Enterprising businesses prepare for energising festival
Netregistry is proud to be sponsoring Australia’s biggest small business festival as Victoria hosts Energise Enterprise throughout August.
Launching Energise Enterprise at Federation Square today, Small Business Minister Joe Helper said 2010 was shaping up to be a year of business recovery and growth and the size of this year’s festival reflected this.
“The Brumby Labor Government understands how important small businesses are to Victoria’s economy and that’s why we invest each year in a month-long festival to bring small business owners together to provide inspiration and ideas,” Mr Helper said.
“With record-breaking participation numbers anticipated and the largest number of events hosted since the festival started four years ago, the 2010 program is focused on preparing the small business sector for growth.
“There will be more than 400 Energise Enterprise events taking place across Victoria in August and it’s exciting to see this Brumby Labor Government initiative going from strength to strength in terms of events and participation numbers each year.”
New feature events for 2010 include the Small Business Speedy Solutions, mobile information pods showing short video clips on small business concepts. The Business By Design Market at Federation Square and the ‘Green Living Week’ hosted by Melbourne Builders Association of Victoria are also new in 2010.
Business people in regional Victoria are well catered for with more than 100 Energise Enterprise events taking place in regional areas.
The new Fast Times Ahead regional roadshow, B31: Ballarat’s Business Month, the regional Small Business Heroes Exhibition and the new Small Business Speedy Solutions business information pods are key elements of the festival’s regional program.
Mr Helper said Victorian business owners, managers and their staff could gain valuable insights and new business skills through the accessible and affordable business events at Energise Enterprise.
“Workshops, seminars, expos, networking events, markets, roadshows and podcasts are just a few of the different ways the latest in small business issues, trends and information is being delivered to Victorians in 2010,” he said.
The Energise Enterprise festival is held in venues throughout metropolitan, suburban and regional Victoria and starts 1 August 2010.
To order the 2010 Energise Enterprise event guide or to search for events online, visit www.business.vic.gov.au/energise or ring 13 22 15.