Business Resources


Australian Institute of Company Directors article (Vol 11, Issue 14) Family businesses are surviving, but not thriving


Safety by Choice - Understanding the Hierarchy of Controls

Safety by Choice (July 2014) Regional Safety Solutions Newsletter




Information and services for business is an online government resource which offers simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and business services.

It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on how to:

  • plan, start, run, grow and exit a business in Australia
  • find grants and assistance, advisory services and events
  • meet government requirements and laws
  • deal easily with all levels of government.


Polaris Centre

The Polaris Centre is the hub for business and innovation in Northern Adelaide. We’re here to support economic growth by encouraging innovation and offering practical programs that improve business performance.

For more information

Call: (08) 8260 8205


Rural Financial Counselling Service

Would you like assistance to develop future options? Do you need support whilst negotiating with your lenders?

The Rural Financial Counselling Service SA (RFCS) can assist with a business assessment and action plan to help you gain an improved understanding of your circumstances and plan for and manage risk, including climate risk. Rural financial counsellors can help you identify financial and business options for the future, including exiting the industry if that is the decision you make.

The RFCS Program provides free financial counselling to farmers, fisheries, and small rural businesses, who are in financial difficulty and have no alternative sources of impartial support, to help them manage change and improve their financial self-reliance.

For more information visit


Australian Business Licence and Information Service

There’s now one national service to find business information on government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice and much more. For more information, or to start searching, visit


HomeBiz Connect - Business Enterprise Centres Australia

BEC Australia (BECA) is the peak body for Business Enterprise Centres and through the network 300,000 Micro and Small Business (MSB’s) across Australia.

There are 95 BECs with 120 locations and covering approximately 85% of Australia. BECA is the only network in Australia working exclusively with the micro and small business community, providing on the ground mentoring and other support services to each local area. BECA provides a national framework for the BEC network, focusing on developing national resources, data and trend analysis, quality control and representation at the state and federal levels.

For more information, visit


The new Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Business Names Registration Service.

Are you interested in starting up your own business? Or due you have one aready one registered? The following are information sheets from the ASIC to help you.

ASIC's national business names register 

New national business names registration service

For more information follow this link


Business Loan Finder

From the South Australian Government's website:

There are many types of financing available and the options you choose will affect what you have to pay back and when. There are many banks and other financial institutions that are willing to provide business loans. However, each will have different repayment amounts, interest rates, fees and conditions. It is often confusing trying to work out which bank can offer you the best deal. An online tool has been created to help you compare the various options available.

Click the above link to visit the South Australian Government website, or to view the Business Loan Finder site, click here.

Intellectual Property Explorer

Small businesses now have a new tool to help them manage their patents, trademarks and other valuable intellectual property (IP) assets. Intellectual Property Explorer is a free online tool that:

  • introduces IP concepts in plain English
  • provides a step by step guide to reviewing IP assets including copyright, patents, trade marks and designs
  • gives practical advice on how to avoid commercial risks, which could result in costly legal proceedings with employees or third parties.

For more infomation click here: Intellectual Property Explorer