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Business Victoria Local Events brings you year-round events to help you start and grow your business.

Launched in 2019, Business Victoria Local Events is a Victorian Government program that brings top-notch events like keynote seminars, conferences, training workshops, webinars and podcasts, and loads more – to your local area.

Business events are organised through partnerships with local councils and chambers.

Something old, something new, something borrowed…

You may have landed here while searching for Small Business Festival.

Victoria’s Small Business Festival is transitioning into a new program to bring business learning and networking opportunities throughout the year.

The Festival has helped hundreds of thousands of people with the support that they need to grow and thrive in the last thirteen years.

Every year, we get feedback from thousands of participants and partners, helping us innovate to keep up with Victorian businesses’ evolving needs and demands. We know that small businesses want the flexibility to learn and grow, and more opportunities to connect with their local business community, not just in the month of August.

And so, it is time to say goodbye to the Small Business Festival. Our new events program Business Victoria Local Events is a fresh approach to supporting Victoria’s business community.

Small Business Festival thanks all our sponsors, partners, passionate hosts and organisers for all your hard work in making the Festival possible each year. We would not have been able to realise such an ambitious undertaking without you.

Thank you for loving the Small Business Festival as much as we have loved putting it on. We hope you’ll enjoy our new year-round events series.