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Get ahead with Smarter's Small Business Reports

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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Indigenous community members participate in a BIG hART project.
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The power of hART

2018 Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin developed an innovative community-based arts model combining creativity with social justice. He tells Lachlan Colquhoun how he’s using i...

Andrea Mason laughing while standing behind a Telstra Business Women’s Awards podium.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Share Your Story to Inspire Others with Your Achievements

For Andrea Mason, sharing her wealth of knowledge and specialised experience within remote Aboriginal communities allowed for new opportunities and positive reflection. A formi...

Belinda Tumbers holding her Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2017.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Driving Diversity in the Workplace

“Businesses need to have females who are strong role models to mentor other women coming through,” says Belinda Tumbers, managing director of Kellogg’s Australia and New Zealan...

Envato Co- Founder Cyan Ta’eed accepting her 2015 Telstra Business Women Award
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Success Stories
To Achieve Success Be Prepared to Fail

Refusing to be discouraged by her previous failed business attempts, Ta’eed instead learned from them. As a result, the former Telstra Business Women’s Awards winner and co-fou...