Business Summit Success

After months of planning and shifting of dates, on Feb 10th 2022, Style Finance Group CEO Bernadine Geary brought two of her businesses together for the inaugural Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Business Summit.

Hosted by Style Finance Group, and showcased by skating rink turned function venue Sk8house, this event brought together 150 + local business owners, government representatives and finance industry experts.

Sk8house transforms into Corporate Event Venue – Style Finance Group Business Summit – Feb 10th 2022

As the owner of Style Finance Group and co-owner of Sk8house, Bernadine knows all too well the rollercoaster ride of owning your own business – particularly with the challenges of lockdowns and the economic instability caused by COVID in recent years.

Seeing the rink transformed into a corporate function venue, full of local business owners soaking up the inspiration, brought a tear to my eye – it was amazing!

Bernadine Geary, Style Finance Group CEO

The summit was Bernadine’s way of giving back to the business community, providing them with the opportunity to access information and support from industry experts that would otherwise be out of their reach. All under one roof we tackled small business finance, cashflow options and the support that is available for business COVID recovery plans.

Inspirational Keynote Speaker

One of the many highlights of the event was the truly inspirational Keynote Speaker – Mornington Peninsula local business marvel – Kate Save, CEO & Co-founder of Be Fit Food, Australia’s leading dietitian and doctor-designed meal provider. Kate is a clinical dietitian, exercise physiologist, diabetes educator, and successful entrepreneur. Winner of Shark Tank 2017, named as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies by the AFR 2020 and 2022 Telstra Best of Business Winner, Kate has one of Australia’s most successful healthy meal delivery businesses, and is a jewel of the Mornington Peninsula.

Kate is passionate about empowering individuals to achieve positive change — be it through sharing her wisdom on health, or her learnings in business. She was kind enough to offer to share her time, wisdom and inspirational business story with us and everyone in attendance took so much away from it! Not least of which was her tale of rapid expansion and the importance of having your finances ready if you need to import or buy stock unexpectedly!

An incredible event – enjoyed by all!

Directly supporting local businesses

Not only did the summit support ALL local businesses by providing inspiration and information to business owners, we are very proud to say that it also DIRECTLY SUPPORTED many local businesses by utilising their goods and services!



This event was also made possible thanks to the support of our valued sponsors and supporters:

Moneytech Finance || ANZ Australia || Judo Bank || Bank of Queensland – BOQ || Bizcap || Lumi Finance || Fifo Capital Australia || Banjo Loans || VICTORIAN MORTGAGE GROUP || MKM Capital || Angle Finance || Mornington Peninsula Magazine || Sk8house || Be Fit Food

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected!

Now is the time to get your business finances in order.

This was a great opportunity for businesses and funders to get together and share knowledge and experience. It’s vital for businesses to understand what is available to them – there’s so many different options these days.

Shiralee Wooding, Business Development Manager (Vic & Tas) – MKM Capital

Are you a business owner who is baffled by all of the funding options available to you? Keep your eye out for the announcement of the next Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Business Summit but in the meantime we are here to help!

Contact us or ph.1300 005 409 to get started. Bernadine and the team are ready to HELP YOU GROW!!

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