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Police Credit Union- Yorketown Branch – Our Business in Focus!

Our feature business this week is the Police Credit Union in Yorketown- with such great interest rates available it is an incredible time to check out our local credit union. The Police Credit Union is located at 15 Warooka Rd, Yorketown and more information can be found on their website.

What does your business do? 

We are the only credit union on the Yorke Peninsula and pride ourselves on customer service.  We have some of the best home loan and personal loan rates and a personal banker who offers a virtual branch in a car offering most services except cash transactions all over the peninsula

Why did you set up business on the Peninsula?

19 years ago the directors saw the need for a credit union in Yorketown, offering excellent customer service and competitive interest rates.

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula? 

Developing close relationships with customers and working with them to achieve their goals and dreams.

 

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this? 

Raising awareness of the Yorketwon branch on the wider Peninsula. We overcome this by getting out and about with the branded car. 

Do  you have a business special for this week? 

 

The Police Credit Union currently have very competitive home loan  and personal loan rates.

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Minlaton Bakery- Our featured business today

Our feature business today is the fabulous Minlaton Bakery, at 32 Main St, Minlaton 5575. Find more information on Minlaton Bakery in our online business directory. Visit the bakery for lunch or a coffee- a great place to meet and a place also to work.

What does your business do? 

We are a Bakery Cafe specialising in fresh breads and pastries. Our sourdough breads are very popular, as are our pasties.

We have a great space to eat in. We also do coffee and gelato and our aim is to offer fast and efficient service with a smile.

Why did you set up business on the Peninsula?

We came to the peninsula and saw the potential that taking over the existing bakery offered.

We knew we could make a difference to the town and that the area deserved a warm and welcoming place to come and sit for a coffee and cake.

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula? 

The locals have been wonderful in supporting our business and are appreciative of what we have been able to do for the community.

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this? 

Our main problem has been finding qualified staff to help in baking. We have tried to give them enough incentive to make them stay.

 

 

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What is a business network? Should you be part of one?

We have spent a lot of time talking about the Yorke Peninsula Business Network, but we have not really identified what a business network is. Or why, as business owners, it is essential that we are part of a business network.

A business network is a type social network is developed to help businesspeople connect with other entrepreneurs to further each other’s business interests. Business networking is a more cost effective way of generating new business, because it is a low cost activity that involves more personal commitment than company money.

With a formal business network, members should meet at least monthly to share information, exchange business leads and make business referrals to fellow members. To complement this business activity, members often meet on their own time, and build their own business relationship with fellow members, outside of the formal networking event.

Many businesses use networking as a key factor in their marketing plan. It helps to develop a strong feeling of trust between those involved and play a big part in raising the profile of a business. Businesses often seek suppliers from those within their network. A formal business network develops a supportive environment for all businesses involved.

The basis of a business networking organisation is to share business experience, share business and support and develop each other so that all member businesses can grow. Working together builds stronger and better relationships. There is plenty of business, plenty of opportunities, plenty of ideas and plenty of experience. It is really important in any community to ensure that these ideas and experience are shared so that they can be capitalised upon.

Not having a local chamber of commerce of other formal business development /business networking organisation close at hand, the YP Business Network was formed to develop confidence and strengthen linkages between businesses on the Peninsula through education, training, networking and mentoring.

Our objective is to support and enhance the local economy by capitalising on existing local resources. We hope to share the experience and ideas between members and local businesses and grow our businesses together.

The Yorke Peninsula Business Network (YPBN) aims to:

  • Connect people with local experts to seek advice and build networks
  • Connect people at a mutually convenient time to allow them to work ‘on’ their business
  • Connect people with like minded interests in a social environment
  • Develop a deeper skill base on the Peninsula
  • Generate knowledge of existing local businesses
  • Promote the use of local businesses
  • Build a depth of resources to provide assistance to YP based businesses

We should ensure that as businesses, employers, entrepreneurs and consumers, we spend money locally. Spending money in the community not only contributes to the local economy and provides more employment opportunities, but it also shows that you support and believe in the local economy. We need to ensure that we support our local economy so that it stays vibrant, and functioning.

The  YPBN will provide this local support via:

  • relevant learning opportunities for local businesses via local and national presenters,
  • networking and relationship building opportunities
  • support and mentoring to new and existing business owners/managers in a friendly, yet professional environment
  • knowledge of local businesses who can assist with business issues
  • business promotion opportunities

Are you part of your local business networking organisation? Should this be something that you focus on?

Book now to attend our regular monthly networking event where we discuss the YPBN.

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Our Business of the Week – Christine Heinrich Tax Professionals

Our business of the week this week is Christine Heinrich Tax Professionals

20 Stansbury Road, Yorketown SA 5576

What does your business do? 

Christine Heinrich Tax Professionals specialises in:

• Partnership Tax Preparation

• Trust and Company Tax Preparation

• Individual Tax Preparation

• Business Activity Statements

• Bookkeeping

• Computer Processing

• MYOB Reseller

• MYOB Installation & Tuition

• Taxation Advice

Why did you set up a business on the Peninsula?

I setup to give clients more choice for their taxation requirements and to provide a professional service to rural business and individuals alike. With only one office location we can provide 100% service to my client base.

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula?

I was born on the peninsula and country people are appreciative of the services they receive. The lifestyle is easy and friendly.

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this?

Travelling for continuous professional development when the trainings are in Adelaide. Even attending morning sessions takes me out of the office for a whole day.  I give careful consideration to the trainings I attend based on my client base and needs.

Do you have a business special for this week?

MYOB clients with two data files and only one in the cloud can put their second file in the cloud for a 60% discount. This offer is available until 30th June 2016

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Our Business of the Week – Inspire & Inform

Inspire & Inform

www.designyourlifeseminars.com.au

www.thetokensystem.com.au

The Wellbeing Hub, 42 Stansbury Road, Yorketown SA 5576

What does your business do?

Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP), a proven and potent method for transformation and change, is used with various human change technologies, enabling clients to see how they can improve any area of their lives, accelerate their results and have the success they have always wanted. Inspire & Inform by Cherry Farrow is the ultimate organisation through which to harness that power, clarity and inspiration.

Why did you set up a business on the Peninsula? 

Initially set up to allow clients to achieve and become educated in weight loss, the business whilst still doing weight loss, has changed to also provide training for clients to train and become Practitioners in NLP, NLP Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy(R).

What do you like about running a business on the Peninsula?

Where you run a business from is not as important now with the technologies you have. We have clients that we consult with via Skype, Face Time etc on a regular basis, with equal success to face to face clients.

For a family/ life/ work balance, it works well also.

For our training’s, clients book accommodation locally, purchase foods locally and often return with their families for holidays afterwards. The country atmosphere allows clients to fully immerse themselves into their training without outside influences.

What is the main thing that you struggle with in business on the Peninsula? How have you or do you overcome this?

Not sure really. Some issues early on for the set up meant meetings face to face in Adelaide with website developers, so travelling was required. Once the NBN becomes available the issues with internet coverage and speed should be overcome.

Do you have a business special for this week? 

3 Day Modern Hypnosis – train to be a hypnotherapist, or to learn self hypnosis.  $495  Friday 29th – 31st July.

Design Your Life NLP Practitioner 7 day Training – outcome 4 certifications at Practitioner level – $2995
June 18th – 24th OR  August 20th – 26th

All trainings at The Wellbeing Hub, 42 Stansbury Road, Yorketown SA 5576
Contact Cherry or Karen to book.

Cherry will be speaking as a YP Business Network Guest at the Wellness Hub on Thursday the 14th of April at 7 PM. Cherry will talk on managing a change in direction for your business and how ‘inspiring’ and uplifting this can be.

Come and work ON your business rather than just in your business.

Book now for this exciting event.