5 ways to help start and grow your business

Written on 09 June, 2015 by Evelyn Elsted
Categories EventsSmall BusinessTags eventsmall business

From 1 – 31 August , the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival Victoria will offer a comprehensive suite of services for people thinking about starting or growing their own business.

Interested? Read on for five ways to get involved.

1. Learn how to sell better

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 Apple’s creative director Ken Segall, Australian Writers’ Centre’s Valerie Khoo, networking strategist Julia Palmer and Australia’s number 1 business MC, Toby Travanner.

2. Get free mentoring from an expert

Whether you're new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can help you refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed. More information here.

3. Hear inspiring success stories

The Faces of Small Business Exhibition is a collection of personal images and stories that celebrates 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, with further locations to be announced.

4. Attend from home

The Festival’s webinar series brings the best minds in business online so that you can access information whenever and wherever it suits you. Simply register to participate live and 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. Plus, if you sign up for the Small Business Festival News you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes to help you maintain and run your business.