1. Learn how to sell better
Having a unique story to tell is what makes your business stand out, but finding it can often be a challenge. Small Business BIG Marketing is the festival’s premier event, featuring a half-day of world-class presenters credentialed in improving marketing practices across the small business sector. Speakers include creative director Ken Segall, Australian Writers’ Centre’s Valerie Khoo, networking strategist Julia Palmer and Australia’s number one business MC, Toby Travanner.
2. Get free mentoring from experts
Whether you're new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can educate you to refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed. Take the opportunity to speak with like-minded individuals and ask questions specific to your business.
3. Hear inspiring success stories
The best success stories often begin with adversity. Learn from from small businesses who have managed to overcome the odds and grow their ideas into reality. Faces of Small Business Exhibition is a collection of personal images and stories celebrating outstanding small businesses from across Victoria. The exhibition can be seen at Bendigo Railway Station from 29 July to 14 August and at Geelong and Frankston Railway Stations from 17 to 30 August.
4. Attend and learn from home
To maintain your business’ competitive edge it’s important to stay up to date with the latest trends and insights from the business world. The festival’s webinar series brings the best minds in business online so registrants can access information whenever and wherever suits them. Simply register to participate live or tap into the festival’s archive to access up to the minute learning and tips.
5. Win a prize
The Festival News gives you an inside look into the festival as well as new ideas, trends, and stories to inspire and amuse. It’s the best way to stay on top of all the latest news and tips to help you start or grow your business. Plus, if you sign up for the Small Business Festival News you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes.