Yorke Peninsula Council has sponsored a number of free business development and networking events across the region.
Council partnered with Sea to Valley Startups to offer a series of events aimed at supporting local businesses.
Free business lunches, meetups over drinks with nibbles, and coffee catch ups were held in Port Vincent, Minlaton, Yorketown, Stansbury, Edithburgh, Ardrossan, and Maitland.
“The sessions had a strong focus on promoting small business ownership and self-employment,” CEO Andrew Cameron said.
“The events were a great opportunity for businesses to share about themselves as well as talk about where there are business and growth opportunities.
“Council is committed to supporting economic growth and job creation and we want to make a positive impact on the local business environment and the local economy.”
Sea to Valley Startups offers a range of business support to clients across the Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Clare and Barossa Valleys through facilitators Scott and Wendy Perry.
“Yorke Peninsula is a diverse region, and there are many types of businesses operating in the area,” Mrs Perry said.
“With a diverse economy, businesses of all kinds play an important role in the local community.
“Businesses including accommodation, administration support, aged care experts, agronomy, arts, automotive, building and construction, catering, cleaning, dance, driving instructor, farming, food vans, gardening, handyman services, hotel, HR consulting and recruitment, kids’ and family activities museum, music, NDIS providers, oyster farming and retail, photography, quilting, tourism, on/under the sea activities and wineries all participated in the meetups.”
General business needs identified ranged from increased visibility and access to skilled workers through to infrastructure support.
Participants have the opportunity to continue working with Sea To Valley.
Sea To Valley is also preparing a report outlining key themes and ways Council can better support the local business community based on discussions at the meetings.