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MBF President's Update September 2020

Introducing the new MBF Committee

The Micro Business Forum had its Annual General Meeting on 7 August 2020 chaired by Sue Faulkner of Blue Owl Design. The AGM was supplemented with a technology topic led by Barbara Smith of The Roving Trainer.

The previous year's committee stepped down with Barbara Smith leaving her role as President and Veronica Lind now appointed as MBF's new President.

I want to thank each and every committee member, especially Barbara Smith who has been MBF's President for over 7 years. Barb worked hard to bring MBF where it is now. Barb is staying on as a Mentor in the committee.
The new committee will bring MBF forward as a modern outfit in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. They all volunteer their time and expertise to help new and established small business owners step up and grow with support, development and networking opportunities.

Let's recognise the new MBF Committee.

Micro Business Forum Committee 2020-2021

Impact on over 6,535 businesses in Port Macquarie-Hastings District

Figures from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council show an estimated fall of 6.4 percent in monthly employment due to the effects of COVID-19 on the local business infrastructure.

We, therefore, expect there will be more people considering starting their own businesses.

Summary of Port Macquarie-Hastings business impact of output during COVID.