Geelong Small Business Festival

In 2016 Enterprise Geelong has coordinated the 6th Geelong Small Business Festival for the business community.

44 events were delivered throughout the month of August with 2,220 attendees taking the opportunity to learn from experts in their field and network with like-minded businesses.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses who took the time to attend events.  We'd also like to acknowledge our wonderful hosts... without you we would not have a Festival. The event hosts are local businesses and put a lot of time and effort into their presentations. We hope that the business community embraces new ideas, innovative thinking and new concepts and ways to assist them with their business.

And a big thank you to our Sponsors this year. 

Small Business Smart Business

Business Life Magazine

The Small Business Hive (Australia Post)

Geelong Connected Communities

If you attended this year and would like to provide one-on-one feedback please contact Michelle Flight via email to organise a meeting

We will start planning for next year's Festival in February, you can express your interest to run your own session by contacting Michelle Flight via email or phone 5272 5138 or 0414 465 954.

Thanks from the Enterprise Geelong team, The Program Manager Christine Silvestroni and Project Officer Michelle Flight.

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Socialise your enterprise in the digital age *event now cancelledEvent ends
Seven strategies for business successEvent ends
WTF (Why Things Fail): Networking & effective communicationEvent ends
Starting your BusinessEvent ends
Success doesn't just happen, you create itEvent ends
All about cloud accountingEvent ends
I need to grow sales... But how? FULLY BOOKEDEvent ends
Westpac Economic Breakfast with Bill EvansEvent ends
Managing your teamEvent ends
How to be a digital thought leaderEvent ends
Build to last: Grow your business for good! *event now cancelled*Event ends
Grow your business with video and YouTubeEvent ends
Creative Advertising for ResultsEvent ends
One-stop small business supportEvent ends
Chamber After 5 - AugustEvent ends
On the couchEvent ends
Fearless business inventory (FBI) - CANCELLEDEvent ends
Innovate for success with web powerEvent ends
Look big, sound big: business blogging for growthEvent ends
Enterprise Geelong Business Cafe - Speed NetworkingEvent ends
Building your business communityEvent ends
Your business: Your termsEvent ends
Cloud accounting & financial literacyEvent ends
Small Business Bus - GeelongEvent ends
How 2 innovateEvent ends
What to do before starting a businessEvent ends
How to take your business to the next level - FULLY BOOKEDEvent ends
The art & science of business communicationEvent ends
Low season marketing strategies on a shoestring budgetEvent ends
Powercor Geelong Business Excellence AwardsEvent ends
How to write killer headlines that get results THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLEDEvent ends
Pricing for sustainable cashflowEvent ends
See the way forwardEvent ends
YouTube: Show the competition how it's done!Event ends
Deeper networking for successEvent ends
It'll cost how much? THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLEDEvent ends
Q&A, Geelong Cats Kicking Goals Behind the Scenes Event ends
Amplify your Success: Dinner with Naomi SimpsonEvent ends
Maximise your intellectual property (& your business potential)Event ends
Creating fresh ideas for business contentEvent ends
iPhone & iPad your business on the moveEvent ends
How to take your business to the next levelEvent ends
Google your businessEvent ends
Session 2 - How to take EVEN BETTER photos for your businessEvent ends
Business grants & assistance explainedEvent ends
Smarter business plansEvent ends
The Business of Instragram for Beginners *Event Sold OutEvent ends
Improving your business with health and safety *Event CancelledEvent ends
Setting up a Business as a Gen-YEvent ends
Annual Westpac Economic breakfast with speaker Bill EvansEvent ends
Workplace Relations update: Manage your risk Event ends
ebay and online for retail businessesEvent ends
Starting your Business rightEvent ends
Russel Howcroft: When it's right to be wrong *BOOKINGS CLOSEDEvent ends
Stop business burnout before its too lateEvent ends
Small Business BusEvent ends
Sometimes bad things happen to good businessesEvent ends
How-to take your business to the next levelEvent ends
How to take amazing images for your businessEvent ends
Business Magic with entrepreneur, Geoff Gourley Event ends
Digital Tools for Business GrowthEvent ends
Chamber After 5 (includes Empowering Entrepreneurs event)Event ends
On the Couch, success storiesEvent ends
Innovation: Growing your business in the age of disruptionEvent ends
Sick of paperwork? Learn paperless solutionsEvent ends
Sales for ProfessionalsEvent ends
Enterprise Geelong Business Cafe: 5 things every SME must know about negotiatingEvent ends
How to Buy or Sell a BusinessEvent ends
The new rules of social mediaEvent ends
Retail 2016 - Maximise your Christmas tradeEvent ends
What to do before starting a businessEvent ends
Beyond Management: Three essential keys to business leadershipEvent ends
Survive, grow, thrive in your new businessEvent ends
2016 Powercor Geelong Business Excellence Awards presentation dinnerEvent ends
Financial literacy - are you in the business of making moneyEvent ends
Can't spell 'entrepreneur'? It doesn't matter!Event ends
Look big, sound big: Business blogging for growthEvent ends
Business grants and assistance explainedEvent ends
Run your business from your back pocketEvent ends
Dealing with the MediaEvent ends
Hints and tips to invigorate your businessEvent ends
Become more sociable *Event CancelledEvent ends
Sales and Marketing automation: Revenue regeneration on auto-pilotEvent ends
Riding the digital wave: Dinner with Chris RiddellEvent ends
iPhone and iPad your business on the moveEvent ends
Social media really works!Event ends
Communicate with your customers using killer contentEvent ends
What's Next? Creating new products for customersEvent ends
Small Business BusEvent ends
Innovate to thriveEvent ends
How can IP provide competitive and commercial advantage?Event ends
Visual Business PlanningEvent ends
IT security and cyber riskEvent ends