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Agribusiness Growth Program

 Ready to grow your business but not sure where to start?

 The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) on behalf of the South Australian Government through Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is delivering the Agribusiness Growth Program for the wine industry to support small enterprises (with a turnover between $300,000-$1.5m) in the value adding agriculture, food and beverage industries.

 The program aims to accelerate business growth, through expert business evaluation and coaching services for activities that will have a direct impact on your growth that would have not otherwise been undertaken.

 A comprehensive business evaluation of your current business position and growth plans will be conducted giving recommendations for improvement.

 One-on-one business coaching in the areas of improvement needed for growth will be offered as a direct response to the business evaluation. 

BUSINESS EVALUATION

Eligible and accepted businesses will receive a business evaluation for FREE

What you will get:

  • Site visit;
  • Consultancy;
  • Business evaluation report with recommended action plans. 

 The business will receive an Evaluation Report with recommendations on how to improve the business to enable growth, including management skills that would benefit from coaching. 

BUSINESS COACHING

Eligible and accepted businesses will receive a funding grant that covers the cost of hiring expert business coaching services specific to the business improvement recommendation(s). This is capped at $10,000. However, the business may choose to go beyond this value at their cost to maximise outcomes. 

Businesses will be required to co-contribute a minimum of 25% of the total cost of the business coaching services upfront. Businesses can choose a coaching service provider that meets pre-determined criteria. 

What you get:

  • Choice of consultants;
  • Assistance with initiating your action plan;
  • One on one coaching. 

 The coaching will provide a service to one or a small number of staff within the business to help them learn the required skills needed to address the chosen business improvement recommendation/s. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be a financially viable and solvent South Australian registered agricultural value adding, or food or beverage business;
  • have been in operation for 2 years or more and incorporated in Australia with non-tax exempt status;
  • have products and markets with the potential to expand;
  • post farm gate value adding activity considered eligible includes making wine and brandy from grapes, wine tourism etc;
  • be willing to provide information and data, including financial information to enable sound business evaluation;
  • have an annual turnover between $0.3m and $1.5m; and
  • have some level of existing planning for growth which would benefit from independent review. 

 Selection for the program is based on the businesses ability to satisfy the criteria and applications will be processed on a “first in first served” basis but is subject to the available budget. 

Please read the Program Guidelines to ensure you are eligible before completing the Program Application form.

 

HOW TO APPLY: GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORMS

You can downlaod the forms and guidelines for the program below.

Program Guidelines

Application form

Or, you can complete an Expression of Interest form and send it to us and you will be contacted. 

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

For more information on the Agribusiness Growth Program in the wine industry please contact: 

Brian Smedley, Chief Executive, South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA)

Phone (08) 8222 9277 or 0403 147 362; Email admin@winesa.asn.au

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