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Success Stories
Success Stories
The tips, tricks and non-negotiables of winning speeches

Business leaders give great speeches, and the 2017 Telstra Business Women's Awards finalists are no exception thanks to the tips, tricks and non-negotiables they are taught dur...

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Success Stories
Success Stories
Six steps to spectacular speeches

Public speaking is commonly quoted as one of the world’s most common fears, but it's a skill business leaders must master to be influential at networking events, workshops and ...

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Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions

Get to the nbn™ network starting line in great shape

Even if it may still be some time before the nbn network is available in your neighbourhood, planning now can mean a hassle-free switch over when it happens. When the nbn™ network arrives in your area, you will have 18 months to switch across before your existing service is disconnected. That might sound like plenty of time but thousands of other h...

Elise Apolloni with her 2017 Telstra  Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year Award.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Wanniassa pharmacist is named 2017 Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year

Elise Apolloni from Capital Chemist Wanniassa cleaned up at the 2017 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Women’s Awards, winning three Awards, including 2017 Telstra ...

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Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Take one tablet to cure 20 business problems

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?) the tablet has become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business us...

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Productivity
Productivity
Put your office in your pocket

Business technology has become a bit of a maze, with so many considerations and options available that it’s very easy for a small business to become lost. And with more workers...

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25 years of celebrating 'that' business

Congratulations to all of the businesses that have been part of the awards. Here's to being 'that' business.

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Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions

Get to the nbn™ network starting line in great shape

Even if it may still be some time before the nbn network is available in your neighbourhood, planning now can mean a hassle-free switch over when it happens. When the nbn™ network arrives in your area, you will have 18 months to switch across before your existing service is disconnected. That might sound like plenty of time but thousands of other h...

Woman using a tablet in store.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Take one tablet to cure 20 business problems

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?) the tablet has become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business us...

Dominic Holland, founder of Tow.com.au, standing in front of some of the trucks in his towing fleet.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Productivity and the mobile workforce

Now that we can work from almost anywhere, requiring employees and other workers to come into the office may be a far less productive way of getting things done. Auttomatic, th...

Cargo Crew Founder Felicity Rodgers and Client Services Director Narelle Craig looking at a tablet screen and products.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Sign Here: How to Seal the Deal on the Road

Chances are, the larger your business, the bigger the mountains of paperwork and admin that are necessary when closing deals and taking orders. But that doesn’t mean your sales...

A woman purchasing via e-commerce, entering credit card details into a tablet.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Five signs your e-commerce platform needs an upgrade

Like most businesses, every few years you might upgrade your smartphones, computers and even your car to access the latest features and improved performance. But what about you...

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Growth
Growth
Andre Agassi on business: Do business owners have to do it all?

Just because small business owners are used to rolling up their sleeves and doing everything themselves doesn’t mean it’s the most productive way to build a business. From mark...

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Growth
Growth
Agassi on business: Sharing the journey with your customers

Provide a product or customer experience people love and they can become an effective marketing asset – talking about your brand and referring you to their friends and follower...

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Growth
Growth
How to get the most out of your content strategy

These digital tools will help you maximise the impact of your content marketing strategies. In the war for attention, the challenge for businesses will be to create content t...

Charitable endeavours a win-win
Growth
Growth
Charitable endeavours a win-win

As these case studies prove, when small businesses engage in charitable activities, the rewards can be far-reaching. Small businesses may be taking the lead when it comes to be...

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Growth
Growth
Scale your business without the growing pains

Growing from small to medium in business can be more complex, difficult and confusing than when you first established it. So where do you devote your energy? As any entrepren...

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Productivity
Put your office in your pocket

Business technology has become a bit of a maze, with so many considerations and options available that it’s very easy for a small business to become lost. And with more workers...

Man electronically signing on a tablet in a store.
Productivity
Productivity
Test your knowledge of electronic signatures

Electronic signatures (sometimes called eSignatures) provide a quick, inexpensive and easy way to sign and receive digital documents. Businesses have taken advantage of the man...

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Productivity
Productivity
Smarter Action Plan: Your business app ecosystem

There's an app for everything these days, but to make the most of new technology, it's important for your business to develop an integrated app ecosystem. Blindly diving into n...

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Productivity
Productivity
Remote access dos and don’ts: Reap the benefits, not the risks

Mobile technology has transformed the way many businesses and employees connect, collaborate and carry out their work. But, as with most things, there is a right way and a wron...

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Productivity
Productivity

BYO Device: Managing personal devices in the workplace

BYO mobile devices can make staff more productive at work, but what are the pitfalls? On weekends I like to go for long bicycle rides that I track with my phone, then share the data on a social network for cyclists. That means I need a waterproof phone with a hefty battery.

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Business IQ
Business IQ

Andre Agassi on business: Five short-term goals for long-term success

If there is anyone who knows about goal setting, it’s an elite athlete. That’s why, when tennis icon Andre Agassi was speaking at the latest Telstra Vantage event, we paid attention. For small business owners, the best short-term goals can be implemented immediately, are realistic and achievable, and can contribute to the long-term success of a b...

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Business IQ
Business IQ
Andre Agassi on business: Resilience for the long game

When the federal government gave accredited education providers just three months to comply with new regulations governing the sector Jack Delosa, founder of specialist educati...

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Business IQ
Business IQ
Would you trust your business with your data?

ADMA CEO Jodie Sangster argues that how you handle your customer data – even if it’s legally correct and technically safe – can still create headaches for your business. In 201...

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Business IQ
Business IQ
What is a VPN and do I need one?

If the high-profile cyber-attacks on the likes of Target and Sony teach us anything, it’s that every business, regardless of size, needs to take its security more seriously. ...

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Business IQ
Business IQ
Why your business needs an IT service delivery model

Each month, Cross Words invites a business brain or digital doyen to step onto the Smarter Business Ideas soapbox and share the big hot button topic or issue that has them all...

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Cargo Crew Founder Felicity Rodgers and Client Services Director Narelle Craig looking at a tablet screen and products.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Sign Here: How to Seal the Deal on the Road

Chances are, the larger your business, the bigger the mountains of paperwork and admin that are necessary when closing deals and taking orders. But that doesn’t mean your sales...

ennifer Franceschi with her 2017 Telstra  Western Australian  Business Woman of the Year Award.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Avocado pioneer named 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year

Jennifer Franceschi, from Fresh Produce Alliance in Manjimup, has been named the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporat...

Dominic Holland, founder of Tow.com.au, standing in front of some of the trucks in his towing fleet.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Productivity and the mobile workforce

Now that we can work from almost anywhere, requiring employees and other workers to come into the office may be a far less productive way of getting things done. Auttomatic, th...

Belinda Tumbers with her 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year Award.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Telstra NSW Business Women’s Awards a feast for breakfast boss

Belinda Tumbers from Kellogg Aust Pty Ltd was has been named the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporate and Private Award...

Three women use a tablet in a gallery space.
Productivity
Productivity
Put your office in your pocket

Business technology has become a bit of a maze, with so many considerations and options available that it’s very easy for a small business to become lost. And with more workers...

Woman using a tablet in store.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Take one tablet to cure 20 business problems

Once derided as an oversized iPod or a less functional netbook (remember them?) the tablet has become far more useful and adaptable than both. Discover 20 ingenious business us...