Small Business Heroes exhibition – nominations close 1 June
The Brumby Labor Government is looking for design-based business owners to feature in a major new photographic exhibition.
Small Business Minister Joe Helper said each year the Brumby Labor Government coordinated a month-long celebration of Victoria’s small businesses called Energise Enterprise.
“This is an annual small business month made up of an extensive program of events taking place throughout August to provide inspiration, ideas and information to start or grow a business,” Mr Helper said.
“One of the festival’s regular highlights is the Small Business Heroes Exhibition – a unique photographic exhibition with a small business theme. This year, the theme is ‘The Designers’, celebrating the role of design in small business.
“The 2010 Energise Enterprise festival program is designed to help prepare the Victorian small business sector for economic recovery by strengthening business skills and celebrating small business success.
“The Small Business Heroes Exhibition is an engaging and visually compelling way to tell small business stories and to celebrate their success and the valuable contribution they make to the Victorian community.”
Mr Helper said Small Business Victoria was now seeking nominations from across the state for suitable small business ‘heroes’ to feature in this year’s exhibition.
Any successful business specialising in, incorporating or using design in an interesting way can nominate themselves or be nominated for this year’s exhibition.
Those selected to be part of the Small Business Heroes Exhibition in 2010 will be photographed at their workplace by a professional photographer, have their business story included as part of the exhibition and will be an important part of the exhibition’s promotional campaign.
“The Small Business Heroes Exhibition will demonstrate and celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of the Victorian small business sector,” Mr Helper said.
To be eligible, the business must have been established from a Victorian base for 12 months as at 1 May, 2010 and must feature design as a key component of the business, product or services.
The Small Business Heroes Exhibition – The Designers will be held in The Atrium at Federation Square in Melbourne from 6-14 August.
To nominate yourself or another local business operator as a potential small business hero, visit (www.business.vic.gov.au/energise)[www.business.vic.gov.au/energise] or call 13 22 15. Nominations close on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010.