Entries into the 2014 Telstra Business Awards will open in February 2014.
There are six sections to the entry, including
- Your business
- Sales and marketing
- Your customers
- Your team
- Planning and performance
The entry comprises of approximately:
(depending on your answers to some questions)
- 41 free text questions
- 30 free text numeric questions (i.e. financial numbers)
- 81 multiple choice questions
Past entrants suggest it will take about 20-30 hours to complete. We suggest you involve your team early and keep them involved throughout the process. It’ll make the process more manageable and ultimately allow them to engage better with your business vision and strategic direction.
You can answer questions in any order and all answers need to be completed to ensure your entry is considered valid.
To make the process as smooth as possible, we’ve created some helpful features on the online entry form. The section you’re filling in will always be clearly highlighted and a tick will appear when you’ve completed it successfully. You’ll know how much of the entry you’ve completed too, with a percentage amount in the top right hand corner. We’ve also added in tips and hints to help you answer the questions along the way.
Entrants in the Micro-Business Award, Small Business Award and the Medium Business Award will need information for:
the financial years 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012
- 2012/2013, please provide financial information based either on year-to-date results or full-year estimates
Entrants in the Start-Up Award will need information for
- 2012/2013, please provide financial information based either on year-to-date results or full-year estimates.
We recommend your business accountant checks this information prior to submission, to ensure it is correct. All businesses that proceed to the next stage of judging will be asked to provide written verification that the financial information is accurate.
Please note: all financial information will be treated in the strictest confidence. This information will only be used for the purposes of judging your entry and preparing the Business Health Check report. This information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of this process.
If you do not complete the financial information in full, your entry will be declared ineligible and therefore not be accepted for Judging.
All hard copies of entries are securely destroyed, while electronic records of this entry will be securely stored by the Awards team for a period of five years for auditing and research purposes only.