DOING GOOD THROUGH BUSINESS - Small Business Festival Hub Event Guide

Donkey Wheel House is Melbourne's home for social impact, so it's fitting that so many of the events programmed for the Small Business Festival Victoria will invite big discussions in this area. We have put together this selection of social impact events to help you plan your festival. If you want to start your own social enterprise, come and learn from the big thinkers and go-getters in this industry. There will be forums on balancing profit and purpose, doing good through business, creating vibrant workplace cultures, applying for grants and greening your business.

We do hope to see you at these wonderful events, so book your place now. If you want to see all the other events happening here, check out the full festival hub program.

To enquire about having your event here, please, get in contact.

Doing Good Through Business - Small Business Festival Victoria Hub Event Guide

Doing good is good for business

Learn how to do good and do well with this practical 90 minute strategy and marketing workshop. Gain insights, guidance and take part in activities on how to establish a social responsibility strategy and communications plan that's relevant to you and your business. Discover how a commitment to social responsibility can improve your brand’s reputation, help you to attract and retain staff, and help you build trust with your customers.

Wednesday 10 August 2016


Green your business and save money

Empower yourself with simple ways to cut your businesses electricity costs. This discussion – hosted by Powershop – will look at easy ways to green your business. They will give you a better understanding of your electricity bill and will show you innovative tools which can enable you to reduce your energy use. Two independent industry experts will also discuss energy saving tips for small business owners. Learn how going green can be good for your business' bottom line.

Friday 12 August 2016


Purpose driven enterprise: Balancing profit and purpose

Learn from some of the brightest minds in social entrepreneurship today and discover how this innovative approach to business can help your own enterprise.

Wednesday 17 August 2016


Building a strong team and culture in your business

Join entrepreneurial business owner Dr Shane Buntman as he shares valuable insights and skills from his experience creating a successful small business. Dr Buntman will demonstrate how to build a strong team culture, especially in the health industry. This seminar will inspire those considering starting up a small business to get moving and motivate existing small business owners to drive harder to reach the top of their field

Wednesday 17 August 2016


Small business can do good

What is a social enterprise and how will these new businesses change Australian workplaces and the national economy? Leading social enterprise development experts, Social Traders, share their insights into the social enterprise business model. Discover how this new way of doing business can change your thinking and contribute to the greater good.

Friday 19 August 2016


Gov4U: advice, support and grants for SMEs

Discover how government grants and advice can help your business grow. Learn how the three tiers of government all offer different programs to help you succeed.

Friday 5 August 2016


Business grants and assistance for ICT companies

Uncover the world of grants, and find out how your business can benefit with a free one-on-one consultation. Learn how grants work, how to find them from federal, state, local governments and other sources and how to work out which ones to apply for. By the end of this seminar you will be on your way to deciding what your grant strategy is and how that aligns with your business. Expert presenters will also explore some specific grants and assistance packages for the ICT industry, as well as real-world examples of grants success.

Friday 5 August 2016


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