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Nominating a business is easy, and anyone can submit one, whether it’s your own business or someone else’s. Once nominated, a business needs to submit a completed online entry form to officially be in the running for a 2019 Telstra Business Award. This is where the competition really heats up.

Not sure where to start? We’ve included a step-by-step breakdown of the whole process and key dates below, plus tips on how you can create a winning entry.

Key dates

  • 1/4
    Thursday 20 December

    Nominations Open

    Nominations remain open year-round. However this year we’ll officially open the Telstra Business Awards nominations period on Thursday December 20.

  • 2/4
    Thursday 20 December

    2019 Phase 1 Entry: Business Overview Open

    Entrants complete a 90-minute multiple choice entry form to see how their business ranks against Australia’s best. The top performing businesses are invited to enter Phase 2 of the program.

  • 3/4
    Thursday 7 March

    2019 Nominations Close

    There's still time to help us celebrate the achievements of yourself or someone you know. Nominations are open until 5PM AEDT Thursday March 7.

  • 4/4
    Thursday 14 March

    2019 Phase 1 Entry: Business Overview Close

    Entrants completed a 90-minute multiple choice entry form to see how their business ranked against Australia's best. The top performing businesses will be invited to enter Phase 2 of the program. Phase 1 entries close 5PM AEDT Thursday March 14.

Sample questions

FAQS

Before you start the entry process, it can be helpful to understand what sort of questions will be asked. You can take a look below at some sample questions to familiarise yourself with these. 

Strategy & Vision

  • To what degree does your business have plans for the future?
  • What do you consider your greatest business achievement to date and why?

Customers & Marketing

  • Does your business have a marketing plan?
  • Please describe how you use the information you know about your customers to shape your business.

Operations

  • Have you ever reviewed your risk management plan?
  • How do you align your resources to your overall business strategy?

People & Culture

  • Which of the following best describes your leadership style?
  • What is your most important value as leader(s) and how do you demonstrate that value?

Social Responsibility

  • To what extent is social impact and contribution embedded in the values of your business?
  • Describe the positive outcomes of your business' social impact activity.

Financial Acumen

  • What software or system do you have in place to manage your finances?
  • What are your goals for future expansion and growth?

Help take a business to new heights

It only takes a moment to give a deserving business 'that' moment, nominate them for a 2019 Telstra Business Award today.

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Alumni tip

As business owners we are always striving towards the next goal, the award application process gave us the time to reflect on our and our team's achievements. I'd strongly recommend you give yourself plenty of planning time to really look at your business holistically when entering.

Hana-Lia Krawchuk, Love to Dream, 2017 Telstra Australian Small Business Award

2019 Nominations are now open

It only takes a moment to give a deserving business 'that' moment, nominate them for a 2019 Telstra Business Award today.

Nominate now