Festival guide to boost small business performance

Festival guide to boost small business performance

A new guide to hundreds of business-boosting events making up Australia’s biggest small business festival was launched today by Small Business Victoria.

Victoria’s Small Business Festival event guide is packed full of practical events happening across Victoria during August. The festival theme for 2011 is ‘add one more skill’ to boost productivity and the retail sector gets a special boost through a series of tailored events featuring retail specialists and dedicated workshops.

The colourful 56-page festival event guide features practical small business information, business tips, inspiring images and detailed listings of all festival events with topics ranging from Business Planning and Development through to Green Business, Franchising, Sales and Marketing.

The 2011 festival line-up offers more than 400 workshops which small business owners, managers and staff can take part in to help boost their business skills.

The Victorian Government coordinates Victoria’s Small Business Festival to provide people with the opportunity to work on the bigger picture issues of their small business. The 2011 festival program is designed to help the small business sector strengthen business skills, create networking opportunities and celebrate small business success.

Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Russell Northe said there was no shortage of opportunities for business people to learn at least one more skill at the festival this August.

“The festival events take place across a range of locations, with more than a third of them taking place in regional Victoria,” Mr Northe said.

"The new festival guide will be invaluable for people interested in learning how to run their small business better. Making the time to attend an event at Victoria’s Small Business Festival is a must for anyone aiming to boost small business performance in 2011.”

To order a copy of the festival event guide or to view events online, visit www.business.vic.gov.au/festival or call 13 22 15. From 13 July, download the new Victoria’s Small Business Festival iPhone App from festival website or iTunes store.

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