Business News and Events

The City of Marion and partners run a variety of business events including workshops, seminars and networking functions throughout the year.

To view upcoming events within the City of Marion, download the 2017 Business Events Calendar(434 kb).

We also provide Business latest news that may be of interest to the Marion business community.

Business Talk newsletters

Business Talk is the City of Marion's dedicated business email newsletter providing you with a monthly snapshot of what is happening in your business community.

View our recent editions below.

To view past editions visit the Business Talk Newsletter archives.

Sign up to Business Talk email newsletter now:

Business news and events

Event: Google Simplified

17 April 2017
This free seminar is for the do-it-yourself small business owner on a tight budget who knows it can be hard to navigate the complexity of all the Google products and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques. Understanding some key basic concepts can make a difference.

Event: Marketing online without a website

3 April 2017
Having a website creates an informative and important online presence for your business. But what if you don't have one? Join DIY Digital at the Cove Civic Centre to understand more.

Event: Southern Business Connections @ Storage King

10 March 2017
A business networking event with an opportunity to tour the new facilities being constructed at the St Mary's Storage King site. A tasty, light dinner will be provided.

Event: Online Marketing for B2B

10 March 2017
Join DIY Digital at CO-Hab Tonsley for a free seminar about LinkedIn and Webinars.

Event: Best online technique for creating loyal customers

10 March 2017
DIY Digital is a registered MailChimp Expert and can help you to explore this cost effective marketing channel to convert leads to customers, re-establish patronage from previous customers and get new customers through referrals.

New Job Accelerator Grant available

6 March 2017
The South Australian Government is backing businesses to drive employment growth during this period of economic transition in South Australia. The Government’s new Job Accelerator Grant is now available to South Australian businesses creating and maintaining new jobs.

Event: CEDA Global Trade and Trends

2 March 2017
CEDA, with the support of DFAT, is delighted to welcome key Australian diplomats from around the globe, to provide their insight, understanding and counsel on how their host countries are reacting to this unprecedented period of global change, and what challenges and opportunities these are presenting for Australia.

Event: CEDA Energy security and reliability event

2 March 2017
CEDA is pleased to welcome AEMO Chair, Dr Anthony Marxsen to share AEMO's final recommendations and observations from their investigations into the "Black System" event which sent most of South Australia into darkness on 28 September 2016.

Latest Programs run by HR Development at Work

2 March 2017
Find out the latest events being run by HR Development at Work.

Information sessions: Planning and Managing Redundancy and Outplacement

2 March 2017
An Employment Lawyer, an Industrial Relations Specialist and an Outplacement Consultant are offering one hour 'Planning and Managing Redundancy and Outplacement' information sessions in February and March.

Southern Adelaide Business Breakfast - Darlington Upgrade Project

17 February 2017
Join us on 28 March to find out how your business can be involved in this important, major project in Southern Adelaide.

Business Survey - Have your say

7 February 2017
The purpose of this online survey is to understand small business experiences. SME's are encouraged to complete it to assist the Ombudsman in gathering information.

DSD Small Business Statement 2016

16 December 2016
The Department of State Development has released their annual Small Business Statement 2016.

nbn™ business information & support

8 December 2016
Find out about the benefits of fast broadband that your business could enjoy, on the nbn™ website.

Online Business Directory for Visitors

14 November 2016
The City of Marion in partnership with the Visitor Economy Working Group are launching a new website called Seven Days in Marion.

Tonsley Small Business Advisory Service

12 September 2016
The Tonsley Small Business Advisory Service offers: • Advice on starting a new business • ‘Business Health Check’ for existing businesses • One-on-one consultations at a location suitable to you • Is your next step seeking an investor? Workshops: What sort of investor is right for you, what are they looking for, and how can you prepare your business to be attractive to the right investor? This seminar focuses on the issues you need to address to become Investor Ready • Will your idea work as a business? Workshops: Aimed at entrepreneurs and investors who have an idea or product but as yet have not established a business and/or achieved a meaningful level of sales. The session looks at the steps needed to ensure success

Export Council of Australia online Free Trade Agreement Tool

7 September 2016
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) with Partners, ANZ, and content providers, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, provide a website for Australian exporters that simplifies the use of the 10 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed between Australia and other nations.

SA State Budget released

15 July 2016
On 7 July, the Hon. Tom Koutsantonis released the SA State Budget for 2016/17. For those who would like full details of the budget, the Government of South Australia website providing the Budget papers can be found here.