Calling for Geelong Small Business Festival event hosts

Monday, 9 May 2022

The City of Greater Geelong is calling for applications for practical, engaging, and inspiring events and workshops to be held as part of this year’s Geelong Small Business Festival.

The month-long festival will be held from Monday 1 to Wednesday 31 August 2022.

The festival provides free and low-cost events to upskill prospective and current business owners, while creating networking opportunities to support our local business community.

The City is seeking is seeking professional insight across the following business areas:

  • Accounting, cash flow and finance
  • HR and legal
  • e-commerce and digital technologies
  • Marketing and communications
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Sustainability and social responsibility

Event applications are open until open until Friday 20 May. To find out more and lodge your application, visit

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan 

The festival brings together some of our region’s best business experts, small business owners and managers, and leading industry organisations to share their knowledge and experiences.  It’s a unique opportunity to learn from industry specialists and build professional networks at a critical time for local businesses. We encourage local business owners and employees, professional trainers, facilitators, speakers, and subject matter experts to showcase their skills and build their profile by taking part in the festival.

Economic Development Chair, Councillor Peter Murrihy  

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. Now in its 12th year, we’re proud to host the festival which has helped connect, grow and upskill hundreds of local businesses. We’re thrilled that COVID-19 restrictions have lifted so we can bring our business community together again.



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