Welcome to the DMITRE Small Business Website

The Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) is the South Australian Government’s lead economic development agency, driving economic prosperity in the State.

DMITRE Small Business Unit supports business start-ups and existing small and family businesses. We encourage and assist the growth of businesses to become financially viable, innovative and resilient businesses that are globally competitive. This is achieved by:

·         Providing business information, interactive tools and resources.

·         Facilitating business skills development workshops and targeted business support


·         Identifying and implementing red tape reduction initiatives.

·         Supporting small businesses to engage in supply chains and business opportunities

          created by the State’s resources, energy, defence, infrastructure, and other significant


Click the sections below to access our online resources including business checklists, factsheets, guides, workbooks, interactive search tools and videos.

Use the Who can help me? link at anytime on the right hand navigation bar for links to useful contacts for further information and support.

Visit the Small and family business events page to find out about events covering a range of business topics.

Starting your businessRunning your businessWinning ContractsGetting adviceMarketing your businessShowcasing your business

Persons interested in pursuing any particular business opportunity are strongly advised to fully inform themselves by taking professional advice as to the extent of their rights and obligations - particularly in relation to any proposed investment.

Thank you for visiting our website. We trust you will enjoy using the site and find the information and resources helpful. If you have any questions in relation to this site or would like to comment and make suggestions on how the site could be improved then please contact us.