The 2015 Small Business Festival Victoria runs throughout August, so it's time to book your place at events of interest. Assuming you're interested in the event that is. Not sure? Read on!
The Small Business Festival Victoria \is about much more than tech, but given BIT's focus that's what we'll concentrate on here.
Among the free or low-cost sessions at the Festival Hub at Federation Square, these titles caught our eye (presenters and cost, if any, in brackets):
- Leverage time & money with web power (Innovabiz)
- Running a successful online business (WebCentral, $10)
- Cloud accounting & financial literacy (Crowe Horwath)
- Attract new customers with social media (WebCentral, $10)
- LinkedIn for you & your business (Newcomers Network)
Other events around the city include:
- 7 secrets to online business success (Australian School of Copywriting, $37)
- Modern link building for SEO (Optimising)
- Lifecycle marketing automation (Impactiv8, $30)
- Turn LinkedIn into gold! (Media Momentum)
And here's a small sample of the tech events being held in the suburbs:
- The nuts & bolts of social media (Box Hill Institute, $30)
- Business on the road: Digital tools & mobile technology (Darebin Enterprise Centre, $30)
- Get an online edge with SEO (Bayside City Council at Sandringham, $25)
But the festival is definitely for small businesses around the state, with events scheduled for Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, Shepparton, Mildura, the North East, and Warrnambool. Some of the regional programs are a bit light on tech, but other events are likely to be of value.
If travelling to an event is a problem, one or more of these webinars may be useful:
- Ten ways to shine on social media (Flying Solo)
- Kochie’s expert panel: Dynamically digital (KBB Digital)
- Maximise your online content reach (Innovabiz)
You can download or order a copy of the Small Business Festival 2015 program right here.