With 100s of 1000s of Australian businesses forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus crisis, small business owners are searching for solutions to overcome the challenge. Could online trade and digital connections be the answer? While Australia is a nation of early adopters, many of the country’s small business owners have been slow… Read more »
It’s official: As the public health crisis worsens, the nation’s ANZAC DAY commemorative services have been cancelled. Dawn services are likely to still proceed but without access to the public. The nationwide cancellation follows announcements by WA and SA RSL yesterday that they planned to cancel the events. Tasmania has announced a public health emergency… Read more »
With the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) expected to be complete in 2020, is it time you considered your service options? As of June 2019, NBN has rolled out provisions for the network to over 10 million homes and businesses in Australia, yet over half of these have yet to connect to the… Read more »
In the least surprising news of the week, the Telecommunications Ombudsman has revealed it received over 1700 complaints from consumers who were misled by telemarketers over NBN services. The Ombudsman’s latest report:“Misleading telemarketing of NBN services” revealed a culture of lies and bullying, where telemarketers’ sales tactics included pressuring consumers to sign up for unwanted products… Read more »
Businesses that embrace new technology have significantly more opportunity for business growth according to a new report by Xero and economics consultancy group AlphaBeta. The Digital Connectivity Report suggests businesses that are connected to the NBN are increasing their revenue by almost two thirds more than their non-NBN counterparts and that those that utilise automation… Read more »
Speaking at the Vodafone National Small Business Summit, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen outlined the Labor government’s commitment to restoring traditional and stable cabinet processes to policy making. He called for a well-functioning and accountable NBN network and the appointment of a second Taxation Commissioner to consider appeals from individuals and small business owners. In his… Read more »
Businesses that upgrade to NBN should take the opportunity to increase their Innovation, according to Sarah Palmer, executive general manager, business service delivery, NBN. Speaking at the Vodafone National Small Business Summit, Palmer spoke of the opportunities businesses could embrace by having access to the NBN. With the first disconnection triggers from legacy services set… Read more »
A new report has revealed the positive impact of the NBN on the nation’s small businesses and job growth, with 80,000 new businesses and up to 148,000 new digital jobs set to be created by 2021. The Connecting Australia report was commissioned by NBN Co and highlights the potential for economic growth with the network projected… Read more »
Australia’s telecommunications systems are failing small business with one in three business owners saying they have difficulty accessing fast reliable affordable internet services. An independent survey conducted by Xero of 1000 small business owners across Australia found close to half of the businesses surveyed (48 per cent) experienced difficulty with their phone or internet connection… Read more »
Tasmania has recorded the highest retail sales growth of all the states in the last financial year as more business owners embrace the benefits of having a physical and online point of sale.
A new tribe of innovative entrepreneurs and very small business owners in search of collaboration, inspiration and new technology are flocking to co-working spaces across the country.