Designed to help business owners grow their skills.

Southern Business Mentoring Workshop Program

As part of the ongoing commitment to strengthen the local business community, the Southern Business Mentoring Program is thrilled to announce the extended benefits of its Small Business Fundamentals Grant, made possible through the backing of South Australia’s Small Business Strategy.

In collaboration with City of Marion, City of Onkaparinga, City of Holdfast Bay, and the District Council of Yankalilla, the Southern Business Mentoring Program has already made a significant impact by offering businesses free mentoring and business coaching.

With this recent funding boost, Southern Adelaide businesses will now have access to subsidised business workshops, designed to increase skills across a range of topics.

Businesses eager to benefit from the extended Southern Business Mentoring Program are encouraged to seek more information and register via the Southern Business Mentoring Program Eventbrite.

The Southern Business Mentoring Program Extension Service is an initiative of the Government of South Australia’s Office for Small and Family Business and the South Australian Small Business Strategy 2023 – 2030.

Upcoming Workshops

Grow your retail sales

Monday 13 May 2024, Glenelg

A workshop designed to give you the tools to grow your sales and increase your profit.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Build a Cult Brand

  • Understand your customers and the importance of the potential customers

  • Understand the difference and importance of “Sales & Marketing”

  • Build effective sales funnels.

  • Build your customer lists

  • How to Content Market so your products and services don’t need a sale person.

Digital Marketing

Wednesday 5 June 2024, McLaren Vale

A workshop to help you delve into the world of digital marketing and source which options are best suited for your business.

This workshop, in a fun and practical way, will cover:

  • Discovering the top 3 channels for your business
  • Learning how to put a channel in housekeeping mode
  • Be released from the burden of doing the wrong marketing
  • Using AI to help with your marketing




Strategic Business Planning for established and start-up business

Wednesday 5 June 2024, McLaren Vale

A workshop to help you plan your business for success.

In this workshop, you will learn how to set your business up properly by planning for success. You will learn:

  • A simple approach to business planning, as well as a more complex approach, and the benefits of each
  • How to prepare your business plan – what to think about and research in order to improve your chances of success, or even to disrupt the market!
  • How to think strategically and what tools you can use to assist you
  • The importance of Action Planning
  • How to prepare a budget to support your plan.