The Mornington Peninsula Small Business Festival is a program of events and activities that makes learning about business easy. Across the month of August, events are designed to help businesses better understand their business, find answers to their questions and connect with other businesses.
The festival program is curated by the Business and Industry Support team of the Mornington Peninsula Shire with events and activities run by a range of organisations, including business and industry associations, government bodies, community organisations, local business experts – and many more.
Running a Small Business Festival is a great way to connect with your local community and deliver valuable and accessible information.
There are many ways to deliver information and creativity in events is more than welcome. A Small Business Festival activity should cover a relevant business topic and could be delivered as a:
If your organisation already runs business education activities, these may be able to be included in the program. They would just need to be scheduled during the Small Business Festival so that you can benefit from the increased profile.
To be accepted into the Small Business Festival program, your event must meet our criteria.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea to make sure it fits with these criteria.
In the spirit of the Small Business Festival, it is our preference that as many members of the business community are able to participate as possible. Program inclusion priority will be given to no-cost and low cost events and events that are accessible and sustainable.
The Shire’s Business and Industry Support team is here to provide you with support to help ensure your activity is as effective as possible.
Organisers of events included in the program receive:
Before completing your Expression of Interest form, we recommend that you read our Local Expert guidelines to check that your activity meets our criteria, and get advice on how to create a successful event or activity.
Expression of Interest submissions open 01 February 2024 and close 28 March 2024