Tips for getting the most out of email marketing
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Tips for getting the most out of email marketing

To make sure you’re maximising your email marketing campaigns, we’ve compiled a list of the best email marketing features – and why you need to start using these now. With 79 ...

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Tech Solutions
Smarter Action Plan: Switching to a new broadband plan

If you mean business, then you should be making the most of a business-grade broadband plan. This action plan includes step-by-step advice to take the pain out of finding and s...

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Customer Experience

Are you making these common online marketing mistakes?

We’re in the middle of a digital marketing revolution, with an array of digital tools and technologies available to small businesses. But, as with any tool, it’s how you use it that really matters. Today’s marketing technology increasingly empowers small businesses to manage their own digital, social media and email campaigns. But if you’re a speci...

Nelly Phelan, senior marketing and communications manager for ELK fashion and accessories.
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Customer Experience
Search engine marketing: can small businesses be more competitive?

The majority of Australian customers regularly use search engines to find and research a business, but only 26 per cent of small businesses use search engine optimisation (SEO)...

Eliza Gower, creative producer for online wine retailer Vinomofo.
Customer Experience
Customer Experience
Social media marketing: Can your business be more socially active?

79 per cent of Australians use social media, with 59 per cent logging in five times a day or more (Sensis*). Yet many small businesses are unsure how to use social media effect...

Paul Greenberg, founder of online retailer network NORA, speaking at an event.
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Paul Greenberg on e-commerce: Customers want a personalised experience

Paul Greenberg, founder of online retailer network NORA, is something of a pioneer in Australian e-commerce. After 35 years in the wider industry, he says success still comes b...

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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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Smarter Action Plan: Switching to a new broadband plan

If you mean business, then you should be making the most of a business-grade broadband plan. This action plan includes step-by-step advice to take the pain out of finding and switching to a new plan. When launching a new business – particularly if working from home – it’s not uncommon for someone to stick with their existing consumer broadband plan...

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How to choose the best integrated e-commerce platform

If there's one constant of e-commerce it's change. Success in the digital world requires an e-commerce platform that can adapt with your e-commerce strategy so that change does...

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Tech Solutions
Be my guest: How guest Wi-Fi services benefit small businesses as well as customers

While ordering a coffee or taking a break while shopping, many customers will take advantage of free Wi-Fi. However, there are many ways small businesses can also benefit by pr...

5 simple ways to earn your customers' loyalty online
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5 simple ways to earn your customers' loyalty online

Do you know what experience your customers want online to keep them loyal? Keep them coming back with these 5 simple, effective strategies. Today’s customers have a lot of choi...

Florists compare e-commerce platforms
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Tech Solutions
Smarter Action Plan: 10 things to look for in an e-commerce platform

With Amazon finally launching in Australia, the days of small businesses pondering whether to jump boots-and-all into e-commerce are well and tru-ly over. The question now is h...

Tips for getting the most out of email marketing
Growth
Growth
Tips for getting the most out of email marketing

To make sure you’re maximising your email marketing campaigns, we’ve compiled a list of the best email marketing features – and why you need to start using these now. With 79 ...

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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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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
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
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...

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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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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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Be my guest: How guest Wi-Fi services benefit small businesses as well as customers

While ordering a coffee or taking a break while shopping, many customers will take advantage of free Wi-Fi. However, there are many ways small businesses can also benefit by pr...

Image shows a worker using an e-commerce platform in a warehouse to fulfill orders.
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Tech Solutions
How to choose the best integrated e-commerce platform

If there's one constant of e-commerce it's change. Success in the digital world requires an e-commerce platform that can adapt with your e-commerce strategy so that change does...

Ian Aitken, founder of tech startup SofiHub, talking at an event.
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Artificial Intelligence is more than just a futuristic fad - you're already using it!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of Ian Aitken's tech startup, SofiHub. He believes businesses should stop trying to understand it and instead focus on how they can...

Paul Greenberg, founder of online retailer network NORA, speaking at an event.
Trends
Paul Greenberg on e-commerce: Customers want a personalised experience

Paul Greenberg, founder of online retailer network NORA, is something of a pioneer in Australian e-commerce. After 35 years in the wider industry, he says success still comes b...

Eliza Gower, creative producer for online wine retailer Vinomofo.
Customer Experience
Customer Experience
Social media marketing: Can your business be more socially active?

79 per cent of Australians use social media, with 59 per cent logging in five times a day or more (Sensis*). Yet many small businesses are unsure how to use social media effect...

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? As any entrepren...