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Small Business BIG Marketing

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  • About Small Business BIG Marketing
  • Exhibitor expressions of interest for 2016
  • Register your interest to attend in 2016
  • 2015 highlights

BIG Marketing 2015

About the event

Get inspired, connect with other small businesses and learn about new marketing trends at the Small Business Festival Victoria’s premier event, Small Business BIG Marketing.

This half-day event is dedicated to improving marketing practice across the small business sector and is a must for all small business owners and operators in Victoria.

At our 2016 event, take the opportunity to:

  • be inspired by world-class presenters as they share their experiences, insights and expert advice
  • receive practical, take-home tips about the latest marketing trends and techniques
  • explore the marketing services exhibition to find out what products and service are available to you and your business
  • make valuable connections during dedicated networking sessions
  • access specifically tailored advice through the Small Business Mentoring Service (available by appointment on the day).

Meet our guest speakers from 2015

Ken Segall (Author of New York Times best seller Insanely Simple)


Ken Segall was Steve Jobs’ ad agency creative director for 12 years spanning NeXT and Apple. He led the Think different creative team and set Apple down the i-path by naming the iMac. In addition to his work with Steve Jobs, Ken has also served as agency global creative director for Intel, Dell, IBM and BMW. With a compelling blend of facts, observations and behind-the-scenes stories about life in Steve Jobs’ world, Ken shows how Steve turned simplicity into Apple’s greatest competitive advantage.



Valerie Khoo (Australian Writers' Centre)

BNA_Julia_EDITValerie is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and mentor to businesses and startups. She is founder and national director of the Australian Writers’ Centre, the country’s leading centre for writing courses. Valerie is also author of Power Stories: The 8 stories you MUST tell to build an epic business. Valerie will show you how to leverage the power of social media and content marketing to build your brand and business. 


Julia Palmer (Business Networking Academy)

BNA_Julia_EDITJulia is a leading networking strategist who has dedicated her career to educating business people on the importance of creating and sustaining internal and external business relationships. With over 15 years of research and practice, Julia is a passionate presenter on this critical area of business marketing and will show you how to better market yourself and your business.



Toby Travanner (The Learning Company)

TobyTravannar-EDITAustralia’s number 1 business MC, Toby has the ability to engage and motivate audiences.  His primary area of expertise is coaching individuals and teams to realise their business and personal goals, especially in the areas of sales and marketing.





Are you interested in attending Small Business BIG Marketing in 2016?

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Highlights from 2015

What attendees thought

This is a great event that I look forward to each year. I think I've been to three now. Each time I have come away energised and ready to rock n' roll. I really love it! And Toby is an excellent host.  

Great show and very well organised. The MC was great! Ken Segall was world class.

Very interesting, inspiring and informative!

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to participate in this program. I have received good direction and already actioned some of the ideas. Loved it - thank you.

This is the third time I have attended Small Business BIG Marketing. Again, this year it was excellent. The presenters were extremely knowledgeable and I took home lots of great tips on how to market and grow my business through effective marketing. Toby Travanner is the most skilful MC I have seen and over 20+ years, I have seen a lot! He was very entertaining and was able to synthesize the ideas during the discussion forum.