Geelong Small Business Festival is back supporting local business in 2021

August 17, 2021 BY

Cameron Shepherd from Shape HR will host Bringing Calm to Workplace Conflict.

JAM-PACKED with more than 40 events, the Geelong Small Business Festival offers business owners and entrepreneurs plenty of opportunities to support, upskill and connect with other local businesses.

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

It’s a unique opportunity to learn from industry specialists and build professional networks at a critical time for local business.

All of the events throughout the festival are low cost or free, and designed to help local people to improve, expand or even start their own business.

The festival has a history of providing a much-needed boost for those looking to take the next step in their business or can even spark an idea for a successful new venture.

It has also provided many local business owners and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to step into new areas they may have not been confident in before.

Whether you are looking to start an online business, develop new skills, grow your existing business or connect with other local businesses, the Geelong Small Business Festival has you covered.

The festival has plans for a mix of in-person and online events.

Topics covered include:
– 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.

Here’s a taste of Week One of the festival:

Wednesday, August 18
– Bringing calm to workplace conflict
– Growth through diversity employment

Thursday, August 19
– Leadership for our new reality side hustle
– Present like an online superstar
– Be confident on video

Friday, August 20
– SEO essentials of e-commerce stores
– Starting your online business
– Storytelling for business
– Make your business Instagrammable.

The Geelong Small Business Festival is delivered by the City of Greater Geelong. See the full calendar and book now at

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