$500k for Telstra business awards

AUSTRALIANS are being urged to celebrate the nation’s best small and medium businesses by nominating them for the 2011 Telstra Business Awards.

Entries have opened for the awards program, now in its 19th year of recognising excellence in business.

It is bigger than ever in 2011 with the introduction of two new awards, the Telstra Regional Business Award and the People’s Choice Award.

For the second year, entrants in the awards can elect to receive a 70-page Business Health Check, an independent report that assesses a company’s performance against best practice, and can help in identifying opportunities for growth.

Winners will share $500,000 in overall cash and prizes.

Deena Shiff, Telstra Business Group managing director and Telstra Business Awards ambassador, said the awards were the best way to recognise the contribution made by small and medium businesses.

“Many are built on adversity and overcome obstacles – as communities across Australia face immense challenges such as rebuilding after the recent natural disasters, small businesses are making an enormous contribution,” Ms Shiff said.

“As Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious national business awards, they play an important part in supporting the development of this diverse sector. The awards celebrate not just success in business but also the skills and innovation needed to breathe life into an emerging business idea.”

 

The 2011 Telstra Business Awards have six award categories:

  1. Business Owner Micro-Business Award.
  2. MYOB Small Business Award.
  3. Panasonic Australia Medium Business Award.
  4. AMP Innovation Award.
  5. Yellow Pages Social Responsibility Award.
  6. Telstra Regional Business Award.

The People’s Choice Award will be decided by public vote.

To nominate and enter go to telstrabusinessawards.com or call the Telstra Business Awards team on 1800 262 323.



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