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The control freak's six rules to delegation

Most business owners know what they want, but few can do it all in the digital age. Lisa Messenger explores how you can learn to let it go and control a successful business wit...

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What is a VPN and do you need one?

If regular news of high-profile cyber-attacks across the world teaches us anything, it’s that every business, regardless of size, needs to take its security more seriously. T...

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Quick guide: Digital ads for small business

Are you looking to get extra attention for your business online – and quickly – but don’t know where to start? Here’s a guide to help you DIY your digital marketing when you don’t have enough time or budget to outsource your marketing to a digital agency.

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Four ways to prepare your business for e-commerce sales

Customers love finding bargains online – no surprises there. But in recent years, digital sales events such as Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have had a real impac...

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How-to: Choose the right cloud model for you

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Annette Kaitinis: growing a business means knowing when to trot, canter, and gallop

Annette Kaitinis and Dave Macdonald have taken their small business with a big idea from Tasmania to the world. After just four short years, they're reaching international mark...

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Make this year your best yet with a mobile-friendly website built for your business. We will work with you to build, write, design and launch your website in just 10 days, plus we’ll promote and optimise your online activity to help increase your sales. With little time and so much choice, you might need a helping hand. With Telstra Business Digita...

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Cloud scaling spares you red faces and angry customers

Any small business in the digital age needs to get serious about cloud scaling – to avoid the embarrassment and irate customer response prompted by an underperforming or unavai...

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Four plug-ins and add-ons to consider when choosing an e-commerce platform

Setting up an online shop isn’t as big a deal as it once was. You don’t need to spend a heap of money getting a web coder to custom-make your website or know how to code yourse...

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How e-commerce changed retail

The introduction of e-commerce has drastically changed the retail landscape. But what does the digitisation of operations mean for Aussie businesses? E-commerce offers a huge o...

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When your tech fails

Technology is so important to a modern small business that even the smallest IT glitch can have enormous consequences. But there are ways to minimise – and even avoid – the dam...

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Nina Terrey: How collaboration and a shared vision make the difference

Nina Terrey and ThinkPlace are testament to the idea that sharing a clear business vision is the most effective route to achieving your goals. Through ThinkPlace, Nina has exer...

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The importance of digital strategy for SMBs

A digital strategy is integral to a business’s success. But there’s more to it than just having a website. According to the 2018 Yellow Digital Report, 72 per cent of SMBs have...

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The impact of international competition

When it comes to selling online, Australian businesses are facing more competition than ever before. But as long as we employ an effective growth strategy, globalisation can on...

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Post-election update: What’s in store for your business?

After a slew of recent budget announcements, a month or so of electioneering, and now a new-look cabinet, it’s time to figure out what the next three years might have in store ...

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Julie Mathers: How I made my ‘ideal’ business

Julie Mathers and Flora & Fauna are proof that ethics and business can go hand in hand. With Flora & Fauna, Julie has combined her extensive experience in, and love of, retail ...

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5 expert tips to work smarter, not harder

Happiness Concierge’s Fiona Heseltine shares her advice on striking the right balance between work commitments and time for yourself.

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The control freak's six rules to delegation

Most business owners know what they want, but few can do it all in the digital age. Lisa Messenger explores how you can learn to let it go and control a successful business wit...

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How you can get first access to 5G devices

Telstra's Chief Executive Officer Andrew Penn was recently in Las Vegas for world-leading electronics trade show CES. He writes in, with no shortage of excitement, to announce ...

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The biggest game-changing feature of 5G

Every new generation of mobile technology, from 1G to 4G, has heralded faster speeds and more functionality. Now we are headed towards 5G – the next-generation of wireless tech...

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5 apps your small business needs this holiday season

Looking to make the most of the busy season? Jeff Haden looks at five apps to make your life a little easier. Sure, Santa Claus is holly and jolly and merry, but in one way he can also be irritating. During the Christmas season he’s the only person who seems to have no trouble delivering on what he has promised. For the rest of us, the holiday peri...

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How-to: Leverage your customer data for business success

Data science is big news, with many consultants promising that big data holds the key to business success. Here’s how you can keep up, even if your budget is low. For busy small business owners, the biggest challenge is knowing where to start. You could spend all day collecting customer data or digital engagement data – but if it doesn’t lead to ta...

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What is a VPN and do you need one?

If regular news of high-profile cyber-attacks across the world teaches us anything, it’s that every business, regardless of size, needs to take its security more seriously. T...

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How-to: Choose the right cloud model for you

Did you know 65 per cent of Australian organisations experienced a major disruption due to a cyber breach last year? It can be an ongoing challenge to maintain your business’s ...

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Round-up: 7 must-listen business podcasts

Time is precious in our busy lives. Whether you’re commuting on a train, trapped in traffic, waiting to board that plane or simply taking some much-needed downtime, podcasts ar...

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Leadership lessons from Airbnb and Twitter

Airbnb and Twitter both can offer some brilliant lessons in scaling up to achieve global supremacy. Though as Morris Kaplan explains, leaders of fast-growth companies rarely ge...

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A Q&A on SEO with Nelly Phelan of ELK

The majority of Australian customers regularly use search engines to find and research a business, but as Telstra’s most recent Small Business Intelligence Report tells, only 2...

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Nina Terrey: How collaboration and a shared vision make the difference

Nina Terrey and ThinkPlace are testament to the idea that sharing a clear business vision is the most effective route to achieving your goals. Through ThinkPlace, Nina has exer...

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Get online now: building your digital presence

If your business isn’t online today, does it exist? The short answer is no – because 62% of customers won’t consider a small business if they can’t find it online. This disconn...

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SEO 101: 10 things you can do today to grow your online presence

For many, SEO can seem like a foreign concept, better left to tech brands. But there are very real benefits to having a smart site, and easy ways to go about it. Search Engine ...

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Then and now: How e-commerce has changed

E-commerce has established itself as a retail norm. It’s one of the biggest changes to come out of the tech-led revolution: today, 8 out of 10 Australians shop online. We look ...

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How-to: Choose the right cloud model for you

Did you know 65 per cent of Australian organisations experienced a major disruption due to a cyber breach last year? It can be an ongoing challenge to maintain your business’s ...