It is wonderful to see the corona-virus restrictions slowly being lifted.   We will soon be able to pick up the threads of our face-to-face networking.    In the meantime, please take advantage of the connections our MBN members and friends have provided … and send in to us any tips, points of interest or connections you might like to share.

Happy connecting …

MBN June Online Members’ Forum

Save the date – Tuesday  23rd June, 2020 at 8:00am – 9:00am
M  0421 944 891     E
Members in focus at this event and booking details will be advised shortly.

GPS for your business

Sheila De Burgh     Sheils Bookkeeping
M 0418 743 452       E     W
We are currently helping our clients navigate the twists and turns of JobKeeperCashflow Boosts and Government grants during these unprecedented times and always taking care of clients books as if they were our business.

Organising where your time is spent

Lynne Durham     Lynne Life
M 0419 644 774     E     W
Finding out how much time we spend on things can be insightful.  Lynne is happy to provide a free of charge starting point guide to help you organize your calendar.  Simply make contact with her and a template will be forwarded to you.

Media Producer

Chris Martini     Otticolab
T 0423 891 194     E     W
Looking for a hand with your video and media needs?  Chris will provide the guidance you need – contact him for a copy of his Cheat Sheet!

Managing teams is like baking sourdough

Scott Ko     ColourSpace
M 0433 403 044     E     W
Here’s a new light-hearted article by Scott on how managing teams and organisations is like baking sourdough.  He’d be happy for you to share and reference this article with your colleagues and friends too:

Build your Inner Resources and Thrive

Kate Culy     Doncare
T 9856 1500     E    W au
Doncare is providing a virtual space for people who would like to extend their personal development in a professionally supportive environment. “Thriving” will be facilitated by group therapists online over four sessions via Microsoft Teams commencing on Friday, 12th June, 2020.
For more information about the Build your Inner Resources and Thrive program, please contact Kate Culy or Nienke Weerepas to register your interest.

Business Essentials

Sandrea Ball     Officeworks
T 03 9840 8500      E     W
EOFYthing you buy before 30th June could be tax deductable.  Try contactless Click and Collect with your next stationery purchase order.

Legal Matters 

Frank Costanzo     Costanzo Lawyers
P  03 9894 5888     E     W
We recommend that all MBN members and friends contact Frank and his team when they need sound legal advice.

Expand your interests

Kalli Taifalos    Pines Learning
T 03 9842 6726       E     W
We are returning to some face to face classes and are very excited to be offering new courses in Business Admin, Individual Support, Computer For Beginners and Early Childhood.  If you are looking to up skill or change careers then contact us or check our website for more information.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
M 0407 802 953     E    W
Getting new customers can be tough for just about any business these days; but Alison’s tip this week tells us how Video Marketing is a cutting-edge way to accomplish this goal.  You will find these marketing tips highlighted on our Facebook page and at
A reminder of our connecting links – GMB, Facebook @ ManninghamBusinessNetwork and Instagram @ Manningham.Business.Network.

Give the Gift of Appreciation 

Elsie Carter     Ayrbrae Flowers
T 03 9850 4641     E     W
Elsie caters for all types of floral arrangements and occasions. Give her a call when next you need flowers – she’d love to hear from you.

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business
M 0408 036 153     E    W
One of the most popular training programs offered by Manningham Business has been extended.  To secure your place for a 2 hour free of charge session, book now at

Engaging with the community

Christine Mountford      Living and Learning at Ajani
T 03 9850 3687     E     W
Our Eat and Greet program, together with our community Pantry provides assistance for over 70 local residents. These numbers have started to grow significantly each week as the unemployment fallout from Covid19 becomes more evident. You will find further information on our Facebook page and at   Please contact Christine if you can offer assistance in some way.

Manningham Business

Christine Gibbins     Manningham Council
T 98409494      E     W
MBN’s Gold Partners, Manningham Business, has a range of support services open to local companies.  If you are unsure about navigating the re-opening of your business or are looking for additional support at this time, please contact them.

The Whitehorse Business Group

The Whitehorse Business Group is offering weekly free virtual activities for its members and guests and will be happy to have you join them.

  • Tuesdays 12 noon -12:30 pm (Spanish conversation class – all levels welcome)
  • Wednesdays 12 noon -12:30 pm (Virtual Wednesdays – business networking activity)
  • Fridays 8:15 am – 9 am (Webinars – different relevant topics each week will be presented by proficient facilitators)

You can access more information and register for free by visiting their website.


If you or someone you know are finding it difficult to manage mental health issues there are wonderful crisis support services available through Lifeline.  Their contact details are :-
Phone 13 11 14 (24hours / 7days) Text 0477 131 114 (6:00pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights) Chat online (7:00pm – midnight, 7 nights).


Thank you Frank Costanzo for passing along a closing quote by Scott Morrison,
“… stay safe but get out from under the doona!”

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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