Fresh Online Eastern covers the local government areas of Monash, Whitehorse, Manningham, Knox and Maroondah in the hilly and leafy outer eastern reaches of Melbourne. The Eastern area has a total population of almost 800,000 people. The area offers lower density living than its inner neighbours, with leafy parks, cycle trails and outdoor festivals and events. The population of the area is slightly older than the Melbourne average, with many families attracted by large blocks, combined with good rail links into the city, giving them a balanced lifestyle.
There’s plenty of work, and the employment rate across the area is almost 93%. The Inner East area is home to almost 80,000 businesses, with the biggest industries being health and social care, science and technology, manufacturing, retail and construction. In Knox, manufacturing is the biggest employing sector, in Maroondah and Manningham it’s retail, and in Monash and Whitehorse its healthcare.
This focus on local business makes the Eastern suburbs the perfect location for Fresh.
The benefits of online networking in the East
Fresh Online Eastern is an online networking group for business people living and working in Monash, Whitehorse, Manningham, Knox and Maroondah. If you want to create meaningful connections with other like-minded business owners and professionals in the Eastern area, Fresh Online is for you.
Fresh Online meets fortnightly – we meet online, saving you time and petrol money. Our meetings are designed for online – they’re vibrant, fun and they foster connection. At Fresh, we focus on getting to know your fellow members, because we understand that when people know, like and trust each other, business naturally flows.
The best of online, local and national networking
Fresh Online Eastern offers you wider opportunities to network – we’re part of a larger community of online networking hubs which spans Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Once you’re a member of Fresh Online Eastern, you can visit any of the other hubs, as often as you want. Meaning that Fresh gives you the opportunity to expand your network throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia.
Although our fortnightly meetings are online, we do encourage members to meet face to face as and when they want to. Much of our networking happens between the meetings, in our one-to-one ‘Get Fresh’ sessions. Because we’re organised by suburb, members can meet up without the hassle of long travel times.
Fresh Online Eastern is for you if you’re a busy business owner who wants to make new connections, expand their network, learn new skills – and do it all with a lot of fun. Please do come along as a guest to see a meeting for yourself.
- Efficient business networking for busy professionals
- The best of online – with a local touch
- Get to know, like and trust your fellow members
- Build strong relationships – we don’t force referrals – they naturally flow
- Grow your network – in the Eastern suburbs and beyond
How does this online hub work?
When you join Fresh Online, you’ll be allocated to an area hub, based on the area of Melbourne in which your business is based. Within your area hub, you’ll be the only member in your business category.
If you’re in a smaller area hub, which hasn’t yet reached the 10 members required for independence, you’ll still be taking part in a combined meeting with the capital city hub. You may find that in the capital city hub meeting, you’re not the only bookkeeper/graphic designer/mortgage broker in the room. The faster your area hub grows, the faster you reach independent meetings and exclusive claim to your category.
Our Next Meeting
At every meeting, a member gives a presentation about their business, or a topic on which they are an expert.
This helps us to build the ‘know, like and trust’ that is at the heart of Fresh. By getting to know a member that bit better, we get closer to understanding their ideal referral and whether we can introduce them to any of our contacts.
READY TO JOIN OUR NEXT MEETING?
Come along as a guest and experience a Fresh Online meeting for yourself. You can be sure of a warm welcome and some great connections.