Happy Tuesday to all of our MBN members and friends.

We have had a great response – in contributions and feedback – to our weekly newsletter.  Thank you for staying in touch and reaching out to the broader community.   Please let us have any details and links that you would like to share … we trust you will find some major points of interest in those that follow …

April OnLine Members’ Forum

Lee-Anne Hunt & Tegan Rose    HR Dept Ringwood
M  0402 585 239   E  Lee-Anne.Hunt@hrdept.com.au   https://hrdept.com.au/ringwood/
We do hope that you can join us as our guest presenters, Tegan and Lee-Anne, take us through our obligations as business owners.  Like everyone we’re sure you have many questions and Tegan and Lee-Anne will endeavour to answer as many as they can. If you forward any questions you may have to Lee-Anne@hrdept.com.au by Monday 27th at noon and they will address these during the session as a priority.

Legal Matters

Frank Costanzo     Costanzo Lawyers
P  03 9894 5888   E  frank@costanzolawyers.com.au   W  www.costanzolawyers.com.au
It is one of those things that is often left on the bottom of a To Do list – make a Will / update a Will.  Frank and his team are sharing a video that will not only highlight the necessity of taking action, it will open doors to making the task a simple one.  There is essential viewing at https://youtu.be/woJdC4Rz_Uw

Fabulous online offer

Christine Kounnas     CK Singing School
M  0411 756 628   E   christinekounnas@hotmail.com  W cksingingschool.com.au
Christine is currently offering MBN members a generous concession of 20% for term 2 online lessons. As an additional bonus, on signing up she will also provide aa free download of her top vocal exercises.

Getting the best from OnLine meetings

Warwick Merry     Get More Success
M   0408 592 158   E warwick@warwickmerry.com   W www.warwickmerry.com
Keeping a promise in our April Online Business Connection to provide further support service, and to keep your skills with online meetings moving forward, Warwick has provided a great resource link at https://vimeo.com/409661132

Business Mentoring Sessions

Peter Blasch    Maverick Mentoring For Business
M  0408 036 153  E  peter@mmfb.com.au  https://www.maverickmentoringforbusiness.com.au/
Are you feeling directionless running your business is this current climate?
Manningham businesses are invited to join a free, two hour long, one on one mentoring session with experienced business coach Peter Blasch from Maverick Mentoring For Business.
You will receive assistance in forming a road map to help shift your thinking and create some practical strategies to tackle the challenges you face.

The Government’s Coronavirus stimulus package summary

Linda Turner, Roy A. McDonald, Accountants & Lindale Insurances, Financial Planning
T  03 9848 5933     E taxinvest@royamcdonald.com
The Covid-19 Pandemic is producing far reaching and difficult circumstances for everyone on all levels – business, personal, health and wellbeing.
The overwhelming amount of information may be challenging to navigate and causing more stress, so we have provided an easy to read summary that will make the stimulus packages available clearer.

Marketing Masterclass Series

Christine Gibbins    Tourism and Business Development Officer, Manningham Council
T  9840 9494   E  Christine.Gibbins@manningham.vic.gov.au
A fully subsidised online program, this marketing makeover series will assist you to shift your thinking and create some practical marketing strategies to tackle current challenges. Places are limited and open to businesses located in Manningham only.
Begins with live online sessions on April 29th, May 27th and June 24th and with the final wrap session held on July 22nd.
Register your interest here.   Watch the introductory webinar to get an overview of the program and some tips on alternative marketing methods and tactics you can implement to assist in sustaining your business during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The sponsorship is only for eligible Manningham Businesses, so if you want to let the other members of MBN know they can register their expression of interest here – https://www.marketersclubacademy.com/manninghameoi

Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
M  0407 802 953     E  alison.evans@pinpointlocal.com
Alison’s marketing tip for this week is ‘Get the word out about your business’.  You will find the article on our Facebook page and also at https://manninghambusinessnetwork.au/blog/ .
A reminder of our connecting links – GMB http://bit.ly/3aA0qXp, Facebook @ ManninghamBusinessNetwork and Instagram @ Manningham.Business.Network.

The Whitehorse Business Group is offering a free webinar for its members and guests and will be happy to have you join them.
If you would like to participate in their “Exercise to thrive” presentation by Jane Ng from Heartsense it is being held from 8:15am  – 9:00am on Friday 24th April, 2020.  You can access more information and register for free by visiting their  website or booking at

#Stay Home   #Stay Well   #Together
#thevoiceofbusinessinmanningham  #sharelearngrow

Warm regards,
Your MBN Committee

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