Offers and links abound in this week’s business briefing …

MBN 13th October Online Business Connection

8:00am – 9:00am via Zoom  –   everyone is welcome to attend.
Simon Barker defines the scope and clarifies the primary topics of Cyber Security.

MBN 27th October Only Members’ Forum

8:00am – 9:00am via Zoom  –  this is a member-only event
Explore online advertising campaigns and best value deals with Jamie Gemmell.

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
You know that your business provides great services and products … but how do you prove it? It’s time to showcase your success stories with case studies via Alison’s fabulous knowledge share.  Visit our our News and Facebook pages to learn more.

How long will my money last?

Linda Turner     Roy A. McDonald, Accountants & Lindale Insurances, Financial Planning
The enormous pressure & uncertainty of the global COVID-19 crisis has sparked a financial crisis. Many Australians have had disruption to their income with major industries shutting down. For some, it has also meant job loss. You may be starting to worry about how long your money will last. Rather than just hoping for the best, you need to take some action.  See further details in our News article link   Please read more and feel free to contact their office for further assistance.

Letting go

Lynne Durham
Are you are feeling weighed down under the constant feelings of resentment, anger, hurt or blame? When holding on is draining, you can take back your energy by letting go.  You can free up space to focus on what is truly important to you and the future of your business by joining Lynne’s free 1 hour lunchtime workshop on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm – book at

Planning your own video(s)

Chris Martini     OtticoLab
Chris is offering a FREE service, without any SIGN UPS attached.  The content he is providing is part of his endeavour to help local business owners.    Please visit for more information or contact him directly if you need further assistance.

Grants and Support Services

Christine Gibbins    Manningham Council
For those seeking government assistance or support for sole traders and employers, Manningham City Council has a wealth of services they will assist you tapping into.

Members working together

Christine Mountford      Living and Learning at Ajani
Sandrea Ball     Officeworks 
MBN applauds the staff at Officeworks and LL@A for their collaboration in providing Back to School packs to add some fun and excitement for the clients of The Eat and Greet Food Pantry.
Any time you can help with supplies to fill the shelves of the Pantry, please contact Chris … she would love to hear from you too.

Give the Gift of Appreciatio

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 

Do You Have A Set of Strategies to Accelerate Your Business’ Growth, both During and After the Pandemic?  The Whitehorse group is offering a FREE webinar to support your business at this difficult time with practical strategies you can implement immediately presented by
Nabil Salameh of Quantum Business Advisors
Friday, 9th October, 2020 8:30 am – 10:00 am
You can access more information and register for free by visiting their website.


Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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