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Business survey open

Business SA is urging all business owners to participate in its Commonwealth Bank Business SA Survey of Business Expectations for the March quarter.

The survey is online until Friday 19 March and provides an opportunity for South Australian businesses to have their voices heard.

The survey addresses the key issues of doing business in South Australia, including interest rates, capital expenditure, exports and sourcing labour.

A leaderboard measures participants’ forecasting abilities by determining the correct responses to the questions.

The survey is available here.

WOW Luncheon

Join us for our first Business SA 2010 WOW luncheon celebrating Women in the Arts. This event will focus on three prominent South Australian business women who have forged successful and diverse careers within the arts industry.

Through a panel discussion, led by The Advertiser's Maria Moscaritolo, you will hear their inspirational stories of success and learn how you too can achieve your personal and professional goals.

The event will be held on Wednesday 24 March 2010 from 11.45am - 2.00pm at Stamford Plaza Adelaide.

SAYES applications are now open

If you are aged 18-35 and have a business idea or existing early stage business, the South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme (SAYES) can help.

Visit www.sayes.com.au to learn more. Applications close March 31st 2010.

Understanding your GST requirements

GST legislation is ever-changing. Ensure your business is meeting all the legislative requirements and obligations regarding GST with the Goods and Services Tax Manual.

This Manual will guide you through the GST system addressing the issues and taxation rulings that are constantly arising, including key relevant information in determining the correct GST and how to apply it to your business. Read here for more information.

PR firms join forces

Two Adelaide PR firms have joined forces in an alliance that brings together the international footprint of Professional Public Relations (PPR) and Corporate Conversation to deliver a dynamic offering that creates a signif

icant point-of-difference in South Australia.

The organisations have formed an alliance aimed at leveraging the very diverse yet complementary skills to clients of both firms.

Established in 1994, Corporate Conversation is one of South Australia’s largest and best known public relations consultancies, with a client list including some of the State’s best known companies and organisations.

Migration reforms to deliver Australia’s skills needs

The Australian Government is reforming the permanent skilled migration program to ensure it is more responsive to the needs of industry and employers and better addresses the nation’s future skill needs.

The reforms will deliver a demand rather than a supply driven skilled migration program that meets the needs of the economy in sectors and regions where there are shortages of highly skilled workers, such as healthcare, engineering and mining.

Read more here.

New partnership with US wine importer

Chateau Tanunda have signed an exclusive distribution partnership throughout the U.S. with the highly respected Banfi-Vintners.

Entering into the U.S market for the first time, Chateau Tanunda have formed an enviable partnership with America’s number one wine importer. With an extensive track record of developing many high-profile brands in the U.S., including Riunite and Castello Banfi from Italy along with Concha y Toro from South America, Banfi have been at the forefront of wine wholesale since 1919.

Celebrating a 120 Year anniversary this year, Château Tanunda is currently enjoying a new lease of life under the direction of the Geber family, who were only looking to enter the highly competitive American market with a like- minded distributor.

Banfi share similar strong family values, having extensively renovated the Castello di Banfi estate in Italy and possess similar beliefs with top end wine brands.

Statewide select CDAA

CDAA Pty Ltd, a leading South Australian web solutions company announced it has been selected as a web agency of record for Statewide Superannuation, South Australia's largest private sector super fund.

Under this contract, CDAA will provide marketing consulting, creative and programming services to redevelop the superannuation fund’s financial institution’s new online initiative. Under the direction of Chief Executive, John O'Flaherty, Statewide Superannuation is shifting its focus towards a stronger market penetration.

SCF Group takes new name, new attitude

SCF Group, which now leases 8500 containers to some of Australia’s most significant transport industry players, will this month unveil a name change and significant re-branding to its container design and uniforms

The changes signal a new phase for the enterprise, formerly known as SCF Containers International. SCF Group Director Richard Sykes said the move would unify the company and its team members, while engaging clients with new-look container products.

2010 Southern Adelaide Innovation Awards

The Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board is pleased to announce the opening of their annual Innovation Awards. For further information about the awards click here.

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