Business Month May 2018

posted 20 Apr 2018, 18:01 by Process Manager   [ updated 20 Apr 2018, 18:29 by Gordon Kay ]

Discover new skills at a Table Talk, Try Coworking, Get Business Advice, become a Member - FREE May 2018.

FREE during May when you use the Sponsor Code BM2018

Table Talks - A 90 minute little gems of business knowhow.  Lots of topics from marketing, technology and much more. View Events (Use Sponsor Code BM2018)

Come & Try Coworking - Do you work from home? Finding the office fees cutting into your profit?  Come and Try Coworking.  View Public Open Days (Use Sponsor Code BM2018)

One To One Advice - Pick from 3 personalised Advice Topics.  View Sessions and Times (Limited Free Sessions Available) 
  • Starting your new business
  • Cloud technology for businesses
  • General Business Advice (Anything)
AHBC Membership - Join as a Casual Member in May and get your first year's membership valued at $95 FREE.  Includes vouchers for events, advice, proactive business directory, business tools, members rates and more. Valued at over $400 for FREE in May only.  View details / Join (Use Sponsor Code BM2018)

August Zadow Awards

posted 20 Apr 2018, 16:43 by Process Manager   [ updated 20 Apr 2018, 16:51 by Gordon Kay ]

Post For Tanya Wilkins at SafeWork SA

Do you have an idea, project or research that delivers significant benefits to women and young workers in South Australian workplaces? 

SafeWork SA’s 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards is offering up to $45,000 in grants towards this cause. 

In previous years, this award has invested in projects and research including one that looked at young women, small business and sexual harassment in an occupational health, safety and welcome context, and another that developed an evidence-based risk assessment to understand the risk exposure to bullying behaviour and support to improve the workplace culture.

Applications open Friday 8 March 2018 and close Friday 22 June 2018.

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Board Vacancy

posted 14 Mar 2018, 00:47 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 14 Mar 2018, 00:51 ]

Post for Sam Pearse

Hills Community Options Incorporated is a Not for Profit organization providing services to people with disabilities. Services include accommodation support, respite, and recreation.

This is an exciting time for someone to join us as we enter into the new world of the NDIS and we review our brand and direction.

The board has some very passionate and very experienced members and would like to hear from people who also would like to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability. We are looking for a person with legal, financial, business or strategic experience not necessarily with a background in the disability sector but who can commit to one evening a month for our Board Meetings held in Mt Barker.

More information about the Board and the organization can be found at

Please contact either 

Sam Pearse – Board Member

0457 755 394



Sue Horsnell


08 83984400

Content on the page has been created and published by Gordon Kay and are not necessarily the views of the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.
If you believe the content on this page is misleading, damaging or inappropriate, please email us.

Add Value, Knowledge & Empower Your People Today.

posted 5 Mar 2018, 23:43 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 23:45 ]

Do you own a business that employees staff? 

Do you manage an industry association?
Do you help people in business?

Answer "Yes" to any of these, please read on.

Growing and managing a business is an ongoing process with challenges at every turn.  How well you and your people navigate this process is based on their knowledge and skill set.

The Adelaide Hills Business Centre is a new generation of business support services. It helps business people to gain knowledge quickly and effectively, identify / implement technology solutions to save you and your business money, time and risk with sound advice.
  • Our popular Table Talks provide 90 minute hands on learning for a large range of business and technology related topic.
  • Wh help you to promote your business and for industry leaders to add value for your members.
  • Get answers to those business questions when you and your people need it.

The AHBC is a great resource to have on hand and if you are serious about empowering your people, our extensive range of products, services and networking capability is just for you.

Corporate membership starts at only $59.50 per person per year.  As a Casual or Corker members, you can invite others to become a member and manage renewals through the online Group Membership portals.  

Considering a larger subscription numbers (50+) or customised services for your people?  We can build a product just for you. Simply Contact Us to discuss your special mix of products and services and pricing structure.

Discover more, click here...

6 Great Ways To Promote Your Business

posted 5 Mar 2018, 23:02 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 23:03 ]

"Get your business known throughout the Adelaide Hills!".

Discover 6 free, flexible and highly effective promotional solutions for you to implement in your business.
1. Keeping Business Local - List your business on a proactive business directory that promote your business throughout the Adelaide Hills. Your business will feature regularly in emails, "In The Know" local business news and on our website. 

Once you have become a member it takes only a few minutes to establish your listing. List your business today.

2. Promote An Event - One of the best way to obtain new clients is to connect with them. To help you do this we have created an online event listing service that promotes upcoming local events. We than spread the word through the "In The Know" local business news and a Google index webpage.  You can even elect to use our online booking service at no cost. Click here to discover how to promoting your event.

Venue Hire Option
When your event requires an venue, consider the relaxing facilities at the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.  Very cost effective with 24/7 access and excellent for gatherings of 4, 8 and 25 people. Simply check room availability, book and secure your space.  The centre is equipped with a small kitchen, serving plates, glasses, coffee and tea making facilities should you elect to serve food and/or drink.  Book your space here.

Enhance Advertising.  (Select at time of promoting your event)
  • Enhance your "In The Know" promotion as a featured article.  Highlights your event to our readers. $100 per "In The Know" issue.  
  • Facebook paid advertising creates local engagement. $100 creates around 3,000 - 7,000 displayed ads through the AHBC Facebook Page and many more through our Facebook group pages (See list under Item 4 below). 
3. Breaking News! -  When you need to celebrate a business milestone, winning a business award or just want to spread some business news, simply use the online news promoting service.  Start publishing your news here.

4. Social Media - Consider joining one or more of our popular Facebook business groups pages. Introduce yourself, share what you're passionate about and promote your business.  Many do and have created good business.
5. Table Talks - Hold a Table Talk! It's a great way to connect and share what you know with other like minded people. Ideal for businesses wanting to create awareness, credibility and new business leads. When you hold a Table Talk we help you to promote it, manage bookings and provide a free venue.  Discover how to hold a Table Talk now.

6. Get Involved - Attend and support your local business events.  During the year we hold a number of business networking events for you to attend and connect with others.  It's just full on fun which everyone enjoys.  Simply join to receive your personal invite or contact us to get involved.
Video is king on social media and your website, 
so book in some time and make a video in the Media Product Studio.

Some free services are not extended to government run or funded organisations.
Promotion level are based on email numbers, AHBC website and BLOG visitors and via 12 social media forums.

Business Creators Event 24th Nov

posted 24 Oct 2017, 20:26 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 15:10 ]

Business Owners, relax and mingle on Friday the 24 Nov from 5:30pm until 9:00pm.

Enjoy great food and refreshments while getting to know your fellow business owners. Local networking is good for you, your business and your community so reward yourself and book in. Take the opportunity and discover something new.

Hear about two new services coming your way in 2018.

  1. HOOPLA, a totally new multi level business support service and 
  2. SPARKS that connect inventors and investors to grow.

AHBC Members, Free Admission but booking are essential.
Non Members, $29pp or Join as a Member.

Business Creators

How To Have A Profitable Business and A Life

posted 23 Oct 2017, 21:05 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 23 Oct 2017, 21:07 ]

Workshop and Breakfast - (Limited Spaces)
Guest Callum Hann & Henry Olonga

Wednesday 1st Nov 2017 
7:30am to 9:15am 
Prancing Pony Totness

How to have a profitable business ... and a life!
How to:
  • Find more new clients
  • Gain more repeat business
  • Add another 40 percent to your profit this year!!
  • Does your business’ uniqueness turn more customers into clients
  • Develop loyalty in your business
  • Dramatically increase your sales
We’ll be interviewing former Zimbabwean test cricketer, Henry Olongo. Henry made his international debut in 1995, becoming the first black cricketer and youngest player ever to represent Zimbabwe.

Callum Hann will also give us an insight into some of the challenges that he has faced in order to “win” and set up his business.

Included is a magnificent breakfast cooked by Callum and his team... a cooking demonstration and some extra resource materials around achievement.

Spots are limited, get in quick!

You can register online by the following link -

Contact Phone : 0411 593 246
Contact Email :


posted 28 Sep 2017, 22:14 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 28 Sep 2017, 22:14 ]

Kickstart your food innovation idea - Round 4 now open! 

Grants are now available for you to get your innovative food ideas off the ground, with Round 4 of the Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program now open. 

Get ahead of the pack by partnering with a research provider and help fast track your food innovation idea to market. 

Expressions of interest are now open, which comprises two streams: 
  • Small – grants of $25,000 to $100,000 are available for South Australian food and beverage processors and manufacturers seeking to develop novel or innovative products or processing technology in collaboration with a research organisation. 
  • Major – grants of $100,000 to $200,000 (per annum for two years) and are focussed on collaboration of two or more businesses partnering with two or more research providers to develop food or beverages which enhance health and wellness in an ageing population. 

Previous recipients have included Barossa Pizza who developed a heat and serve pizza range, Solar Eggs who created a new range of omega 3 enriched eggs and Pangkarra who were able to develop their now award-winning snack pulse range. 

Most recently, Round 3 recipients of the program have included Buzz Honey to develop a raw premium honey crystal product and Hills Cider Company to develop an apple spirit from waste stream apple cider pulp. 

Expressions of interest close 5 pm, Thursday 26 October 2017. 

Application forms, grant guidelines and program criteria is available at 

Empower Your People

posted 28 Sep 2017, 18:16 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 3 Oct 2017, 16:56 ]

Group Membership
Coaches, Advisors, Industry Groups, Councils and Corporates.

Add real value to your relationships with Group Membership.

Empower your clients, members and staff with an AHBC Membership subscription. Offer them ....
  • Greater networking opportunities
  • Gain confidence through new skills and knowledge
  • Stay in front through events and technology services
  • Access and save time with a wide range of support material
  • Get assistance from industry professional
  • Host events and meetings in modern facilities
  • Create professional media in the DIY media studio
  • Reduce risk, save time and money
Group Membership is a highly cost effective service for organisations to encourage their people to grow.  Read how ....

HOOPLA - Coaches, Accountants, Legals and Advisors Wanted

posted 7 Sep 2017, 22:24 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 4 Mar 2018, 21:18 ]

Want To:-
  • Share your insights with your business community?
  • Seek to connect and gain new clients? 
HOOPLA may be just what you are looking for.

The Adelaide Hills Business Centre is introducing a new and unique business support services called HOOPLA

HOOPLA is a multi level interactive & collaborative approach:-
  • HOOPLA LAUNCHPAD - A facebook group whereby business and work-life-balance related questions, articles and discussions can occur. Providing comments and discussions enable your voice to gain credibility and generate potential business leads.

  • HOOPLA ORBIT - Each month a HOOPLA ORBIT day is scheduled for people to attend, ask question from experts and others.  Micro workshops (30 minute topics) are conducted with cowork space available for those that want to work on their goals.  

    The level of your involvement is up to you. Host a micro workshop or just be available to take question.  After all, you may want to escape the office and do something rewarding for the day as well.

  • HOOPLA BLAST - Work with potential clients one on one. It's an online service whereby people can submit a Business or Work-Life-Balance question for a consultant to assist.  The topic selected is match to a consultant's skill set.  The person may remain anonymous but it provides an opportunity for you and your business to be recognised when responding with direct referrals.
Your involvement is in part “Pro bono" yet rewarding in many ways. Some fees apply to people using the HOOPLA services to ensure the program remains sustainable.  This includes attendance fees, online request and event naming rights.  

To be part of the HOOPLA deliver services you should have an Adelaide Hills Region connection (Eg. Work or Live) and an established business with an ABN.  You must also become a member of the Adelaide Hills Business Centre and demonstrate your experience and qualifications in your field of expertise. A sound level of currently business technology practices would be of advantage.

Interested and want to get involved?  We hope so!
Simple contact us to discuss your involvement.
HOOPLA Business Services

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