CEO's welcome

CEO's welcome

Welcome to the ON Business Portal.

This portal is a central resource for members of our ON Business Partner Program, to learn, connect, find partners and grow their business.

If you run a small business in Onkaparinga and want to access grants, free business advisory services, education events and a broader presence online, our program and this portal is for you. 

Our plan is to continue developing the ON program based on the feedback of our members, to ensure we’re providing the best support to our local business community.

We’ve already secured partnerships with a range of powerful organisations committed to supporting the south and providing business services in our region.

The Department of State Development, Office of the Small Business Commissioner, Australian Tax Office, Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure, City of Marion, Business SA, Tradestart, and the Australia China Business Council are all ON board.

We know that the larger businesses in our region may not necessarily need the level of support provided by the ON program but many are looking for ways to give back to help the region’s growth.

However, 90 per cent of the businesses in our region employ less than four staff and it is these small businesses that struggle to be found and create a recognisable online presence.

We’ve made sure this portal’s online directory is backed by high quality software to ensure that your business can be easily found.

The directory supports our broader ongoing strategy to encourage more people to shop locally and support local business.

Through the ON Business Partner Program and our ongoing conversations with business operators across our city, we are being sent the clear message that our business community wants this kind of support from council.

The ON Business Partner Program is meeting this demand, to maximise the potential of local business, making it easier to do business, and support and enhance the local economy.

Mark Dowd