Geelong Small Business Festival program released

Geelong Small Business Festival program released

BUSINESSES giant and small are invited to participate on this yr’s Geelong Small Business Festival (GSBF), with the complete program being released final week.
The GSBF is the area’s largest devoted enterprise competition and has helped lots of of native companies and hundreds of individuals seeking to begin, develop or enhance their enterprise.
It will function an thrilling program of greater than 70 low-cost and free occasions, offered in particular person and on-line, designed to attach, encourage and assist the native enterprise group all through August.
The competition will formally be launched on August 3 with a gala occasion at GMHBA Stadium, that includes an immersive laneway expertise, a three-course dinner, and a keynote tackle from Cherie Clonan from The Digital Picnic.
Ms Clonan is a famous digital advertising professional, entrepreneur, and advocate for neuro-diversity.
On August 8, Davidsons Accountants and Business Consultants will host a session on the Royal Geelong Yacht Club titled “Unlocking the secrets and techniques to small enterprise success”, the place companies can community and participate in an interactive workshop.
Recruitment professional Lauren Hogan from Fruition Recruitment will current “Nail your subsequent rent: learn to reduce via this candidate market”.
To be held at Eastern Hub Geelong on August 16, the session will open the floodgates on revolutionary expertise methods to set you up for hiring success.
Bill Evans speaks ultimately yr’s Westpac Economic Breakfast. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
Bill Winter and Mark Edmonds have been profitable enterprise house owners and confirmed mentors to enterprise house owners and leaders.
Their “Build a greater enterprise” workshop, additionally at Eastern Hub Geelong on August 16, will determine your current place and make clear what enterprise you might be actually in.
Carla Egan of The Coaching Directory will current “From burnout to breakthrough: insights from the technology behind the Great Resignation”.
The on-line session on August 18 will tackle the ever-growing problem of retention within the workforce.
Jump on board “The BIG Geelong CoWorking Day and Tour” on August 28, with the all-day, 5 session occasion showcasing a few of the versatile work areas throughout Greater Geelong.
A spotlight of every yr’s competition is the Westpac Economic Breakfast however this yr’s occasion on August 31 may very well be the final with Westpac chief economist Bill Evans.
This week, the financial institution introduced Mr Evans – who has been within the position since 1991 – would tackle a brand new place as a senior financial advisor for Westpac in January.
Week 1 GSBF occasions, August 1-4:

Mastering bookkeeping: do’s and don’ts for enterprise success (on-line)
Don’t be one other Geelong enterprise to lose $58k to criminals* Supercharge your contect advertising with YouTube and ChatGPT
Sustainable cultural change: fostering a various and inclusive office (on-line)
Headshot day
Launch occasion
Great methods and processes are what make your corporation larger than you (on-line)
Confidence on digicam

Week 2 GSBF occasions, August 7-11:

Social promoting, half 1 – creating the appropriate message to market on-line
Empower skill: transcend limitations and restricted talents to create limitlesss success
Employer information to using worldwide college students and graduates
Brand and model identification
Employment regulation replace – the brand new pay secrecy legal guidelines
Unlocking the secrets and techniques to small enterprise success
Nourish to flourish: elevating office well being for enterprise success
How to educate and empower younger folks in your corporation
AI or die (on-line)
Laugh your solution to higher enterprise
Boost your corporation with a e-book
Weekly HIIT for enterprise
Masterclass: unlocking the code to web site success (on-line)
Social promoting, half 2 – bringing folks simply into gross sales conversations on-line
Workplace wellness program – pilates and networking
Unleashing resilience via artwork – a small work trip
Instagram necessities for enterprise – one-day workshop

Week 3 GSBF occasions, August 14-18:

Marketing for e-commerce: construct visibility, affect and gross sales
Work-integrated studying program that helps small enterprise (on-line)
Building cyber resilience (on-line)
Undertaking efficient office investigations (on-line)
Lights, digicam, conversion! Accelerate your corporation with video advertising (on-line)
Event planning made straightforward – a step-by-step information for small enterprise house owners
The energy of teaching to have interaction groups (on-line)
Uncover your management potential as we speak (on-line)
Business insurance coverage suggestions and traps (on-line)
How to create a model with coronary heart
Turn your desires into $$
Build a greater enterprise
Nail your subsequent rent: learn to reduce via this candidate market
Lead with influence – strengthening our conversations
Commercial leasing 101
Leading in onerous occasions
Weekly HIIT for enterprise
Know your numbers- unlocking monetary freedom for your corporation
Basic meals labelling for meals enterprise (in particular person and on-line)
Find your imaginative and prescient and mission: construct a robust, unshakeable model with a purpose-driven basis
Boardroom insights
From burnout to breakthrough: insights from the technology behind the good resignation (on-line).

Week 4 GSBF occasions, August 21-25:

Using AI to create compelling advertising content material
E-commerce meetup
Content advertising academy
Optimise your on-line retailer for web optimization
Charge and drive your corporation into the longer term
Instagram and content material creation 101
Small biz velocity courting at Sonder
Sustainability and water effectivity
Weekly HIIT for enterprise
Social media and internet marketing obligations for small enterprise (on-line)
Embracing the facility of divergent minds
Business in Heels – study out of your errors
Where enterprise meets sports activities
Starting a home-based meals enterprise (in particular person and on-line)
Get again an hour in each day
Leading and efficiency for wellbeing (on-line)

Week 5 GSBF occasions, August 28-31:

The Big Geelong CoWorking Day and Tour
Hey, you’re trying good
Inclusion for trans and gender-diverse staff (on-line)
Growing actual property belongings alongside your corporation
Strategic management
Leadership with EQ in a world of AI
Grow your e-commerce enterprise wth e-mail and automation
Ripple deep dive – the Rip Curl influence story
Weekly HIIT for enterprise
Westpac Economic Breakfast
Corporate social duty and the Leukaemia Foundation (on-line)
Canva and content material creation for small enterprise.

The competition is being offered by the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and the City of Greater Geelong.
For full particulars of all occasions, head to

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