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Small Business BIG Marketing

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  • About Small Business BIG Marketing
  • Exhibitor expressions of interest for 2016
  • 2014 highlights


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.

Join us at this year’s event and you will have 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).

When:27 August, 7:30am - 1pm

Where: Melbourne Convention Centre, Plenary 2, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf


Meet our guest speakers

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 exhibiting in 2016?

Get inspired, promote your business and connect with potential new customers at the Small Business Festival Victoria’s premier event, Small Business BIG Marketing. If your business offers marketing or related services then Small Business BIG Marketing is the perfect event for you.

Each year we look for motivated, enthusiastic businesses that will add value to the event and offer delegates relevant marketing advice, products and services.

Applications have now closed for the 2015 marketing services exhibition. Follow the link below to express interest in exhibiting at our 2016 event and we will contact you when applications are open.


Highlights from 2014

What attendees thought

Well organised. Excellent MC and presenters. Very informative, very impressed. Loved Ken Cato's presentation. Went back to work feeling very inspired and enthusiastic about our business and determined to achieve all that we can. Thank you for creating great events like this! 
The speakers were well chosen and they gave me very relevant information that I am applying to my business 
Choice of presenters was excellent.  MC was fantastic - very engaging.  Useful and practical information presented.  Good networking time during the break.  Well run and well done!