Entries by Janet Wootton

Complimentary Food Industry Training workshops

Business SA, with the support of Deloitte Private have managed to obtain a number of SA Food Industry workshops which have been delivered nationally previously and the feedback has been very positive.  They are being held at Deloitte Private, Level 2, 170 Fullarton Road, Dulwich starting in February 2017.  Some of the topics are: Private […]

Polaris Centre Wins an Award

The Polaris Business and Innovation Centre was jointly awarded the Best Metropolitan BEC (along with Business Foundations Fremantle) last week at the national Small Business Development Conference in Melbourne.  The award was presented by the Federal Minister for Small Business,   the Hon. Michael McCormack MP.  Polaris was recognised for its robust service delivery model, services for […]

Business Fundamentals – sharing it with Victor Harbor small businesses

The 3.5 hour Polaris Business Fundamentals workshop is a workshop specially designed by the Polaris Centre for start-up and growing businesses.  The workshop has become so popular it is now held every 2 weeks at our Polaris Centre and at the Stretton Centre –Munno Para – most workshops are booked out at least one week […]

Data redundancy – How prepared is your business?

Data backup systems serve as insurance in case something catastrophic happens to your server (or key computer).  What happens when a hard drive crashes, a computer virus corrupts your files, a fire destroys the building and all of its computers or a burglar walks off with your server? Is your ‘Cloud Data’ secure from collapse of that provider company? If […]

Five Ways to Market Your Small Business

Marketing is vital, without it, nobody knows you exist and therefore cannot engage with you, your products or services. Use Social Media to your advantage social media is your greatest asset if you use it properly.  The first step is to get a personal profile on as many platforms as you can.  Use Facebook, Instagram,  Twitter, LinkedIn and […]

Small business start-up activity is alive!

  Small business start-up activity is alive and well in northern Adelaide.  According to ATO data, there were 578 ABN registrations for the last 12 months (01/04/15 to 12/04/16) for individuals and partnerships who registered with an email address. The hot spots for new ABN registrations in northern Adelaide are (for postcodes):   5108 98 Paralowie/Salisbury […]

4 tips to get the most out of networking events

Have you ever wondered how to get the most out of networking events?  The Polaris Centre runs a wide range of networking events and workshops to enable businesses to grow their business or help in knowledge sharing. If you own a small business, networking can be an inexpensive way to promote your business. Through networking, you […]

Northern Adelaide’s premier business women’s network continues to grow from strength to strength.

Several of our events during the year are designed to showcase businesses operating in our region.Our last event was held at the “The Decorator Room” which is located at shop, 2 & 3/2 Anderson Walk, Smithfield was an intimate affair with 24 business women sharing a delicious High Tea.  The owner, Jay, talked about how […]

Our First Polaris Business Networking Event

Polaris has held it’s first networking event at the new, bigger and better location Mawson Lakes hotel function centre. And what an event it was! The NEW Polaris Business Networking event, which replaces “The Sundowner”,   attracted some 60 guests last Wednesday night at the Mawson Lakes Hotel. Barbara Doherty  gave valuable insights on how businesses […]