The Goolwa & District Bendigo Bank has formed an innovative partnership with the Southern Alexandrina Business Association to help small businesses in the community.
Your community bank will sponsor a series of six seminars “How to Grow your Business” within this new financial year, starting with a presentation by Deidre Albrighton, chief executive of Albrighton Training & Consulting Services, at the Goolwa Bowling Club, Church Place, Goolwa on Thursday, July 27. The subject will be “how to grow your business using social media”.
The new sponsorship also involves your community bank making available its own people in specific areas of expertise available to make presentations.
The overall concept is designed to help the SABA support local business, which is the basic principle of the G&DCBB – to support the community so the community can in return support the G&DCBB so it can support the community even more. In other words, profits go back into the community. There are no catches; it is a simple win situation for the community, and anyone can be involved.
Significantly, it has always been part of the G&DCBB’s charter to help the community, which of course includes small businesses. In many cases they may not have the resources – especially staff – to be able to attend key seminars to help their business grow, so the G&DCBB is supporting the SABA to take the most relevant information sessions to them.
The G&DCBB is proudly a member of SABA, and if you would also like to join please contact its president Andrew Stewart on 8555 1534.
The dates and subjects for the other SABA “how to grow your business” seminars on Thursday nights, 6.30 for 7.30 with venues to be advised, are: September 27…planning for your personal future; November 28 …planning for your business future; February 27…maximising the use of technology; April 24 …better cash flow management; June 26 …knowing your customers better and who are they?
If you are interested in these seminars, please ask our staff or visit: www.saba.org.au
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The local G&DCBB team will be at the front of the action on Saturday, July 27 – running a sausage sizzle at the Goolwa Netball Club courts. It’s all about helping them to raising funds to meet the high cost of providing youngsters the opportunity to enjoy playing sport.
On the oval will be some other great rivalry – the Magpies taking on Victor Harbor in football. Your community bank is also supporting junior and senior football in Goolwa, so look out for the signs.
You may recall that last year the G&DCBB pledged $15,000 to help this rapidly-expanding netball club fulfill a dream of establishing new facilities as part of a huge upgrade of the sporting complex. Again, it’s about your bank helping your community, but we also need your support. You’re welcome to drop in for a sausage to help as wonderful hard-working club.
G&DCBB chairman Carol Gaston welcomed recipients (pictured), and impressed onlookers when she made the presentations to representatives from the University of the Third Age, the Scout and Guide Hall, Goolwa, Port Elliot Primary School, Southern Fleurieu Cancer Support Group, Port Elliot Town & Foreshore Improvement Association, and Goolwa Day Care Centre. This takes its donations to almost $70,000 over the past three years, making it the most significant local sponsorship behind Alexandrina Council projects.