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Small Business Festival – So many upcoming opportunities

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Friday, 28 July 2017 - 2:45pm

Get inspired, connect with other small businesses and learn some tips from the experts in your field. The 2017 Small Business Festival Victoria has 500+ events (including in Golden Plains, Geelong and Ballarat) to help you start or grow your business, learn new skills and get involved in exciting new opportunities. We encourage you to check out the program and make the most of this year’s jam-packed festival.


Our top picks

Golden Plains Business Networking Lunch

Date: Tuesday 15 August

Time: 12 midday

Location: Courthouse Hotel, Smythesdale

Cost: $27.50


Network with Golden Plains business leaders, while enjoying lunch at the historic Courthouse Hotel in Smythesdale. Hear from guest speaker Associate Professor Sam Henson, Head of Campus (Ballarat) and former Associate Professor International, Faculty of Business of Federation University, Ballarat.

Small Business Festival Roadshow

Date: 15 August (Geelong) or 30 August (Ballarat)

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Cost: $60 ($45 Early Bird)


Lydia Lassila is an Olympic gold medallist, mother and successful businesswoman who will amaze you with her story of how she turned adversity into advantage. The aerial skier suffered a career-threatening injury while jumping in the 2006 Games. Frustrated with the inefficiency of the rehabilitation products available, Lydia designed and developed BodyICE, to fulfil her needs. The product proved so successful it is now sold around the world. Join Lydia for dinner and learn how having a clear, unwavering vision means you can not only achieve your goals, but take your business to new heights.

FREE webinars

Date and time: All throughout August

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Sign up for a fantastic business webinar to hear from experts in your field. All webinars are free but bookings are essential.


Date and Time: All throughout August

Cost: FREE or up to $10, depending on the event

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Get business tips and inspiration from guest speakers with this free Festival podcasts series! These podcasts give you the lowdown on key business trends affecting the Victorian small business space. 

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Friday, 28 July 2017 - 3:05pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.