Word of mouth is one of the best ways to get business.  Keeping your corporate brand visible is another.   Don’t miss an opportunity to combine these elements to connect with our MBN members and guests.  Add to building your ‘other side’ business plan by utilizing our weekly business promotions.


Many thanks to those who have provided the links and tips below  …  We look forward to hearing of your news and views too.


Optimal performance for life and business

Gillian Harvey     Clinical Nutritionist & Health Coach

M  0411 567 060   E  info@plateoflife.com.au  W  www.plateoflife.com.au

For those who were not able to make the MBN 12th May Online Business Connection Zoom meeting, you can watch a recording of Gillian’s fabulous presentation at https://youtu.be/eRqvgutpATU.

Don’t forget to contact Gillian to learn more of the special offers that she is extending to MBN members and guests.


MBN May Members’ Forum

M  0421 944 891     E  admin@mbn.asn.au     www.mbn.asn.au.
Our MBN members in focus this month look forward to sharing their expertise with you via our Online Members’ Forum  …

Getting you on track

Lynne Durham – Life Coach

With what is going on in the world, even though you’re able to work from home, are you finding yourself with more time, but still unable to set routines and start moving on some of your goals?  Are you seeking help in setting up routines and staying accountable?  Lynne will have some strategies that will get you on the right track.

Getting your business marketing on track

Alison Evans – PinPoint Local  and  Chris Martini – Otticolab

MBN’s Digital Footprint is an online initiative promoting MBN members’ businesses across selected MBN digital platforms. The purpose of this program is to direct more traffic to your business website.  Join us to learn the back-of-house necessities.  Alison and Chris will show how participation in this program will help you get the best out of your online marketing.



Legal Matters

Frank Costanzo     Costanzo Lawyers
P  03 9894 5888   E  frank@costanzolawyers.com.au   W  www.costanzolawyers.com.au

You will get an outline of how essential Powers of Attorney are in the Costanzo Lawyers video clip https://youtu.be/OMIGQcfHEps.  Watch the video and then talk with Frank and his team about setting up your Financial and Medical reinforcement protection.


Video Marketing Tips

Chris Martini     Otticolab
M  0423 891 194   E  chris@otticolab.com.au   W www.otticolab.com.au.

Are you looking at hosting some live streaming events?  Chris has some fabulous guidelines to take your Webinar or Live Stream video to the next level in this weeks featured video



Digital Marketing Tips

Alison Evans    PinPoint Local
M  0407 802 953     E  alison.evans@pinpointlocal.com    www.pinpointlocalbusiness.com.au

There has never been a better time in history for businesses to get their message out there on online and in front of the ideal audience.  Fortunately, we have Alison to help us make LinkedIn work for our businesses.   We urge you to utilise her Marketing Tips highlighted on our Facebook page and at https://manninghambusinessnetwork.au/blog/.
A reminder of our connecting links – GMB http://bit.ly/3aA0qXp, Facebook @ ManninghamBusinessNetwork and Instagram @ Manningham.Business.Network.


Business Mentoring

Peter Blasch     Maverick Mentoring for Business

M 0408 036 153   E peter@mmfb.com.au    W www.maverickmentoringforbusiness.com.au/

Do you realise that you can get 2 hours of specialist mentoring, free of charge?  Boost your business potential by contacting Peter – he will set up arrangements for some valuable chat time.


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

We have provided an overview of the initiatives and changes that may help you. During these uncertain times, professional financial advice is even more important. Financial advisers look at your current circumstances and recommend the most appropriate course of action for you and your family.


Manningham Business

Christine Gibbins     Manningham Council
T  98409494   E Christine.Gibbins@manningham.vic.gov.au   www.manningham.vic.gov.au
Street cleaning blitz

Additional cleaning services to retail precincts and public areas are being provided by the State Government under the Working for Victoria initiative to ensure communities feel more comfortable returning to community spaces.

From 18 May 2020, 50 Citywide contractors will clean public infrastructure, retail centres and shopping strips, cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas, hard surfaces, traffic light buttons, bin enclosures, hand rails, street benches, bicycle stands, bins and bus stops. The cleaning activity will take place over a 4 week period, 7 days a week between the hours of 7am and 6pm. Crews will visit locations twice daily using professional grade disinfectant which are proven to provide superior action against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, viruses and algae. These products are EPA approved, do not contain bleach and are eco-friendly.

This is in addition to cleaning services that the City of Manningham currently provides to public toilets, within activity centres, parks and reserves.

Restrictions eased
From Monday 1 June, cafes, restaurants and the dining areas of pubs and clubs will be able to welcome 20 patrons per enclosed space on their premises. From Monday 22 June, that will increase to 50 patrons, with a hope that by mid-July we can move to 100 patrons per single enclosed space.


Work for Council

Through the Working for Victoria Fund, Council are currently advertising 41 new roles spanning many different parts of the organisation, from Customer Service, Business Development and IT Transformation right through to Health and Community Development. To apply visit the Government portal – Sidekicker.



The Whitehorse Business Group

Free Zoom Webinar – Friday, 22nd May 2020 at *:15am – 9:00am.
Change the way you work in the time of Coronaviris.

In the last two months the way we work has changed drastically and it’s time to get ahead in the race. In this webinar hear Kiran Tom from Whitehorse Business Group share how to use technology more efficiently to increase your productivity. Learn about alternative technologies and discover new secrets about Zoom.

Book Now For Free   

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



Should you hear of someone needing crisis support services the Lifeline telephone, text and webchat services are available at :-

Phone 13 11 14 (24hours / 7days) Text 0477 131 114 (6:00pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights) Chat online https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7:00pm – midnight, 7 nights).



Warm regards,

Your MBN Committee

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