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Small Business Festival

Step into a month-long calendar of learning and business growth opportunities.

From sessions on planning, marketing and business insights to hands-on workshops, webinars and networking this year's event offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs and business owners at every stage.
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1 – 30 August 2024

Welcome to a festival where every activity and event has been designed to
equip you with the tools you need to take your business to the next level.

A big challenge faced by small businesses is lack of resources,
particularly budget, but also having the time and knowledge to
be able to market and manage their products or services effectively.

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The 2024 Mornington Peninsula Small Business Festival offers a diverse line-up of workshops tailored to help your business thrive.

 

Connect with like-minded associates, gain actionable advice from experienced facilitators and ignite your passion for success.

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.

Featuring a selection of low-cost and no-cost events throughout August
for you to create a schedule of learning opportunities to suit your business needs.

Scroll through the program

Discover opportunities to connect, grow and achieve the best for your business


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Featuring:

  • Inspiring presentations, engaging activities and practical workshops especially designed for small businesses.
  • Opportunities for networking and connection to learn from others’ experiences.
  • Encouraging ways to start, run and grow a passion into profit.
  • Training sessions with experts providing valuable business insights to improve skills and knowledge.

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.

Featuring:

  • Inspiring presentations, engaging activities and practical workshops especially designed for small businesses.
  • Opportunities for networking and connection to learn from others’ experiences.
  • Encouraging ways to start, run and grow a passion into profit.
  • Training sessions with experts providing valuable business insights to improve skills and knowledge.

The Small Business Festival is held during the month of August.

The 2024 Official Launch takes place on Thursday 1 August with a special event at Pt Leo Estate featuring global award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author and leadership advisor Dr Jason Fox.

View the full program of events HERE

View the calendar HERE

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All Small Business Festival events are delivered at low-cost or no-cost (aka Free!).

The program has been designed for businesses 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 and individuals from any industry area.

Thank you for your interest but unfortunately this year’s program has been finalised.

If you are interested in participating in future events, please subscribe to the eNewsletter where we will keep you informed about all opportunities available through Mornington Peninsula Business.

Content updated May 2024
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