Geelong Small Business Festival

Over 40 events to help you grow, connect and improve your business

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About the Geelong Small Business Festival

The Geelong Small Business Festival is delivered by the City of Greater Geelong in partnership with the State Government. The #GSBF2019 offers businesses in Geelong help to grow and connect through events, webinars and workshops. The Geelong Small Business Festival offers a wide range of practical, interactive and innovative events that cover topics such as business development, marketing, social media, leadership, networking and financial management.

All events are presented at low cost or free, and are designed to help small to medium business owners improve their productivity. The #GSBF2019 offer opportunities to learn from, network, and engage with other like-minded businesses and industry experts.

Geelong’s businesses are forever changing and innovating. The Geelong Small Business Festival provides many opportunities:

  • to improve your business
  • to grow your business
  • to connect to other businesses.

Events 2019

Our signature event featuring Guy Grossi: Beyond the Kitchen will be a night to remember on the Geelong Small Business Festival calendar. Guy will share his story about what motivates him and how he’s continued to cut through in a fiercely competitive business environment. Other #GSBF2019 key events include the It’s Your Money Breakfast with Alan Kohler from the ABC, fantastic online events as well as learning about best practice business improvement principles at the City’s Road to Success event.

Our indigenous and multicultural business events offer a fantastic range this year including Ngarrilimi – Nurturing Aboriginal Excellence  and the Multicultural Business Workshop.

Held annually since 2010 the Geelong Small Business Festival encourages businesses from Geelong, Melbourne and Regional Victoria to attend. The #GSBF2019 is organised by The City of Greater Geelong’s economic development team, who also arrange keynote events for the local arm of the festival.


With plenty of choice, you can get advice about topics such as

  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Start ups and Entrepreneurs
  • Networking
  • Business Development and Sales
  • Employing and Leading People


We are very fortunate the have the support of our Sponsors for 2019 including the State Government, Cleantech Innovations Geelong and the City of Greater Geelong.