Business Development Tips

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Free Online Business Tools

Email marketing/group mailouts – Create, send and track email newsletters using Mailchimp
Surveys – Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time using Survey Monkey
Design software – Makes designing simple. Create designs for Web or print for presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, and more using Canva
Website design – Create your own website easily, without needing to know any coding, try Wix or Square Space

Social Media Tips

FacebookFacebook for business – Discover how Facebook can help you meet your business goals.
LinkedInLinkedIn company pages – Create a company page to raise brand awareness and engage with potential customers.

Business Planning & Development Resources

The South Australian Government’s Department of State Development offers a range of business information, programs and advice online including:

The Federal Government’s Business.gov.au also provides a wealth of information on:

Many banks have tools information on their websites eg: Commonwealth / ANZ Bank.

Business Development Support

Regional Development Australia (RDA) – Contact your local RDA – register to receive regular newsletters; access their small business services; and participate in local business forums and workshops.

Business Grant Funding Options

There are many grants available for Small business. Here are a couple of sites to start your search:

Increasing Business Visibility (Free Business Listings)

Free National Directories

eg Local Search & Hotfrog

Free Local Directories:

Staying Connected (Local Business Associations)

Becoming a member of your local business chamber or industry association is a good way to keep informed, expand your business networks and develop alliances. Key groups in the Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North include: