Nominate for Awards; Telstra Queensland Business Awards Entries Open on February 11, Celebrating Achievements of Businesses

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ITaS time to think about who is doing great things in business and get ready to nominate them for the Telstra Queensland Business Awards.

Entries will open on February 11 for the prestigious national awards program that celebrates the achievements of the small and medium business sector.

Telstra Business Group managing director Will Irving, an ambassador for the awards, said nominating local businesses early gave them time to prepare their entry and, in turn, the best chance to succeed.

aOver the past 21 years these national awards have celebrated the best of Queenslandas small and medium businesses. One of the reasons why they are so respected is the rigour of the entry and judging processes, so the earlier businesses are nominated and start their entries the better,a Mr Irving said.

State award winners Mark and Judy Evans, owners since 1993 of Mena Creek tourist attraction Paronella Park, are also encouraging Queenslanders to participate.

aThese awards are the pinnacle and taking part has helped our business,a Mr Evans said.

aWinning is one reward but just entering is very rewarding. It is the analysis of the business, sitting back and reflecting, that is leading us now to reinvent our business.a

Paronella Park, a 13-hectare rainforest garden park, won the Commonwealth Bank Medium Business Award and the Queensland Government Regional Award at the Telstra Queensland Business Awards in 2012.

Last yearas national winner Jason Wyatt of e-commerce business BikeExchange.com.au said some thought should go into submissions.

aOur advice is to enter but to give this process the time it justly deserves. …

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