Small Business Expo On Tomorrow

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“People are always telling you that change is a good thing. But all they're really saying is that something you didn't want to happen at all... has happened.”

This is a line in a Nora Ephron film and it’s stuck in my memory. I think a lot of businesses begin because, at some point, something that someone didn’t want to happen at all… happened. And so, they decided to do something different, something new, and that change? Well, that change can change your life.

I think it’s a line that would resonate with more than a few of the dreamers and the doers at tomorrow’s ANZ Geelong Small Business Expo, on at The Pier from 10am – 3pm, followed by a celebration cocktail party.


WORKSHOPS: There will be several workshops throughout the day targeting small business and showcasing small business, with workshops held by Just In Time PT, Strawberry Seed Consulting, Geelong Wellbeing Centre, Next Level Accountants and more. 

FASHION SHOW: The Villarosa Real Estate Fashion Show takes place at 1.30pm, showcasing some of Geelong's exciting and successful brands and some familiar faces on the catwalk. 

AUSTRALIA POST BUSINESS BUS: Parked out front of the expo on the day will be the Australia Post Small Business Bus, which will be assisting small business with any questions on the day. 

COCKTAIL PARTY: To close the Geelong Small Business Expo, we are hosting a star-studded, fully catered Cocktail Party from 3:30pm- 5:30pm to celebrate the event with style and all get together out on the beautiful balcony at The Pier with some of Geelong’s finest.

Presented by Geelong Women in Business, the expo will showcase more than 50 local small businesses and is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about local creatives, service providers and problem solvers that you may never have realised are operating a business right here in our region.

Entry to the expo is a gold coin donation, raising money for TLC for Kids, the leading Australian children's charity helping sick kids and their families cope with the challenges of everyday life with illness.

Also running on the day will be the Bearded Brew Coffee Cart – caffeine service providers – and the Grasshopper soccer mascot for the kids – distraction service providers - as well as several workshops catering to small business knowledge.

Kicking off at 1.30pm on the day will be the Villarosa Real Estate Fashion Show, featuring local brands Mayfield, Shortlist Shop, Heyy Dream Swim, Purplecow Clothing and more modelled by the likes of Susana Lopes-Snarey from Style & Life by Susana, MYER Fashions on the Field National Winner Courtney Moore and other familiar faces.

An expo first, the day will be closed with a cocktail party on the balcony, providing a further opportunity for small businesses to connect with each other. Cocktail party tickets here

Two-time world champion kick boxer and founder of Geelong's the Training Room, Steve Moxon, will be the keynote speaker for the evening as well as some special guests: Tim Conolan from TLC for Kids, Daryl Reader from Bay 93.9, Lee "Stampsy" Stamps from K Rock and more. The evening will be catered with food and drinks with a special 6ft6 wine stand to sample the Frose and Prosecco over sorbet.

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