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Biz Fest Victor Harbor 2018

The City of Victor Harbor is excited to team up with Business Victor Harbor to deliver Biz Fest 2018 – a series of events set to inform, empower and sustain local business.

The 2018 Biz Fest theme is ‘Breaking through Barriers’. The festival program aims to support local businesses to grow and prosper with practical advice and guidance. It includes a program of professional development sessions that focus on marketing, retail merchandising, cash flow management and tips for reducing energy costs.

Other 2018 Biz Fest events include the Beyond Bank Victor Harbor Business Awards and a forum where local businesses can hear from the City of Victor Harbor’s 2018 council election candidates and find out their economic development vision for the city.

Biz Fest 2018 builds on the Business Week initiative, incorporating professional development opportunities and events at a variety of time slots to make it easier for business owners to take part in the events.

Make sure you book your spot at Biz Fest events today to avoid disappointment!

2018 Biz Fest Program


2018 Victor Harbor Business Awards

The 2018 Beyond Bank Victor Harbor Business Awards will feature the best of the best of local businesses and business leaders. The annual awards is the pinnacle night of the year where all businesses come to together.

The 2018 Beyond Bank Victor Harbor Business Awards will feature categories, for the Best Tourism Hospitality Business, Best Tourism Experience Business, Best Retail Business, Best Trades & Industry

Business and Best Online Business. The evening will again feature the Most Outstanding Business of the year award along with new inductees into the Business Victor Harbor ‘Business Hall of Fame’.


COST: $75 per head including 3 course meal, pre-dinner  drinks, canapes and starting wines and music.

VENUE: McCracken Country Club

TIME: 6:15pm

BOOKINGS:  www.beyondbankbusinessawards.eventbrite.com  



A vision for Economic Development – 2018 City of Victor Harbor Candidates

Business Victor Harbor are offering local businesses and interested residents the opportunity to hear direct from the mayoral and elected member candidates standing for the 2018 City of Victor Harbor elections. Candidates will outline their economic development vision and how they foresee overcoming its economic challenges.


COST: $30 per person / $25 per person (Business Victor Harbor Member)

VENUE: Hotel Grosvenor

TIMES: 12:00 noon to 2pm 

BOOKINGS:  admin@businessvictorharbor.com.au



Make the Sale - Retail Visual Merchandising

The retail store of today is fast evolving and is no longer the only place where customers connect to shop.  Retailers need to work smarter than ever to capture every opportunity that walks through their door.  Although still central to the shopping experience, to develop a retail store as a destination requires retailers to understand how to engage their customers and involve them in the journey.  Understanding the touch points that excite consumer interest will provide your business with an advantage.


COST: $30 per person

VENUE: Victor Harbor TAFE Campus, 19 George Main Road, Victor Harbor

TIMES: Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm  (Part 1) / Friday: 6:30am to 9am  (Part 2)

BOOKINGS:  https://www.tafesa.edu.au/xml/course/sc/sc_T434901923.aspx



Marketing Masterclass – Kelly Baker-Jamieson Edible Blooms

Are you struggling to understand how to effectively market your product and or service? Are you fearful of wasting a lot of money? or are you looking for inspiration to drive your marketing efforts?

The Marketing Masterclass session will be delivered by locally based entrepreneur and marketer Kelly Baker-Jamieson from Edible Blooms.

The session will walk participants through Marketing Strategy with a focus on identifying who your customer is and how you can reach them. Kelly will provide attendees with real-life insight by showcasing successful and not so successful strategies that she has experienced.


COST: $20 per person / $10 per person (Business Victor Harbor Member)

VENUE:  Encounter Room, City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor

TIME: 9:30am to 11:30am

BOOKINGS:  www.bizfestmarketingmasterclass.eventbrite.com 



How can I reduce my power bill? ( One-on-One Mentoring)

The cost of power continues to rise impacting on every businesses bottom line. There are a range of solutions to this challenge. Local businesses are being offered an opportunity to speak direct with an

energy auditor on cost reducing strategies that relate to their business.


COST: $20 per person / $10 per person (Business Victor Harbor Member)

VENUE: City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor

TIMES: 30 minute appointments commencing from 10am

BOOKINGS:  www.bizfestpowerbill.eventbrite.com



Building a successful business by managing cashflow!

Is your business impacted by seasonal cashflow challenges? Are you looking for new ways to manage the ebb and flow of income while attempting to grow your business?

The managing cashflow session will be presented by Jeff Lucy, a former Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).  Jeff has had extensive experience in the Australian business community, particularly in the accounting profession. He has a background as a Chartered Accountant and is also a former Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and a member of the Business

Regulation Advisory Group.


COST: $20 per person / $16 per person (Business Victor Harbor Member)

VENUE: Hotel Victor

TIMES: 7am to 9am

BOOKINGS:  admin@businessvictorharbor.com.au


Download the 2018 Biz Fest Program: 2018 Biz Fest Victor Harbor Program(181 kb)  

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