eNVIsion Barossa-Yorke-Mid North

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Lifetime cash injections

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Want to start or grow your own business?

eNVIsion Barossa-Yorke-Mid North is here to support and boost your regional homegrown business. Whether you’re looking for guidance on a business idea, tailored mentoring, business support programs or referrals and links, we provide practical assistance for your business needs.

What do we offer?

We offer Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services (EFS) in the Barossa Valley, Yorke Peninsula and Mid North regions. EFS is an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. We encourage, support and provide practical assistance to individuals interested in starting or growing their own business.

Our aim is to connect communities across the Barossa, Yorke and Mid North areas with programs, resources, workshops, mentors and networks to build your business. Your Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Dee Edwards, can connect you to the programs and services that come recommended by our trusted community.

Get involved

Do you have a business idea you’d like to explore, or already have an established business that you’d like to grow? We can help. The first part is easy – tell us more about yourself! Follow these steps:

 

  1. Click the button below
  2. Fill out the expression of interest form
  3. Your Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Dee, will be in touch with you shortly

We deliver a range of services across the Barossa, Yorke and Mid North areas:

Personal Assistance

If you’ve thought about self-employment or want to grow your existing business, we’re here to work with you, regardless of age or background. We can help you focus, act as a sound board for your great ideas, and broaden your business and personal networks.

We also offer resources and advice – through information sessions, workshops and networking events – about starting and running a business, while keeping in mind your individual circumstances and how to overcome challenges and barriers.

Business Programs

We have programs and events for every stage of the business journey –from brand new to well-established. These include our Venture Dorm eight-week business accelerator program, Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator, Innovation for Transformation professional certificate, and more. Our programs deliver practical and theoretical knowledge to help you get your business idea to market, or your current business to the next level.

Tailored Mentoring

We want to connect you to those who have successfully gone through a similar journey, and who can share their knowledge and experiences to help you do the same.

Linking and Referring

We want to connect you to business support services, funding and assistance providers, and local business leaders across industries. We’ll link and refer you to appropriate services so that you can foster new relationships for your business.

International Opportunities

Through Flinders New Venture Institute, you’ll be the first to know about business development trips around the world that can provide insight into international markets and potential global opportunities for your business.

Join Venture Dorm, our award-winning business startup program

In just eight weeks, Venture Dorm gives you the time, space and support you need to explore and develop your business idea.

Whether your idea is a product, service, social business, educational, industry focused or has a focus on sustainability – Venture Dorm can help you. Facilitators and mentors will guide you each week to define your idea and develop a viable, sustainable model. Venture Dorm is also for existing businesses that have a new idea, new growth area or a pivot in their operations, and are eager to pressure test it to see its viability in the marketplace.

So, whether you’re just starting or you have an established business, Venture Dorm will help you learn the skills you need to develop as a founder. Worried about cost? Thanks to our partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, participation is FREE for those starting a new business in the Barossa, Yorke and Mid North regions.

Press play to hear from past participants on what they gained through the program.

Click the button below to find out more:

Your Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Dee Edwards

Dee Edwards

Entrepreneurship Facilitator

dee.edwards@flinders.edu.au

Dee Edwards is the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Barossa Valley, Yorke and Mid North regions. Based in the Barossa, Dee has a specialisation in agribusiness and food entrepreneurship. She has owned her own business working one-on-one with SME agrifood businesses and startups to build their management proficiency, improve core business profitability, and develop business growth plans. She places emphasis on one-on-one mentoring in all of her work, as well as building direct-to-consumer, business-to-business and regional stakeholder relationships.

 

Dee has a Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism and a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Marketing. She is on the Board of Barossa Farmers Market, serves on the Grants Assessment Panel for Country Arts SA, and is part of the Reconciliation Barossa Committee.

Where are we located?

While Dee is based in the Barossa, our services extend across the entire Barossa, Yorke and Mid North regions. We also have hub locations in Kadina, Clare and Port Pirie. Dee regularly travels around the region and would be happy to meet with you face-to-face, by phone or by email. Get in touch!

Address: Barossa Campus, 1/30/38 Barossa Valley Way, Nuriootpa SA 5355

Email: dee.edwards@flinders.edu.au

Phone: 8201 7866

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