Dylan Alcott

Small Business Festival 2018 is the biggest opportunity in metropolitan and regional Victoria for aspiring start-ups and growing businesses to bounce ideas with experts, hear from inspiring speakers, and build industry connections.

There are so many events to choose from, here are just 13 that you need to know about:


  1. CommBank Innovation Garage, 1 – 28 Aug, Carlton
  2. Entrepreneurs With Disability: A Secret To Business Success with Dylan Alcott, 2 Aug, Melbourne
  3. Women In Front Networking Lunch: Tracey Spicer AM, 2 Aug, Campbellfield
  4. Retail Therapy, Social Media Boot Camp, Reed Gift Fair, 5 Aug, South Wharf
  5. Mumpreneurs Work from Home Hustle: Making A Profit from Your Passion, Wed 8 Aug, Frankston
  6. 9 to Thrive, presented by Business Chicks, 24 Aug, Ascot Vale
  7. Flying Solo Live, 27 Aug, South Wharf
  8. 3 Ways Tech Can Grow Your Business, presented by Square, Xero and BigCommerce, 31 Aug, Melbourne



  1. Resilience: Why It’s Crucial For Business Success with Ita Buttrose, 1 Aug, Geelong
  2. Adapt For The Competitive Edge With Gus Balbontin, 7 – 9 Aug, across Gippsland
  3. Getting Into Business For Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People, 9 – 24 Aug, all across Victoria
  4. Casey Cardinia Women’s Business Lunch: Live Your Best Life with Melanie Gleeson founder of Endota Spa, 10 Aug, Pakenham
  5. Growing Global, Presented by Australia Post, across regional Victoria throughout August


Browse the full program and book tickets now!