Telstra today announced the opening of 37 new business centres across Australia, which the telco claims will help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) become more efficient.
The new Telstra Business Centres will provide face-to-face help for small business owners, and will employ staff trained to give live demonstrations of business technology including mobile phones and office phone systems.
Telstra today officially opened the first of the new business centres in Malvern, in Melbourne’s inner east. The Malvern Business Centre will be one of 17 to open during the April, with another 20 business centres to open over the next year.
"We think the time is right to step up the level of help and advice Telstra provides by opening the doors of specialist Business Centres around the country", said Telstra's Deana Shiff. "Specially trained staff will be on hand to give live demonstrations and take the complexity out of buying communications technology."
Telstra claims that the new Business Centres, alongside existing T[life] retail stores, will provide more than a thousand Australian jobs. Telstra currently has 41 T[life] retail stores in operation, with a further 80 across the country to be opened before June 30.
The 17 new Telstra Business Centres opening over the next month include stores in Paddington, Tamworth, Port Melbourne, Rhodes, Epping and North Sydney. The 17 business centres to open in the coming months are:
- Inner East Melbourne (Malvern): March 31
- Parramatta and West Sydney (Merrylands): April 2nd
- North West NSW (Tamworth): April 2nd
- Eastern Suburbs Sydney (Paddington): April 6th
- Northern Victoria (Shepparton): April 7th
- Inner City South Melbourne (Port Melbourne): April 8th
- South West Sydney (Macarthur Square, Campbelltown): April 8th
- Strathfield/Burwood City (Rhodes): April 8th
- Gold Coast (Helensvale): April 14th
- Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle (East Maitland): April 22nd
- Outer North Melbourne (Epping): April 22nd
- Inner West Melbourne (Sunshine): April 23rd
- Gippsland (Pakenham): April 24th
- Northern Territory (Darwin): April 27th
- South West WS (Albany): April 29th
- Sunshine Coast (Caloundra): April 29th
- Lower North Shore, Sydney (North Sydney): May 14th