The Geelong Small Business Festival is back this August 2023

A New Partnership for the GSBF

The City of Greater Geelong is excited to announce a new partnership with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce for the 2023 Geelong Small Business Festival.

The partnership, which will see the Chamber take the lead in delivering the event, will support the continued growth and evolution of the festival.
The Geelong Small Business Festival is the region’s largest dedicated business festival.

Now in its thirteenth year, the festival has become a staple in the calendar for local businesses and entrepreneurs to connect with each other, be inspired, and learn how they can grow their business.

The festival, happening throughout August 2023, remains open to operators and entrepreneurs from all industries, and for businesses of all sizes – including sole traders and home-based businesses.

Attracting thousands of participants every year, the festival aims to provide insights, resources, and practical strategies for navigating the evolving business landscape successfully.


Each year we offer sponsorship opportunities for businesses interested in sponsoring the full festival, specific events, providing in kind products and/or a discounted service offering for festival participants. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2023 festival, contact us via the button below.

2023 Highlight Event

2023 GSBF Official Launch with Cherie Clonan

Gala Dinner Event

2023 GSBF Official Launch with Cherie Clonan

We invite you to join us for a wonderful evening of connection and inspiration to this Gala Dinner event proudly sponsored by The Gordon.

The evening will feature our special guest, Cherie Clonan from The Digital Picnic, an immersive laneway experience, 3 course dinner and drinks.

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The Geelong Small Business Festival 2022