Small Business Week Makes Big Return

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)

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