Geelong Small Business Festival

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Geelong Small Business Festival

The Geelong Small Business Festival was launched today by Mayor Darryn Lyons and Minister for Small Business Russell Northe at City Hall. In Geelong, small businesses account for up to 90 per cent of all businesses and the Festival is about celebrating this. Mayor Darryn Lyons said he was pleased the City supported the Geelong Small Business Festival which has become a major feature on the local business calendar. “This Festival has become a go to event for anyone starting out in new business locally,” said Mayor Lyons. “There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills with more than 40 events to attend and the Festival provides a rare chance to network with like minded people.” In Geelong ABN registrations rose from 882 at the start of the year to 1,049 at the end of April, that is a 19 per cent increase. Mayor Lyons said small business is clearly big business. “The Geelong Small Business Festival is Council’s way of easing the load of small business owners and operators and to help equip them with the tools to build a better business,” said Mayor Lyons. “The good news is the events are all run at a very low cost and some are even free making it easy for participants.” The Festival runs all of August and you can register via,
Kelly Hornsey
Communications and Marketing
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