Small Business Expos
Collaborative sales focused marketplaces producing financial outcomes for business owners
Small Business Expos is dedicated to creating sales focused business to business retail indoor marketplaces for business owners across South East Queensland.
Our “Road to Recovery” Business and Jobs Expos are the only sales focused business events
running in South East Queensland this year. They are considered Retail Indoor Marketplaces by Qld Health.
Gold Coast – 15 October, Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium, 10am to 4pm
Moreton Bay Region – 29 October, The Hope Centre, Rothwell, 10am to 4pm
Brisbane – 11 November, Hibiscus Sports Centre, Upper Mt Gravatt, 10am to 4pm
Redlands Coast – 19 November , The Alexandra Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, Alexandra Hills, 10am to 4pm
There are now 60 business industry groups and councils and sponsors working together on this program to help
businesses reconnect and regenerate economic outcomes as well as employment outcomes for each region.
It is important to acknowledge that the four (4) “Road to Recovery” Business and Jobs Expos will connect 700 exhibitors to
6000 local business professionals.
The business events and conference industry in Australia has been decimated and there are very few expos and conferences
still scheduled for 2020 – we are determined to run our expos to help businesses at the grassroots level where people live
and work and their kids go to school.
What have Small Business Expos achieved so far?
- Generated over $20 million in new business revenue for our sponsors and exhibitors.
- Engaged 200 top speakers to share their expert small business knowledge.
- Transferred countless skills via our ‘How to Sell from a Trade Table’ workshops to 3000 exhibitors
- Engaged over 20,000 small business owners.
- Supported 21 charities.
The 8 key goals for each Small Business Expo
Promotion – to provide opportunities for businesses and government officials to engage with the local business community. Once a year we host a pop-up event for invisible businesses (primarily homebased, micro, mobile and online) to showcase products and services and connect to generate sales leads, new partnerships, wider connections.
Collaboration – with 60 key industry stakeholders to build Expos through shared promotional actions. Together we reach around 30,000 business owners in each region – with a total reach across 6 Expos to 150,000 business owners.
Growth – to ensure each Expo can deliver $1- $2 million in solid sales leads for the local business community. We aim to host an Expo in each region for a period of five years to provide a highly anticipated annual calendar event.
Information – to connect small business owners with the latest products and services from all levels of Government in a face to face format and to undertake activities to ensure they are up to date with compliance, new funding, digital audits and new legislation.
Skills Transfer – to deliver Pre-Expo workshops before each Expo to provide businesses with the marketing and operational skills they need to grow and develop.
Charity – where possible we try to work with local charities so they can connect with businesses – this can be food trucks, donations for expo builds, part funded stands.
Celebration – of B2B marketplaces and the small business community. We provide a festive atmosphere as who wants to go to a boring expo – the expos provide
a platform that helps connect businesses easily between 6,000 to 8000 businesses in a time efficient and cost effective way. We acknowledge the hard work that business does and it is our aim to provide fun, information, inspiring events where bigger and better business can be done.
A Small Business Expo is the best place to be to get your business noticed
If you are interested in participating in or attending our next Small Business Expo, contact us today. Based on the principles of collaboration, promotion and celebration, there really is no other marketplace quite like it.