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Recognising small innovators & entrepreneurs

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.

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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.  

Past winners range from, to engineering companies to healthcare providers.

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?

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Ooooo – digging the mentorship prize idea!