Manningham Business Network
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  • Our best wishes are with all of the entrants. The Manningham Business Excellence Awards (MBEA) are now in their fifth year  …  this year’s winners are soon to be announced. Manningham is a fantastic place to live, work, and be in business. We are a thriving community, with booming retail opportunities, a vibrant sporting community, […]

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  • Living and Learning at Ajani in Lower Templestowe have an urgent call out for MBN help.   We are truly hoping that our MBN members and friends will join forces and provide a helping hand for this organisation. What you will get: Ø  An opportunity to participate in a small business expo ·      Free of charge […]

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Why did my Daddy die?

  • Lessons from an Incident Investigation about personal motivation for safety 2009… a year that heralded some interesting events and saw some watershed moments. While these events may be of great interest and significance for some, the only event that two little boys (I’ll call Matty and Nicky for the purpose of this article), noted in […]

Manningham Business Network
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  • Don’t put daffodils or jonquils in with other flowers as the sap upsets other flowers and they will die more quickly.   Elsie Carter Ayr Brae Flowers

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  • Using media to grow your business If you are considering using any media to grow your business, here are my fop 5 pointers to get you started: 1:  Be clear on your business growth goals 2:  Understand and be specific about who your ideal customer is (target audience) 3:  Explore the most effective and most […]

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#1 Sales Tip

  • #1 Sales Tip When In Front Of Customers When you are in front of a customer or prospect, it is always best to find out what they are interested in before you talk to them about you and your products. Below is a great sales pitch for selling a mouse trap to a mouse except……… “A […]

Manningham Business Network
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  • What can small business learn from Qantas and Virgin? The HeraldSun ran an interesting article on August 29th 2014, titled, “Qantas v Virgin: The war that cost $8.75m a day”. The article looked at the way both businesses operated and the effect it’s had on their profits Check it out at http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/travel-news/qantas-v-virgin-australia-the-war-that-cost-875m-a-day/story-fnjjv...

Manningham Business Network
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Can banks be trusted

  • Can banks be trusted to give you the contracted discount on your home loan? The simple answer is no! How many times do people with a home loan check what their current interest rate is? Even if they look at it how do they know that the correct interest rate is being applied? Often the […]

Manningham Business Network
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  • How to maximize your sale price The way your property presents itself to potential buyers affects the way they feel about it. Does the property make a good first impression? Does it have a ‘wow’ factor? Has the floorplan and space been maximised? These are the questions buyers typically – and subconsciously – ask themselves […]

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  • As the end of financial year approaches, it is important that you take the time to focus on tax planning and tax issues that affect you before 30 June 2017 arrives. The hard work can be done for you. We have outlined some of the key tax considerations in our Tax Planning information sheets for […]

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  • Causes of a blocked drain … Have you noticed any odd noises coming from your drains, or water that’s taking an unusually long time to empty? It’s likely you’re seeing the first early signs of a blocked (or even partially blocked) drain. But what’s the cause? It could be a number of things; in fact, […]

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  • 5 Great Conversation Starters to use when Networking   You know how it usually goes when you attend a networking event … YOU: Hi, I’m Fred. THEM: Hi Fred, I’m Joe – what do you do? Followed by an exchange of what we do, where we do it, who we do it for … and […]

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Manningham Business Network
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  • It’s official! Manningham Business Network Inc (aka ‘MBN’) has re-launched our blog! Following last week’s committee meeting, I found myself volunteering (it’s funny how that happens!??) to write this short introduction despite being a complete novice in the blogging world. So, why are we starting a blog? Yes, it is partly in an attempt to […]

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