July Open Meeting

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

Hooked!   How Leaders Connect, engage and Inspire with Storytelling. Stories and storytelling can inspire, influence, motivate and engage people where logic and bullet points may not. Think of your own experience. Isn’t it always the story, the anecdote, the example that you remember long after the event? Business storytelling is…

CoWorking Space by Manningham Business

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

CoWorking Space.   Are you tired of working from home or the same old desk space every day? Bookings are now open for the Manningham Business Coworking space. Date:  Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 Time:  9.30am – 4.00pm Place:  MC2, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, Vic 3108 Cost:  Free of Charge Parking: …

June Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Ken Sharpe (Kadota) and a Mystery Guest (???) will be our Member-In-Focus guests at this month’s meeting.  Both are looking forward to their time with us in the MBN spotlight, so please make the effort to come along to our Forum and tap into the experience and knowledge of these two members.…

June Open Meeting

Tuesday, 11th June 2019

We would love you to join past, present and future members of MBN to celebrate an important milestone of our service to local business. From its humble beginnings, with a few friends meeting for coffee, MBN has grown to become a valuable community association providing support and opportunities for local business owners to…

May Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

We hope that you are looking forward to our next Member-Only event, We’ll hear from two entirely different industry members – a bank manager and a leadership coach – who will be interviewed about their different fields of expertise and then we’ll be given the opportunity to tap into their knowledge.…

May Open Meeting

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

In Christine Williams presentation she will share her knowledge and experiences based around a Forbes Insight survey that showed an overwhelming 84% of respondents stated that they prefer face-to-face meetings when it comes to establishing business relations.

April Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019

Because of exceptionally busy times for all businesses there will not be a Members’ Forum this month. We look forward to meeting up with you at another of our MBN events.

April Open Meeting

Tuesday, 9th April 2019

In-conjunction with Bendigo Bank – we will be hosting A Business Breakfast featuring an Economic Update with David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research. Full details of this event will posted shortly!

March Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 26th March 20129

We know Members frequently feel that the real value of their membership comes from the Member-only Forums on the 4th Tuesday of each month. We are raising the bar higher to deliver practical and valuable beneficial information for you and your business each month. Details of this event will be…

March Open Meeting 2019

Tuesday, 12th March 2019

Recruitment Options Would you like to learn more about a broad range of options, services and backing that will assist you in finding the right staff for your business needs? If you are looking for staff or training to improve your business performance, this meeting is a must.   You will…

February Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 26th February 2019

We know Members frequently feel that the real value of their membership comes from the Member-only Forums on the 4th Tuesday of each month. We are raising the bar higher to deliver practical and valuable beneficial information for you and your business each month. Details of this event will be…

February Open Meeting

Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Amplify your impact Andrew Horsfield is a performance consultant who advises leaders in business, sport and social enterprise. With deep expertise in advancing people and performance, he avoids fist pumping rah-rah preferring to deliver cutting edge capability that delivers real world results. Helping people perform at their peak is what…

January Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

We know Members frequently feel that the real value of their membership comes from the Member-only Forums on the 4th Tuesday of each month. We are raising the bar higher to deliver practical and valuable beneficial information for you and your business each month. This month’s meeting will follow the…

December Open Meeting

Tuesday, 11th December

You are invited to meet the Winners of the 2018 MBEA Awards. Manningham Business Network Inc. is holding an Special Open Meeting and we would love you to join in the celebrations with us. There will be a fabulous panel discussion so that you can hear from some of the winners…

MBN’s Annual Christmas Party

Friday, 7th December

Ho Ho Ho and a Merry Invitation to some festive cheer from Santa’s MBN Committee ! Take some time out to come along, relax and talk with your fellow members – enjoy a quiet drink, scrumptious finger food and have some fun. Dont forget to bring a Kris Kringle gift…

November Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 27th November

As the year ends we can take the time to reflect on what we have learnt as businesses and as people for 2018.  And what better way to do this then a sharing and caring session of your best life and business hacks? You’re invited to come along to the…

MBEA Gala Dinner

Friday, 16th November

Manningham Business Network Inc. will not be holding an Open Meeting during the month of November.   We will be supporting the Manningham Business Excellence Awards and the announcement of the 2018 Winners at their Gala Dinner. We encourage everyone to join us for this fabulous event … As a member of the…

October Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 23rd October

Working with Generation Ys For some working with Generation Y is straight forward process.  For others it can be fraught with challenges, especially if you are a Baby Boomer.  The theme of our member-only October Forum is to examine the various generations, explore the differences in their approaches to work/life…

October Open Meeting

Tuesday, 9th October

Insurance, investing, beneficiaries – what’s all this got to do with Superannuation? Superannuation is much more than just a sum taken from your income regularly.   Investment options and insurance options within Super need to be fully understood to avoid poor outcomes. We have asked Sue West of Money Natters to…

September Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 25th September

This month’s Member-Only forum features a workshop based on the DISC method of personality profiling … Communicating with people who aren’t like us… Our lives are based around communicating with others – in our work time, our personal lives and  pretty much everything we do. Sometimes we can feel as…

September Open Meeting

Tuesday, 11th September

Outsourcing … We have not 1 but indeed 3 special guests coming along as a panel of experts at our September Dinner Meeting.   The topic for this evening has a connection for all businesses – Outsourcing.  We will be discussing the highs/lows/pros/cons of this work-overflow resource.  Whether you need to top up your…

August Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 28th August

MBN’s AGM will be held before the professional development segment of our Forum.  We urge all members to attend – as it is your MBN !!!  Should you be unable to join us for breakfast and this very short meeting, please invoke your Proxy voting rights. We hope, too, that…

August Open Meeting

Tuesday, 14th August

“Confident Business” Leading Senior Constable Carla Reardon (Crime Prevention Officer) is joining us as our August Open Meeting Guest Speaker.  Pro-active crime prevention is an aspect every company should be familiar with, so we urge you to attend. If you would like to learn how to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of…

July Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 24th July

Christmas in July Santa’s little helpers are already afoot and planning a wonderful lunch for MBN members at the fabulous Altair Restaurant. Numbers are strictly limited  –  bookings are essential. Please contact Peter Nash at treasurer@mbn.asn.au to let him know that you are coming and to arrange payment. Current event…

July Open Meeting

Tuesday, 10th July

‘Creating a level playing field for small businesses’ We are very pleased to have Judy O’Connell, Victorian Small Business Commissioner, deliver a keynote presentation at our July Open Meeting. Join us to learn more of the 4 key functions of the VSBC :- Advocacy – advocating on issues affecting small…

June Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 26th June

We know Members frequently feel the “real gold” of their membership is in the Members-only Forums on the 4th Tuesday of each month. As we continue to raise the bar even higher in order deliver practical and beneficial information for you and your business each month we urge you to…

May Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 26th June

We will NOT be holding a Members’ Forum in May. You are invited to attend the other wonderful events that we have planned during this month.   Our regular schedule will resume in June with each monthly Forum including a selection of the following components: >     Share your Expertise (Member…

June Open Meeting

Tuesday, 12th June

Market Launch !!!   What are you doing, right now, to re-engage your clients? Staying relevant to customers is vital to business growth today. Old activities no longer work and new trends last moments. With so much choice, movement and change, how can we thrive in a sea of disruption.…

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Business Breakfast

Tuesday, 29th May

You are invited to join us for the 2018 Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Business Breakfast With Guest speaker David Robertson, Head of Economic & Market Research   David Robertson is one of Australia’s leading and most entertaining financial market commentators, and he’s coming back to Manningham to give us the low…

2018 MBE Awards Launch

Tuesday, 15th May

  Manningham Business Excellence Awards Launch The Manningham Business Excellence Awards provide a platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to showcase themselves, highlight their strengths and celebrate their points of difference that make them stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive environment. At the launch you…

May Open Meeting

Tuesday, 8th May

Inclusion@Work You are invited to join Paralympic Gold Medallist Dylan Alcott to explore why employing people with a disability will help your business. Business benefits : With 4.5 million Australians living with some form of disability, this event will increase your knowledge and enable you to access a larger pool…

April Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 24th April

To help members get to know each other and our businesses, we are very pleased to have Nicolle Knox of Your Indulgence as our Meet the Member guest this month. Vicki and Russell of Gardiner and McInnes Real Estate will share their expertise in Relationship Management.   Join us and learn…

April Open Meeting

Tuesday, 10 April

“Building and Celebrating Community” James Murphy of Oswald + Co is our April Guest Speaker.   James’ ‘Building and Celebrating Community’ Workshop is about helping businesses discover ways to build community capital. The workshop explores ‘what is community’ and what version of community they celebrate.  Together, we discover the community…

March Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 27th March

Please log the Member-Only Forum into your diary. We will be looking forward to catching up with you at this meeting.   We know Members frequently feel that the real value of their membership comes from the Member-only Forums on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Each monthly Forum will…

March Open Meeting

Tuesday, 13th March

Please note that this is an evening event :- Start time:  6.00pm    Finish time:  9.00pm How you can plan and build a blog for your business Matthew Farmer is a Copywriter, Professional Writer, Educator and Literary Alchemist who holds a degree in Professional Writing and Communication. He has been a…

February Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 27th February

We know Members frequently feel that the real value of their membership comes from the Member-only Forums on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Each monthly Forum will include a selection of the following components: >     Share your Expertise (Member sharing business how-to’s of benefit to all) >     Business Lessons…

February Open Meeting

Tuesday, 13th February,2018

“Branding Your Business and Engaging Your Customers”   Late last year we heard from Glen Coutinho about turning customers into ‘raving’ fans of your business. Continuing on this theme, Phoebe Lay is going to share with us her strategies for branding your business and engaging with your customers. Phoebe founded…

January Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Hello and Happy New Year to all of our Members. We look forward to meeting up with you for breakfast at Quest and presenting a program that will “entertain and inform”. With best wishes for a very productive and successful year ahead. Your MBN Committee

December Open Meeting

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

Meet the Winners of the MBEA Awards. A Facilitated Panel Discussion Hear from some of the winners of the Manningham Business Excellence Awards as they share some secrets to their success!  Our panelist will be interviewed about their business backgrounds and their  future aspirations – and will be happy to…

Annual Christmas Get Together

Friday, 8th December, 2017

We have just the thing for all of Santa’s MBN Helpers … a very Merry start to all your 2017 festivities. Please join us as we unwind and enjoy the company of fellow members … Let’s take the time to chat, get to know each other and celebrate the spirit…

November – Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017

November – Members-Only Forum Long standing member, Tracy Nuthall of Costumes without Drama will facilitate this Manningham Business Network Inc. Members’ Forum.    We are very pleased to have Frank Costanzo of Costanzo Lawyers as our Member in Focus too. Topic for our Business Development Activity: 30 minutes or less…

November Open Meeting …

Wednesday, 15th Novemer, 2017

A celebration of business achievement!

Celebrate success …

Wednesday, 15th Novemer, 2017

A celebration of business achievement!

October – Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017

October – Members-Only Forum   Our monthly Forums are where many of our members believe they receive the real ‘gold’ of their membership. MBN Forums give participants the opportunity to present to fellow members on any aspect of their business and receive feedback and suggestions to help them achieve their…

October Open Meeting

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

‘Exceptional customer service and raving fans’ presentation by Glen Coutinho – Director, RT Edgar Real Estate A family man, Glen prefers to spend his spare time with his wife Simonne and his children Brooke, Jack, Billy, Mason and Jules, either quietly together or entertaining family and friends, or at the…

Footy Finals September Function …

Thursday, 28th September, 2017

Our Footy Finals September Function – it’s going to be a Blockbuster !!   Yes, the MBN committee wants to kick some goals in AFL Grand-Final week by welcoming members and guests to our footy-themed special event.   It will be a relaxing, fun-filled way to explore new networking opportunities and…

September Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017

September – Members-Only Forum   Our monthly Forums are where many of our members believe they receive the real ‘gold’ of their membership. MBN Forums give participants the opportunity to present to fellow members on any aspect of their business and receive feedback and suggestions to help them achieve their…

September Open Meeting

Tuesday, 12th September, 2017

Authority Content – The Simple System For Building Your Business Brand, Sales & Credibility. David Jenyns’ entrepreneurial journey begins back in his early 20’s when he sold Australia’s most loved sporting ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Since then, his business experience spans from developing and branching retail stores, to founding…

Women Inspiring Business Lunch

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017

Women Inspiring Business Lunch Manningham Business proudly presents the 4th annual Women Inspiring Business Lunch. The Lunch provides a relaxed atmosphere for women in business to network, share ideas and connect with other knowledgeable women while enjoying a 2 course meal with wine. This year, the guest speaker is Chyka…

August Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017

AGM & August – Members-Only Forum   We invite you to unite with us to celebrate the year that has been and the one that is to come !   Your Manningham Business Network Inc. committee hopes to see representation from all of our members and we ask that you…

Manningham Business Expo

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017

Manningham Business Expo … This day-long event will host over 20 free business information seminars on various topics – social media, marketing, information systems and processes and business growth. Delegates will be able attend to take advantage of the business information sessions, visit exhibitors and importantly network with other local…

August Open Meeting

Tuesday, 8th August, 2017

Memory and Memorability for Business Success In her book The Most Important Graph in the World, written with Professor Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping, Jennifer Goddard explores the principles of memory that can make all the difference to personal and business success. In this interactive presentation, participants will…

July Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 25th , 2017

July – Members-Only Forum   This will be a highly interactive session where we explore a number of topics around How a Small Business Can Be Competitive against Big Business. We’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of each as well as look at how we can leverage this to our…

July Open Meeting

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

We all have IT challenges … we all need help at some time or another … Sometimes just knowing where to look for guidance is the greatest step forward. MBN has a starting point for you.

June Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 27th June, 2017

A ‘Christmas-in-June’ Lunch at Ajani You don’t need to give a thought to cards, gifts, jingling bells or Santa suits. You just need to register for this function!  Numbers are limited, first in best dressed. The Members’ Forum lunch last year was a great success, so we are now urging…

June Open Meeting

Tuesday, 13th June, 2017

How to Build Your Marketing Movement Many know him as Australia’s RockStar Marketer – and over the past 15 years he has positively influenced well over 300,000 entrepreneurs. He has a penchant for getting things done that has helped propel tens of thousands of small business owners into action. Yes!…

May Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 30th May, 2017

May – Members-Only Forum This month’s Members’ Forum, due to be held on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017, has been replaced by the Special Event … A Business Breakfast Hosted by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank        

Business Breakfast

Tuesday, 30th May, 2017

Reminder to reserve your place for the Business Breakfast Hosted by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank The Head of Financial Markets, David Robertson, is the special Guest Speaker.   David will share his insights on interest rates, house prices, business confidence and how Donald Trump’s influence will impact on the Australian economy.…

May Open Meeting

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017

Pioneering business mentor and trainer Nik Tang inspires business owners to achieve their business dreams by seeing the opportunities for success in every idea. In his talk, Nik will share the single game-changing strategy proven to scale businesses for more money, more meaning and more freedom. No business owner can…

2017 MBEA Launch Breakfast

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017

Your opportunity to learn from the past four award recipients of The Manningham Business of the Year.

April Members’ Forum

Wednesday , 26th April, 2017

April – Members-Only Forum   There are 3 key things about this special event … –    It is being held on WEDNESDAY, 26th April, 2017 – right after ANZAC Day. –    We are giving members a ground floor opportunity to participate in a new initiative. –    It is important that you be there.   Plus,…

April Open Meeting

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017

Yvonne Adele Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) started her professional life in a technical-support role with Microsoft as a natural-born tech-head. Yvonne has been Speaking professionally for 15+ years, since she created the Ms Megabyte character for the Today Show. Yvonne is the president of Social Media Club Melbourne and was…

Quarterly Drinks …

Thursday, 30th March, 2017

You are invited to a special event … The MBN Committee is hosting a Free informal get-together for members and guests. Finger food and drinks will be provided – and, of course, there will be plenty of networking. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

March Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

March – Members-Only Forum Our monthly meetings are where many of our members believe they receive the real ‘gold’ of their membership. MBN Forums give participants the opportunity to present to fellow members on any aspect of their business and receive feedback and suggestions to help them achieve their goals.…

March Open Meeting

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017

We all have IT challenges … we all need help at some time or another … Sometimes just knowing where to look for guidance is the greatest step forward. MBN has a starting point for you.

February Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

February– Members-Only Forum Effective interaction is a challenge we all have – that’s why it’s been chosen as our group networking activity for this Forum. Communicating is never as simple or as easy as it sounds – especially on a business level … How do we get to know our…

February Open Meeting

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

The Invisible Force That Exceptional Leaders Deploy  Our speaker this month is someone who understands business, not only from a marketing, systems and strategic point of view – but also from what many would say is a ‘Jedi-level’ deep-thinking stand point. He also understands how people develop to the point…

January Members’ Forum

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017

January – Members-Only Forum Our monthly Forums are where many of our members believe they receive the real ‘gold’ of their membership. Kay Morton of Morton Tolhurst and Craig Williams of Common Ground Natural Therapies will give their ‘Member in the Spotlight’ presentations. Kay will discuss how understanding people’s behavioural…

December Open Meeting

Tuesday, 13th December

A Facilitated Panel Discussion Hear from some of the winners of the Manningham Business Excellence Awards as they share some secrets to success! This event will take the format of a Panel being interviewed with questions being encouraged from all who attend. Our final event for 2016, this will be…

Members’ Christmas Party!

Friday, 2nd December, 2016

Lets’ celebrate the season and all we’ve achieved in 2016!

November Members’ Meeting

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016

November – Members-Only Forum Our monthly Forums are where many of our members believe they receive the real ‘gold’ of their membership. In November, we’ll be helping each other make our plans for 2017. Additionally, we’ll hear from two members (Graeme Parker, of The Potentialist Club and Michelle de Boer…

Special Event …

Wednesday 9th November 2016,

Manningham Business Excellence Awards In lieu of our normal Open Meeting for November let’s all get together at the Manningham Business Excellence Awards Gala Ceremony on Wednesday 9th November 2016, from 6pm to 10pm at the Manningham Function Centre. This celebration of the achievements of local businesses in the Manningham…

Friday Night Drinks

Friday, 4 November, 2016

Friday Night Drinks – Members and Guests Welcome We might not hear hooves pounding … but we will have the glamour of the Spring Racing Carnival with us as we enjoy Friday Night drinks! Join us for a drink and relaxed networking – and get your November off to a great…

October Members’ Meeting

Tuesday 25 October 2016

October Members’ Forum … As suggested at our September Forum, our Topic for brainstorming and peer discussion this month is Managing all the risks in your business – especially the financial ones. Come along and share your ideas, ask questions and learn from your peers. What would you like to know…

October Open Meeting

Tuesday 11th October, 2016

Digital Master Class for Business Owners & Leaders If you need – or want – to create more connections with your most valuable customer, generate leads, phone calls and ultimately, grow your business … then you can’t afford to miss our next Open Meeting! Marcus Walford, from Herald Sun –…

September Members’ Meeting

Tuesday 27 September 2016

What’s the number one thing you want, or need, to change in how your business is performing right now? This month’s meeting is about brainstorming to find ways to help you.

September Open Meeting

Tuesday 13th September 2016

Spring into Community Action – AND Boost your Bottom Line! We have two very special speakers sharing information about just how we can do this – Doreen Stoves, CEO of Doncare has some amazingly simple yet incredibly helpful ideas about how each and every business in Manningham can help Doncare…

August Members Meeting

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016

What’s bugging you in Business? To help you prepare to get the most from this session, think about what’s bugging you in your business right now – what obstacles are you currently facing? – what problem do you need to solve? – what’s the number one thing you want, or…

August Open Meeting

Tuesday 9th August

5 Steps to a Happy Work-Life Balance “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV In the past five years 42% of workers have seen a deterioration in their work-life balance. This leads to greater job stress, ill health, and poorer relationships. In fact, Australia…

July Members Meeting

Tuesday 26th July

What’s the number one thing you want, or need, to change in how your business is performing right now? This month’s meeting is about brainstorming to find ways to help you.

July Open Meeting

Tuesday 12 July

Profit on Purpose: The Solution to the Culture Crisis Have you ever asked yourself “Why am I in business?” Sure – we all know it’s to make money – to make a profit – and to provide you and those you care about a good lifestyle. But, if a client,…

June Members Forum

Tuesday 28th June

Members’ Forum – Lunch Time Meeting We know that some of our members are not always able to attend our breakfast meetings, so this is a special opportunity for those who may prefer a lunch time session to meet up with the MBN team. Come along to Ajani, support the…

June End of Financial Year Celebration

Friday, 24th June

End of Financial Year Celebration Come along and join your MBN colleagues for a special social gathering. We will be celebrating the End of the Financial Year and will welcome a New Year of Potential for our businesses. The Committee is shouting your first drink and snacks, with beverages at…

June Open Meeting

Tuesday 14th June

Marketing: Panel Discussion   It would be rare to find a business owner who doesn’t want to improve the results they get from their marketing efforts … How do we do it more effectively – and more efficiently? How do we discover where our target market is and how to…

May Member Forum – MBEA Launch Breakfast

Tuesday 24 May

Manningham Business Excellence Awards – Launch Breakfast   The Manningham Business Excellence Awards (MBEA) are now in their fourth year. Instead of our usual Members Forum, this month’s meeting will be the Launch Party for the 2016 MBEA. This breakfast event will outline the process for you, give you all…

May Open Meeting

Tuesday 10 May

Conflict. Like it or not, we all have some of this in our lives. Maybe it’s … An aggressive email you’ve received A disagreement you are having with a supplier A conflict with a staff member A ‘personality clash’ between a couple members of your team An uneasy feeling you…

April Member Forum

Tuesday 26 April

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: •Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist •Discuss…

April Open Meeting

Tuesday 12 April 2016

We’re excited to have Jeff Ryall coming to speak with us! With more than 45 years’ experience in the business world – and the last 24 of these working in his own small businesses – Jeff is going to share with us the 10 things I wish I’d known when…

March Member Meeting – SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: •Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist •Discuss…

March Open Meeting

Featuring Lisa Renn – “Foster Potential”.

February Member Meeting

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: •Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist •Discuss…

February Open Meeting

TOPIC: Are You Pricing Like Dennis Denuto? In this session, Jon Manning asks if you are pricing like the incompetent lawyer in the movie, “The Castle”? Jon will share with you the reasons why pricing is getting scary, despite the fact that it is the most powerful profit improvement lever…

January Member Meeting

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year.

MBN Members Christmas Party

Come celebrate the Festive Season at our end of year Member’s Event.

December Open Meeting – feat. the Winners of the Business Excellence Awards

Featuring guest speaker Tina Manolitsas. “Tina is a highly experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Event Producer (corporate, conference & exhibition) and Marketing Communication specialist with proven success across multiple industry sectors and B2B and B2C environments within Corporate, Ad Agency, Not For Profit, Government and Consultancy environments. A long time academic…

November Member Meeting

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year.

November Open Meeting – Business Excellence Awards

The Manningham Business Excellence Awards provide a platform for Manningham businesses of all shapes and sizes to showcase themselves, highlight their strengths and celebrate their points of difference.

October Member Meeting

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year.

October Open Meeting – presented by Bendigo Bank

A corporate breakfast hosted by our sponsors, Bendigo Bank, with guest presenter Morgan Gries. Morgan Gries is a Small Business Banking Manager at the Bendigo Bank with the responsibility of assisting with the finance requirements for Small to Medium Business Enterprises (SME’s) located within the north eastern region Melbourne. Morgan…

Friday Night Drinks

Join us and take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces, catch up with some familiar ones and network in a relaxed and casual setting. The more the merrier so please feel free…

September Member Meeting – M500 Business Benchmark Group

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year.

September Open Meeting – feat. MBN Panel Discussion

An informative open forum featuring a panel discussion and presentations from members of the Manningham Business Network.

August Friday Night Drinks

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces, catch up with some familiar ones and network in a relaxed and casual setting. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along…

August Member Meeting – AGM

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) for this year will be held on the Tuesday 25 August 2015, commencing at 7:00am. This will be held in the function room at The Pancake Parlour, Doncaster, and is open to MEMBERS ONLY.

Women Inspiring Business Expo and Lunch

The Expo feature a diverse range of local businesses and their services. This is a great opportunity to network with like minded businesses; to share, learn and grow together. Following the Expo a two course lunch featuring a presentation from guest speaker Yvonne Bornstein. Yvonne went from high flying success…

July Friday Night Drinks

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces, catch up with some familiar ones and network in a relaxed and casual setting. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along…

July Open Meeting

Tuesday 14 July, 2015

For anybody wanting to succeed in business and in life, learning the art of fine presentations will stand you in good stead, build your self-confidence and position you as a leader amongst people.

June “End of Financial Year” Friday Night Drinks

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces, catch up with some familiar ones and network in a relaxed and casual setting. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along…

June Member Meeting – Sue Ellson Workshop

Tuesday 23 June, 2015

A unique ‘Members Only’ opportunity to attend a workshop with Sue Ellson, in lieu of our regular Members Meeting. Sue is a LinkedIn specialist. She will give you valuable hints on social media start up and using premium value social media platforms for your business. She’ll show you how to…

June Open Meeting

Wednesday 10 June

Like you, sustained commitment expert Richard Bowles, knows that determination and dedication towards objectives are vital to reach long term milestones. He’s seen how reaching these objectives have been defined numerous ways over the years. Is it exceptional skills and talent? Is it a positive mind set? Is it only…

May Open Meeting

Tuesday 12 May

Effective Marketing & Selling Solutions for Tough Times Presented by Colin Bockman, The Architect of Game – Changing Sales Success at ICAN Consultants Pty Ltd I Sales Engineer all forms of selling situations, from B2B Repetitive Rep scenarios to Complete Conference Content Design and Facilitation to Product Launch sell-ins… PLUS…

April Member Meeting

Tuesday 28 April

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

April Open Meeting

Tuesday 14 April

Success is Simple, but Not Easy Presented by Warwick Merry. People talk about Success. Many even work hard for it. Interestingly many people have no idea what it is. Join Warwick Merry, the Get More Guy, as he shares his ideas and experiences on how you can have more Success…

March Member Meeting

Tuesday 24 March

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

March Open Meeting

Tuesday 10 March

Effective Retail Marketing on a minimal Budget Presented by Jamie Thomas, Founder & Owner – Synkd Marketing and Design Jamie has about 12 years of experience in the design and advertising industry both in the UK and Australia. As co owner of “SYNKD” he offers his extensive creative ideas and…

February Member Meeting

Tuesday 24 February

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

February Open Meeting

Tuesday 10 February

LinkedIn and Google+ for You and Your Business Presented by Sue Ellson, Founder and Director of Newcomers Network Google your name or your business name and the top search results are likely to be from LinkedIn or Google+. Now is the time to maximise your performance and conversion via these premium…

January Friday Night Drinks – Cancelled this month

Friday 30 January, 2015

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

January Member Meeting

Tuesday 27 January

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

December Open Meeting

Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Did you know there is an independent, quick, effective and no or low cost service available to businesses to assist in the resolution of business disputes with other businesses or government? Small businesses need a competitive and fair business environment to grow and ways to resolve disputes quickly and cheaply…

November Friday Night Drinks

Friday 28 November, 2014

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

November Member Meeting

Tuesday 25 November

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

November Open Meeting – Business Excellence Awards

Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Business Excellence Awards Gala Cocktail Ceremony. Join in as we celebrate excellence in business and announce the winner of the 2014 Manningham Business Excellence Awards at the Manningham Function Centre. All Manningham Business Network members please email Peter to organise your tickets, as you will receive $10 off your ticket.…

October Friday Night Drinks

Friday 31 October

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

October Member Meeting

Tuesday 28 October

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

Gardenhill Exclusive VIP Preview

Thursday 23 October

All Manningham Business Network members are invited to Beulah International’s Gardenhill Exclusive VIP Preview; Date : 23 October 2014   Thursday 6-8.30pm Venue : Gardenhill display suite – 5 Elgar Road, Doncaster, opposite current Audi display centre. Event partner : Audi Doncaster Guests : Audi VIP, MBN and Rotary There…

October Open Meeting

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

It’s not what you say it’s the way that you say it, its not what you do its the way that you do it, and this comes from your inner most thoughts about yourself and others. Key Learnings: How to have a positive and constructive attitude. How to be Customer…

September Friday Night Drinks

Friday 26 September, 2014

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

September Member Meeting

Sunday 14 September

The Manningham Business Network September members meeting will be held at Rieschiecks Reserve Athletics Track, George Street Doncaster East; supporting our charity of choice Relay for Life. All members and their families are welcome to attend and are invited to join us for a BBQ at 10am. Leanne Sklavenitis will…

September Open Meeting

Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The Warrior Mindset For Success in Life & Business Are you: Frustrated at the lack of progress in your business compared to the abundance of effort you’re putting into it? Overwhelmed by a to-do list that seems to get longer every time you go to yet another business seminar? Exhausted…

August Friday Night Drinks

Friday 30 August 2014

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

August Member Meeting

Tuesday 26 August

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

August Open Meeting – Women Inspiring Business Lunch

Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Guest speaker Nicole Livingstone, Women Inspiring Business Luncheon Explore and unlock your potential with Nicole Livingstone Nicole is one of Australia’s most successful female backstrokers. With an international career spanning 12 years, she has fought hard to win Olympic and Commonwealth Games medals and Pan Pacific Championships. Nicole’s determination to…

July Friday Night Drinks Cancelled.

Friday 25 July

Our apologies however July Friday night drinks have been cancelled. We are in search of a new venue, if you have any idea’s please let us know!

July AGM & Member Meeting

Tuesday 22 July

Our annual AGM will be held this morning. The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business…

July Open Meeting

Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Presented Brad Tonini, – The Sales Strategist – The Entrepreneurs Alliance Brad Tonini has had over 16 years of running his own business. As a sought after sales strategist, Brad has helped hundreds of companies increase their sales quickly through his Million Dollar Selling coaching and training programs. Brad has…

June Friday Night Drinks

Friday 27 June

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

June Member Meeting

Tuesday 24 June

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

June Open Meeting

Wednesday 11 June

With 27 years of daily sales experience, and nine years running business and professional development training programs, author and entrepreneur, Mark Garbelotto is Australia’s premier business, leadership and sales training professional. He is also founder and CEO of one of Australia’s handful of dedicated professional leadership and business development institutes,…

BEA Breakfast Launch with Guest Speaker Steve Moneghetti

Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The Manningham Business Excellence Awards Breakfast will be launched Tuesday 27 May 14. Join us to launch this years Business Excellence Awards Breakfast function with guest speaker Steve Moneghetti. This event will provide all attendees with the opportunity to network with other Manningham businesses. The breakfast launch will feature guest…

March Open Meeting

Tuesday 11 March

How to Get Clients and Increase Sales Presented by Caroline Banhidy, CEO – Client Almighty Caroline Banhidy is an expert marketer and entrepreneur with a long history of strategy consulting to big and small businesses alike. She specialises in helping business owners create Raving Fans who keep coming back and…

February Friday Night Drinks

Friday 27 February

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

February Member Meeting

Tuesday 25 February

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

February Open Meeting

Tuesday 11 February

Health and Your Bottom Line Presented by Lisa Renn, Director – Accredited Practising Dietitian of Body Warfare Nutrition Marketing is a vital business tool. As business owners we market through many different channels and need to build a message that inspires confidence for prospective customers. As the business owner your…

January Friday Night Drinks

Friday 31 January

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

May Friday Night Drinks

Friday 31 January

Take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. The more the merrier so please feel free to bring along colleagues or clients!

January Member Meeting

Tuesday 28 January

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

April Friday Night Drinks

Friday 27 March Located at 6 Mitchell St, Doncaster East Join us and take some time out to relax and mingle with other MBNers over a drink or two. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces, catch up with some familiar ones and network in a relaxed and…

May Member Meeting

The Manningham Business Network members meeting is a closed meeting only available for members. It is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. There are 11 meetings per year. This meeting enables member to have the options to: Discuss their business and identify how other members can assist Discuss…

July Member Meeting – BEA Breakfast Launch

2015 Launch Business breakfast to launch a Business Excellence Awards program for the City of Manningham. All Manningham businesses and their staff are invited to attend.