Our offer of assistance stands firm.  If you need help please do not hesitate to contact us and we will put you in touch with someone who can lend a hand. And, if you have a service, business hack, an amusing quip or an on-line presentation to share we will readily make this available to our MBN community.

We will be presenting MBN On-Line Business Connections each Tuesday in the coming months.   Do you have a preferred timing – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening?  Let us know and we will endeavour to factor this into our scheduling.

In the meantime, please take value from the lead-ins, links and looping that our members and friends have provided …

Virtual Meeting Mistakes

Warwick Merry,  Get More Success,
M  0408 592 158     E  warwick@getmoresuccess.com     www.warwickmerry.com
There has been a stampede to get online – we are having virtual meetings, conferences, presentations and just catchups.  Make the most of your on-line time by avoiding common mistakes listed at  http://warwickmerry.com/biggest-webinar-virtual-meeting-mistakes/

Economic Survival Package

Ben Harnwell, Coordinator Business, Events and Grants, Manningham Council
M  0427 855 928     T  03 9840 9338     E  Ben.Harnwell@manningham.vic.gov.au
www.manningham.vic.gov.au     www.manninghambusiness.com.au
As part of a $1.7 billion economic survival package, the Victorian Government has announced $500 million to establish a Business Support Fund to assist small to medium businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Victorian Government will work with the Victorian Chamber, Australian Hotels Association and Ai Group to administer the fund to help businesses survive and keep people in work.
To apply, please visit the Business Victoria Website.

COVID-19 and your HR Obligations

Lee-Anne Hunt, Director HR Dept Ringwood
M  0402 585 239     T  03 6289 8955     E  Lee-Anne.Hunt@hrdept.com.au   https://hrdept.com.au/ringwood/
Businesses are feeling the impact and looking at different ways of working. What exactly does that mean for your people and how can you stay compliant?
Lee-Anne & Tegan from the HR Dept Ringwood have your back and are offering the following package to people from the network for $400 + GST.
Up to 2 hours of phone advice customised to your industry and your business
·        Template/Letters to support different scenarios you and your team maybe faced with:
o   Working from home
o   Reduced hours
o   Stand down
o   Shut down
·        We can help you and your Managers be better prepared to manage remote workers from a health and wellbeing and performance perspective. Join in on one of our interactive webinars. Visit our website to register! These courses are usually $50 to attend but are free to all those in the network who take up this package!


Sandi Givens, Communicate with Confidence
E  sandi@sandigivens.com.au     https://www.facebook.com/PsychologicalSafetyWorks/
In case it’s helpful to MBN members and friends, Sandi can offer a couple things that might help (no charge, of course):

  1. Sandi’s podcast: Psychological Safety Works – on Spotify and other platforms like Apple Podcasts
  2. Sandi’s  Facebook page: Psychological Safety Works – where she is doing Live broadcasts twice a week, simply to stay connected with people, share positive stories, ideas and tips on managing your mental health. All welcome to come, listen and/or contribute.  At the end of each Live session you will be advised when the next one is.

Bookkeeping Advice

Sheila De Burgh,  Sheils Bookkeeping Service,
M  0418 743 452     E  service@sheilsbookkeeping.com.au     https://sheilsbookkeeping.com.au/
Sheils is always happy to help if she can.  Please call her if you have any bookkeeping queries or questions that relate directly to your business.

We look forward to hearing from you too.  Stay well.

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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