What we're about

Promoting small business ownership and self-employment to create jobs, grow the economy and improve labour outcomes, across the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Yorke Peninsula, and the Mid North in South Australia.

Aiming for outcomes of:

  • Commercially viable and successful small businesses
  • Create work and earn an income
  • Overcome barriers
  • Run a viable small business
  • Start a business
  • Sustainable self-employment

Working with unemployed people and job seekers; those who are under-employed and seeking a side hustle; owners of existing micro-businesses; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, refugees, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.

Please feel free to join this group if you are interested in self-employment, jobs, entrepreneurship, small business, networking, growing your existing business, promotion and marketing, referrals, stakeholder engagement and/or you are a supporter of people in any and all forms of self-employment.

Upcoming events (3)

Regional Innovation Growth Hack in Kadina

Copper Coast Sport & Leisure Centre

When you have a business idea, startup or small medium enterprise (SME), there is a never-ending list of tasks to do.

And, if you are a job seeker, participant, or student, it can be difficult to get real world experience, build your employability skills, and networks. So how could you meet all these outcomes?

Consider an approach that has proven results in a very short space of time that is an Innovation Growth Hack, with elements similar to Startup Weekend, GovHack and 3 Day Startups.

What is Growth Hacking? Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the most effective, efficient ways to grow a business. Growth hacking refers to a set of both conventional and unconventional marketing experiments that lead to growth of a business.

A growth hack is designed to achieve practical outcomes in a short space of time, including increasing social media followers and engagement, updating your online presence and digital footprint, gaining customers and sales. And if you are at business idea stage the focus is on validating that your idea could be a viable and sustainable business.

Work with experienced business and startup coaches who have expertise across all areas to get things done - bring along your device so you can work on tasks and validation, then and there, with a team of people behind you.

Who are the participants? Self-employed people and small business owners, including people who have business ideas, pitch their business for potential team members (the audience) to work with them. The audience can include job seekers and Workforce Australia participants, students (high school, VET and Higher Education), business, industry and regional mentors, speakers, panels members (for the final pitch), and broader entrepreneurial ecosystem members, and supporters.

What is the duration? Run over 2 weeks (2-3 days in total, 20 hours plus similar hours of participants time outside of the facilitated sessions) with an intensive face to face 2 days initially, then another final face to face or online day, plus an evening pitch night/showcase at a local venue. Teams will work online and can get together at other times over the 2 weeks if needed.

How does it work? From an initial pitch session (60 seconds), followed by the ‘hustle’, participants from the audience chose a team that they want to work on. Teams meet to hone those things that are on the to do list, prioritising with the following checklist to identify practical tasks that need to be done.

Where and what time? Attend at the Copper Coast Sports and Leisure Centre from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm on[masked] and[masked], then a Pitch Night with venue to be confirmed on[masked] from 6-8 pm with an optional pre day at UniHub Kadina on[masked] from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm .

Register as a pitcher, which means you have a business idea to explore or an existing business to work on, a participant/team members, or a mentor/supporter giving time that you have available face to face, via phone and/or online.

Watch this video that invites you to get involved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdzqCTcLPR4

And watch this video if you have an idea or business to pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q0oOpMzGE8

Read more here> https://seatovalleystartups.com.au/regional-innovation-growth-hack/

Please contact Wendy Perry via [masked] or call[masked],[masked] with any questions, thank you.

RSVP via Eventbrite for catering purposes: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/regional-innovation-growth-hack-in-kadina-tickets-463472618077

Sea to Valley Startups Self-Employment Assistance Info Session

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Would you like to know what support is available to start and run a small business?

This is for people based in Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Yorke Peninsula, and the Mid North in South Australia.

Because it can be hard to find out information, know where to begin, what order to do things and whether there are any grants, funding, programs and support that might help you.

When you are across what is available to you then you can decide what services will best fit and who to get in contact with too.

Join this 30-minute webinar to understand what Self-Employment Assistance offers, as well as government initiatives at national and local level, plus how it all works and your next steps.

Hosted by Wendy Perry, Facilitator, Sea to Valley Startups, funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Pitch Event & Xmas Party with Networking

Wallaroo Sailing Club

Would you like to get together and celebrate people in business, employment and entrepreneurship over Xmas and into the New Year?

Show your support for local businesses and employers, industry and government, entrepreneurs and founders, plus people with business ideas at the Pitch Night and Xmas Party, inviting all entrepreneurs, family, founders, friends and supporters.

Hosted by Scott and Wendy Perry, Facilitators, Sea to Valley Startups, and Lisa Brock, Employment Facilitator, Local Jobs Program, funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Please RSVP for catering via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pitch-event-xmas-party-with-networking-tickets-476277417577

Past Events

SA Development Professionals Meetup - Microcredentials

Vault 91

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