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Conducting your Business during COVID

It has been a crazy six months, from bushfires to a coronavirus pandemic. There were glimmers of hope that we can be back in business and then the second wave of COVID hits. We see rules from the government changing all the time. MBF and our small business members did not give up. We need to be responsive, we need to be agile and so we reacted quickly. Here's how MBF sticks to its mantra.


ISO


On 21 March, a newsletter was sent out dictating how MBF will continue to support its members, provide education and allowing them to network during isolation #ISO.


The MBF Committee went straight to work after the announcement of ISO and tabled a discussion paper on 17 April on how we can continue to support small business owners, provide education and add a new networking platform so no one would be alone to face this "new" and challenging time. Our communication channels remain open whether by email, phone, web or social media. We're proud to say that in the three months of ISO we had three committee meetings and multiple events over Zoom and attracted new members.


Staying connected plus eduction on Zoom during ISO


27 March - Stay in the Game

17 April - Committee Meeting: An Open Future Discussion

23 April - Coffee Connect via Zoom

1 May - May Day is Pay Day: Money and Health

8 May - Committee Meeting

14 May - Coffee Connect via Zoom

20 May - How to use videos to find new customers and sell to them

5 June - Effective Finance Management

11 June - Coffee Connect at Sheathers on High

19 June - Committee meeting

9 July - Coffee Connect at Waters Edge

15 July - Better Instagramming


Back to Business


June 1st - the NSW Government is easing social and business restrictions. MBF and its members are back in business. We thank Jody Carey for capturing how three of our members fare during COVID-19.


June 11th - we had our first in-person coffee connect at Sheathers On High. It's wonderful to connect socially again.


June 19th - The Committee Meeting was held at HDFC.


July 9th - Another networking coffee connect was held at Waters Edge. It's great to see new faces and new businesses sprouting despite COVID.