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Adelaide shows support for entrepreneurs

By Brett Pilgrim

One of the many fantastic opportunities that owners of property in Adelaide have at their finger tips is a support network for budding entrepreneurs and business leaders. An event that typifies the city's commitment is this year's Entrepreneur's Week, which is now underway. 

The event is a collaboration between between Adelaide City Council, the Adelaide Entrepreneurship Forum, Brand South Australia, the State Government and a broad range of stakeholders. It showcases the city's wide variety of programs for supporting entrepreneurs and the many success stories that have emerged from the city's energetic start-up community. 

It kicked off with Lord Mayor Martin Haese introducing the SouthSmart conference on Thursday 5 February, a fantastic platform where start-up businesses in Adelaide could promote and connect with investors, peers, technical experts and the wider community. 

"Our economy is changing and entrepreneurs provide us with one magic ingredient that every city desperately needs – innovation," Mr Martin said.

"The growth of entrepreneurship and the ecosystem that is evolving around it is critically important to attracting and retaining the best talent and it is integral to the development of exciting new ventures in Adelaide."

Enterprise Adelaide has been providing this kind of support for anyone owning, managing or starting a business in the CBD or North Adelaide for more ten years. It has supported more than 800 businesses by offering free advice and access to services to help develop their enterprise. 

One such example of the city's continued support for new and emerging business, Adelaide City Council and the Adelaide Central Market Authority also launched the Central Market Food Business Initiative, helping food business entrepreneurs who use products from the Central Market in their new ventures. 

Adelaide Central Market Authority Chairperson Nick Begakis said this would take the renowned Central Market to the people.

"The Market is well known as a wonderful place to shop with its vast array of produce. This initiative will support entrepreneurs with ideas to take this a step further – by taking the market and its produce to the more than 220,000 people that populate the city each day," said Mr Begakis. 

With Adelaide's business community buzzing, contact your local real estate agent about how you can get a piece of the city's success. 

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