A range of funding and other support is available through state and local government initiatives as follows.
The Department of State Development provides a range of free fact sheets, guides, checklists, workbooks and interactive tools on their website.
The Small Business Contact Service provides referrals to link small business owners and people considering starting a small business to information, counselling advice and services. Telephone the Small Business Contact Service on 1300 142 820.
GRANTassist is a searchable database of state and federal government services, programs and opportunities available to Australian businesses.
Business SA offer a South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES) specifically for 18-35 year old South Australians, in addition to its Women in Business coaching program.
Aboriginal Business Connect SA assists the Government of South Australia in its commitment to building the capacity of, and providing opportunities for, Aboriginal businesses and jobs. The Aboriginal Economic Participation Strategy provides assistance through procurement policy and an Aboriginal Business Support Package.
The Small Business Development Fund grants business start-ups and expansion funding for small businesses operating in Adelaide’s north.
The City of Adelaide also offer a number of other opportunities for entrepreneurs and creatives, including arts and culture grants, public realm incentives and an events and festival sponsorship program. Information and advice is also offered to CBD small businesses through Enterprise Adelaide.