Small Business Contact Service
What is the Small Business Contact Service?
The Small Business Contact Service provides a contact point for small business owners and people considering starting a small business to access business information. It is a referral service, directing telephone and email enquiries to the most appropriate sources of business information, counselling, advice or services.
The Small Business Contact Service is provided through the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) through its partner networks. These partnerships form a service that operates across metropolitan and regional South Australia.
The service also provides referrals to information and free business planning tools provided by the State Government for business intenders and start-ups including links to other organisations such as the Commonwealth Government and Industry Associations.
The aim of the telephone service is to support the State’s small businesses and ensure they are sustainable into the future.
For more information phone 1300 142 820
Small Business Commissioner
The Office of the Small Business Commissioner is an independent statutory office under the Small Business Commissioner Act 2011. Any enquiry that relates to a small business dispute involving other businesses, landlords and Local and State government bodies requiring resolution should be directed to the Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SASBC).
A key service provided by the SASBC is provision of low or no-cost dispute resolution services. The SASBC is responsible for the administration of the Retail and Commercial Lease Act 1995. For further information visit www.sasbc.sa.gov.au or alternatively contact the office on Toll Free 1800 072 722 or 8303 2026.
Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
The dmitre.sa.gov.au/sbs website provides information and free resources such as workbooks, self-tests, videos and interactive PDF documents to assist South Australian businesses plan and grow their business ideas.
The business.gov.au website is the Australian Government resource for the business community. It provides essential information on planning, starting and growing a business. The site offers simple and convenient access to all the government information, forms and services to start and operate a business.
The sa.gov.au website provides the South Australian Community with business and government information and services.
Business Licence Information Service (BLIS)
The bli.net.au/sa website provides information on licenses, registrations and permits within South Australia. The service includes licensing and compliance information for all levels of government.
Consumer and Business Services
The cbs.sa.gov.au website assists small businesses with services including consumer affairs, business and occupational services, tenancies and education and information services.
Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology
The forwardit.sa.gov.au website helps people develop the skills and knowledge to use the internet confidently and safely. It can help business owners develop basic skills and confidence in accessing and using the online world. The site opens the web to new users to help them build confidence in uses such as online shopping and banking, social media, browsing and email.
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
The deewr.gov.au/WorkplaceRelations website provides access to services and information on workplace relations and related government assistance.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ato.gov.au website provides taxation information and offers a Small Business Assistance Program for Australian businesses.
Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC)
The accc.gov.au website promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.
The contact service is delivered by these key partners:
As the voice of business in South Australia, we will consistently advocate for the success ofbusinesses in our State.
BusinessSA is the leading business membership organisation in South Australia, representing members and the broader business community through advocacy at a State and Federal level. We provide professional products and services assisting businesses to become more prosperous.
Salisbury Business and Export Centre's vision is to be widely recognised as South Australia's leading centre for entrepreneurship, the digital economy and economic development. We assist our clients to be competitive and support local industries to develop workforce skills, be innovative and adopt sustainable practices.
Our mission is to provide practical support and quality guidance to firms seeking to establish, grow or invest in northern Adelaide.
Southern Success Business Enterprise Centre's vision is that the businesses of Southern Adelaide should be leading contributors to a vibrant State economy.
Our mission is to find, engage with and assist business intenders in Southern Adelaide to robustly enter the market and to engage with new and established businesses to assist sustainability and growth prospects. We will provide practical advice and direction to the businesses in our region so as to overcome barriers to growth and thereby enable our vision to be realised.