First for Business e-news

Council provides a number of services for the support and development of new and existing businesses in the Monash region. 

The latest business and networking activities, business training and opportunities, and local information relevant to the business community are shared through a regular business e-newsletter.

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This email newsletter promotes business and networking activity. It features business events, training opportunities and local information relevant to the business community.


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Future proof your happiness in May: Women’s Business Network Lunch – Fear is your future, Home Based Business Network event, Single Touch Payroll and Accessibility Australia as a business feature.

Hack your way into happiness in May: Single Touch Payroll, Home Based Business Network event, Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2019 and Carloop as a business feature

Gain valuable skills for your business in June: Launch Event for Exciting New Business Program, Monash Business Awards lunch with Scott Haywood, Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2019, Help from Business Students, and Bluestone Yeast as a featured business.

Find Your Tribe in April – includes Find Your Tribe, Monash Business Awards Lunch and Home Based Business Network May Event.

Position your business – includes Wilson Transformers Company Tour, Women’s Business Network: Fear is your future lunch and Winning Government.

Celebrating Women in STEMM - includes: International Women's Day, Home Based Business Network, Business Planning Essentials   and more.

Turn your idea into a business in February – includes Starting Your Business workshop, Monash Business Awards Lunch with Carolyn Creswell and International Women’s Day Lunch.

Start your year with a big bang – includes: International Women’s Day Lunch, Social Media Marketing 101, Home Based Business: Speed Networking and Starting Your Business: How to turn an idea into a business.


Enjoy the festivities in December - includes Starting Your Business workshop, Save the Date events (Social Media workshop, Home Base Business Networking event, Monash Business Awards Lunch and International Women’s Day lunch).

Networking in November - includes Women's Business Network Chat & Chop Event, MBA Lunch: Corporate Social Responsibility and Tibaldi’s environmental upgrade agreement as the featured business.

Maximise your Marketing Strategy this Month (October) - includes Advanced Marketing workshop, MBA Art of Risk Management Network event, Pitch for BeamTime at the Synchrotron and Carman’s Kitchen as the featured business.

Optimism in October – includes: Pitch for beamtime, a Risk Management Workshop, and Textron Systems as the featured business

Building Resilience in September – includes: Women’s Business Network Lunch, the Small business Mentoring Service, and Schneider Electric as the featured business.

Give your business support in July - includes: Government Grants briefing series 2018, Help from Business Students and Small Business.

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Last updated: 18 June 2019