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Do Business Fleurieu Coast

Do Business Fleurieu Coast is an initiative of the District Council of Yankalilla that aims to connect businesses to each other and to Council, to share opportunities and ideas that boost the way we do business, to build business capacity and support innovation.

Visiting Specialists

The Visiting Specialist program provides Fleurieu Coast-based businesses with access to free, confidential and one-on-one appointments with industry experts. Each expert will be in at the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, or available online, one day per month in 2020.

TOURISM - Peter Cahalan, Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism

Next visits: Thursday 12 November, 9 am-12 noon

Do you have new tourism product or event ideas? Looking to tap into new markets? To diversify your business? Peter offers tourism information and industry advice.

GRANT FUNDING & BUSINESS ADVICE - Stephen Shotton, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & KI

Next visits: Friday 6 November and Friday 4 December , 9 am - 12 noon

Steve brings his personal experience to assist business. He is experienced in business creation, growth and management across several industries including agriculture, aquaculture, technology, professional and environmental services. Steve can also help you navigate the Hills & Coast Grant Finder, an online search engine offering a one-stop-shop to help you find grants and tips to maximise your chances of success.

Contractors Breakfast

Tuesday 20 October, 7am - 8am
Club Fleurieu, Yankalilla

Current and interested Fleurieu-based contractors are invited for a free BBQ brekkie and informal information session. Find out about work coming up, how to get on Council's prequalified contractor register and navigating your way through Local Government procurement processes.

Free BBQ Breakfast & Coffee - Bookings Essential

Staff from Council and Local Government Procurement will be on hand to answer your questions and help you get on our prequalified contractor register. Book now!

Networking after 5

Wednesday 28 October, 5 pm - 7 pm
Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, 163 Main South Road, Yankalilla

This event is open to all industry sectors - agriculture & farming, commerce, professional services, education, tourism & hospitality, health, engineering - all welcome! This is a free event. Nibbles will be provided and drinks available for purchase.

Bookings are essential and numbers are limited to meet COVID-19 capacity restrictions and contact tracing requirements.

Business Booster Workshop

Opportunities from Disruption - Reset | Redesign | Reimagine

Tuesday 10 November, 9 am - 12 noon, Club Fleurieu Yankalilla
Cost: $25 includes morning tea and resources. Numbers are limited, book now!

Without a doubt, we are in a time of enormous disruption. Whether from the impacts of bushfires, changing regulations, new competitors or COVID-19. This hands-on workshop will assist business to become more resilient and profitable.

Key outcomes from the workshop will be:

  • Gain new insights and practical resources to help design and deliver new products and experiences that add value to the individual business and the overall region.
  • Developing a new perspective to challenge and change so business can successfully reinvent into the future and maintain a positive and resilient outlook.
  • Identify current gaps in service delivery and work on finding solutions needed to close any existing gaps in service experience.
  • Design a business that can fight smart when it comes to competition and uncertainty.
  • The opportunities that exist as a community when we re-set and positively challenge our commonly held beliefs and "the way we have always done business".

Ali Uren, Kiikstart leads this highly interactive session. Ali's workshops are based on principles of quality, positive impact and less waste - if we can't measure it, we don't do it! Ali's expertise has been recognised with her appointment as an Australian Regional Tourism Ambassador.

Places are limited. Book now!

COVID-19 Business Assistance

Discretionary Rate Rebate

Local business are encouraged to apply for a discretionary rebate where they can show they have experienced a greater than 40% downturn in turnover, for any consecutive 3 month period during the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with the same period the previous year.

All requests must be submitted on the COVID-19 Discretionary Rate Rebate application form.

Share your ideas for better business

Council is actively looking at ways we can support our local economy. We welcome business and industry representatives to share project ideas that will assist with dealing with COVID-19 restrictions.  Please use the Better Business form to help us assess your proposal and consider a budget allocation from the COVID-19 Business Assistance funds.

All requests must be submitted using the COVID Business Support Form

Using the Fleurieu Coast Brand

The Fleurieu Coast Made by Nature brand provides a recognisable identity that celebrates our distinctive offers and experiences.

Local businesses are strongly encouraged to support and use the brand across their own business to ensure our district is represented in a consistent way to the community, visitors and potential investors wherever possible.