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North East Small Business Festival

Join in celebrating small business with this year’s North East Small Business Festival.

This year’s program is packed full of inspiration, with 44 events to be held in the north-east throughout August.

On a local level, the Rural City of Wangaratta will be running a series of workshops covering a range of topics from starting a farm gate to turning passion into potential.

Mayor Ken Clarke OAM said the workshops are a great opportunity for businesses to learn to adapt to ever-changing environment.

“Small businesses is a major employer for regional communities and is very much embedded in the fabric of the towns and villages,” he said.

Innovative local businesses and individuals with aspiring new business ideas are invited to attend. 

Workshops to be held in Wangaratta over the course of the festival include:

Starting a Farmgate: 7 August 5:30pm – Wangaratta Government Centre

Powering through: Tips and Tricks to Beat Rising Energy Costs: 14 August 5:30pm - Wangaratta Government Centre

My Big Idea: Turing Passion into Potential: 21 August 10am - Wangaratta Library

eCommerce, Marketplaces and Farmhouse: 21 August 9am – Gateway Hotel Wangaratta

Customer Value Journeys: Business’ Most Valuable Asset: 21 August 12pm – Gateway Hotel Wangaratta

Growing Global: 21 August 3pm – Gateway Hotel Wangaratta

Small Business Bus (Free Business Mentoring): 22 August 10am – 4pm – Milawa Post Office Car Park

Digital Bootcamp: Get Your Business Digital Fit: 28 August 6:30pm – Wangaratta Government Centre

Small Business Bus (Free Business Mentoring): 28 August 10am - 4pm – 47 Reid Street Wangaratta


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