The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-11-24T21:00:00Z Amazon Australia joins Connexus’ Pay It Fwd to help SMBs link into e-commerce 2020-11-24T21:00:00Z amazon-australia-joins-connexus-pay-it-fwd-to-help-smbs-link-into-e-commerce Sydney – 25 October 2020 – Connexus, the leader in enabling small business success through technology, has secured the support of Amazon Australia to back small businesses seeking to grow their business via an online presence. Participants in the innovative ‘Pay it Forward’ (Pay It Fwd) scheme, which is funded by Connexus (owned by Australian-founded MNF Group), is helping small businesses in rural areas adopt a digital communications infrastructure. Amazon has joined the innovative program as a partner to help SMBs navigate their ecommerce journey. The Pay It Fwd scheme was originally launched in Gawler in South Australia in August last year and in Sorell in Tasmania, in February this year. The program provides free digital phone services to local small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 12 months. Express Virtual Meetings (EVM), a leading provider of audio and video conferencing services also provided six months free video conferencing to PIF participants via their vmeet.express platform. In exchange for a free digital phone service, local businesses were asked to ‘pay it forward’ and spend with other businesses in their local community. A recent survey of participants from both Gawler and Sorell found businesses had ‘paid forward’ over the last 12 months $75,089 within their communities. Amazon Australia will offer additional account management support to select Sorell businesses participating in PIF and selling on Amazon. This includes providing on-boarding support, training and ongoing account management. Marketing materials will also be provided. “Connexus is thrilled to be working with small businesses to help them reach their potential. As the world has become smaller due to COVID-19, having an online presence has become more important than ever,” Connexus General Manager Lee Atkinson said. “We are excited that Amazon Australia is now working with us to help small businesses involved in our Pay It Fwd program to take their businesses to the next level, reaching the hundreds of millions of customers who shop on Amazon globally.” Connexus will assist a select number of businesses in Sorell over a 6-month period who wish to utilise Amazon’s premium services. For more information about the national Pay it Fwd scheme, please visit https://www.payitfwd.org. Lee Atkinson, Connexus General Manager /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Amazon joins Connexus’ Pay It Fwd to help SMBs link into e-commerce 2020-10-01T04:14:17Z amazon-joins-connexus-pay-it-fwd-to-help-smbs-link-into-e-commerce Sydney – 1 October 2020 – Connexus, the leader in enabling small business success through technology, has secured the support of global e-commerce giant Amazon to back Sorell’s community of small businesses seeking to grow their business via an online presence. Participants in the innovative ‘Pay it Forward’ (Pay It Fwd) scheme, which is funded by Connexus (owned by Australian-founded  MNF Group), attended an education session with new PIF sponsor Amazon at the South East Trade Training Centre, Sorell on September 24. The ‘Emerging with eCommerce’ event focused on how to bring a business online. Keynote speaker Brittany Rinker, Amazon’s Senior Program Manager, and other local businesses shared tips on how to bolster an online presence in order to grow a business. The Pay It Fwd scheme was originally launched in February this year in Sorell by Connexus and Larkins Tech and nearly 20 businesses are now participating.  The program provides  free digital  phone  services to  local  small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 12 months. In exchange for a free digital phone service, local businesses are asked to ‘pay it forward’ and spend with other businesses in their local community. Amazon will sponsor select Sorell businesses participating in PIF moving onto Amazon’s online marketplace. This includes providing on-boarding support, training and ongoing account management. Marketing materials will also be provided. A recent survey of participants found businesses in Sorell had ‘paid forward’ over the last 12 months $42,304. “Connexus is thrilled to be working with small businesses to help them reach their potential. As the world has become smaller due to COVID-19, having an online presence has become more important than ever,” Connexus General Manager Lee Atkinson said. “We are excited that Amazon is now working with us to help small businesses involved in our Pay It Fwd program to take their businesses to the next level, reaching the hundreds of millions of customers who shop on Amazon globally.” Connexus will assist a select number of businesses in Sorell over a 6 month period who wish to utilise Amazon’s premium services.  Pay It Fwd businesses in Sorell have already received a Cloud-based business grade phone system and a basic desk phone handset for free under the program. To join the program, please call Larkins Tech on 03 6127 5255 or visithttps://www.payitfwd.org/sorell. For more information about the national Pay it Fwd scheme, please visit https://www.payitfwd.org.   /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus launches channel partner program for small and medium-sized businesses 2020-08-16T21:00:00Z connexus-launches-channel-partner-program-for-small-and-medium-sized-businesses Sydney – 17 August 2020 – Connexus, the leader in enabling small business success through technology, has launched a channel partner program targeting local IT businesses who are already working with small and medium-sized businesses, and are looking for a supportive telecommunications partner. Resellers of Connexus’ suite of business-grade communications products, which are designed with small businesses in mind, will receive support to help generate leads, deliver proposals and dedicated tech support. “We view our channel partners as an extension of our business and a key part of our strategy in how we communicate with our customers in the small and medium business sector,” Lee Atkinson, General Manager of Connexus said. “Local IT businesses are trusted partners for many SMBs but they often don’t have the skills or knowledge to assist in telecommunications. SMBs are actively looking to utilise the NBN backbone and move legacy systems into the cloud. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having a nimble cloud-based business operation.” Connexus already has several pilot channel partners operating in South Australia and Tasmania and is looking to extend their presence Australia-wide. By working with Connexus, partners can better assist their existing customers and add revenue in the form of commissions for the life of the customer - without having to skill up on telecommunications. Connexus is dedicated to making business technology simpler, smarter and more accessible for Australia’s small and medium sized businesses. It has shown its commitment to this sector by investing in an innovative ‘Pay It Forward (Pay It Fwd) program to support local businesses. For more information visit https://www.connexus.com.au/channel-partners. Lee Atkinson, General Manager, Connexus /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus and Express Virtual Meetings join up to support Australia’s small and medium businesses 2020-04-29T20:56:51Z connexus-and-express-virtual-meetings-join-up-to-support-australias-small-and-medium-businesses Sydney – 30 April 2020 – Connexus, the leader in enabling small business success through technology and Express Virtual Meetings (EVM), a leading provider of audio and video conferencing services have joined forces to back Australia’s small and medium businesses (SMBs) doing it tough during the Covid-19 crisis. New businesses signing up to Connexus’ world-first ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme (Pay It Fwd), will also receive six months free video conferencing from Express Virtual Meetings via their vmeet.express platform. Pay It Fwd provides free digital phone services to local businesses that are in turn asked to reinvest their savings and spend the money that would have gone towards their phone bills with other local businesses. It’s all about helping to keep local economies afloat. And there’s no strings attached. The innovative Pay It Fwd program, which is funded by Connexus (owned by Australian-founded MNF Group), is now in operation at three Australian towns across two states, with more sites to be onboarded over the next six months. The first town selected to participate in the #payitfwd program eight months ago was Gawler, located in South Australia. Two towns in Tasmania - Sorell and Devonport are also up and running. Now Connexus wants to spread the #payitfwd program further across Australia and is looking for additional towns. Eligible towns need to be NBN-ready and have a minimum of 500 businesses operating in the town. “At Connexus our intention is to help boost SMBs. Only one in five SMBs have a digital business strategy and upgrading legacy phone systems to cloud-based phone systems, utilising the NBN backbone, has the potential to assist productivity and save money for regionally-based businesses,” Connexus’ General Manager Lee Atkinson said. Megan Hodge from Your Wealthy Life has been utilising the Pay It Fwd program for the past few months and seen benefits. “Pay it Fwd has meant the business has been able to modernise its phone system. Since the impact of Covid-19, having a modern cloud-based phone system has been extremely important and enabled us to be agile in how the business operates." “As businesses continue to feel the effects of Covid-19, we want to ensure that all Australian businesses have the opportunity to stay connected,” Andrea Goding, General Manager for Express Virtual Meetings said. “Our reliable and secure video conferencing solution - vmeet.express - was built by the in-house development team at MNF Group headquarters in Sydney, and unlike other video conferencing services our solution has been built on the Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) framework. This browser-based communication standard is inherently secure and encrypted. WebRTC makes use of Secure RTP protocol (SRTP) to encrypt voice and video and to authenticate the parties using it whether from their computer or mobile device.” Communities involved in the Pay it Fwd initiative are also supported with TEDx-style educational events and community activations to further accelerate their growth. Those taking part can use the #payitfwd hashtag on social media to highlight their participation. Connexus is actively seeking communities across Australia that would like to participate in this ground-breaking regional investment program. Businesses who want to be a part of Pay It Fwd will receive a cloud-based business grade phone system and a basic desk phone handset for free and access to EVM’s vmeet.express video conferencing platform. For more information about the national Pay it Fwd scheme, please visit https://www.payitfwd.org. /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus ramps up national rollout of digital investment initiative to support regional small businesses 2020-02-27T21:00:00Z connexus-ramps-up-national-rollout-of-digital-investment-initiative-to-support-regional-small-businesses Sydney – 28 February 2020 – Connexus, the leader in enabling small business success through technology, has ramped up the rollout of its world-first initiative, the ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme. ‘Pay It Forward’ (Pay It Fwd) provides free digital phone services to local businesses that are in turn asked to reinvest their savings locally. The innovative Pay It Fwd program, which is funded by Connexus (owned by Australian-founded MNF Group), is now in operation at three Australian towns across two states, with more sites to be onboarded over the next six months. Hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are already participating in the program in the South Australian town of Gawler, and Tasmanian communities of Devonport and Sorell. In exchange for a free digital phone service, local businesses are asked to ‘pay it forward’ and spend with other businesses in their local community. By encouraging businesses to spend the money that would have gone towards their phone bills with other local businesses, it is hoped the Pay it Fwd program will help supercharge local economies. Those taking part in the scheme can use the #payitfwd hashtag on social media to highlight their participation. “At Connexus our intention is to help boost SMBs. While SMBs account for around 70 percent of all businesses across Australia, only one in five SMBs have a digital business strategy. Upgrading legacy phone systems to cloud-based phone systems utilising the NBN backbone has the potential to assist productivity and save money for regionally-based businesses,” Connexus’ General Manager Lee Atkinson said. “Often SMBs need a helping hand to overcome the hurdle of moving onto newer technologies. We want to bust open the myths around how onboarding new technologies is difficult.” The Pay It Fwd initiative was first rolled out to South Australian town Gawler 6 months ago and was launched in Sorell and Devonport this week. “Since the launch six months ago in Gawler, we are ahead of targets and estimate participants in Gawler have saved over $100,000, reinvesting that money back into the community. On top of this we have provided several sponsorships within the region,” Atkinson said. “The town of Gawler is an enthusiastic supporter of new technologies and innovation which help to drive business in our town and region,” Gawler Mayor Karen Redman said. “The Pay It Fwd partnership with Connexus has provided local businesses with the opportunity to adopt cloud-based technologies at a subsidised rate. It is great to see Connexus providing this benefit to local businesses, enabling them and their customers to spend more in the local economy which, in turn, assists business growth and job creation.” Communities involved in the initiative are also supported with TEDx-style educational events and community activations to further accelerate their growth. Connexus is actively seeking communities across Australia that would like to participate in this ground-breaking regional investment program. Businesses who want to be a part of Pay It Fwd will receive a cloud-based business grade phone system and a basic desk phone handset for free. For more information about the national Pay it Fwd scheme, please visit https://www.payitfwd.org. /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus announces CloudLine Solo to support independent workers in the gig economy 2019-11-20T22:33:09Z connexus-announces-cloudline-solo-to-support-independent-workers-in-the-gig-economy [Sydney – 21 November 2019] – Connexus, which aims to empower solo entrepreneurs and small business owners to succeed through technology, and is part of the MNF Group, has launched a cloud-based business-grade phone system equipping freelancers, tradies and people with a side business with the ability to conduct their business professionally - anywhere and anytime - with their existing personal mobile. The evolution of technology, worker preferences, demographics and a step-change in the nature of work itself, has inspired a generation of workers to work on their terms. Many in today’s workforce are juggling multiple jobs which brings a unique element of complexity to their communications needs.Business-grade software has traditionally been too expensive and overly complicated for this type of worker. Connexus has created a business phone system that works simply via an app on a mobile phone. It is being formally launched at StartCon this week, Australia’s largest startup and growth conference.CloudLine Solo helps freelancers, sole traders, tradies and side hustlers to control when, how and where customers can reach them. A free business number comes with functions such as hold and transfer calls, robo receptionist and voicemail to email. The calling app also allows the user to make and receive calls from their mobile or desktop PC and synchronises existing contacts.“CloudLine Solo helps independent workers such as freelancers and tradies present professionally whilst enjoying a balanced lifestyle. Juggling jobs and varying deadlines is hard enough, CloudLine Solo supports the communications needs of this type of worker and is simple and affordable,” Lee Atkinson, General Manager of Connexus said.The Connexus’ cloud-based phone system works on any platform and is easily set up within minutes. A low-cost $15 (per user) monthly plan includes unlimited calls (excluding international numbers) and all the Solo features. For more information on Connexus CloudLine Solo, visit https://go.connexus.com.au/cloudlinesolo./ENDSAbout ConnexusConnexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use. It leverages world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for small and medium businesses (SMBs).Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions.For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/For further information please contact:Sue RalstonEinsteinz CommunicationsT: (02) 8905 0995E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Adelaide SMBs and start-ups gather for Small Talk event 2019-08-25T21:00:00Z adelaide-smbs-and-start-ups-gather-for-small-talk-event Sydney – 26 August 2019: Small Talk, an event focusing on how start-ups and small business owners can accelerate their growth, will take place this Wednesday in Adelaide. Facilitated by Connexus - the leader in enabling small business success through technology – the event will feature speakers such as the Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Houssam Abiad. This is the second in a series of intimate events delving deep into topics which small and medium business (SMBs) typically struggle with. Small Talk is all about helping businesses to scale up whilst providing practical insights that attendees can implement right away to grow their business. “At Connexus we want to help SMBs turn technology change into business success. We recognise that SMBs are not experts in every field, even though they need to be. We want to support them and provide value for them through our Small Talk series. The aim of the sessions are to upskill SMBs and start-up owners by providing a platform for insight from experts on how to scale up,” Lee Atkinson, General Manager of Connexus said. The Adelaide Small Talk event will be co-hosted by and held at ThincLab (Adelaide University) on 28 August. It will cover off topics ranging from how to grow a business without a marketing budget, to the importance of work-life balance when running your own company. “The success of SMBs drives the economy in Australia, so it’s critical that they’re equipped with the skills they need to do well. Given how many hats small business owners have to wear, Small Talk serves as a great opportunity for the attendees to grow their business acumen in areas they might not be that well-versed in. We are thrilled to co-host this event in Adelaide with Connexus,” Renee Hakendorf, the Innovation Hub Manager at ThincLab said. Speakers confirmed for the event include Houssam Abiad (Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Adelaide), Aj Koch (General Manager, Pinstripe Media), Robin Sands (CEO, Link4) and Andrew Montesi (Head of Marketing, PickStar). The first Small Talk event was held in May in Sydney and included expert-led discussion on topics such as marketing, public relations, lead generation and sales. For more information and to RSVP for the event visit https://go.connexus.com.au/smalltalk. /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus spearheads world-first regional digital investment program 2019-08-20T21:00:00Z connexus-spearheads-world-first-regional-digital-investment-program Sydney – 21 August 2019: Historic South Australian town, Gawler, will become the first of a wave of regional Australian communities which will receive free digital phone services under an innovative ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme to be conducted by Connexus, a telco which provides fuss-free telecommunication services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The project has the dual aims of providing local businesses with future-proof, jargon-free telecommunication services whilst creating a significant boost to the local economy. The world-first initiative funded by Connexus, which is owned by Australian-founded MNF Group, will provide free digital phone services to local SMBs for 12 months. In exchange, the local businesses are being asked to ‘pay it forward’ and spend with other businesses in their local community. By encouraging businesses to spend the money – money that would have gone towards their phone bills - with other local businesses, it is hoped that the Pay it Forward program will help supercharge the local economy. Those taking part in the scheme can use the #payitfwd hashtag on social media to highlight their participation. “Community and small businesses are the lifeblood of Australia. Our intention is to help boost these businesses and we are thrilled to be piloting this world-first initiative in Gawler,” Connexus’ General Manager Lee Atkinson said. “At Connexus, we are focused on empowering a new generation of SMBs and to do that we need to bust open and crush myths around how onboarding new technologies is difficult. Increased productivity and time savings are there for the taking, but we recognise that some businesses just need a little help in getting there.” Connexus will monitor the local economic impact of the program over the year and will track social return on issues such as productivity, employment, engagement and community wellbeing. During this period, Gawler’s local businesses will also be supported with TEDX-style educational events and community activations to further accelerate their growth. Atkinson believes the regional investment program will help create significant value to Gawler and is actively seeking additional towns across Australia to participate in this ground-breaking regional investment program. The Pay it Forward pilot in Gawler kicks off in August 2019 and already has a large number of businesses signed up to participate. Why Gawler? Gawler has recently completed a commercially-focused, flexible business working space, ‘The Business Innovation Hub’, which is one of fifteen new GigCity precincts throughout Adelaide. The hub benefits from fast and affordable gigabit internet connection speeds (up to 1,000 times faster than the national average). The head of the Gawler Business Development Group, Louise Drummond noted: “Gawler is the perfect place to launch the initiative, as digital innovation in the area is a key focus. We’re excited about the possibilities that the Pay It Forward initiative presents for Gawler and look forward to working with Connexus over the next 12 months.” SMBs lack a digital strategy Although investing in modern technology is key for SMBs to remain agile and adaptive, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that only one in five SMBs have a digital business strategy. This is where Connexus, which enables small businesses to succeed through technology, aims to make a difference. Atkinson concludes: “We’re excited about this pilot, as by helping SMBs capitalise on technology changes, this can only serve to fuel their own business growth and in turn the wider SMB industry as a whole.” /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use, leveraging world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for SMBs. Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus announces Cloud Line to simplify next generation communications for small and medium businesses 2019-07-30T21:00:00Z connexus-announces-cloud-line-to-simplify-next-generation-communications-for-small-and-medium-businesses [Sydney - 31 July 2019] – Connexus, which aims to empower small businesses to succeed through technology and is part of the MNF Group, has launched a cloud-based business-grade phone system specifically designed for SMBs to enable seamless communications across all devices and connections. By making a business phone system as simple as an app, Cloud Line helps SMBs control when, how and where customers can reach them. Business owners on the move can transfer business calls from their desk phone to their mobile and back again. It also operates via a desk phone or a softphone available on mobiles and computers. Cloud Line is optimised to work using any internet connection, which means office calling is available via ADSL, NBN or Ethernet. Customers are free to take advantage of Connexus’ business-grade internet or use a provider of their choice. Connexus, which was launched by MNF Group earlier this month, aims to help everyday Australian business owners take advantage of business-grade telecommunications products and services so they can improve productivity and operate on the go - without the complexity usually associated with updating communications infrastructure. Cloud Line includes a range of features tailored to SMBs, such as call recording, call queuing, voicemail to email, automated routing rules and much more. “Cloud Line helps SMBs juggle their personal and professional lives. Owners and staff no longer have to give out personal mobile numbers and can choose how to respond to calls as they can see what number callers have rung through on,” Lee Atkinson, General Manager of Connexus said. The Connexus’ cloud-based phone system can be easily set up within minutes, without the need for an on-site technician. All upgrades and maintenance to the Cloud Line system are carried out by Connexus remotely. When joining Connexus, customers can bring across their existing phone numbers, ensuring business continuity. A variety of all-inclusive, monthly plans are available to customers. Given the visibility the system provides, SMBs can be assured they will not receive an unwelcome shock when opening their bill. For more information on Connexus products and services visit https://www.connexus.com.au/ /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use. It leverages world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au Connexus solves the pain of technology for small businesses 2019-07-10T21:00:00Z connexus-solves-the-pain-of-technology-for-small-businesses Sydney - 11 July 2019 – Connexus, part of the MNF Group , relaunches today with the aim of enabling small businesses to succeed through technology. Offering business phone, internet and mobile services, Connexus provides an alternative to time-poor small and medium businesses (SMBs) fed up with wading through complicated and jargon-heavy telecommunication products and services. The aim of Connexus is to help everyday Australian business owners take advantage of business-grade telecommunications products and services so they can improve productivity and operate on the go - without the complexity usually associated with updating communications infrastructure. “According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, only 1 in 5 SMBs have a digital business strategy. Even though they are motivated to make the move by increased productivity and time savings, cost and perceived complexity stand in the way of SMBs adopting new technology,” Lee Atkinson, General Manager of Connexus said. “With Australia’s NBN forcing widespread change, SMBs are having to move off landline phone systems. We want to help customers take advantage of this change whist remaining focused on their core business.” Financial planning firm Your Wealthy Life recently moved into their first office and set up a business-grade phone system with three lines using the Connexus Cloud Line product. “With our recent growth, we knew we now needed a phone system but didn’t know where to start. Connexus made the choice straightforward for us with their no-fuss approach, easy to understand language and affordable pricing,” Megan Hodge, Director of Your Wealthy Life said. “It was a relief to be able to get our phone system up and running without any hassle or complicated installation. Using Cloud Line has meant less time worrying about how our customers are going to get in touch with us and more time focusing on how we can help them reach their financial goals.” Eliminating the need for a technical support specialist, Connexus’ cloud-based phone system can actually be set up entirely by the customer in a matter of minutes. Cloud Line also allows the customer to turn their mobile phone into a business line, meaning businesses can stay connected even if they’re not in the office. MNF Group recently acquired Telcoinabox, whose ConnectYou wholesale cloud phone system underpins Connexus’ new future-proof suite of products and services. For more information on Connexus products and services visit https://www.connexus.com.au/ /ENDS About Connexus Connexus solves the pain of technology for small business. Connexus makes business-grade phone, mobile and NBN easy to understand, quick to setup and simple to use. It leverages world-class innovation and investment to create the best business telecom experience for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Connexus is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about Connexus visit: https://www.connexus.com.au/ For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au