Many thanks to Chris Martini of Ottico Lab for capturing the spirit of MBN in passing along this thoughts on a business connection he has developed with a fellow member.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my one-on-one session with Alison Evans from Pinpoint Local this week. The session was extremely informative and I learnt so much. Alison tailored the learning to cater exactly for my business and it’s needs. I felt in good hands with Alison providing expert SEO support and in particular – unlocking Google My Business.

I can’t thank or recommend Alison Evans and Pinpoint Local enough.  If you are a small business owner (and especially located in Melbourne Metropolitan and Manningham areas) – please reach out to Alison to get the most out of your SEO and GMB.”

We wish all MBN members and friends well as we send along this week’s announcements.

MBN August Online AGM and Members’ Forum 

This is a Member-Only Event
Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 at 8:00am – 9:00am

We will have a team of speakers who will lead discussions on ‘Innovation in a time of chaos’ from different aspects … new prospects, changes of lifestyle, following a dream or “unprecedented” tragedies etc.  Please join us as we explore possibilities and investigate fresh opportunities.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
How Local Business Can Transform to be Digital Friendly is the topic of Alison’s fabulous marketing tips this week. You can get the full detail on our News and Facebook pages.

Resolve to Volunteer in 2020

Jessica Herrington   Eastern Volunteers
Eastern Volunteers are still actively seeking volunteers.  If you would like assistance finding suitable volunteers – or would like to volunteer, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Jessica.

Business Offer

Peggy Man   HSBC Bank Australia Ltd
Life isn’t certain but with a 2.09% p.a.* fixed rate your repayments will  be.  Terms & conditions apply.  Please read more and feel free to contact Peggy at 9981 7662 or for further assistance.

Goal Success Workshop

Lynne Durham
Holding on to Guilt, or Blame, or Judgement doesn’t help anyone. In Lynne’s Letting Go Workshop you will learn how to LET GO !
These sessions are all about how we can help ourselves release what is weighing us down.  Book at

Two great courses coming up

Christine Gibbins    Manningham Council
Council have a hands on program for August which may be of interest to you – Setting up a Shopify store.  Please book at

Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business
A free of charge business mentoring session could make a world of difference to your post Covid-19 restriction recovery.  Please contact Peter for more information.

Courses and activities

Christine Mountford      Living and Learning at Ajani
Zoom classes are still running and they would love to have you join in.   BOOK HERE

Business Essentials

Sandrea Ball     Officeworks
For non Covid-19 related printing we encourage customers to order via our online Print, Copy & Create service.  You can then either collect the material from your local store via our contactless Click & Collect service or have it delivered to your door via our contactless delivery service.

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-19 Covid support service
Lifeline   Adults Helpline 13 11 14     Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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