February 2020
Welcome to February's Open for Business
Welcome to the February edition of the City of Marion’s Open for Business newsletter. We’ve taken on a fresh new look for 2020 and there are many ways you too can take a fresh look for your business in 2020.

Why not speak with one of our Southern Business Mentoring Program advisors, Fiona, and update your website. Or later this month, update your personal outlook at our workshop, Programming Your Mind for Success. We have a fantastic event program at the Cove Business Hub - bookmark our event calendar and check back regularly to see what’s coming up.

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team; you will find our contact details at the bottom of the newsletter.
Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Precinct
Edwardstown Property Event
Edwardstown property owners and businesses are invited to an event, to discuss:
  • Overview of land tax reforms
  • Current Zoning within Edwardstown
  • Proposed changes through the new Planning Code, and
  • Leasing options to activate vacant spaces

Monday, 17 February 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Edwardstown Club, East Terrace,
South Plympton
Faces of Edwardstown
The Local Bunch is an online florist shop with an eco-friendly approach to floral design, that’s been operating out of Edwardstown since 2018.

Having a single design each day helps keep The Local Bunch's wastage low, which in turn helps to keep their environmental impact to a minimum....
Upcoming Events at Cove Business Hub
Communication for Sales Success

Imagine if you could look into the mind of your next customer, confidently present your product or service to them and instantly identify and remove their obstacles from purchasing? What would you do if you had a tool like that? 

Thursday 13 February
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cove Business Hub
Cost: $10
Programming your Mind for Success in 2020

We all want to do, be, and have great things. Yet most of us simply haven’t created the successful life or career or body we want, yet. But what we need to understand and keep at the forefront of our minds is that strength exists in all of us.

Thursday 25 February
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cove Business Hub
Cost: $10
Don’t be the next headline in not meeting employment legislation

Are you keen to build your knowledge of workplace relations in an easy to understand and practical format? 

With all the stories of underpayment of wages, it is no wonder some businesses are reluctant to engage staff. Book today and learn how to grow your knowledge.

Wednesday 11 March
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cove Business Hub

Join Amanda Wood, as she shares the Business Model Canvas (BMC), a one-page strategic review tool for your business.

Amanda will demonstrate the value of the BMC framework for businesses that need to improve performance or identify new directions.

Wednesday 25 March
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cove Business Hub
Co-working at Cove Business Hub
The Cove Business Hub is currently offering free access to our Co-working Space, providing dedicated desk space, high-speed broadband, coffee and tea facilities, free parking and so much more.  

Contact us today to book a desk in our Co-working Space or to find out more about our venue hire packages.

News and Events
Take your business overseas
Meet Anthony. Anthony is one of the  Southern Business Mentoring Program  advisors.

With broad industry sector and international business experience, Anthony has held roles as Start-up Founder, Investor/ Fund Raiser, Executive Coach, GM (Sales & Marketing) & ultimately, CEO of an ASX-Listed Company. Anthony's experience can help you to launch your business overseas.
Business offers for Veterans
The Australian Government is committed to building greater community awareness of the service and sacrifice of those who have served.

Australian Partners of Defence works with businesses of all sizes to deliver exclusive offers to Australian Defence Force veterans, personnel and their immediate families.
Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board
The  Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board  (SAEDB) is updating their Plan. 

It includes an updated vision and objectives and has identified new priorities that will assist in achieving these new priorities.

To view the plan and provide your feedback please visit  Making Marion. 
Got an idea you want to turn into a business?
Venture Dorm applications are now open for 2020.

Situated in Adelaide, the award-winning program consists of eight weekly sessions where you'll have the opportunity to develop your skills and test your ideas with experienced facilitators and mentors. By the end of the program, you'll have defined the next steps of your idea and the confidence you need to take them.
Want to grow your business into international markets?
Are you a South Australian business looking to grow into international markets?

Applications are now open for round six of the South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) program. SAEA is a financial assistance program with three funding categories - Emerging Exporter, Export Accelerator and New Market Entry - each designed to help expand businesses through export marketing activities. Applications close 6 March.
Marion Community Leadership Program
Do you have a deep sense of community and would like to learn more about leadership? Then we are looking for you.

The City of Marion are currently seeking a group of emerging or existing community leaders to be part of the Community Leadership Program for 2020.

Upcoming Business Association Events
Build your business workshop with Jerry Kleeman

Southern Business Connections are holding four Build Your Business workshops. This first workshop will unlock the secrets to building a successful business! If you can't market yourself, you can't market your business.

Topics include Elevator Speech; Social Media and Networking

Tuesday 18 February
Edwardstown Club
$20, Free for SBC Members
HCBA Networking at Hallett Cove Shopping Centre

Hallett Cove Business Association are excited to be kicking off 2020 with an event hosted by the Hallett Cove Shopping Centre team!

Take the opportunity to meet other like minded local business owners, enjoy a drink and some complimentary nibbles and make some new connections to help boost your business and network.

Thursday 27 February
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre
Upcoming Events
The psychology of social media – the good, the bad and the ugly

Learn what happens to our brains when we use social media, what Facebook discovered when it played with that, and how businesses can leverage it all to develop engaging and relevant content.

Friday 21 February
1.00 PM - 2:00 PM
Flinders NVI, Tonsley
Office of the Industry Advocate - Meet the Buyer

Join the Office of the Industry Advocaate at the return of Meet the Buyer, a platform for you to understand how your business can become a provider of products and services to the State Government and Industry.

Tuesday 25 February
8.00am - 11.30am
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Defence Teaming Centre - Osborne Site Tour

Register for a rare opportunity to tour the Osborne Precinct including a tour of ASC and PMB Defence in the Osborne precinct - Australia's premier naval industry hub.

Wednesday 26 February
12.45pm - 5.00pm
Prospect Town Hall Departure
DTC Members $60
Non-Members $120
Commercialise your novel products, processes and services

Find out how the Entrepreneurs' Programme can help you commercialise your novel products, processes and services.

Thursday 27 February
9.00 AM - 10.00 AM
Level 13, 26 Franklin Street, Adelaide

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