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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

  • 1/2
    Thursday 21 March

    2019 Phase 2 Entry: Business Deep Dive Open

    Successful Phase 1 entrants will be notified that Phase 2 has now opened. Entrants complete long form entry questions to help our Judges get to know you and your business, and why your business deserves to be recognised in the wider business community.

  • 2/2
    Thursday 30 April

    2019 Phase 2 Entry: Business Deep Dive closed

    Entrants complete long form entry questions to help our Judges get to know you and your business, and why your business deserves to be recognised in the wider business community.

2019 Key Awards dates

Congratulations to all our State Finalists in the 2019 Telstra Business Awards. There's a lot to look forward to on the Awards journey

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September
Wednesday 4 September

Telstra Victorian Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 5 September

Telstra Victorian Business Awards

Join us in Melbourne at the 2019 Telstra Victorian Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Victorian business.

Wednesday 11 September

Telstra South Australian Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 12 September

Telstra South Australian Business Awards

Join us in Adelaide at the 2019 Telstra South Australian Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in South Australian business.

Wednesday 18 September

Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 19 September

Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Awards

Join us in Canberra at the 2019 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Australian Capital Territory business.

Wednesday 25 September

Telstra Queensland Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 26 September

Telstra Queensland Business Awards

Join us in Brisbane at the 2019 Telstra Queensland Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Queensland business.

October
Wednesday 2 October

Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 3 October

Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards

Join us in Hobart at the 2019 Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Tasmanian business.

Wednesday 9 October

Telstra Western Australian Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 10 October

Telstra Western Australian Business Awards

Join us in Perth at the 2019 Telstra Western Australian Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Western Australian business.

Wednesday 16 October

Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 17 October

Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards

Join us in Darwin at the 2019 Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Northern Territory business.

Wednesday 23 October

Telstra New South Wales Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 finalists will hear from industry leaders, and have access to exclusive networking and skill development opportunities.

Thursday 24 October

Telstra New South Wales Business Awards

Join us in Sydney at the 2019 Telstra New South Wales Business Awards evening, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in New South Wales business.

November
Thursday 21 November

Telstra Australian Business Awards Masterclass

At ‘that’ Business Masterclass, 2019 National finalists will join a judging panel in discussing leadership in business then take part in a session with speechmaking expert Barbara Warren.

Thursday 21 November

Telstra Australian Business Awards

Join us in Melbourne at the 2019 Telstra Australian Business Awards, where we will celebrate 'that' moment with the leading lights in Australian business.

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 2020 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

Nominate a business for the 2020 Telstra Business Awards.

If you’re ready to be ‘that’ business, or you know one that is, nominate them for the 2020 Telstra Business Awards today.

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