Business News and Events

The City of Marion and partners run a variety of business events including workshops, seminars and networking functions throughout the year.

Find out about our upcoming events in our regularly updated Calendar of Events.

We also provide the latest news that may be of interest to the Marion business community.


Business Talk newsletters

Business Talk is the City of Marion's dedicated business email newsletter providing you with a monthly snapshot of what is happening in your business community.

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Business news and events

New tool to help young Aussie entrepreneurs

4 April 2017
Are you considering going into business? The new First Business app can help you to start and run your own business.

South Australia’s energy plan announced

4 April 2017
Premier Jay Weatherill has announced the State Government’s energy plan, to find out more please click through

New Job Accelerator Grant available

6 March 2017
The South Australian Government is backing businesses to drive employment growth during this period of economic transition in South Australia. The Government’s new Job Accelerator Grant is now available to South Australian businesses creating and maintaining new jobs.

Southern Adelaide Business Breakfast - Darlington Upgrade Project

17 February 2017
Join us on 28 March to find out how your business can be involved in this important, major project in Southern Adelaide.

Business Survey - Have your say

7 February 2017
The purpose of this online survey is to understand small business experiences. SME's are encouraged to complete it to assist the Ombudsman in gathering information.

DSD Small Business Statement 2016

16 December 2016
The Department of State Development has released their annual Small Business Statement 2016.

nbn™ business information & support

8 December 2016
Find out about the benefits of fast broadband that your business could enjoy, on the nbn™ website.

Online Business Directory for Visitors

14 November 2016
The City of Marion in partnership with the Visitor Economy Working Group are launching a new website called Seven Days in Marion.

Tonsley Small Business Advisory Service

12 September 2016
The Tonsley Small Business Advisory Service offers: • Advice on starting a new business • ‘Business Health Check’ for existing businesses • One-on-one consultations at a location suitable to you • Is your next step seeking an investor? Workshops: What sort of investor is right for you, what are they looking for, and how can you prepare your business to be attractive to the right investor? This seminar focuses on the issues you need to address to become Investor Ready • Will your idea work as a business? Workshops: Aimed at entrepreneurs and investors who have an idea or product but as yet have not established a business and/or achieved a meaningful level of sales. The session looks at the steps needed to ensure success

Export Council of Australia online Free Trade Agreement Tool

7 September 2016
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) with Partners, ANZ, and content providers, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers, provide a website for Australian exporters that simplifies the use of the 10 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed between Australia and other nations.

SA State Budget released

15 July 2016
On 7 July, the Hon. Tom Koutsantonis released the SA State Budget for 2016/17. For those who would like full details of the budget, the Government of South Australia website providing the Budget papers can be found here.