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Welcome to the 2018 Telstra Business Awards

For 26 years, the Awards have been a hub for Australia’s remarkable small and medium-sized businesses to gather, explore their dreams, celebrate their achievements and to become ‘that’ business.

These businesses have inspired us all with their resilience, courage, incredible commitment, and their ability to find new solutions and ways of working. Read more Since 1992, the Awards have showcased some of Australia’s best business talent, with over 45,000 businesses nominated to date.

I know this year will be no exception and I can’t wait to meet and celebrate with our entrants.

From all of us here at Telstra, good luck. Read less

Andrew Penn, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra

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Wednesday 22 August

New South Wales ‘That’ Business Masterclass

At ‘That’ Business Masterclass, 2018 finalists will have exclusive access to industry leaders and the opportunity to partake in hands on skill development exercises.

Thursday 23 August

New South Wales State Awards Dinner

Join us at the New South Wales 2018 Telstra Business Awards dinner, to celebrate some of Australia’s most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses.

Thursday 20 September

National Awards Dinner

Join us at the 2018 Telstra Business Awards National dinner in Melbourne, to celebrate Australia’s leading innovative and entrepreneurial businesses.

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25 years and counting of celebratory moments

Shines a spotlight on small to medium business across Australia

An exclusive platform to help your business thrive in the future

2018 Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award is a new category in the Telstra Business Awards. Chosen by our judges, this award is designed to celebrate the past Telstra Business Award winners and finalists who have taken their achievements to the next level since their win. The winner of the Alumni Achievement Award will be announced at the National Final and will join the Telstra Business Awards Alumni Hall of Fame. Businesses can enter via the online submission below, entries close on Monday August 27. Don’t miss the opportunity to spotlight your past and present achievements.

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Telstra technology

Benefit from exclusive opportunities to experience Telstra’s technology products and services that will help your business thrive beyond the awards.

Innovative learning and growth

Gain access to exclusive masterclasses and networking events designed to help you and your business continue to thrive.

Marketing exposure

Reap the rewards of PR opportunities and promotion across Telstra channels including Telstra Business Awards, Smarter Business and Tech Talks.

The Telstra Business Awards is one of the most reputable and respected business awards within Australia. Irrespective of whether you win, the quality of the judging panel and the feedback you receive through the Telstra Business Benchmark Report, provides insights that will benefit the strategic direction of your business enormously.

Marnie Goding, ELK, 2017 Telstra Australian Medium Business Award

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