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Country Getaways Holiday Rentals – Our Business in Focus!

Our feature business today is our incredibly successful member and  local business: Country Getaways Holiday Rental. Find more information on Country Getaways Holiday Rental in our online business directory.

Country Getaways Holiday Rentals has now been inducted into the Yorke Peninsula Hall of Fame at the recent YP Tourism Awards.

Helly Easter Smith, CEO of Country Getaways Holiday Rentals, recently took the time to answer some questions for us:

What does your business do? 

We rent out @ 180 self contained accommodation properties (eg shacks, beach houses, B&B’s) throughout the whole of Yorke Peninsula on behalf of homeowners.  

Our comprehensive website covers all details of the individual properties and you can BOOK NOW in your own time.

Why did you set up business on the Peninsula?

After an absence of 17 years, Helly Easther-Smith returned to Yorke Peninsula and saw the need for a holiday rental business covering the whole of the Peninsula. Real Estate Agents were only

doing their immediate area, however she saw a need to provide a one stop shop for accommodation for the whole area.

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

I get out and about quite a bit, sweeping the Peninsula weekly.

I get to meet some interesting people and visit many properties.

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

Meeting like minded people has been an issue.  That is why the YP Biz Network has been good for me personally and my business – the sharing of  information is valuable to any business.

In some towns, we struggle to find staff with an eye for detail who are reliable.  It can be a very rewarding and flexible job.  Facebook has been good to find staff

Do  you have a business special for this week? 

Pay for 2 nights, get the third night free on selected properties   

We offer all local customers and members a complimentary booking fee too.

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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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Our Feature Business: Myriad Training

This week we are delighted to promote Myriad Occupational Safety Training at 66 Port Road, Kadina.  Find more contact information in our business directory.

Myriad Occupational Safety Training delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

What does your business do? 

Myriad Training is YP’s One Stop Safety shop offering First Aid Kits, Restocks for First Aid Kits, Defibrillators & First Aid Training as well as First Aid Event Services. Fire Extinguishers and Training. Safety Equipment and Work Clothing and boots. We also now offer White Card Training and external Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety.

Why did you set up a business on the Peninsula? 

As a Volunteer Ambulance officer I was passionate about the quality of First Aid Training people should receive so I wanted to offer something locally. I also have an extensive background in Safety and it shouldn’t be made hard for small business to achieve a good safety standard.

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

Saving people from having to go to Adelaide to do all their training especially small business.

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

Trying to be competitive to the businesses that come up from Adelaide to do training or sell safety gear out the back of their truck.  Try to bend over backwards to look after my customers.

Do you have a business special for this week?

Mention this feature to receive 20% discount off a First Aid kit or First Aid course on 16th September