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Small Business Festival 2023

A month-long program of opportunities for professional development,
networking and knowledge sharing to inspire new, innovative ways of
thinking, the Small Business Festival is an occasion to empower and
support our diverse small business community.

Connect. Grow. Achieve.

1 – 31 August 2023

The Small Business Festival Program will offer plenty of chances to hear from industry experts, opportunities to level up your skills, gain fresh knowledge about all things business, and even make some valuable new connections along the way.

When you don’t have the money, when you don’t have the capacity, you need a support network that can help you navigate the challenges of owning and running a small business.

This inaugural event has been developed to bring local small businesses together across a month of dedicated activities, so they can Connect, Grow, and Achieve their goals.

Featuring a selection of no-cost, low-cost and value for money events to ‘pick and mix’ from, you can create a schedule of learning opportunities to suit your business needs.

Small Business Festival Highlights

Mix and match to create your own schedule – click the link below to see the full program

Click here to see all events in the program >>

Many of today’s small businesses will be tomorrow’s industry leaders.
For the Australian economy to grow, it will need more small companies pushing the boundaries, and expanding their strategies and resources,
to turn big ideas into industry initiatives.


Small Business Festival FAQs

The Small Business Festival is a month-long program of opportunities for professional development, networking and knowledge sharing. It aims to inspire new, innovative ways of thinking for Mornington Peninsula Businesses.

The Small Business Festival run during August 2023. The official launch takes place on Wednesday 2 August at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

The full program of events is online at Small Business Festival. You can also get updates by subscribing to the monthly Mornington Peninsula Business newsletter or following the Mornington Peninsula Business Facebook page.

All of the Small Business Festival events are low-cost or no-cost.

The event program has been designed for business of any size and industry including sole traders and start-ups. While some events are reserved for Mornington Peninsula businesses only, most are open to businesses from any region.

Thank you for your interest but unfortunately this year’s program has been finalised. Hopefully this festival will be an annual event. If you subscribe to the Mornington Peninsula Business newsletter we will keep you informed about any plans for a 2024 festival.

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Frequently asked questions

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