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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...

Man at his desk using a computer, iPad and phone.
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.

Hoselink founders, Ben Kierath, Sally Benney, Tim Kierath and James Kierath.
Success Stories
Success Stories

Hoselink finds the missing link in e-commerce strategy

Sydney-based irrigation business Hoselink sells both online through its website and offline at various trade shows. While many businesses might have separate e-commerce and point of sale systems in constant need of r...

Michelle Gallaher with her Telstra Victorian Business Woman Entrepreneur Award
Success Stories
Success Stories
STEMM entrepreneur named 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year

Melbourne-based Michelle Gallaher from The Social Science has been named the 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Entrepreneur Award.

Bernadette Eriksen at the podium of the 2017 Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Taste of success for Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the year

Bernadette Eriksen, CEO & Founder of Flavour Creations, is the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year.

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Customer Experience
Customer Experience
Is your website killing your business?

Many small businesses in Australia may find that their websites could actually be doing them more harm than good.

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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

Pass the parcel: How to integrate postage services into your website

Incorporating automatic postage calculators into your online store might be the critical step you need to turn casual browsers into dedicated shoppers.

A group of workers at computer workstations.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
The IT Balancing Act: Planning for tomorrow while delivering today

Businesses are facing a tsunami of technological change. You can only paddle fast enough if you can convince the executive team to jump on board first.

Image shows a close up of silhouetted hand using a laptop in dramatic lighting.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Locking down the fort in the nbn™ age

With the constant news of hackers and cyber attacks on businesses, there’s an increasing focus on cyber security to protect valuable data, IP and assets from villains halfway a...

man using a tablet, laptop and smartphone
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Why a managed mobile fleet is a smart call

With mobile technology increasingly holding the key to efficient and profitable business operations, it’s time to take the management of this technology fleet seriously and imp...

Image shows a business meeting using VR technology.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Tech evolution making upgrades more accessible

Time and money constraints can cause some business owners to sideline technology updates or resist the pull of new devices and trends. Yet the pace of tech developments has mad...

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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.

 Image shows a smartphone and a tennis ball on a tennis court.
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...

Image shows a person sitting at a laptop computer and working on a website design.
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.

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.

Image shows cards on a table depicting business growth in an office environment.
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?

Productivity

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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...

Man at his desk using a computer, iPad and phone.
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.

Image shows a man sitting at a laptop computer in his home office.
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...

Image shows a man sitting in a café using his smartphone and laptop for work.
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?

The cost of using old computers
Productivity
Productivity

The cost of using old computers

Technology is meant to make business easier, not harder.

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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.

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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...

Image shows ADMA CEO Jodie Sangster sitting in front of a sign that says ‘Creativity’.
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.

Diagram of Virtual Private Network
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.

Man with his head in a cloud
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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BIG hART Team
Success Stories
Success Stories
Charity with a big heart wins top honour at Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards

A charity committed to combatting cases of social injustice in Australia has been named the 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business of the Year.

Family-friendly general practice takes top spot at Telstra Queensland Business of the Year Awards
Success Stories
Success Stories
Family-friendly general practice takes top spot at Telstra Queensland Business of the Year Awards

Putting the patient first was just the right medicine for a family-friendly general practice, Family Doctors Plus, to be awarded the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business of the Yea...

man using a tablet, laptop and smartphone
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Why a managed mobile fleet is a smart call

With mobile technology increasingly holding the key to efficient and profitable business operations, it’s time to take the management of this technology fleet seriously and imp...

Image shows a close up of silhouetted hand using a laptop in dramatic lighting.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
Locking down the fort in the nbn™ age

With the constant news of hackers and cyber attacks on businesses, there’s an increasing focus on cyber security to protect valuable data, IP and assets from villains halfway a...

A group of workers at computer workstations.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
The IT Balancing Act: Planning for tomorrow while delivering today

Businesses are facing a tsunami of technological change. You can only paddle fast enough if you can convince the executive team to jump on board first.

Telstra Business Awards - 25 years of celebrating 'that' business
Success Stories
Success Stories
Telstra Business Awards - 25 years of celebrating 'that' business

To celebrate 25 years of the Telstra Business Awards, we made 25 cakes - each representing one of the winning businesses from 1992 to 2016.