Melbourne South East
Melbourne South East
Fresh Online South East is for business professionals in the City of Casey and the City of Greater Dandenong in Melbourne’s south east. The South East is a hub of activity and growth, with the City of Casey being one of the top ten growth areas in the whole of Australia.
The South East is home to over 550,000 people, with Dandenong being one of the most culturally diverse municipalities in Victoria. It’s a young area, with a median age of 36 in Dandenong, and an even lower 34 in the City of Casey.
Casey is home to over 26,000 businesses, employing 86,000 people, whilst Dandenong has fewer businesses at 17,500, but they employ almost 100,000 people. Of these businesses in Dandenong, well over half are small businesses turning over less than $200k, so with opportunity to grow.
Construction and transport and logistics between them account for almost half the jobs in Casey, with retail, financial and insurance, real estate and professional and technical services also well represented.
The benefits of online networking in the South East
If you’re a business owner, leader or entrepreneur in the City of Casey or Greater Dandenong, Fresh Online is for you. We’re an online business networking group helping people like you to connect with other professionals in the area and beyond. You’ll get to build trusted relationships with your fellow members, expand your network of contacts and help to support each other’s businesses.
We know you’re time poor, so we hold our fortnightly networking meetings online, saving you valuable time (not to mention the cost of travel and a café breakfast). You spend less time in traffic and more focussing on getting to know your fellow members.
The best of online, local and national networking
We’re part of the larger Fresh Online community, with hubs across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – as a Fresh Online South East member, you can visit any or all of these to grow your network the length of the eastern seaboard.
Although we hold our meetings online, members of Fresh Online South East are local to Casey and Dandenong, so when we want to have social get-togethers or business meetings face to face, we’re not travelling for ages to do so.
Fresh Online South East is perfect for busy business people who want to extend their networks, learn and develop, all with a lot of fun along the way. Why not come along as our guest to a meeting and see what Fresh Online South East can offer you.
- The efficient way to network for busy professionals
- The best of online and local
- Build strong relationships
- Know, like and trust – no forced referrals
- Expand your network – in Casey, Dandenong 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.