UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmBusiness SA - 136 Greenhill Road, Unley 5061

    The Business SA Export Ready Program has the potential to add significant value to your business. This program is the first of its calibre available to South Australian businesses, combining workshops with one on one support from our Export Adviser.

    This program is relevant to businesses who are:

    • New to exporting
    • Not yet exporting but seriously considering taking the next step
    • Already exporting but looking to increase and optimise your results

    Program participants will complete the program with an Export Business Plan incorporating a marketing strategy and action plan, an Export Costing and Pricing Schedule a Business Capability Statement and a business elevator pitch.

    Participants will be provided with an understanding of Government grants and assistance available including the Export Market Development Grant and the Export Partnership Program.

    Total cost for the program is $1,600 incl. GST

    Business SA are looking for businesses who are planning to take their exporting to the next level in 2018 but need assistance to reach their goals.

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   08 8563 3603

    Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/export-ready-program-information-session-tickets-40278052740?aff=ehomecard

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018
    9:30am-11:30amAdelaide Business Hub - 6 Todd Street, Port Adelaide

    Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start?
    Not sure if you have ‘thought of everything’ in your preparations?
    Have you begun the process and are now lost in the paperwork?
    Need someone to help you work through all the steps?

    The aim of the small group session is to:
    Validate the feasibility of your venture or new business idea
    Allow you to self-manage your business growth by knowing who to contact and how to find the right resources at the right time
    Discuss ongoing mentoring opportunities

    Cost:  $55

    Email:   reception@adelaidebusinesshub.com.au

    Book now: https://adelaidebusinesshub.com.au/whats-on/how-to-succeed-in-business-startups-entrepreneurs-6/

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018
    9:30am-11:30amAdelaide Business Hub - 6 Todd Street, Port Adelaide

    Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start?
    Not sure if you have ‘thought of everything’ in your preparations?
    Have you begun the process and are now lost in the paperwork?
    Need someone to help you work through all the steps?

    The aim of the small group session is to:
    Validate the feasibility of your venture or new business idea
    Allow you to self-manage your business growth by knowing who to contact and how to find the right resources at the right time
    Discuss ongoing mentoring opportunities

    Cost:  $55

    Email:   reception@adelaidebusinesshub.com.au

    Book now: https://adelaidebusinesshub.com.au/whats-on/how-to-succeed-in-business-startups-entrepreneurs-6/

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmLevel 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide.

    Small businesses and sole traders in the building and construction industry are invited to attend this free information session which will outline relevant legislation and responsibilities under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009.

    The Office of the Small Business Commissioner will run through the proposed changes to this legislation and what they will mean for the building and construction industry.

    This event will also explore the proposed Fair Trading (Building and Construction Industry Dispute Resolution Code) Regulations 2017 which can compel disputing parties in the building and construction industry to participate in an alternative dispute resolution procedure.

    Jeanie Elliott, Partner with Fenwick Elliott Grace will be available to address questions about legal obligations under this legislation. Jeanie Elliott has broad experience in civil and commercial advisory work and dispute resolution with a particular interest in the areas of construction, engineering infrastructure and energy law.

    Book now https://www.sasbc.sa.gov.au/events/258_navigating_disputes__building_and_construction

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018
    7:30am-8:45am14-22 Murray Street, Nurioopta

    Opening new export markets.

    Rob is the director of Bull & Bull , a full service export sales and marketing consultancy. He has managed Australian state and national distribution and been responsible for export sales into:

    • UK and Ireland
    • The Netherlands
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
    • China and Hong Kong
    • Canada
    • USA
    • New Zealand

    Rob has managed all facets of packaging design, bottling, warehousing and logistics. In addition he is experienced in lean manufacturing implementation, systems management and ecommerce. In this presentation Rob will discuss the best practice strategies for small to meduim businesses to research new export markets,identify suitable partners and build the right tool kit to start the conversation.

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   08 8563 3603

    Book now:  http://www.barossa.org.au/home/upcoming-events/b2b-breakfast-10/?date=2018-01-24

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmBarossa Cucina Barossa Weintal - 235 Murray Street, Tanunda SA 5352

    What a great opportunity to meet and listen to Dini Soulio, the of Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and Liquor & Gambling with Consumer & Business Services in South Australia.

    Dini has a background in law, consumer protection, corporate regulation, enforcement, change management and strategic leadership. Consumer & Business Services(CBS) in South Australia has a very broad portfolio including consumer protection, product safety, occupational licensing, liquor licensing, gambling regulation, charities regulation, residential tenancies and births deaths and marriages.

    Dini's, portfolio oversees the new liquor licencing framework. Come, meet and learn how his office will manage and deal with liquor licences and how you can discuss issues with Dini and his team. You will have an opportunity to discuss any of your business regulatory concerns and issues around roadblocks or red tape.

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   08 8563 3603

    Book now: http://www.barossa.org.au/home/upcoming-events/meet-and-greet-dini-souliocommissioner-consumer-and-business-services/?date=2018-01-31

  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018
    4pm-7pmPolaris Centre, Innovation House - Cnr Park Way and Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes, 5095

    Online Marketing is Brutal – you’re only ever one click away from your competitor. Getting and maintaining a savvy online presence can be daunting and time-consuming. Find out what the key things are and how to go about growing your business through digital marketing.

    This is a 5 session introductory course covering Google Analytics, websites, SEO, email marketing, Facebook and Google AdWords advertising. They will be hands-on, intensive sessions and attendees will be given pre-reading and homework between sessions.

    As a specialist small business online marketer, Fiona Blinco is passionate about keeping customers loyal and getting new ones with a savvy online presence. She has previously worked in the not for profit space and in national marketing for organisations as diverse as the Medic Alert Foundation, Greens SA as their State Election Campaign Manager and the Motor Neurone Disease Association of SA.

    Due to being capped at 12 businesses for the whole series please register quickly.

    To secure your spot click here http://bit.ly/2lT6W39

    Any questions please give the Polaris Centre a call on 8260 8205.

     

  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmBusiness SA - 136 Greenhill Road, Unley 5061

    The Business SA Export Ready Program has the potential to add significant value to your business. This program is the first of its calibre available to South Australian businesses, combining workshops with one on one support from our Export Adviser.

    This program is relevant to businesses who are:

    • New to exporting
    • Not yet exporting but seriously considering taking the next step
    • Already exporting but looking to increase and optimise your results

    Program participants will complete the program with an Export Business Plan incorporating a marketing strategy and action plan, an Export Costing and Pricing Schedule a Business Capability Statement and a business elevator pitch.

    Participants will be provided with an understanding of Government grants and assistance available including the Export Market Development Grant and the Export Partnership Program.

    Total cost for the program is $1,600 incl. GST

    Business SA are looking for businesses who are planning to take their exporting to the next level in 2018 but need assistance to reach their goals.

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   08 8563 3603

    Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/export-ready-program-information-session-tickets-40278052740?aff=ehomecard

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018
    5:30pm-9pmPolaris Centre, Innovation House - Cnr Park Way and Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes, 5095

    Business Fundamentals Workshop will point you in the right direction. You will learn about

      • The seven key ingredients to success
      • Setting up to win
      • Marketing made easy
      • Selecting your team
      • Budgets are not a dirty word
      • Follow your dream
      • and much much more ……..

    You will also receive:

      • A comprehensive work manual
      • 90 minutes free private mentoring (at a mutually suitable time)

    Our presenter has started and operated successful businesses in various industries. He will share his experiences and insights into why we fail or succeed. You will share these valuable insights with other business owners in a friendly relaxed atmosphere at the Polaris Centre - 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start for 3.5 hours.

    Cost: $55.00 or $80.00 for your business partner and you (1 x manual & 90 minutes mentoring).

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2qk4IPB

     

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018
    5:30pm-9pmCity of Tea Tree Gully - 571 Montague Road, Modbury 5092

    Business Fundamentals Workshop will point you in the right direction. You will learn about

      • The seven key ingredients to success
      • Setting up to win
      • Marketing made easy
      • Selecting your team
      • Budgets are not a dirty word
      • Follow your dream
      • and much much more ……..

    You will also receive:

      • A comprehensive work manual
      • 90 minutes free private mentoring (at a mutually suitable time)

    Our presenter has started and operated successful businesses in various industries. He will share his experiences and insights into why we fail or succeed. You will share these valuable insights with other business owners.

    Cost: $55.00 or $80.00 for your business partner and you (1 x manual & 90 minutes mentoring).

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2CAqdBj

     
  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmLevel 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide.

    Employing a trainee or apprentice for your small business can be a positive and rewarding exercise. Traineeships and apprenticeships are available in a variety of industries including hair and beauty, business, retail, manufacturing, automotive, finance, food processing, printing and graphic design and many many more!

    However, navigating the endless amount of information can be difficult and time consuming for busy small businesses. This free information session can provide some basic information about the process of employing a trainee or apprentice including, what support is available, what is involved in the programs and how you can benefit from this experience.

    Presented by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner, speakers include Troy Aitken, Executive Officer, Apprentice Employment Network SA (formally Group Training Australia (SA) Inc.) and David Nagy, General Manager, Group Training and Recruitment Services, Maxima.

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   0883032026

    Book now:  https://www.sasbc.sa.gov.au/events/260_employing_a_trainee_or_apprentice

  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    6pm-9pmConference Centre, Innovation House - 50 Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095

    Starting a start-up has never been easier, but building a successful company takes skill, grit and wisdom.

    Startups are different to a traditional business, so the approach to building one is different too.

    They’re innovative by nature, they have the potential to scale-up and have a significant societal impact. Startups have the capacity for rapid growth, are serving global markets, and are often developing and commercialising new technology and new business models as the basis for their competitive advantage.

    Startups solve problems, or service unmet needs, and so a lot of work needs to be done to test the product on customers in order to find ‘product market fit’.

    You will learn the fundamentals, but importantly you will also hear from a panel of business founders who have been on this startup journey.

    A key lesson to starting a startup is just start!

    Every journey begins with a single step. We hope to take the first step with you and provide some valuable tools to begin your journey.

    Join us after for some refreshments and networking.

    Host:

    Kirk Drage is the CEO of LeapSheep and Adelaide Smart City Studio's first Entrepreneur In Residence. He has worked on several Asian based startups, most notably 3D Video Analytics & IoT success story Vadaro. His responsibilities included building global market traction with customers and technology partners, and establishing operational headquarters in Silicon Valley.

    Kirk spent over a decade at Microsoft in various roles and including Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Asia and Venture Capital Relations and Microsoft’s start-up program – BizSpark.

    His broad functional expertise and global experience has perfectly positioned him to pursue his passion…accelerating the abilities of entrepreneurs and startups to build value in their companies.

    Cost: $35

    Register here: http://bit.ly/2lR2B0f

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018
    4:30pm-7:30pmCity of Tea Tree Gully Library - 571 Montague Road, Modbury 5092

    Technology is becoming more and more important for business. More than 17 million Australians have a Facebook profile so it is a great place for your business to be marketing and engaging with existing and potential customers. Join this workshop to find out how to:

    • set up and manage your business Facebook page
    • use your business Facebook page to share great content and interact with your loyal customers
    • attract new customers to grow your business through Facebook marketing options, and
    • measure what is working and what isn’t

    Cost: $40.00 or $60.00 for your business partner.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2CxM0ZE

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018
    5:30pm-7:30pmBusiness SA - 136 Greenhill Road, Unley 5061

    Are you a business owner looking to take your business to the next level?

    Join Business SA to discover how to bring your business idea to life – The South Australian Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES) and our newly launched Encore Program will position you for success!

    You will have the chance to hear from previous participants of the programs and to chat to some of the program mentors who will answer any questions you may have.

    Come along and meet other likeminded individuals and make a new connection.

    SAYES and Encore are workshop and mentoring programs designed for South Australians looking to either establish a new business or grow an existing one. By attending monthly workshops on business fundamentals delivered by industry experts, participants will learn how to create a comprehensive business plan and a sustainable business model. In addition, participants are allocated a dedicated mentor who will nurture and guide participants throughout the program with monthly one-on-one mentoring sessions.

    SAYES

    SAYES is a government-funded program designed to assist young South Australians aged 18-35 years to turn their business concept into a reality or focus on creating a sustainable business model for a newly established business.

    The cost of SAYES is $990 Inc. GST

    Encore

    Encore is a workshop and mentoring program for South Australians aged 35 or above looking to either establish a new business or grow an existing one.

    The cost of Encore is $1600 Inc. GST

    The Encore program will be commencing in April while SAYES begins in May.

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    Cost:  Free

    Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sayes-and-encore-information-session-tickets-40865684362

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    7am-9amStretton Centre - 307 Peachey Road, Munno Para 5115

    Stretton Connect presents the first industry breakfast for 2018! The topic of this breakfast will be on Defence Industries about the opportunities coming under the submarine building project with Naval group. More info to come in January 2018!

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    1pm-4pmLevel 1 - Stretton Centre - 307 Peachey Road Munno Para, 5115

    Do you want to learn how to code and develop web applications for Ruby on Rails and have no idea where to start? Or, are you a company that has staff that need to get up to speed on Ruby on Rails?

    You are invited to attend the Ruby on Rails InstallFest, an initiative by reinteractive (http://www.reinteractive.net/) and sponsored by The Stretton Centre (http://strettoncentre.com.au/).

    What is it about?

    This will be your opportunity to get your laptop or computer working with a full Ruby on Rails development environment, all setup and working. Most importantly, it's a FREE service!

    We get your laptop up and running on Rails. This can take a bit of work. You are welcome to bring your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, our team can help get you running on any of these.

    Once you have installed Rails, we get you building your own blog powered by Ruby on Rails, by the end of the night, you should have this up and running, online and published on the Internet.

    Then, we'll get your published blog personalised, with Javascript, CSS and headers and footers. All the while learning more about Rails.

    Wait, what do I bring?

    The only requirement is you bring your computer along with whatever power charger you need, and also, please, make sure your computer works 🙂 Power boards will be provided, everything else is up to you.

    I'm a professional Rails Developer, can I help mentor?
    Yes, we are always looking for experts to come along and help. Just send us an email (community@reinteractive.com) or RSVP to let us know you'd like to come along.

    Click here to secure your spot! http://bit.ly/2EX27yy

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmLevel 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide.

    This free information session presented by Heard Phillips Chartered Accountants will provide accountants and small businesses with the information they need to avoid financial distress. Topics covered include:

    • Early indicators and warning signs of trouble ahead;
    • Understanding the business judgement rule;
    • Considerations for accountants when assisting clients in financial difficulty;
    • Overview of the new legislation regarding safe harbour and ipso facto clauses;
    • Real life examples of mistakes to be avoided when dealing with companies in financial distress; and
    • Where to go for help if you think your business may be at risk and what can be done to bring you back into the black!

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   0883032026

    Book now:  https://www.sasbc.sa.gov.au/events/257_keeping_your_business_on_track

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018
    4:30pm - 9pmCity of Tea Tree Gully - 571 Montague Road, Modbury 5092

    If you are looking to grow your business, the Marketing, Growth and Profit workshop will help you identify opportunities available to you and show you how to turn those opportunities into sustainable profit.

    There are a number of ways to achieve growth. Growth does not necessarily mean more profit; in fact uncontrolled growth can reduce profit. So how do you idenitfy your growth strategy then plan and control it?

    What do you need to do to turn the growth of your business into real long-term profitablity?

    By attending this workshop you will learn how to:

    • Discover the Four Pillars for a Prosperous Business
    • Discover how to set up for Growth
    • Discover your potential for Growth
    • Learn how to market your Growth
    • Learn how to measure and control your Growth

    This workshop also includes 1.5 hours of complimentary one-on-one mentoring per business, at a time that suits you.

    Cost: $60.00 a person or $80.00 for you and your business partner.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2CyHbzd

     
  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    Thu
    10
    May
    2018
    6pm-7:30pmStretton Centre - 307 Peachey Road, Munno Para 5115

    ***STRETTON CONNECT IS BACK IN 2018***

    Presented by Michael Faraonio of Flow Business Consulting and the Stretton Centre this is the ULTIMATE 6 week program for the decision-makers of any business!

    Secure your early bird ticket NOW at www.shiny.social/2018strettonconnect for only $360 + GST - but HURRY, this price is available until 5pm on the 28th February.

    This fantastic program includes:

    • Introduction and Goal Setting - For People That Would Rather Achieve Them, Than Set Them
    • Business Planning - Planning for Business Success
    • Grants and Sales - Upsize Your Sales
    • Marketing - Master Your Marketing
    • Digital Marketing – Stand out from the Rest
    • Boardroom Mastermind - Learn and Earn

    Email connect@strettoncentre.com.au or call 8254 4666 for more info!

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    5:30pm-9pmPolaris Centre - 42-68 Mawson Lakes Blv, Mawson Lakes 5095

    Business Fundamentals Workshop will point you in the right direction. You will learn about

      • The seven key ingredients to success
      • Setting up to win
      • Marketing made easy
      • Selecting your team
      • Budgets are not a dirty word
      • Follow your dream
      • and much much more ……..

    You will also receive:

      • A comprehensive work manual
      • 90 minutes free private mentoring (at a mutually suitable time)

    Our presenter has started and operated successful businesses in various industries. He will share his experiences and insights into why we fail or succeed. You will share these valuable insights with other business owners.

    Cost: $55.00 or $80.00 for your business partner and you (1 x manual & 90 minutes mentoring).

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2lNXrC6

     
  • Thu
    12
    Apr
    2018
    5:30pm-7pmLevel 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide.

    Understanding your legal rights and responsibilities as an employer

    With an increasing demand from employees for more ‘flexible’ workplaces, employers are faced with a range of opportunities and risks. It is critical for employers to understand the legal landscape in this area.

    The Office of the Small Business Commissioner along with John Love, Partner at EMA Legal, present this free information session which is specifically designed to assist small businesses understand their legal rights, risks and obligations when responding to employee requests for workplace flexibility, applications for annual leave or when considering implementing flexible work practices in your workplace.

    John is an employment lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. His pragmatic approach has helped employers achieve cultural change in their workplaces. John’s previous role at one of South Australia’s largest unions gives him a unique perspective on enterprise bargaining, dismissal related claims and managing complex employment disputes that may involve workers’ compensation issues.

    Cost:  Free

    Phone:   0883032026

    Book now:  https://www.sasbc.sa.gov.au/events/255_managing_workplace_flexibility

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    4:30pm-7:30pmCity of Tea Tree Gully Library - 571 Montague Road, Modbury 5092

    Description

    Using Social Media for your Business

    Social media offers a highly effective way of marketing your business. However, people use social media more for the ‘social’ than the ‘media’ as they like interacting with their family and friends, and following their favourite celeb or cause. This makes social media marketing a real challenge for businesses if it is not done correctly.
    This workshop will go through:

    • what really appeals to your potential customers when they use different social media sites?
    • how to use this information to build your own social media marketing strategy so you know what to share and when?,
    • how to measure whether it is really being successful?

    Is social media a part of your marketing strategy, register for this workshop now.

    Cost: $40.00 or $60.00 for your business partner.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 ore register here http://bit.ly/2lODYC6

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    4:30pm-7:30pmCity of Tea Tree Gully Library - 571 Montague Road, Modbury 5092

    Using Social Media for your Business

    Social media offers a highly effective way of marketing your business. However, people use social media more for the ‘social’ than the ‘media’ as they like interacting with their family and friends, and following their favourite celeb or cause. This makes social media marketing a real challenge for businesses if it is not done correctly.
    This workshop will go through:

    • what really appeals to your potential customers when they use different social media sites?
    • how to use this information to build your own social media marketing strategy so you know what to share and when?,
    • how to measure whether it is really being successful?

    Is social media a part of your marketing strategy, register for this workshop now.

    Cost: $40.00 or $60.00 for your business partner.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2lODYC6

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018
    4:30pm-9pmPolaris Centre - 42-68 Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes 5095

    If you are looking to grow your business, the Marketing, Growth and Profit workshop will help you identify opportunities available to you and show you how to turn those opportunities into sustainable profit.

    There are a number of ways to achieve growth. Growth does not necessarily mean more profit; in fact uncontrolled growth can reduce profit. So how do you idenitfy your growth strategy then plan and control it?

    What do you need to do to turn the growth of your business into real long-term profitablity?

    By attending this workshop you will learn how to:

    • Discover the Four Pillars for a Prosperous Business
    • Discover how to set up for Growth
    • Discover your potential for Growth
    • Learn how to market your Growth
    • Learn how to measure and control your Growth

    This workshop also includes 1.5 hours of complimentary one-on-one mentoring per business, at a time that suits you.

    Cost: $60.00 a person or $80.00 for you and your business partner.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited – to find out more information please call 8260 8205 or register here http://bit.ly/2E0BsPV