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How-to: Get the most out of your content strategy

Build an effective content marketing strategy with these digital techniques. In the war for attention, the challenge for a small business is to create content that engages the ...

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Explainer: Decode the latest business tech jargon

Here’s your go-to resource to understand tricky tech jargon. With new technology comes new terminology. So many acronyms and jargon words are created on the internet all the ti...

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Productivity Business Mobility

A closer look: Technology solutions for working flexibly

Today’s tech makes working from home not just possible but also efficient and effective. Technology has radically transformed the way we work. We work from home or the office, from co-working spaces or on-the-go – the combination of widely available wi-fi and stronger mobile and broadband networks make it possible to work from more locations than e...

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Success Stories

Success Stories Telstra Business Award Alumni

Success Stories
Work-life balance and business success: Flexibility tips from Telstra Business Women’s Awards winners

For a growing number of small-to-medium businesses, the conventional nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday work week is a thing of the past. Today’s technology-led digital transformat...

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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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Customer Experience

Customer Experience Online Business

Customer Experience
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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Telstra Business Digital Marketing Services

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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Tech Solutions E-commerce

Tech Solutions
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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Tech Solutions E-commerce

Tech Solutions
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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Tech Solutions
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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Growth

Growth Business Strategy

Growth
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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Growth

Growth Business Strategy

Growth
Beyond cards and cash: The new world of customer payments

New embeddable technologies and connectivity has enabled everything from contactless payments to using PayPal to buy a T-shirt or coffee. But without buying and deploying a new...

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Growth

Growth Business Strategy

Growth
How-to: Get the most out of your content strategy

Build an effective content marketing strategy with these digital techniques. In the war for attention, the challenge for a small business is to create content that engages the ...

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Growth

Growth Reach New Markets

Growth
Not perfect, but small business still needs Facebook

Privacy scandals and algorithm changes may have signaled the end of Facebook’s “golden age” as a marketing platform, but for most small businesses it is still an indispensable ...

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Growth Business Strategy

Growth
4 ways to kick-start your business in FY2020

With financial year 2020 just begun, and after all the bookwork of the EOFY (hopefully) out of the way, it’s the perfect time to think about new ways to improve your business w...

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A closer look: Technology solutions for working flexibly

Today’s tech makes working from home not just possible but also efficient and effective. Technology has radically transformed the way we work. We work from home or the office, ...

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Productivity
Outsourcing: A Q&A with Tammy Barton, founder and director of MyBudget

If you run a business in the digital age, you’re probably aware of the importance of digital marketing. With the online space dominating more of our lives, grabbing an audience...

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Productivity Business Efficiency

Productivity
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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Productivity Team Efficiency

Productivity
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 how you can get first access to 5G devices in Australia. This year, 5G is a major focus and the amount of connected gear on display here is proof our big 5G network rollout a...

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Quick 5: Data back-ups explained

For all businesses, failing to back-up data can have drastic consequences. Here are five back-up essentials you need to know about. Backing up your data may seem a mundane task. For small businesses in particular, data back-ups may be an unwanted diversion from serving customers and growing your business – but both physical and cyber-threats aren’...

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Business IQ Business Security

Business IQ
How-to: Start your own small business cyber-security health check

Have you conducted a complete cyber-security health check for your business? For many small business owners, the answer isn’t a definitive ’yes’ or ‘no’ – because while they ma...

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Business IQ
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 smal...

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Business IQ Business Security

Business IQ
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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Business IQ
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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Customer Experience Online Business

Customer Experience
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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Growth Business Strategy

Growth
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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Customer Experience Marketing Ideas

Customer Experience
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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Customer Experience Marketing Ideas

Customer Experience
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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Success Stories

Success Stories Telstra Business Award Alumni

Success Stories
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 ...

Cloud models
Business IQ

Business IQ Business Security

Business IQ
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 ...