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 7 Sep 2017, 23:40 ]

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 “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.  

You should have an Adelaide Hills Region connection (Eg. Work or Live) and an established business with an ABN.  You must become a member of the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.

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

Soup, all day Monday.

posted 27 Aug 2017, 02:14 by Gordon Kay

Escape the home office for a day of coworking and chunky leek and potato soup with sourdough bread.  
Day pass $25 including WiFi and other refreshments. Book online or on arrival.

Available Monday the 28th Aug 2017

Jobs and Skills for Regional SA – Engagement Opportunity

posted 23 Aug 2017, 00:56 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 23 Aug 2017, 00:59 ]

From Brett Mayne - Department Of State Development
Jobs and Skills For Regional SA

Dear stakeholder,

Project overview
The Department of State Development is undertaking a comprehensive engagement approach to better understand industry demand and individual needs in relation to skills, training and employment in non-metropolitan South Australia.

We will:
  • Build on local knowledge 
  • Consult, involve and collaborate with a broad range of local stakeholders 
  • Develop a Workforce Development Plan for each region 
The Department of State Development needs your help to better understand and respond to industry demand and individual need for skills and jobs in regional South Australia.

Major workshop – Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu
In order to develop tailored initiatives, which meet demand and deliver improved outcomes for individuals, employers and communities, we are conducting major workshops in regional locations.

With your help at these workshops, the region will prepare a Workforce Development Plan to identify short, medium and long-term goals and strategies. Your input will directly influence the development of these plans. In turn, these plans will drive the implementation of strategies for skills, training and employment initiatives in regional South Australia from January 2018.

Register for the major workshop now
Find out more about Jobs and Skills for Regional SA – Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu.

Have your say
If you live or work in regional SA we want to know more about the local challenges and opportunities in relation to skills, training and employment.

To provide your ideas, suggestions and feedback (by 13 September 2017):
Join our mailing list so we can keep you up-to-date of progress with Jobs & Skills for Regional SA and engagement opportunities in your local area.

Please have your say and encourage other stakeholders, job seekers and/or employers in your network to do the same. We want to hear new and different perspectives and involve local communities in developing tailored responses for jobs and skills in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu region.

Soup Warms Coworkers

posted 22 Aug 2017, 17:07 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 22 Aug 2017, 17:08 ]

With winter still rolling on, coworkers members of the Adelaide Hills Business Center are keeping toasty warm with homemade soup and fresh bread rolls.

More yummy country style soup and refreshments to come over the forthcoming weeks.

PS. Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow are available every day until spring kicks in.

ATO Business Events In Hills

posted 16 Aug 2017, 20:53 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 16 Aug 2017, 20:59 ]

Come along to our face-to-face tax workshops run by ATO staff.
Two Informative ATO events in October
ATO - Employer Essentials

Date and Time : Wed 11th Oct 2017  6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cost : Free For All

Do you have employees, or are you thinking of employing workers?

Understand your tax and super obligations as an employer.

Secure your seat and BOOK NOW to come along to this FREE workshop run by ATO staff.

You’ll learn about:
  • what to do when you hire workers, and how to determine whether they’re employees or contractors 
  • pay as you go withholding (PAYGW) annual report and payment summaries
  • how to report fringe benefits to your employees
  • superannuation guarantee (SG) rates, reporting and due dates. 
  • taxable payments reporting (TPR) for the building and construction industry.
We will show you online tools and resources and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.
This is a great opportunity for you to network.

Please bring a pen and calculator. After the event we will send you a short online survey – we value your feedback and suggestions.

ATO - Record Keeping Event

Date and Time : Thursday 12th Oct 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location : Adelaide Hills Business Centre. 82 Onkaparinga Valley Road Woodside 5244 SA
Cost : Free For All

Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?

Good record keeping is important even before your first transaction occurs.

Good record keeping can save you time and helps you to claim all the deductions to which you’re entitled.

So give your business the best start!

REGISTER NOW to come along to this FREE workshop run by ATO staff.

You'll learn:
  • why good record keeping is important 
  • what records to keep and for how long 
  • tips for retaining good records 
  • where to get help and support 
  • an introduction to ATO online tools and reporting. 
We’ll show you an example that demonstrates:
  • typical transactions, 
  • how to deal with cash receipts 
  • payments, and 
  • how to report amounts in the activity statement. 
We will show you online tools and resources that can help you and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

This is a great opportunity for you to network.

Please bring a pen and calculator. After the event we will send you a short online survey – we value your feedback and suggestions.

Send Me My Membership Stats

posted 14 Aug 2017, 18:08 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 14 Aug 2017, 18:09 ]

Have you forgotten your Access Code or lost that file we shared with you?

You can now request a detailed report containing all of your interactions with the AHBC.  If we have shared files with you, a link is provided the rediscover. 

Simply click on the "Send Me My Membership Stats" and enter your Email Address or the 10 Digit that appear on your Cowork Fob.  Allow a couple of minutes for a detailed report to be emailed to you.

Your report includes:-
  • Your Membership Plan.
  • Username and Access Code.
  • Available Vouchers to attend Events and receive Business Advice at no cost.
  • Details on when you attended events, business advice sessions and hired spaces.
  • Links to online files and folders that are shared between you and the AHBC
  • Your Mailbox, Registered Address or Locker information  
It's also easy to update your membership details too.  Click here.

My Membership Stats & Access Code

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