Principal Innovation Partner

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

CommBank is a leading provider of integrated financial services to retail, premium, business and institutional banking customers.  For over 100 years, our teams have supported small businesses in Victoria as they start, grow or secure their business for the future.  Our commitment to the business community goes much broader than just products/services.  We believe we have a responsibility and are uniquely positioned to connect with small businesses to help prepare them for the future of work.  Our partnership with SBV features programs to connect small businesses to world-class methodologies, technologies and transformative new ways of working to help all businesses innovate.


Program Partner

Australia Post

Australia Post

Australia Post has partnered with small business for over 200 years. Helping small business to go online, grow their business and sell overseas

Delivering to 11.5 million addresses and maintaining over 4000 post offices, the largest network in the country, Australia Post is uniquely placed to help small business connect to advice, opportunities, customers, other small businesses and communities.


Event partners

Flying Solo

Flying Solo

Flying Solo is proud to continue our long-term partnership with Small Business Festival Victoria. Like the Festival, we’re here to help you start, run and grow a business you love.

Working for yourself needn’t mean working by yourself. With friendly online forums, daily content, newsletters, training and events, the Flying Solo community of 100,000+ members exists to support those going it alone in business.

Membership brings a host of professional development tools, promotional benefits and more. We’d love you to join us!


Business Chicks

Business Chicks

Business Chicks is Australia’s largest and most influential community for women in business. We’re all about helping all women to play a bigger game. Whether you’re running your own show, surrounded by others in an office, or just missing a sense of connection and support, Business Chicks gives you the tools you need to propel yourself and your businesses forward.

We don’t want to live in a world where a Google Image search for ‘CEO’ yields pictures of only men; where women need to work an additional 70 days a year to earn the same amount as men; and where too many women are scared to ask for the pay rise they deserve.

We want to live in a world where workplaces adapt their structures around mothers instead of mothers adapting their work lives around having children, where the ‘gender pay gap’ no longer makes headlines – because it doesn’t exist – and where collaborative, inclusive and compassionate leadership is celebrated.

We want to reimagine the future for women and girls. And at Business Chicks, we believe every woman can play a part in making that happen.


Reed Gift Fairs

Reed Gift Fairs

Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne | 4-8 August | Melbourne Showgrounds & MCEC

Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne is the largest annual collection of wholesaling brands and products in the Australian retail market.

Covering product categories including Gift, Home, Fashion and Kids, this must-attend fair is trade-only and lands at the critical buying time to ensure retailers have a successful Christmas and summer season!

For more information and to register go to


SBS Small Business Secrets

Small Business Secrets

Hosted by Ricardo Goncalves, find out the secrets to running a successful Australian business each week on Small Business Secrets. Sundays at 5pm on SBS and on SBS On Demand.