City of Salisbury
The City of Salisbury is committed to growing a city that creates new job and investment opportunities as part of its City Plan 2035. Recognising that the success of local business is key to developing community and supporting economic advancement in the area, the Council provides foundational support to the Polaris Centre and remains firmly invested in supporting them help business owners thrive.
A progressive, sustainable and connected community
The Office of Small and Family Business
The Office of Small and Family Business (OSFB) provides information, tools and resources for South Australian small business owners. Under South Australia’s Small Business Strategy 2023-2030, they aim to increase the capacity of small businesses, drive job growth, ease access to government services and increase support for diverse sectors of the small business community. A part of this will be through the Small Business Fundamentals Program, for which Polaris is a proud delivery partner.
Helping you get on with business
Northern Business Breakfast
The Northern Business Breakfast (NBB) is a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Salisbury and the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, with support from the Stretton Centre and Polaris Centre.
At this gathering, businesses from Northern Adelaide and beyond come together to hear from a guest speaker, connect with other business owners, and strengthen their professional relationships. The NBB takes place at 7am on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Check out the NBB on Facebook where you can book yourself a ticket.
When you attend, you will also receive a copy of the NBB’s monthly publication ‘The Connector.’ Read insightful articles for businesses and get a lucky draw number that could win you a cool prize giveaway!
Polaris is proud to support the Northern Business Breakfast
Technology Park Conference Centre
The premier corporate event facility north of Adelaide, Technology Park Conference Centre is just 20 minutes north of the Adelaide CBD and provides a contemporary environment for corporate meetings, functions and conferences.
Their dedicated event coordinators will work with you through all stages of an event, from concept planning and schedule finalisation to successful delivery, and provide post-event reviews. Their team are committed to ensuring a professional experience for you and your guests.
Polaris has been hosting our Business Networking Events at the Technology Park Conference Centre for over 20 years, and considers the conference centre team an invaluable partner in delivering quality and memorable events for our business community.
Northern Adelaide’s premier event facility
Twelve25 Youth Centre
Twelve25 Youth Centre is a safe space for structured youth focused programs for those aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study or volunteer in the City of Salisbury.
The Polaris Centre has partnered with Twelve25 to support young people with entrepreneurial and business learning and pathways. Our teams look forward to delivering the Salisbury YEP! – Youth Entrepreneurs Program.
If you are a school educator, parent, home schooling parent or youth worker and would like to provide your young people or students the opportunity to learn about the world of entrepreneurship and business, reach out to the Polaris Centre on 08 8260 8205 or email@example.com.
A dedicated youth learning hub for ages 12 to 25 years
Auctus recognises that learning is more than just knowledge, it is the road to success in work and life. This is where Auctus makes a difference. All interactions whether they are workshops, coaching or mentoring provide contemporary insights that equips learners with experience to deal with real situations faced at work. The team at Auctus know that all learners and their experiences are different and take a flexible approach to their needs. You can expect high standards without compromising the outcome and your goals.
The teams at Auctus and the Polaris Centre have partnered to collaborate and provide business intenders opportunities and options to access the most appropriate services to get informed and prepared before they start their business.
The Polaris Team highly recommends Auctus for their Self-Employment Assistance, which helps aspiring entrepreneurs to set up and run their own business. The Self-Employment Assistance Program is an Australian Government Initiative and is funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
The program offers flexible services (eligibility rules apply), including:
- Small Business Training
- Small Business Coaching and Mentoring for 12 months
- A $300 reimbursement to assist with your eligible business costs
Before you decide to hang your “Open for Business” sign, please consider learning about the business fundamentals that are essential to ensure a successful start to your business.
To find out more about eligibility criteria and a referral to Auctus, talk to one of our Polaris Business Mentors.
Changing lives through education
Many Rivers is a for-purpose organisation that provides Microenterprise Development (MED) and Community Economic Development (CED) support to Indigenous and other Australians who want to access the economy but for various reasons lack the financial or practical business support to do so.
Many Rivers provides intensive support that is targeted to meet clients’ individual needs. Many River’s Microenterprise Development Managers (MEDMs) live and work in the communities. They serve and spend as much time as required with each client to help them gain the skills and knowledge to start and sustain a small business. They include practical support with business planning that involves understanding and meeting business registration and insurance requirements, market research, risk analysis, review of cashflow and establishing links with customers and suppliers. During this time, clients improve their confidence and understanding of the realities of owning and operating a viable enterprise.
The Polaris Centre collaborates with Many Rivers Adelaide Team to provide Aboriginal and other business intenders access to the most suitable business development support.
To find out more about the services Many Rivers offer, talk to one of our Polaris Business Mentors.
Providing business support and economic development