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Business Growth

Growing Your Business

The Business Growth section of the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy website allows you to find out about sustaining your business growth, as well as links to useful resources to assist this growth. 

Find out how you can further grow your business by visiting the DMITRE Business Growth website.

You can also find out more information on how to make your business more sustainable, leading into the future. Find out more on Business Sustainability.

Contact Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North for assistance, information and advice on 1300 742 414.

Export Partnership Program (EPP) Grants 

The Export Partnership Program provides funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

The next round of the EPP applications closes Friday 25th November.

As part of your application you must provide supporting materials including an Export Plan and your company financials.

This is a competitive grant and you must put your best pitch on paper for the independent panel to review and judge.

Please see this export plan template for you to work from.

If you have any questions or need to discuss your plans please contact:

Justin Harman - Export Adviser, TradeStart - North Western Regional South Australia

Phone: (08) 8563 3603

Fax: 08) 8563 3584

Mobile: 0438 864 666


Here is a link to the online application –

Exporting from South Australia

If your business is ready to export, or you are thinking about exporting, check out the DMITRE website for a host of links to valuable information on how to get started. 

For more information from the Australian Government on how to export, visit the Austrade website.

Industry Associations

Industry Associations can help your business with information and training for your particular Industry. They can also lobby Government on issues that are relevant to your Industry and generally have linkages to the Australian Association.

For a link to listings and links to various Agencies and Associations page, click here.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Your intellectual property (IP) may be your most valuable asset and failure to protect it may put your business at risk.

IP represents the product of your mind or intellect. It can be an invention, trade mark, original design or practical application of a good idea. In business terms, this means your proprietary knowledge - a key component of success in business today. It is often the competitive edge which sets successful companies apart  and as world markets become increasingly competitive, protecting your IP is essential.

Confidential information (sometimes referred to as 'trade secrets'), patents, registered designs, trade marks, copyright, circuit layout rights and plant breeders rights are all legally classified as IP rights.

View the Intellectual Property Checklist or visit the IP Australia website for further information.