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Last updated Apr 4, 2024


The Southern Business Mentoring Program is a free advice service available to established and start up businesses in the southern Adelaide area. If you live in, or your business is located in, any of the following council areas you are eligible to access the program.

  • City of Yankalilla
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • City of Marion
  • City of Holdfast Bay


Boost your business in this 1:1 one hour jam packed session with practical digital marketing advice, including:

  • Understanding website jargon
  • Learning about hosting and domain names
  • Improving your website look
  • Planning what to write on your website
  • How to get images for your website
  • Recommending the best do-it-yourself website platforms
  • Exploring e-commerce solutions
  • Optimising Etsy listings
  • Using ebay, Amazon and other online marketplaces
  • Understanding online bookings, directories and calendars
  • Search Engine Optimisation strategies
  • Getting your Google My Business listing up & running
  • Getting reviews and optimising your Google My Business listing
  • Using email to promote your business without spamming people
  • Discovering if Google Ads is right for your business
  • Trouble shooting Google Ads
  • Choosing the best 3 marketing strategies for you and your business

The confidential consultation is available to ask those curly questions and help you navigate the plethora of digital marketing options for your business.



Zoom allows us to see and hear each other as well share screens. Screen sharing is useful to demonstrate the number of free, online tools that are available to businesses in their digital marketing. Consultation sessions are held via zoom. Book online here.



From time to time on site face-to-face sessions are available at

  • Cove Civic Centre, Hallett Cove
  • Tonsley, Clovelly Park
  • Noarlunga Library
  • Yankalilla Library

For in-person sessions book online.


The Southern Business Mentoring Program gives you access to a range of experienced advisors. The program covers digital marketing, general business, HR, retail, tourism, social media, grant writing, strategic marketing and sustainability. The mentoring team are able to give you insights and confidence to continue to grow your business.

We recommend starting with one of the general business advisors. If you are launching a new business, a general advisor can assist you with information to help you get started. If you are an established business, the advisors can assist with looking at profit margins, goal setting and dusting off those business plans to give you effective focus and direction.

Follow up the general business session with a jam packed digital marketing session with Fiona Blinco of DIY Digital.

There are also several other advisors in the program. South Australian businesses in the Cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Onkaparinga and Yankalilla can also book a session with advisors in the following disciplines:

  1. Social Media
  2. Strategic Marketing
  3. Retail
  4. Tourism
  5. HR, WHS and Workforce Planning
  6. Grant writing
  7. Sustainability

To find out more and make a booking visit the Southern Business Mentoring Program website.


If you live in, or have a business in the City of Tea Tree Gully, you are also eligible for a free 1:1 digital marketing consultation with Fiona Blinco from DIY Digital.

For more info and to book, visit the Tea Tree Gully Support for Local Businesses website.


If you are from another council in South Australia, or another state, you can book Fiona for an advisory session from a Quick Question to a One Hour consultation. Discover advisory session options here.


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