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Micro Business Forum celebrates 20 years!

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

✦ Happy 20th Anniversary to the friendliest business network in town!

Today we look back at MBF's amazing history and how it has grown over the years, faced difficult challenges and are still going strong today as our community's friendliest business network!

It has always been friendly from the beginning!

MBF 2020 logo | Micro Business Forum | Brilliant-Online

Since 2003, this friendliest business network supports Home Based Businesses and now micro business owners with 5 employees or less. Over the last 20 years, their name evolved from Home Based Business Club to Home Business Forum.

On February 22, 2013, it was officially changed to the name we know now, Micro Business Forum (MBF).

Through the years, regardless of what the name was, the objectives remained the same. It was to provide a platform for members to connect, learn from each other, and be inspired by guest speakers.

Veronica Lind was nominated as President in 2020, a watershed moment as it was the first time a President was appointed online for MBF. It took place during an online AGM due to COVID-19, and this was also the time which triggered the steep adoption of technology and members were challenged to really innovate and find new ways to grow their business through those difficult times.

For a more in-depth look at MBF's history, read their blog here.

Why small business owners should join MBF

MBF's purpose and values

Meet MBF's latest 2023 committee members here.

We believe in making a positive impact to small businesses in Port Macquarie-Hastings region by having the COURAGE to TAKE ACTION.

For the past twenty years, MBF has been SUPPORTING their members; providing EDUCATION through their events and providing a NETWORKING platform through monthly coffee connects and events. Now that is an absolutely BRILLIANT job!

See an example of MBF's events - here's one on Getting your Finances Sorted.

Snapshots of MBF through the years (they work hard, and they play just as hard too!)

Celebrate with MBF at their 20th Anniversary!

Micro Business Forum has done a lot for the small business community in the last 20 years and warmly invites everyone to their 20th birthday bash which will take place on Wednesday 15th November. Members and ex-MBF Members get to pay a special rate of $30. They are also inviting ex-Presidents to come share their MBF journey.

On this day, attendees will also get to share in 12-year-old Patrick Dale's entrepreneurial journey as one of 2022 Top 5 Australia's Tween Entrepreneur. He brings valuable insights from the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, so don't miss this opportunity to be inspired!

And here's another historical moment - for the first time, MBF events are open to students at a special rate of $15!

MBF 20th Anniversary | Micro Business Forum | Brilliant-Online

About Micro Business Forum

The Micro Business Forum or MBF supports small business owners like you. We are a professional and the friendliest business network in town. We pride ourselves on providing education, networking and support to both start-ups and established micro and small business owners so that they can learn, grow and succeed in their businesses.


Micro Business Forum


Tel: 0407 779 828

Post: P.O. Box 9339, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444


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