Telstra Australian Business Awards recognise small to medium sized business who are leaders in innovation in their field. Prize includes mentoring, publicity and monetary award.
Recognising businesses in categories such as small business, medium business, new business and regional business, the awards offer small to medium businesses reward for innovative & successful businesses. The incentives offered include prize money, as well as a relatively high level of advertising for a small business (eg, in the past this has included being featured on the cover of the paper phone directory), and a mentoring program.
Could this national & state awards system be based on commitment to social responsibility as well as high achievement in business outcomes? Could the prize be a mentorship in improving social outcomes, not only improving business goals?