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Networking is a great way to grow and develop your business. A business network is a type of social network using connections to extend business interests.

Many business people believe networking is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts.

Monash has a number of business related networks.

Women’s Business Network (WBN)

The Women’s Business Network provides opportunities for participants to further develop their business skills. This network is open to all businesses. Although attendees are  predominantly women, there are also men who attend on a regular basis.

For further information, please see: Women's Business Network

Home Based Business Network

This is a new initiative  that provides opportunities for people who are based at home to meet on a regular basis, learn from each other and connect.  For many, working from home is a great option but sometime home based workers can find the lack of face-to-face interaction difficult.

More than 80% of businesses in Monash don’t have employees (or have less than four) and there are many people who have chosen to work from home. This bi-monthly network provides face to face contact as well as giving support and information to small businesses.

For more information, please see: Home Based Business Network.

Other Networks

There are a wide variety of networking organisations that may provide opportunities for you to connect with others.

Monash area   

Eastern Innovation Business Centre
The EIBC is a place for dynamic and passionate people with entrepreneurial flair who want to commercialise their innovative ideas. The Eastern Innovation Business Centre team invite you to be a part of a collaborative community that creates, innovates, incubates, accelerates, learns and thrives and cordially invite you to attend one of our community events.

Monash Business Awards
Whether you are based at home, manage a large national head office, a retail outlet or a manufacturing organisation there is a place for you at the Monash Business Awards. As well as additional networking functions, support programmes and social events, the MBA committee would love you to join our community.

South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance  
SEMMA is a peak industry group representing more than 200 leading manufacturers based in South East Melbourne.

Melbourne wide

Australia China Business Council
The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

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Last updated: 11 January 2019