Melbourne Inner South

Melbourne Inner South

Fresh National Melbourne Inner South is for business owners and professionals who live and work in the City of Port Phillip. This beautiful city, bordering the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay stretches from the port of Melbourne, to the sandy beaches of St Kilda and Elwood. It is beach, meets city, meets industry. The Inner South is home to 116,000 people and 22,000 businesses. It has a predominantly working age demographic, with a lower than average number of people under 18 and over 60.

A massive 25% of the working population are in the scientific, professional and technical industries, with another 10% employed in construction.

It’s a beautiful and exciting place to live, and the perfect home for a Fresh National hub.

The benefits of online networking in the Inner South

Fresh National Inner South helps busy business owners and professionals to expand their connections and grow their business. It’s a business networking group for people who don’t have the time to travel to meetings, but who really ‘get’ networking and the way it can help to grow a business. If you live or work in the City of Port Phillip, Fresh National Inner South is your home from home for networking.

The Inner South hub meet online, every fortnight. We have a number of different meeting agendas, to keep things fresh and vibrant – and they’re all designed to help you connect with like-minded people to help grow each other’s businesses. We have time to interact in small groups to speed up getting to know each other. We know from experience that when people have the chance to get to know, like and trust each other, business referrals flow.

The best of online, local and national networking

As a member of Fresh National Inner South, you not only get to know your fellow Inner South members, but you’ll be part of the Fresh National network that spans Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. You can attend any online hub meeting, anywhere, as often as you like, helping you to expand your network even further.

Although our formal meetings are online, we’re organised by local area to encourage face to face get togethers as well.

Business networkers in the Inner South, Fresh is for you if you want to expand your network. Please come along to a meeting as our guest to see for yourself.

  • Fresh National – networking in the City of Port Phillip
  • Local and Online for the best of both worlds
  • We focus on getting to know, like and trust each other
  • No forced referrals – we believe in relationships
  • Grow your network – in the Inner South and beyond

How does this online hub work?

When you join Fresh National Inner South, you’ll be the only member in your business category.

Melbourne Inner South is an area hub, affiliated with the state hub for Victoria. If an area hub has fewer than 10 members, it will take part in a combined meeting with the state hub. You may find that in the state hub meeting, you’re not the only bookkeeper/graphic designer/mortgage broker in the room.

The faster the Melbourne Inner South 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.

Speaker Presentation for next meeting:

Carol Benton

  • Communication Coach
  • Victoria State Hub
Connect, Convince, Convert

Great business communication does three things - Connect, Convince and Convert your audiences. In this presentation, Carol Benton shares some tips and practical examples of how to communicate more effectively to achieve your business goals.

Key points
  1. The two languages in business - 'What' and 'So What'
  2. The benefits of speaking 'So What'
  3. Practical tips and examples to Connect, Convince and Convert


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.


Fresh Networking