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Creating opportunities for a community of businesses to build their networks and connections.
Assess and Plan
Our assessment tool, allows businesses to identify opportunities, create and implement strategies for their growth and recovery.
Covid response information
We are committed to providing the most upto date advice and information for businesses in response to COVID.
Are you looking to promote your business or discover like-minded people to work with? Our business directory presents a brand new way for members to support each other and seek out business or referral opportunities. Becoming a member and being listed in the directory will make connecting with other members and promoting your business that much easier!
Access Exclusive Business Building Content
At MBN we are committed to our economic recovery. We are providing our members with access to free and paid learning resources and content designed to help you recuperate and grow your business post-COVID. Available via our online portal, these resources (which include access to business growth specialists) will help you regardless of where they are in the stage or life-cycle of your business.
Who We Are
Established in 1994, our purpose is to support the business community within the municipality of Melbourne. By facilitating connections, communication and collaboration between businesses, we contribute to the economic development of Melbourne.
Our network is driven by our members. We enable like-minded business owners, entrepreneurs and organisations to connect and build relationships … and develop and create new opportunities.
We have also created a learning and development platform that provides our members access to relevant, up-to-date content designed to get them back on the road to recovery post-COVID.
Created by thought leaders and subject matter experts, this content is there to help our members regardless of where they are on their business journey.
Our ethos is one of true collaboration, where different skillsets come together with a shared mindset to build and grow as a network.
MBN has been creating relationships and connecting businesses – large and small – and from across all sectors since 1994. Despite the changes that have taken place in how businesses engage with each other, MBN has maintained its mission to provide an environment that fosters relationships.
We acknowledge that as our world has become more highly digitised and that we need to enable businesses to engage and collaborate with each other online. So, just as we have created opportunities for our members to engage in person at our events, we have now created an environment for them to engage online.
As a member, you will now be able to find like-minded business owners and thought leaders to connect and share ideas with, to collaborate or work with and to learn or seek help from. That is our objective for each and every member and our community.
What we stand for
To be a business network which provides our members a positive environment in which to network and collaborate and to use economic initiatives for the greater good of our communities. To be a hub that shares information and content to assist our business community implement tools and systems in their businesses. To create a platform for our members to network, grow their businesses and support the greater community.
To be a leader in business networking, collaboration, sharing of knowledge and business growth while supporting and giving back to the greater community.
We run events and business networking to enable business growth.
sharing of knowledge
We enable subject matter experts (both members and non-members) to share their knowledge, skills and best practice.
We understand the true value of collaboration and offer members the opportunity to meet and share.
We strive to bring you the best opportunities and continue to embrace innovation to ensure that is delivered.
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