MBN’s review of business offers and opportunities     

Upcoming Events …

12 10 21          October Business Connection – Members and guests welcome
Dr David McIvor – Worksafely
Working from Home Safely
Zoom meeting starts at 7:30am   BOOK HERE
26 10 21          October Discussion Forum – Members and guests welcome
Rohan Mansfield & Chris Pomaroff – LDB Group
Safeguarding your Super
Zoom meeting starts at 7:30am   BOOK HERE
09 11 21          November Business Connection – Members and guests welcome
Frances Pratt – Metisan Sales Solutions Architects
Customer Relationships
Zoom meeting starts at 7:30am   BOOK HERE
23 11 21          November Discussion Forum – Members and guests welcome
Gillian Harvey- Clinical Nutritionist
Personal Wellbeing Recovery after 2020
Zoom meeting starts at 7:30am   BOOK HERE

Diversification & multi-manger funds

Linda Turner     Roy A. McDonald, Accountants & Fiducian, Financial Planning
The principle of investment diversification is that your funds aren’t allocated to a single investment market or asset class but are spread across different ones. This reduces your risk on the basis that different investment types perform differently relative to each other over time, and because some are inherently more conservative or defensive (cash, fixed interest) than others such as growth assets like shares and property. The principal ways you can diversify your investments include  See more …

Upcoming virtual event

Whitehorse Business Group
Virtual Whitehorse Excellence in Business Awards – Presentation Night
Join us to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of these prestigious awards
Fri 22 October, 6:15pm – 7:30pm   BOOK NOW

Free Meditation Class

Living and Learning at Ajani
Join Karyn online on Fridays at 1:00pm for a 20-minute relaxing meditation.  Learn to create peace form within.
These meditations will run during the current lockdown, are non-religious, suitable for all ages and open to everyone.

Support local business

Manningham City Council our Buy Local campaign
Manningham Business are seeking expressions of interest from Manningham based businesses to partner with us in this year’s Buy Local Manningham campaign.
The Buy Local campaign encourages Manningham residents to support local businesses by shopping and dining locally. It will run over 6 weeks from 25 October to 10 December 2021 and be highlighted on Manningham Council’s social media channels, website and promotional material around the municipality.
Register your interest – you ready to grow your business?
Dates: November 8th, 10th, 12th, 16th and 18th 2021.
Manningham Business is pleased to offer Manningham based businesses the opportunity to participate, at no cost to themselves, in a new program designed to help you grow your business.
Get Ready is an intensive 20-hour program including self-guided online and applied learning spread over 2 weeks. It is ideal for people looking to pivot their business in response to changing market conditions, or proactively grow their business in response to new and emerging opportunities.
Participation is capped so register your interest –

Courses … but wait, there more !!

Kathy Galanis
English as an Additional Language
EAL Taster course
Practice your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills over 8 weeks in this small friendly group and have fun getting to know each-other.
Give Sandie, our Coordinator a call on 9842 6726 to arrange an interview and ask about our special price for this course.
Visit our website Your Grammar for Work
Are you concerned about your grammar for work?
Return of this popular course focusing on more complex aspects of grammar useful in the work situation.
Cal Sandie, our Coordinator on 9842 6726 to arrange an interview or visit our website

VCAL – Alternative to VCE
We are taking VCAL enrolments NOW for 2022.  Open to Years 10, 11 & 12.
Join an Information Session on either Thursday 4 November OR Thursday 18 November at 7.30 pm (via Zoom). RSVP required.
To RSVP or to find out more about the VCAL Program at Pines Learning, call 0466 751 980 or 9842 6726 or email at

Short courses
Check out our Term 4 employment courses designed to have you job ready by the end of the year.
Call us on 9842 6726 or visit our website to see our full range of courses and activities.

Intro to Medical Terminology Online
Did you know that the medical sector is one of the fastest growing sectors for employment?
Give Jenny our coordinator a call on 9842 6726 for more information or to enrol into this course or visit

Excellence in Customer Service Online
A successful business has excellent customer service.
Join our online Excellence in Customer Service Course to enhance your employment prospects and learn how to excel at customer service.
Give Jenny, our coordinator a call on 9842 6726 or visit .

Skills to Apply for Work
Whether you are currently out of work or considering a career change this course is suited to meeting your needs.
Sponsored by the Bendigo Bank and offered free, you will work with a qualified careers adviser to hone all aspects essential to successful job seeking.
For more information or to secure your place in this course call 9842 6726 or visit

Would you like to promote your business special offers
and training courses via our business review?
Contact or 0421 944 891 for further information.

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