Supporting Contractors and Self-Employed People in the Care Sector via Sea to Valley Startups

There are many opportunities to serve clients in the care sector, especially in aged care and disability services regionally.

Flexibility in hours and working close to home, or planning a loop for travel, and making a difference for clients, are high motivators.

And it is important to know as an independent contractor, or as an organisation that engages independent contractors, what your services are worth.

With demand for all sorts of services such as cleaning, gardening, handyperson and maintenance services, meal preparation, program and experience facilitation or tours and activities, such as art, events, festivals, fishing, food, jewelry, kids stuff, movies, music, sport, the outdoors, wine and fun things, you can turn it into something that many more people can enjoy.  Whilst you might have a specific focus, teach something, maybe you have expertise in a specific area, consider how you could open up to working with diverse clients, sharing your passions and hobbies, as a business.

Outlining knowledge about opportunities in demand for employment and entrepreneurship through self-employment, startups and scaleups, Sea to Valley Startups regularly runs events with this theme – if you’d like to be a speaker or sponsor at an upcoming event, please send an email to

If you could be a potential contractor or provider, please also get in touch, and what works well is a meme/poster/graphic that can be shared on our socials with a link to your website, Facebook, Google My Business and/or other social media channels.  Ideally, we’d like to pull together a list of potential contractors and make smooth introductions for you with organisations that are seeking people right now.

Understanding industry essential skills will be important, as well as keeping up to date with upskilling, and developing your networks, so with the recent care sector workforce challenges forums in the Barossa Valley and Yorke Peninsula, there are many connections to be made.

You may have clients with disabilities that would like to start a business, or people you know with an idea or already up and running with an existing business – anyone can tap into free business advice, coaching and mentoring, exploring self-employment workshops, and events.

Check out the Sea to Valley Startups website; Facebook page; Instagram; and Meetup group; and the first step for new clients is to book in for a quick 15 minute chat here.

For a personalised introduction, either to potential contractors, or as a contractor/provider, please email and let’s get you talking, thanks.

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