Geelong Small Business Festival returns, supporting and inspiring the local businesses shaping the community

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Geelong Small Business Festival returns, supporting and inspiring the local businesses shaping the community

From education to inspiration, Geelong Small Business Festival, is helping small businesses in our region.

With a focus on championing the small local businesses that are shaping our culture and community, The City of Greater Geelong is once again hosting the Geelong Small Business Festival (GSBF),

Now in its 12th year, our region’s largest dedicated business festival has helped hundreds of local businesses and thousands of local business owners and entrepreneurs looking to start, grow or improve their businesses. 

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Running from August 1 through to August 31, the festival will be offering a range of practical and innovative events that cover topics such as business essentials; marketing, social media and promoting your business online; starting a business; growing your business, sales and expanding your networks; career development, leading and managing people; health and wellbeing; and sustainability and social responsibility. 

Jam-packed with more than 50 low-cost and free events spanning these topics, the festival offers local business owners, future business owners and budding entrepreneurs plenty of opportunities to hear from industry experts, upskill, gain knowledge across all areas of business and make new business connections. This is a great opportunity to use this education for inspiration in your business.

Adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter, and businessman, Todd Sampson, will headline the Geelong Small Business Festival with a packed event at The Pier Geelong, on Wednesday 3 August. During the opening event, titled ‘Boost your Brain Power’, the business, advertising and marketing guru will reveal the practical tools and techniques you can use to improve your brain and meet the challenges and stresses of modern life. Guests will also hear real life business tips and advice from a panel of Geelong’s leading business experts. 

The festival will help to upskill prospective and current business owners, while creating networking opportunities to support our local business community.

The festival brings together some of our region’s best business experts, small business owners and managers, and leading industry organisations to share their knowledge and experiences. 

Explore the full program and book tickets here