Small Business Week makes a big return

Published on 13 May 2024

This is a photograph of a women holding a basket of fruit on a farm.

Be quick to snap a place at one of our exciting free workshops and events to celebrate Nillumbik Small Business Week from 27-31 May.

Local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to join us for the diverse program of events to help your small business grow and thrive.

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner, or just starting out, there’s something for everyone.

Nillumbik Mayor Ben Ramcharan said the 6400-plus local businesses were the backbone of the Nillumbik economy, providing more than 16,300 jobs.

“We want to provide local business owners and our creative industries opportunities to be as successful as possible, particularly in this current difficult climate. By supporting local business we are supporting our community,” Cr Ramcharan said.

Our free tickets are going fast, with some events already booked out, so get in quick to secure your place. The program includes:

Regenerative Agriculture
Monday 27 May
Edendale Community Environment Farm
Learn about regenerative agriculture, the potential to build carbon in the soil and how healthy soil can lead to farming success in this workshop with leading industry expert Colin Seis, of Winona Farms.

Artificial Intelligence for Small Business
Tuesday 28 May
Eltham Living & Learning Centre
BOOKED OUT (Waitlist only)

Creative Industries
Wednesday 29 May
A free networking event for Nillumbik creatives to connect with fellow local artists, innovators and industry leaders. The event includes an expert-led panel discussion about different ways in which creatives can engage with space in their practice.

Navigating Trends for Success
Thursday 30 May
Diamond Creek Hotel
BOOKED OUT (Waitlist only)

Elevating Customer Experience
Friday 31 May
Hurstbridge Community Hub
BOOKED OUT (Waitlist only)

For more information and book your free spot, visit Council’s website.