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Mike Doman
Technology Journalist

Mike Doman is a technology, lifestyle, industrial and education writer

Mike Doman
Technology Journalist

Mike Doman is a technology, lifestyle, industrial and education writer

In a series of six research reports, Telstra Smarter Business™ explores the trends affecting Retail, professional services, construction, healthcare, finance and manufacturing.

Running a small business is tough. Between competing demands on your time, managing staff, ensuring your cash flow and delivering to your customers’ expectations, planning for the future can get lost in the mix.

And a business is only as good as the information it operates on – so when that planning does come around, it’s important to make sure you’re working off the right information. To ensure you’re planning smarter, we’ve compiled local research into five, industry-specific small business reports.

The reports include a snapshot of the market today, challenges both existing and imminent, and explore some of the ways Aussie small businesses can adapt to ensure they’re staying productive and profitable well into the future. This is rounded out with stories from businesses like yours, and tips you can implement today to make a difference.

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

With marketplace e-commerce titans Amazon launching in Australia a touch over a year ago, the days of small businesses pondering whether to jump boots-and-all into e-commerce a...

5G is set to change the world, and business, forever
Trends
5G is set to change the world, and business, forever

5G networks across the globe are set to change the very nature of wireless connectivity, with predictions suggesting they could have the same impact as the introduction of mobi...

Pam Brook of Brookfarm on turning a lightbulb moment into a lucrative business
Growth
Growth
Pam Brook of Brookfarm on turning a lightbulb moment into a lucrative business

Pam Brook’s family business idea started as a quip at a dinner party and went on to become an Australian success story. Today, Brookfarm employs 75 staff and exports products a...

Image shows a man using a laptop holding a Perspex lock.
Business IQ
Business IQ
Checking the locks: How to audit your cyber security

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