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Small Business Week Program

By |March 21st, 2024|Categories: News|

Small Business Week will feature a comprehensive program of events, workshops and business-building opportunities. More than 30 events will  be held across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia. The program runs from Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May   Sessions will be in-person and online  align with the six themes of the SA Small Business Strategy 2023-2030, which were identified by South Australian business owners as the areas where they could use the most support to achieve growth. They are: • Strengthening business capability • Building skills and workforce • Navigating the digital environment • Boosting business sustainability •[...]

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Consultation – Financial & Strategic Asset Management

By |March 10th, 2024|Categories: News|

Council is committed to transparency and community engagement, and is seeking community feedback on the future of our district. Council has the following draft documents out for community consultation: • Long Term Financial Plan 2024-2034 • Wastewater Service Long Term Financial Plan 2024-2034 • Strategic Asset Management Plan • Wastewater Service Asset Management Plan Long term financial plans Serve as a guiding framework to implement the community's priorities over the next decade. These plans cover 10 years ahead, but are renewed every year. Strategic asset management plans Designed to ensure optimal care of our assets, balancing cost-effectiveness for present[...]

  • Agribusiness help

Agribusiness Complimentary Marketing Support

By |March 7th, 2024|Categories: News|

Expressions of Interest open now Agribusinesses in Mt Barker District Council area - Receive complimentary marketing support to assist with business growth Marketing support package includes: Pre meeting documents  90 minute consultant session The consultant session will include a videographer/photographer will will capture your business in photos and video and provide media assets of your business that can be used for print marketing, update website imagery and social media. Limited sessions available For more information contact: Bree Somerville Mt Barker Council bsomerville@mountbarker.sa.gov.au 8393 6447

  • Natural disaster

FREE Natural Disaster & Business Interruption Plan

By |March 2nd, 2024|Categories: News|

What would stop your business in it's tracks? Free natural disaster and business interruption plan How would you respond to no phone, no internet, no power, no water? What about a disaster like a bushfire? or flooding? Rural Business Support are delivering this workshop for business owners to learn how to prepare and defend themselves from future interruptions. Just 2 hours of your time - one on one at your business - will give you peace of mind, and prepare you for anything that comes your way! The program is free, independent and confidential. Call 1800 836 211 to[...]

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Creative Problem Solving on a Deadline

By |January 17th, 2024|Categories: News|

How to make Timing and Priming work for you in your business In Irish folklore there lives a creature called a Will o’ the Wisp.  Its a small fascinating light in the darkness just out of reach from the path.  The weary traveller may stray from the straight road and go haring after it for the gifts it may bring, only to be lost forever in the woods. Creative solutions are hard to catch Creative ideas can seem like this – they hover around the edges but are notoriously unreliable and hard to catch on a schedule.  As[...]

  • Blog - Privacy Act Changes

SMEs and Privacy Act Changes

By |January 11th, 2024|Categories: News|

Late 2023, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced the government would adopt a recommendation from the Privacy Act Review Report to remove the exemption that currently excludes small businesses with a turnover of less than $3 million from having to comply with the Privacy Act  and online data protection rules. If your business deals with personal identity information, including taxation details, or personal health information, you’ll have to comply with the Privacy Act soon The Australian Cyber Security Centre has advice on what small businesses should be doing to secure personal customer data. Business should understand: what data they currently have[...]

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Director ID Number

By |January 4th, 2024|Categories: News|

You need a director identification number (Director ID) if you're a director of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation. A Director ID is a unique identifier that you keep forever. It helps to prevent the use of false or faudulent director identities Directors need to apply for their own director ID. It’s free to apply. Directors will only ever have one director ID. They'll keep it forever even if they: change companies stop being a director change their name move interstate or overseas. Why you need a Director ID Shareholders,[...]

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