YPBN Monthly Networking- Christmas Catch up and planning for 2017

What have you crossed off your business ‘to do’ list this year? How much time did you spend working on your business rather than just in your business? What new skills did you learn this year? Have you started your planning for next year?

What have you achieved this year? What are some of the little wins you have made this year and have you recognized them- as well as some of the bigger wins.  Come along and share your achievements from 2016 with your business colleagues and friends. Christmas networking is a chance to reconnect with colleagues, celebrate your year and look to the start of a new year with fresh plans and fresh ideas for things to achieve.

Did you know that you can multiply your productivity by using your networks? It is important that you cultivate relationships with people that can help and support you. Relationships with colleagues really do matter and are very important for you and for your business. The time that you invest in relationships really will pay off. When it comes to developing your business and building relationships networking really does matter- stay in touch with your colleagues and keep up with what they are doing. How might you be able to help them?

Come and celebrate your achievements for 2016 an recognize your colleagues and your support networks.  Start planning for 2017.

Find out what is in store for the YP Business Network for 2017 and how you can benefit from these developments.

 

 

 

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Yorke Peninsula Carpet Cleaning – Our Business in Focus!

Our feature business this week is the fabulous Yorke Peninsula Carpet Cleaning who will travel all over the Peninsula, at no travel cost to you, to clean your carpet. Phone 0428 858 759 or visit their website for more information.

What does your business do? 

Professional steam cleaning of carpet and upholstery using a truck mounted steam extraction machine servicing the Yorke Peninsula and surrounding areas

Why did you set up business on the Peninsula?

Having worked in different environments on the Yorke Peninsula for 7 years when the opportunity arose to buy our own business we thought that it that this was a great time to  branch out and be self employed.

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

Travelling all over the peninsula and meeting the wonderful people who live here. Each day brings a new adventure.

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

Making people aware that we are not worried about travelling all over the peninsula as people are not wanting to pay high travel costs. We advertise that we don’t charge a travelling fee, and try to book clients in the same area.

 

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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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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.