Services we offer
The City of Marion has taken a number of proactive steps in order to support and inform our business community. This has included the development of a COVID-19 business support page to ensure the latest information regarding our services available to the community, a designated COVID-19 Open for Business e-newsletter and our Southern Business Mentoring Program is now free, delivering additional consultation services as we help our business community to deal with the impact of COVID-19.
We are regularly monitoring updates in regards to COVID-19 and will act on all government issued advice accordingly. We are here to support our local business community so please look out for our regular updates.
Support services available include:
Many City of Marion businesses are still open for trading and we implore you to support local or online where you can.
The Federal and State Governments are providing information for businesses to manage the complexities of operating in the current environment.
The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees. Assistance includes:
To help drive the economy, secure jobs and support industry, the South Australian Government’s stimulus package will inject a total of $1 billion into our economy. Assistance includes:
Our Southern Business Mentoring Program has undergone some changes to assist the business community in these uncertain times. Our mentors are now delivering additional consultation services as we help our business community to deal with the impact of COVID-19.
The current $20 fee per session will also be waived until 30 June 2020.
As a proactive community health measure in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), a decision has been made, to swap face-to-face advisory sessions with other forms of communication including skype, zoom and phone.
Navigating and accessing the most up-to-date information and resources can be challenging when the pressures of running a business in this current climate are perplexing. While many businesses still recover from these impacts, we are now faced with economic uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.
EDA now has now released their knowledge hub, an online portal that doubles as a resource for practitioners, businesses, the community and those people working with effected communities. EDA will update and add to this hub on an on-going basis.
In addition to the State Government's $1 billion stimulus package, their COVID-19 business support page also provides assistance with:
Business SA has mobilised a range of initiatives to help businsesses survive this event – and ultimately thrive.
Their Employer Resource Guide is a comprehensive document containing essential information about COVID-19, workplace relations and work health and safety (WHS) matters.
Download the guide, or for more information from Business SA about how you can survive the threat of COVID-19, visit their Business SA COVID-19 home page
On 11 March 2020 the Insurance Council of Australia declared COVID-19 an insurance catastrophe. Find out how insurance products including Business Interruption Insurance, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance may be responding to the impacts of the virus.
The City of Marion has two local business association, Southern Business Connections and the Hallett Cove Business Association. We encourage you to connect with these associations for information and support.