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Biz Fest Victor Harbor

The City of Victor Harbor teamed up with Business Victor Harbor to deliver Biz Fest – a series of events set to inform, empower and sustain local business.

In 2018, the Biz Fest theme was ‘Breaking through Barriers’. The festival program aimed to support local businesses to grow and prosper with practical advice and guidance. It included a program of professional development sessions that focus on marketing, retail merchandising, cash flow management and tips for reducing energy costs.

The 2019 Biz Fest program has a focus on ‘future-proofing' your business and adapting to technology and trends. The 5 sessions on offer are detailed below or Download the 2019 Bizfest Program  


Tax essentials for Small Business - facilitated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Are you thinking of starting a business or new to business? Grab a coffee or even some breakfast to enjoy during this free event.

Topics include:

  • business structures – which is best for you
  • registering your business
  • record keeping - understanding how to keep track of your business
  • reporting online to save time
  • business life cycles - why they’re important
  • help and more information - where to go when you need it
  • networking with other new business owners in your area
  • ATO online tools and resources


  • Cost - FREE
  • When - 8:30 am - 11:00am, Wednesday 13 November 2019 
  • Where - The Anchorage Hotel, 21 Flinders Parade Victor Harbor
  • Bookings - Click here


Digital Marketing for Retailers - faciltiated by the  Adelaide Business Hub

Do you want to build your brand on social media and find out about the latest digital marketing trends? Are you keen to generate more store traffic and increase your conversion rates?

This workshop, delivered by the Adelaide Business Hub, will show you how to systemise and streamline your digital marketing activities for maximum effect.

Topics include:

  • Digital marketing overview
  • Developing an online website marketing strategy
  • Social media content development
  • Social PPC (pay per click) advertising
  • Search engine marketing
  • Inbound marketing techniques (generating customer traffic to your website)
  • Entice customers into your shop and precinct


Patrick Baker - Managing Director, Baker Marketing. 

Patrick offers a refreshing approach to solving the problems of medium to large-sized business, because his expertise is underpinned by hands-on “know how”, gleaned from running his family export company and personally investing in marketing and export activities.

With a down-to-earth and entertaining delivery style, he is able to tailor his cutting-edge thinking to provide “grass roots” insights for clients, drawn from his expansive marketing knowledge.

Patrick is an experienced marketer who has held senior marketing and sales management positions within large Australian and International companies including a U.S. Fortune 500 leader Merck and Australian- owned companies Faulding and Dairy Vale Foods.

Since establishing Baker Marketing in 1998, Patrick has worked closely with many medium to large-sized retailers and manufacturers, offering marketing and sales advice directly, and through his highly-skilled team of consultants.

Nikki Barnett - Digital Marketing Consultant, Baker Marketing

Nikki brings skills and experience from a teaching background as well as a freelance digital marketing career. She has a passion for digital marketing and loves to implement social media campaigns to heighten brand awareness for her clients. She is well prepared to analyse and interpret market data and use this information to create targeted marketing strategies that suit your needs.

Nikki brings a diverse range of skills and knowledge to Baker Marketing through her background in content strategy and inbound marketing. She has had great success in planning and implementing content marketing strategies that ensure her clients gain more visibility in organic search results.

Nikki enjoys working with a range of business customers to attract the right customers, streamline their content management systems, and ensure a higher return on their marketing investment.

With a creative and innovative mind and an energetic and enthusiastic approach to marketing, Nikki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and a Master of Education from the University of South Australia.


  • Cost - $55.00. This includes breakfast, access to multiple Adelaide Business Hub workshops – no limit. Attendees also receive 2 hours of 1:1 mentoring for no additional fee. as well as access to digital fact sheets, workshop booklets, webinars & podcasts.
  • When - 6:45 am for 7:00am - 10:00am, Thursday 14 November 2019 
  • Where - McCracken Country Club, McCracken Drive, McCracken
  • BookingsClick here

Accelerate the Growth & Profit in your Business - facilitated by the Adelaide Business Hub

Digital Accounting software has made bookkeeping and accounting easier for small business owners. It gives you up to date real-time data. But, how do you use this data to grow your business? This proven interactive workshop is designed to equip leaders and their teams with the proven skills, the discipline and entrepreneurial passion to grow as fast as possible.

Attend this event to learn and implement:

  • The power of planning
  • How to understand your numbers
  • How to achieve goals and targets
  • How to grow revenue
  • How to improve your profit and cashflow
  • How to increase the value of your business
  • Business by design – Your business life, The Numbers, Your customers


Bruno Zinghini, Partner, Westwoods BGA. 

Bruno entered the accounting industry in 1991 and has run his own successful practice since 1995. Having established and built his own accounting practice, Bruno has an understanding of what it takes for businesses to grow and achieve their goals. Over this time, he has established successful business relationships with a wide variety of local and internationally based clients in a number of industries including medical, retail, wholesale, legal, hospitality, entertainment, sporting and construction to name a few. Bruno has extensive knowledge in all areas of taxation and business advisory.

John D'Agostino, Partner, Westwoods BGA. 

John has been in the accounting industry since 1987 and during this time, also had a stint in the IT industry. He has a wide variety of clients in the aviation industry, primary producers, sub-contractors, property developers and the building and construction industry. Due to the variety of clients, John has extensive knowledge in the areas of Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax and start-up business and restructuring. Due to his time in the IT industry, John is able to provide assistance to businesses regarding their accounting software needs.


  • Cost - $55.00 - This includes breakfast, access to multiple Adelaide Business Hub workshops – no limit. Attendees also receive 2 hours of 1:1 mentoring for no additional fee. as well as access to digital fact sheets, workshop booklets, webinars & podcasts.
  • When - 6:45 am for 7:00am - 9:00am, Wednesday 20 November 2019 
  • Where - McCracken Country Club, McCracken Drive, McCracken
  • BookingsClick here

The Future of Marketing - facilitated by Kelly Baker-Jamieson, Edible Blooms

The future is changing rapidly, it’s a challenge for small businesses to keep up with the latest trends and opportunities to help grow your business. Join locally based entrepreneur and marketer Kelly BakerJamieson from Edible Blooms as she shares her ideas on the future of marketing and how you can channel both your limited time and budget to get the best results possible for your business.


Kelly Baker-Jamieson - Managing Director, The Edible Blooms Group. 

A highly successful local entrepreneur, Kelly Baker Jamieson, along with her sister Abbey, runs the chocolate gift emporium, Edible Blooms. From a small business start up in 2005, Edible Blooms now employs more than 50 staff across seven locations and has grown into a household name in Australia for gift delivery. 

With a background in marketing and business development Kelly has worked in professional services, publishing and membership organisations. A self-confessed chocaholic, she is passionate about growing her business and helping other people to achieve both their professional and personal goals.


  • Cost - $20.00
  • When - 9:30 am - 11:30am, Tuesday 26 November 2019 
  • Where - The Coral Street Art Space, 10 Coral Street Victor Harbor
  • Bookings - Click here

Make the Sale - Retail Visual Merchandising - Faciltiated by Tafe SA

The retail store of today is fast evolving and is no longer the only place where customers connect to shop. Retailers need to work smarter than ever to capture every opportunity that walks through their door. To develop a retail store as a destination requires retailers to understand how to engage their customers and involve them in the journey. Understanding the touch points that excite consumer interest will provide your business with an advantage. Presented by Nicola Danby, an industry expert, the workshop will teach you the basic principles of visual merchandising and how to use them to maximise sales and connect with customers. Nicola will pass on simple tips and practical advice suitable for any retailing environment.


Nicola Danby has worked in the Retail and Visual Merchandising industry for over 25 years. During the course of her career Nicola has worked in all aspects of the industry, for major department stores, an assortment of retail chains, specialty retailers, shopping centres and small business, including owning her own successful retail business.

She is passionate about effective retail layouts and product placement together with a strong desire to pass on the tricks of the trade on how to create a visually strong business to maximise sales and business image. This has led to her career as a senior lecturer at TAFE SA and a retail and visual merchandising industry consultant.

Nicola has assisted many businesses, no matter how large or small to implement sound visual merchandising strategies to be successful in today’s competitive market.


  • Cost - $50.00
  • When - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday 27 November 2019 
  • Where - Victor Harbor TAFE Campus, 19 George Main Road Victor Harbor
  • Bookings - Click here