Held at the Functions by the Bay in Frankston on the Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 The BIG Small Business Expo is brought to you by the co-founders of The Garden – Mind Body Business Emily Jones & Jo Schutt. Emily & Jo combine their many years of experience in organising events on a small and large scale to turn their passion for business development & event management into this inaugural event.

The BIG Small Business Expo aims to showcase the diverse and innovative range of businesses & highlight the thriving startup and entrepreneurial culture that is growing at a rapid pace in the Frankston and surrounding areas.

This Expo will be ONE BIG DAY of Inspiration, Innovation & Collaboration with conference featuring Keynote speakers throughout the day, an Expo with 50 exhibitors & a Networking event from 6-8pm to finish off.

 

The objectives of this Expo to

  • Help those who have a business idea to formulate a plan & bring it to life
  • Showcase the range of start up opportunities available for those looking for business ideas
  • Provide an extremely effective marketing tool – get fantastic exposure to the general public & other local businesses
  • Allow people to explore the vast range employment opportunities in our local area & assist businesses to connect with potential employees
  • Highlight entrepreneurial industry leaders and connect younger startups or founders with experienced mentors
  • Attract visitors to the Frankston area & showcase Frankston as an attractive place to live & do business
  • Provide an excellent networking opportunity
  • Inspire entrepreneurs to look for new innovative ways to do business & stay ahead of the market
  • Add value to the business landscape in our local area

To bring businesses together!

 

Businesses from any industry are welcome: manufacturing, wholesale, retail, business services, designers, creatives, hospitality, entertainment, functions, venues, accommodation, tourism, real estate, trades, finance, transport, construction, automotive, health & fitness, leisure, lifestyle, medical, education, energy efficiency, sustainability, etc.

While we understand that this is a great opportunity for direct sales & multi-level marketing businesses to promote what they offer and find new team members, we are not targeting this business model, but will accept a select few and will be limiting the total amount to FIVE direct sales / Multi Level Marketing businesses. We would like to provide an opportunity for those looking to start a business with the ability to explore the benefits of this model so we ask that the focus be on the business opportunity rather than the product itself.

Visitors: people looking to start a business, those looking for networking opportunities or wanting to find products or services to utilise in your business and the general public looking for products or services to assist them in everyday life. It will also be a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for employment or employees.

 

How it works:

To ensure there is variety and interesting exhibitors at the Expo we will limit the number of businesses from each category so please register early.

By completing this form you are committing to exhibiting if your application is approved, if you have any questions please contact us BEFORE filling out the application form.

Jo: 0425 785 161 / Emily: 0409 406 195 or email us at thegardenfrankston@gmail.com

Once we receive your application we will send you an email to inform you of the outcome. We will then send you an invoice with 14 day terms. Payment plans are available on request.

The prices listed on the application form (below) are not negotiable.

More detail such as bump in & bump out times will be sent closer to the event.

Regular communication will be sent out via our Sponsor & Exhibitor Newsletter. We are committed to helping you make this event a success so we will provide our participants with as much support as possible leading up to the event. This includes assistance with social media (event logos, post suggestions) checklists and reminders).

 

Gold Sponsorship $2200

Limited to TWO Businesses

  • Double Stand includes trestle table & power
  • Logo on Website page for the Expo
  • Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery
  • 4 tickets to see Key Note speaker on Friday morning
  • Admission to the Networking event
  • Logo on flyer to be distributed to businesses across the Frankston City Council area
  • Logo on header image for all Social Media marketing (Facebook Event, Facebook Page, Instagram)
  • 10 minute speaker time slot before a Key Note Speaker
  • Banners on main stage and entrance to the Expo (provided by the Sponsor)
  • Interview with Founder / CEO featured on our promotional video that will be circulated across social media channels after the Expo
  • Logo on the Calico bags printed to hand out to exhibitors and visitors to the expo
  • Included in interviews with any local media outlets including radio and print publications
  • Included in Press Release (picked up at discretion of the publications editors)
  • Included in photo opportunities for traditional media and social media

 

Silver Sponsorship $1100

Limited to FOUR Businesses

  • Double Stand includes trestle table & power
  • Logo on Website page for the Expo
  • Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery
  • 2 tickets to see Keynote speakers
  • Admission to Networking event
  • Logo on flyer to be distributed to businesses across the Frankston City Council area
  • Logo on header image for all Social Media marketing (Facebook Event, Facebook Page, Instagram)
  • Banners on main stage and entrance to the Expo (provided by the Sponsor)
  • Interview with Founder / CEO featured on our promotional video that will be circulated across social media channels after the Expo

 

Bronze Sponsorship $550

Limited to SIX

  • Single Stand includes trestle table & power
  • Logo on Website page for the Expo
  • Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery
  • One ticket to see Keynote speakers
  • Admission to the Networking event
  • Logo on flyer to be distributed to businesses across the Frankston City Council area
  • Logo on header image for all Social Media marketing (Facebook Event, Facebook Page, Instagram)

 

Exhibitor $295

Limited places available – approximately 50 spaces

  • Single Stand includes trestle table. Power may be available
  • Logo on Website page for the Expo
  • Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery
  • One ticket to see Keynote Speakers
  • Admission to Networking event

So if you’re wanting to start or grow your business, take advantage of new networking opportunities, find products or services to utilise in your business, gain exposure and incorporate something different into your marketing strategy, sign up below.

 

Gold Sponsor $2200 Silver Sponsor $1100 Bronze Sponsor $550 Exhibitor $295
Double Stand includes trestle table & power Double Stand includes trestle table & power Single Stand includes trestle table & power Single Stand includes trestle table. Includes power if available (not guaranteed)
Logo on Website page for the Expo Logo on Website page for the Expo Logo on Website page for the Expo Logo on Website page for the Expo
Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery Dedicated post on Facebook page & logo included in the Image Gallery
4 tickets to see Keynote speaker 2 tickets to see Keynote speaker 1 ticket to see Keynote speaker 1 ticket to see Keynote speaker
Admission to the Networking event on the Friday night Admission to the Networking event on the Friday night Admission to the Networking event on the Friday night Admission to the Networking event on the Friday night
Logo on header image for all Social Media marketing (Facebook Event, Facebook Page, Instagram) Logo on header image for all Social Media marketing (Facebook Event, Facebook Page, Instagram) Logo on header image for all Social Media marketing (Facebook Event, Facebook Page, Instagram)
Logo on flyer to be distributed to businesses across the Frankston City Council area Logo on flyer to be distributed to businesses across the Frankston City Council area Logo on flyer to be distributed to businesses across the Frankston City Council area
20 minute speaker time slot before the Keynote Speaker 10 minute speaker time slot before the Keynote Speaker
Banners on main stage and entrance to the Expo (provided by the Sponsor) Banners on main stage and entrance to the Expo (provided by the Sponsor)
Interview with Founder / CEO featured on our promotional video that will be circulated across social media channels after the Expo Interview with Founder / CEO featured on our promotional video that will be circulated across social media channels after the Expo
Logo on 500 Calico bags printed to hand out to exhibitors and visitors to the expo
Included in photo opportunities for traditional media and social media
Included in Press Release (picked up at discretion of the publications editors)
Included in PR opportunities including interviews with local media outlets: radio and print publications

 

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