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Tech Solutions
Communicate better with video conferencing

With an increasingly mobile workforce, video conferencing gives back face-to-face time with your people. But to make it work hard for your business, you need a plan. We rely on...

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Business IQ
Business IQ
Checking the Locks: How to Audit Your Cyber Security

Cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. So to stay safe, organisations must undergo regular and rigorous cyber security audits. Businesses must conduct cyb...

Why you need a comprehensive business plan
Success Stories
Success Stories

Why you need a comprehensive business plan

When the 2017 Telstra Business Awards judges considered what set this year’s finalists apart, there was one standout factor they had in common: clear vision. Great small businesses know that ‘where we are right now’ is only part of the story. Real success comes from a focus on the future, an ability to adapt, and a view of the wider world. And that...

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Success Stories
Success Stories
Desert Island Tech: Which business technology could you not do without?

We take so much business technology for granted these days that it’s easy to forget how we ever got by before. If your business suddenly found itself stranded on a desert islan...

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Customer Experience
Customer Experience
Amazon will change Australian retail – but will it be good for you?

Digital futurist Jeffrey Cole shares insights from his research into online and bricks-and-mortar retail with Stuart Ridley.  At first glance, Australia’s land mass presents ma...

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Tech Solutions
What to look for when choosing an internet provider

Not all internet service providers (ISPs) are created equal. Some can be hit and miss when it comes to customer service while others might not meet the mark in the speed depart...

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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

Communicate better with video conferencing

With an increasingly mobile workforce, video conferencing gives back face-to-face time with your people. But to make it work hard for your business, you need a plan. We rely on being able to see another person to fully understand their message. Facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice all help to communicate clearly, while reducing the ...

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Tech Solutions
Broadband keeps The Dental Centre smiling

Based at Broken Hill in far western New South Wales, The Dental Centre’s award-winning, high-technology methods rely on reliable, fast broadband services to provide world-class...

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Tech Solutions
Choosing the right nbn™ plan

As the nbn™ network continues to roll out across Australia, many businesses are still to grapple with questions of when to make the switch and which plan to choose. With so muc...

Dark-haired woman working at laptop.
Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions
What to look for when choosing an internet provider

Not all internet service providers (ISPs) are created equal. Some can be hit and miss when it comes to customer service while others might not meet the mark in the speed depart...

A woman using her laptop and phone in a shop.
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™ netw...

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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...

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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...

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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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Tis the season to beware of the scammer

The competition watchdog expects a spike in telephone and online fraud activity over the holiday season as scammers try to cash in on the Christmas spirit. This year alone, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has already reported over 152 thousand scam reports*, that have resulted in a staggering $81 million loss to the Austra...

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Business IQ
Business IQ
Checking the Locks: How to Audit Your Cyber Security

Cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. So to stay safe, organisations must undergo regular and rigorous cyber security audits. Businesses must conduct cyb...

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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 atte...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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™ netw...

Violet Roumeliotis, 2017 Telstra  Australian Business Woman of the Year Award.
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Success Stories
Refugee advocate is named 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year

Violet Roumeliotis, Chief Executive Officer of not-for-profit Settlement Services International Limited (SSI), is the 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, announ...