The internet: integral to your business
A consideration of buying commercial property is having access to a reliable internet connection - ...
A consideration of buying commercial property is having access to a reliable internet connection - but sometimes, businesses based in rural areas have to settle for a poor connection, if any at all.
In the day and age of instant mail, social media marketing and online transactions, it would be difficult to operate a company without access to the world wide web.
Online sales in the country totalled somewhere between $19 billion and $24 billion in 2009 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The numbers continue to increase on a yearly basis so it is safe to assume the importance of the internet to your business won't be going away anytime soon.
Australians living outside of major city centres will be pleased to hear that the prime minister has confirmed that $620 million has been invested into two high-speed broadband satellites for the nation.
Even if your business does not involve online sales, many potential customers depend on the web to research your services.
Rural businesses including bed & breakfasts, horse ranches and farm-stays all stand to benefit from a high-speed internet connection.
American company Space Systems/Loral has signed on along with the National Broadband Network (NBN) to deliver the two satellites, launching separately in 2015.