When times are fun, or times are tuff, it’s always good to reach out and share the experience with a friend.  We encourage all MBN members to pick up the phone and check in on colleagues and business connections.  Because of the Covid-19 burdens there are some challenging times awaiting us; but hold the thought that there are “better ones” ahead too.

Enjoy today’s updates and connections …


MBM July Online Business Connection

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 at 8:00am – 9:00am
Details of our next fabulous presentation will be posted shortly
Save the Date

MBN August Online AGM and Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 at 8:00am – 9:00am
After a short AGM we will have a member-only business presentation/discussion group.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
The topic of Alison’s fabulous marketing tips this week is ‘Using Google My Business to Effectively Promote Your Product or Service’.  Get the full detail on our News and Facebook pages.

Goal Success Workshop

Lynne Durham     Lynnelife.com
Lynne’s “Goal Success System” workshop is for professionals wishing to learn more about setting and achieving goals – personal & career, long & short term – and offers support in transitioning to new lifestyles.  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/106452602600.

Two great courses coming up

Christine Gibbins    Manningham Council
Council have just confirmed a new hands on program for August which may be of interest to you – Setting up a Shopify store – details here:

Also – they are running a Google My Business session (with mentoring from Peter Blasch and Alison Evans to follow) next week –https://www.manninghambusiness.com.au/events/google-my-business/
When the session is full we will take EOIs to run another one.

Own a rental property? What you need to know this tax time.

Linda Turner     Roy A. McDonald, Accountants & Lindale Insurances, Financial Planning
The Australian Taxation Office is aware that residential rental property owners may be concerned about how COVID-19, floods, or bushfires have reduced their income. This may be a result of tenants paying less or entering deferred payments plans, or travel restrictions which have affected demand for short-term rental properties. New legislation also affects the tax deductions that owners of vacant land can claim.…
Please read more and feel free to contact their office for further assistance …

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business
A 2 hour free of charge business mentoring session could make a world of difference to your strategic planning.  Please contact Peter for more information.

Courses and activities

Christine Mountford    Living and Learning @ Ajani
Due to the current restrictions Living and Learning @ Ajani will remain closed until further notice.  Zoom classes are now running, BOOK HERE

Give the Gift of Appreciation 

Elsie Carter     Ayrbrae Flowers
There has never been a better time to share a random gift of beautiful flowers.  Elsie will gladly help you arrange a wonderful surprise for family and friends.

The Whitehorse Business Group 

The Whitehorse Business Group is offering weekly free webinars for its members and guests and will be happy to have you join them.
Fridays 8:15 am – 9:00 am
(Different relevant topics each week will be presented by proficient facilitators)
You can access more information and register for free by visiting their website.


Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Adults Helpline 13 11 14     Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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