More businesses than ever were nominated in last year’s Telstra Business Awards – our program that celebrates and recognises Australia’s most innovative small and medium businesses and not-for-profits, and helps propel them to greater heights. It’s an incredible testament to the talent and innovation of our local businesses, but we noticed something missing amidst all those nominations.

Australians are innovative and dedicated, but we can also be a humble bunch. We had a record-breaking number of submissions for the Telstra Business Awards last year, but only a fraction were self-nominations. Businesses weren’t backing themselves – others had to do it for them. There’s no time like the present, and there’s never been a better time to back yourself and your business!

We’re now in our 28th year of the Telstra Business Awards, and we’re still as dedicated as ever to showcasing this nation’s exceptional businesses. The awards are more than just an opportunity to spotlight exceptionalism – they’re an opportunity for all entrants to learn more about their business and truly back themselves.

Previous award-winners have included Stone & Wood, MYOB, Brookfarm and Big hART. Winning a Telstra Business Award recognises you as part of an exclusive alumni, and brands you as one of the nation’s best businesses.

The award also gives you and your business access to this network to forge relationships with Australian business leaders.

Furthermore, you get unprecedented insight into your business with our Business Benchmark Report – personalised, in-depth insights, advice and guidance to help shape the future of their operations.

You also get access to masterclasses and networking events, as well as the added exposure of being recognised as a Telstra Business Award winner.

There’s no better time to back yourself than in this year’s Telstra Business Awards. Of course, if you know of an outstanding business that deserves recognition, absolutely nominate them yourself. Find out more about the categories and how to enter today.