St Valentine’s Day Blooms …

January 31, 2018

Although cards, gifts and chocolates have a role to play, flowers have become a very special part of the tradition, on 14th February, when people express their love and admiration for one another.

The tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day has come about through the blending of legends […]

Read more →

Doncare’s powerful message …

January 28, 2018


We all strive for a better community and it’s important to recognise and promote Australian women who have contributed to societal change through advocacy and initiatives using their talents, skills and life experience.

Rosie Batty, Shaynna Blaze and Jo Stanley will […]

Read more →

2017 Manningham Business Excellence Awards

November 12, 2017

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 […]

Read more →

Carnival time for local businesses …

October 25, 2017

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 […]

Read more →

Why did my Daddy die?

October 20, 2017

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 […]

Read more →

Floral arrangement quick tip …

October 2, 2017

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

Read more →

Using media to grow your business

August 16, 2017

If you are considering using any media to grow your business, here are my top 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 […]

Read more →

#1 Sales Tip

August 2, 2017

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 […]

Read more →