over 480 one-on-one busines aadvisory sessions across Southern Adelaide.

The program has also recently expanded to businesses based in the District Council of Yankalilla.

If you are looking for specifc business advice please get in contact and we can assist you.
Meet Joanna
Joanna is the owner of the New Retail Revolution an organisation built to fill the growing need for personal and professional support for the individual retail business owner in their often difficult and complex path to profit and sustainability. 

How can Joanna help you?  
  • Develop new retail specific marketing strategies 
  • Planning for growth 
  • Finding and fixing unjustifiable outgoings 
  • Managing staff, rostering  
  • Improve cash flow management and more.   
Business Support Services and News
Community Event of the Year
Hallett Cove Business Association win the City of Marion Community Event of the Year Award for their Twilight Market at the Australia Day Ceremony at Hendrie Reserve.

SBC Business Breakfast
Come along and learn about the Southern Business Connectoions members, why they started their business, challenges, successes and most of all what they have learned along the way. You also get to enjoy a delicious full cooked breakfast.
Flinders Enterprise Consulting
Charge your 2021 game plan with new opportunities or markets.
Venture Dorm
Have an idea or business that won’t let you sleep at night?
Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs
Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs (SRE) believe that self-employment and entrepreneurship empowers and enables people to achieve their true potential.

SRE provides assistance to:
·      Develop a comprehensive business plan
·      Develop a two year financial cash forecast
·      Implement your plan with mentoring
·      CompleteCertificate IV in New Small Business.

Interested in the concept of running your own business? Join their two week online interactive Exploring Being My Own Boss (EBMOB) starting 22 February 2021.
MAB Tenancy
Wanting to move into the Tonsley Innovation District?

Tenancy 12A is suitable for 4-6 poeple and includes:
  • 78 square metres
  • Available from early February 2021 for lease
  • $345 per square metre semi-gross (plus GST)
  • D18 MAB, 6 MAB Eastern Promenade, Tonsley SA 5042
  • Four on-site parking spaces
  • Located in the heart of the MAB
  • Shared kitchen facility
City of Marion & Library News
Community Satisfaction Survey
City of Marion is currently running a community survey to hear from you about what is important in your community and how well we are delivering these services. 

Better footpaths, improved public lighting, more services for our ageing population - these are just some of the priorities identified from previous feedback provided by our community in 2019/20. 

We want to know what’s important to you, how well we are delivering our services and where you think we could improve. Taking our survey will help inform future programs and services.

Thank you for your participation. By completing our survey, you will be helping to build a better future for you and your community.
The survey should take approximately 8 minutes to complete and is open until 1 March 2021.
Expression of Interest - Artist Opportunity
The City of Marion has embarked on a three-year program of painting stobie poles and utility boxes within the city. The murals project is expected to be delivered in stages working with SA Power Networks (SAPN), NBN, and Council for approvals and site access. This brief is seeking Expressions of Interest from visual artists interested in working with Council to deliver the first of a three-year program to enhance the nominated infrastructure, add creativity, colour and contribute to a sense of place through a range of small murals painted on stobie poles (both sides) and utility boxes.

Submissions are encouraged from artists who have experience or would like to gain experience working in the public realm. This project is suitable for artists interested in obtaining experience working on smaller-scale public art.

Close 22 February 2021.
Above: Stobie poles by Forbes Primary School and Tracey Davis, South Plympton, 2020. Support by City of Marion.
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