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Welcome to Telstra’s Business Awards Alumni

It’s not just recognition you’ll gain when you and your business become a part of the Telstra Business Awards Alumni. You’ll also become part of Australia’s most prestigious business community. For 27 years, life-changing connections have been made through our Alumni program. Collaborate with the brightest minds, the most innovative businesses and access world class technology to help your business thrive

Build relationships with people that count, learn how to overcome relatable business struggles and feel part of a lifelong community backed with our support. Plus make the most of our education initiatives including live and digital events, access to rich insight-driven content, and having experts in the fields on hand to help.

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Alumni Stories

Growing, minus the pains

Kate Save, her co-founder Dr Geoffrey Draper, and the team at Be Fit Food have experienced massive growth and overcome many challenges since launching in 2014. But as their wins at the 2018 Telstra Business Awards - including Victorian Business of the Year and the Small & Succeeding Award - have shown, their hard work has paid off. In episode one, Adam speaks to Kate about growing your small business, minus the pain.

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Learning ‘that’ key business lesson with the 2019 Telstra Business Awards Tasmanian finalists

Business is a constant learning curve – an ongoing challenge to review, adapt and grow. ‘That’ lesson learnt might be an error to retreat from, or a teachable moment that shows the way forward.

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Overcoming ‘that’ early struggle with the 2019 Telstra Business Awards Australian Capital Territory finalists

All businesses face ‘that’ early struggle – simply getting the courage to take the plunge, finding the finances, or doing it all yourself. It could be a moment that’s make or break, but the lessons learned from these carry the business forward in better shape than ever.

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Overcoming ‘that’ challenge with the 2019 Telstra Business Awards South Australian finalists

Every business experiences ‘that’ challenge– when crises strike, when radical change has to be made, when failure comes uncomfortably close. If you’re lucky, you get to learn from it, and use it as a catalyst for ongoing success.

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Seizing ‘that’ inspiration moment with the 2019 Telstra Business Awards Queensland finalists

Each successful business experiences ‘that’ inspiration moment – a concept for a new venture, discovering an untapped niche, an idea to transform the way things are, a problem in need of a solution. ‘That’ moment is where the journey of creating a sustainable, prosperous business begins.

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Getting ‘that’ essential tech that made the difference with 2019 Telstra Business Awards New South Wales finalists

Discovering ‘that’ tech can revolutionise a business – adopting and implementing the right technology is a game-changer. It might be new computer software that replaces old and cumbersome systems. Or it could be new apps that create opportunities once thought impossible.

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Embracing ’that’ piece of advice with 2019 Telstra Business Awards Northern Territory finalists

Every business receives advice at some point – tips on how to start out, improve or get ahead in their industry. It might be a simple suggestion, or it might be a radical recommendation. Successful businesses tend to know when to listen, when to ignore and when to pull the trigger.

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Taking ’that’ next step with 2019 Telstra Business Awards Victorian finalists

After a taste of start-up success, every business needs to think about ‘that’ next step – whether scaling up or slowing down, revisiting the business model, or exploring a new technology. The next step might be leap of faith, or a moment for consolidation.

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Capitalising on ‘that’ first win with 2019 Telstra Business Awards Western Australia finalists

Every successful business has ‘that’ first win – when persistence and a pinch of good luck pay off, and the tides turn in their favour. It might happen as soon as a business starts up, or it could take years. But it’s always ‘that’ moment when hard work combines with serendipity.

Nominate a business for the 2020 Telstra Business Awards.

If you’re ready to be ‘that’ business, or you know one that is, nominate them for the 2020 Telstra Business Awards today.

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