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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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...

Ian Aitken, founder of tech startup SofiHub, talking at an event.
Trends
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...

Image shows a worker using an e-commerce platform in a warehouse to fulfill orders.
Tech Solutions
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...

Image shows two people using free Wi-Fi in a café.
Tech Solutions
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...