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    There are plenty of businesses like yours that have harnessed technology to transform their online business ideas into success stories. Be inspired by business success stories and the tech they used to make things happen.

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    How Shine Drink developed an effective website

    Steve Chapman is the CEO and co-founder of Shine Drink, Australia’s first line of nootropic drinks. When the brand launched in 2017, Steve made an early commitment to creating a sleek, user-friendly business website.

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    Work-life balance and business success: Flexibility tips from Telstra Business Women’s Awards winners

    For a growing number of small-to-medium businesses, the conventional nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday work week is a thing of the past. Today’s technology-led digital transformat...

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    Stylishly solo: Running a business with no physical staff

    Nikki Parkinson is a full-time blogger, social media influencer, author and fashion designer, and her blog, Styling You, was the first blogging business to win a Telstra Busine...

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    Then and now: How e-commerce has changed

    E-commerce has established itself as a retail norm. It’s one of the biggest changes to come out of the tech-led revolution: today, 8 out of 10 Australians shop online. We look ...

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    Why the future of business is small

    Business commentator Robert Gottliebsen is a big fan of “small”, and in today’s disruptive environment, he believes small businesses have many advantages over their bigger comp...

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    How GenWise Health runs a successful national business via mobile

    Dr Sebastian Rees and Dr Troye Wallett of GenWise Health are transforming how aged care General Practices are run in Australia. Discover why the company was crowned ‘Business o...

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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 ...

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    Diane Costa on what she's learned in business

    Diane Costa started her marketing and advertising agency, Marketing Mechanics, in 2001 working from the kitchen table. By 2013 Marketing Mechanics had won the Small Business ca...

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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 st...

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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...

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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 recom...

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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 f...

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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...

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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 b...

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    Nuclear medicine in Western Australia's isolated communities

    Telenuclear medicine provider TeleMed has proved high-tech healthcare services can reach remote Australian communities. Many success stories of entrepreneurs begin with breakin...

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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 ...

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    Unfiltered Conversations: Happiness, resilience and work-life balance for mental and physical health

    With Natasha Chadwick and Carolyn Creswell Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic conv...

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    Unfiltered Conversations: The truths of working across male and female-dominated industries

    With Violet Roumeliotis and Lee Shearer Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic convers...

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    Unfiltered Conversations: Striking out on your own, despite criticism

    With Daphne Crowhurst and Tracey Spicer Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic convers...

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    Unfiltered Conversations: Daring to work differently and carving an authentic career path as women

    With River Paul and Sadhana Smiles Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic conversation...

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    Unfiltered Conversations: Transforming business/operations and how things have always been done

    With Amanda Leach and Michaela Chan Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic conversatio...

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    Unfiltered Conversations: The sometimes lonely path of being a trailblazer for women

    With Launa Inman and Leonie Knipe Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic conversation....

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    Unfiltered Conversations: Creating people-first places

    With Liz Jones and Vanessa Cullen Unfiltered Conversations pairs brilliant business women who are disrupting the status quo, for an honest, intimate and authentic conversation....

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    The power of hART

    2018 Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin developed an innovative community-based arts model combining creativity with social justice. He tells Lachlan Colquhoun how he’s using i...

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    Share Your Story to Inspire Others with Your Achievements

    For Andrea Mason, sharing her wealth of knowledge and specialised experience within remote Aboriginal communities allowed for new opportunities and positive reflection. A formi...

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    Playing by Her Own Rules the Secret to Success for Kester Black’s Anna Ross

    A rule breaker by nature, Anna Ross is dedicated to undoing traditional-but-less-sustainable business practices. However, doing things differently hasn’t made her any less succ...

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    Driving Diversity in the Workplace

    “Businesses need to have females who are strong role models to mentor other women coming through,” says Belinda Tumbers, managing director of Kellogg’s Australia and New Zealan...

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    To Achieve Success Be Prepared to Fail

    Refusing to be discouraged by her previous failed business attempts, Ta’eed instead learned from them. As a result, the former Telstra Business Women’s Awards winner and co-fou...

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    Sleepbus a first stop on the road to a better life for the homeless

    It’s not okay for women fleeing domestic violence to have to sleep rough, and Sleepbus founder, Simon Rowe, plans to launch a new women’s shelter in Melbourne to provide them w...

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    Amazon rival Booktopia claims Telstra NSW Business of the Year Award

    Seven-time Telstra Business Awards finalist, Booktopia has been named the 2018 Telstra NSW Business of the Year. The online bookstore has built a customer-base of 4 million, di...

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    Life-saver turns award winner – MineARC seals 2018 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year Award

    Focused on saving lives in dangerous underground situations, MineARC Systems is the 2018 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year. Passionate about mine safety, the bus...

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    Purple House opens door to 2018 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year

    Purple House may not be home, but the 2018 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year provides dialysis patients with crucial support and a sense of belonging. Born in th...

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    Business Woman of the Year helps families find their feet

    Violet Roumeliotis, Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year 2017, shares her experiences as a migrant and woman helping to improve people's lives. As told to Stuart Ridle...

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    Be Fit Food tastes success at the 2018 Telstra Victorian Business Awards

    Science with more than a pinch of flavour are the ingredients behind the rapid growth of Be Fit Food, the 2018 Telstra Victorian Business of the Year. The business’ recipe for...

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    Hoofwear proves lucky charm for award-winning Scoot Boots

    For horse boot manufacturer Scoot Boots, breaking with 1500 years of horseshoe tradition has put it on track for success, having just been named the 2018 Telstra Tasmanian Busi...

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    HeliMods flies off with 2018 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year award

    Will Shrapnel’s HeliMods first took off in 2002 and has now reached even greater heights by being named as the 2018 Telstra Queensland Business of the Year. The Sunshine Coast-...

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    The tips, tricks and non-negotiables of winning speeches

    Business leaders give great speeches, and the Telstra Business Awards finalists are no exception thanks to the tips, tricks and non-negotiables they are taught during the progr...

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    Six steps to spectacular speeches

    Public speaking is commonly quoted as one of the world’s most common fears, but it's a skill business leaders must master to be influential at networking events, workshops and ...

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    How does your business compare? Find out with a tailored benchmarking report

    Every 2018 Telstra Business Awards entrant receives a custom benchmarking report packed with tailored business analysis relative to other small businesses, plus clear advice on...

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    Being digital-only gives Mountain Bikes Direct the competitive advantage

    Since launching online in 2012, Mountain Bikes Direct has supplied customers Australia-wide with specialist mountain bike equipment. Co-founder Jen Geale says e-commerce made i...

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    Hancock Creative changing the world through free online education

    Sometimes, you need to give before you can receive. For Alecia Hancock and her agency Hancock Creative this means providing free educational content through emails and webinars...

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    Search engine marketing helps Booktopia get closer to customers

    When CEO Tony Nash co-founded Booktopia in 2004, e-commerce was a fledg-ling industry. With a background in digital marketing, Nash invested $10 a day in Google AdWords. Bookto...

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    I'll be the judge of that! What do Telstra Business Awards judges look for?

    Every year, a team of judges drawn from a wide variety of roles and fields are given the difficult task of reviewing and short listing a growing pile of entries for the Telstra...

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    Refugee advocate is named 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year

    Violet Roumeliotis, Chief Executive Officer of not-for-profit Settlement Services International Limited (SSI), is the 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, announ...

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    Wanniassa pharmacist is named 2017 Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year

    Elise Apolloni from Capital Chemist Wanniassa cleaned up at the 2017 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Women’s Awards, winning three Awards, including 2017 Telstra ...

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    Telstra NSW Business Women’s Awards a feast for breakfast boss

    Belinda Tumbers from Kellogg Aust Pty Ltd was has been named the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporate and Private Award...

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    Avocado pioneer named 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year

    Jennifer Franceschi, from Fresh Produce Alliance in Manjimup, has been named the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporat...

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    Property entrepreneur takes top prize at 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women’s Awards

    Darwin-based Karinda Gill from Abode New Homes has been named the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Entrepreneur Award. As ...

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    MyBudget founder named 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year

    Tammy Barton, founder and director of MyBudget, has been named the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Entrepreneur Award. Mrs Ba...

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    Marine research leader named 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year

    Toni Moate from the CSIRO was named 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Public Sector and Academia Award. Ms Moate, who joined the CS...

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    STEMM entrepreneur named 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year

    Melbourne-based Michelle Gallaher from The Social Science has been named the 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Entrepreneur Award. Hav...

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    Taste of success for Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the year

    Bernadette Eriksen, CEO & Founder of Flavour Creations, is the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year. Ms Eriksen started Flavour Creations more than 20 years ago t...

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    Winning secrets from women in business

    In our new e-book, four exceptional and award-winning women in business share their stories and their advice for getting ahead in today’s changing business landscape. When writ...

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    Innovative online GP platform named 25th Telstra Australian Business of the Year

    GenWise Health, a micro business using technology to improve how general practitioners provide aged care, is the 2017 Telstra Australian Business of the Year. GenWise Health,...

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    How winning businesses are using tech

    Every year, the Telstra Business Awards celebrates small businesses that choose to innovative, to be curious, to be agile. This year’s entrants are no different, with many blen...

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    Rise and shine: Winning advice from 2016 Telstra Business Awards alumni

    2016’s Telstra Business Awards winners sat down with Smarter Business™ to reflect on their achievements over the last year, and why it’s worth entering even if you don’t top yo...

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    Telstra Business Awards - 25 years of celebrating 'that' business

    To celebrate 25 years of the Telstra Business Awards, we made 25 cakes - each representing one of the winning businesses from 1992 to 2016. Congratulations to all of the busin...

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    Family-friendly general practice takes top spot at Telstra Queensland Business of the Year Awards

    Putting the patient first was just the right medicine for a family-friendly general practice, Family Doctors Plus, to be awarded the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business of the Yea...

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    Charity with a big heart wins top honour at Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards

    A charity committed to combatting cases of social injustice in Australia has been named the 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business of the Year. Announced at the 25th annual Telstra Ta...

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    Building innovator takes top spot at the 2017 Telstra ACT Business Awards

    2016’s Telstra Business Awards winners sat down with Smarter BusinessTM to reflect on their achievements over the last year, and why it’s worth entering even if you don’t top y...

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    MS charity takes top award at Telstra NSW Business Awards

    A charity at the forefront of international research into one of the world’s most debilitating illnesses has been named the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business of the Year. A...

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    Lab coats and hard hats are a winning combination in the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Awards

    A geotechnical testing and sampling company, HiQA Geotechnical, is the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business of the Year. Announced at the 25th annual Telstra Northern Ter...

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    Distillery takes top spot at the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Awards

    Home of the Limeburners whisky, Great Southern Distilling Company is the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year. Announced at the 25th annual Telstra WA Busines...

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    Innovative aged-care online clinic announced as winner of 2017 Telstra SA Business Awards

    Online clinic platform, GenWise Health, is the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year. Announced last night in Adelaide at the 25th annual Telstra South Australian...

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    What business are you really in?

    Define what you do by the product you sell or the technology that supports your business model and you may miss the genuine opportunities to become a successful, even award-win...

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    How to start a business on $100

    “I started my online skincare empire with just $100!” It sounds like a clickbait headline, but it’s not. It’s the true story of Nourished Life founder Irene Falcone. Like many...

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    Happy days for award winning Happy Way

    The road to success is paved with energy, passion and a successful social media strategy for food supplement brand Happy Way. The small business was crowned 2018 Telstra South...

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    Telstra Business Award Winners: Where are they now?

    The Telstra Business Awards are seen as the pinnacle of small business recognition in Australia, and after 25 years of the Awards program, it’s easy to see why. Back in 1992, D...

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    Should you ever put the brakes on business growth?

    Smarter talks to 2016 Telstra Australian Business of the Year winner bohemian fashion brand Spell & The Gypsy Collective about business growth. Sometimes pressing ‘pause’ on ...

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    Then and now: 25 years of the Telstra Business Awards

    This year marks 25 years of the iconic Telstra Business Awards. So to commemorate the occasion, Smarter caught up with two previous Award winners from 1993 and 2016 to compare ...

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    25 years of the Telstra Business Awards: celebrating the best in business

    As the Telstra Business Awards celebrates its 25th anniversary, we take a look at the journey and what it takes to land a coveted gong. The evolution of Australia’s small busin...

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    La Belle Peau: Finding the beauty in numbers

    Kim Tran and her husband and mentor, Quan Le, know that while you can use numbers to show results, true business success comes from the quality of your relationships, they tell...

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    Edible Blooms: using tech to grow

    Edible Blooms’ Kelly Jamieson uses smart technology to solve day-to-day logistics so she can do more of what she loves. The evolution of e-commerce has helped business boom – o...

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    Introducing the Telstra Business Awards Winners

    "Smaller businesses definitely have the edge when it comes to embracing the new. Business innovation also benefits the wider community – so it’s little wonder the buzz about it...

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    Furst Electrical: Making business simple

    This Melbourne start-up is grabbing attention (and profits!) by helping robots to pick and pack online purchases, and craft-beer makers to remotely monitor their brews. Machine...

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    Southern Cotton

    Riverina cotton farmers are doing it for themselves. By investing in an innovative paddock-to-bale processing system, they have increased cotton yields and farm incomes. In 201...

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    How Nexba Beverages is revolutionising iced tea

    How a Sydney lad’s Mexican beach epiphany became the coolest drink around.

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    Executive Risk Solutions: Emergency management - when danger is your business

    A reliable mobile network can help Executive Risk Solutions save lives. Scott Houston, a former Australian special forces (SAS) soldier with experience in Afghanistan, started ...

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    2015 Telstra Australian Business Women's Awards

    The Telstra Business Women’s Awards have capped off their 21st year by honouring a trailblazing member of the Royal Australian Navy. In a glittering ceremony hosted by broadcas...

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    ERS takes out Aussie business top award

    On the night of nights for Aussie small businesses, it was a Western Australian business that took out the coveted 2015 Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award. In mid-Au...

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    Rebecca Owens: The road to Mizzle

    Rebecca Owens – 2014 Tasmanian Telstra Young Business Woman Award winner – gained the necessary skills to open her small business, babywear wholesaler Mizzle, from her time as ...

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    Turning tough times into success

    The need for flexibility and creativity in her life as a young mother inspired Kate Weiss to lead a wellbeing business that also gave something back to society. For Kate Weiss,...

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    Are women better bosses?

    Is it true that women have the qualities to make better bosses? Absolutely they do, and strong evidence is growing worldwide to support this claim, writes Deborah Tarrant. Stud...

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    Eleni's winning drive

    The winner of Smarter's Toyota competition loves empowering aussie women with lessons in car care and safer motoring. Brought to you by Toyota  “The relationship with your car ...

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    Tina Tower, Begin Bright

    Franchising your successful business can provide many rewards and help to create a great work-life balance as Tiffany Loh discovers. Tina Tower starts each day with the same ro...

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    Life's a Lark

    For Telstra Business Award Winner, Lark Distillery, passion has bred success. Since winning the award last year, the business has grown to 24 staff, and Bill Lark has been dubb...

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    What was your path to success? 5 inspirational businesses reveal their moment of truth

    Inspiration takes many forms, but for entrepreneurs it can be defining. In The Inspirational Journey video series, five very different small businesses from all corners of Aust...

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    Meet the winners of the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Womens Awards

    CEO of UnitingCare Queensland and former frontline social worker, Anne Cross, has taken out the prestigious award - the second year in a row that a Queensland woman has won. An...

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    How to turn adversity into opportunity

    History is littered with successful individuals who came from backgrounds of hardship. Adversity comes in many guises, but one common thread is that we should all search out a ...

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    Bruny Island calling. Why Nick Haddow wouldn't make cheese anywhere in the world but here

    Inspired by Europe’s artisanal cheese making tradition, Nick Haddow found business success in Tasmania’s Bruny Island. For one delicious decade, Nick Haddow’s footsteps dotted ...

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    How family traditions bring home the bacon at Barossa Fine Foods

    With a history spanning four generations of smallgoods production, Barossa Fine Foods flies the flag for family business success. As a teenager, Franz Knoll, managing director ...

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    500,000 global orders can't be wrong. How 365cups brewed a booming app business

    Friends Simone Eyles and Mariusz Stankiewicz’ big idea for a food ordering app has seen their Wagga Wagga business 365cups enter the US market and win a major retail contract. ...

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    Telstra Regional Business of the Year 2014: Stone and Wood Brewing Company

    Three workmates left the security of their corporate jobs to put their creativity into launching a craft beer. It’s about 11am in the tearoom at the Stone & Wood Brewing Compan...

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    Telstra Business of the Year 2014: Redarc

    Two decades after buying a struggling electronics company, Anthony Kittel now runs one of the country’s most innovative manufacturing plants. But, as he tells Mark Chipperfield...

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    Telstra Small Business of the Year 2014: Lark Distillery

    Bill and Lyn Lark moved to Hobart 40 years ago and were granted the first distillation licence in 153 years! Bill and Lyn Lark met in a Sydney judo class when they were just 17...

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    Telstra Start-Up Business of the Year 2014: Country Wellness Pharmacy

    Moving to Australia from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Boon Wai Lim settled in Darwin − where a flight home is just four and a half hours. Boon Lim is a pharmacist who has long wanted...

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    Telstra Micro-Business of the Year 2014: Urban Escape

    Craig Withers overcame a serious injury to open his village feel, custom-designed salon. Multi-award winning hairdresser Craig Withers is one of those amazingly enthusiastic pe...

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    Telstra Business Awards: Trends for 2014-2015

    Telstra has been recognising Australian businesses since 1992 with the Business Awards program. This year showcased a strong field of entrepreneurs and innovators, Smarter prof...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards ACT Winners

    Community-minded pharmacist named Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year. Samantha Kourtis, Managing Partner at Capital Chemist Charnwood, also won the...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards NSW winners

    On October 24 in Sydney a woman at the pinnacle of Australia’s property industry was named the 2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year. Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Award VIC winners

    A biomedical researcher whose personal loss spurred her on to develop new cancer treatments was named tonight as the 2014 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year. Dr Trace...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards TAS winners

    The highest-ranked woman in the 114-year history of Tasmania Police was named the 2014 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year. Assistant commissioner Donna Adams, who als...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards SA winners

    A woman driving reform programs and cultural change across State Government agencies was named the 2014 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year. Erma Ranieri, commi...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards WA winners

    A woman championing workplace flexibility, Leadership and female retention in the construction and mining industry has been named the 2014 Telstra Western Australian Business W...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards NT winners

    The Territory’s newly-appointed auditor general, and the first woman to hold the role, has been named as the 2014 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year. The win...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards ACT finalists announced

    A disability activist, event management specialist and dance instructor are among the finalists in this year's Awards.

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards VIC finalists announced

    An agricultural scientist, the co-founder of a social enterprise and the owner of an urban planning business are among the finalists. Among the finalists vying for the Business...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards NSW finalists announced

    Women from a range of industry sectors, from career development to agronomy, have been named finalists in this year’s New South Wales Awards. Among the Business Owner Award fin...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards QLD winners

    The CEO of a not-for-profit organisation striving to improve services for Queensland’s most vulnerable people has been named as the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of th...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards TAS finalists announced

    A fashion designer, a telecommunications construction company, and a Royal Australian Navy officer are among the finalists. In the running for the Business Owner Award is Dixie...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards SA finalists announced

    A heart disease prevention awareness campaigner, a founder of English language school, and a wine exporter are among the finalists in the 2014 Telstra Western Australian Busine...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards WA finalists announced

    A global shipping strategist, an education innovator, and a director of a cattle and cropping farm are among the finalists for the 2014 Telstra Western Australian Business Wome...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards QLD finalists announced

    Queensland women making a difference in fields ranging from health, to IT services, and flight training, have been named as finalists for the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business W...

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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards NT finalists announced

    A pioneer in the growth of sustainable design, the head of Mission Australia’s community services delivery and a PR company manager are among the finalists for the 2014 Telstra...

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    How two chai lovers built an award winning business from home

    Here's how since launching in 2005, Bondi Chai has become one of the most awarded chai brands in Australia. Co-owners of Bondi Chai, Martin Buggy and Melissa Edyvean run the wh...

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    Catching up with the 1993 Telstra Business Award winner

    Dr Barry McCleary has made his own path in the world, and since winning the Telstra Business Award in 1993 he's been a very successful entrepreneur. Read on to hear how he keep...

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    How Stuart Daniels built a successful trailer company by fixing one problem

    From unemployment to: business owner, an annual turnover of seven million, and double 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards for QLD Regional Business and QLD Medium Business.

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    Telstra celebrates 20 years of women in business

    To celebrate the 20th year of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, a panel of five influential and innovative women shared their experiences and reflections. The recently relea...

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    Aussie innovation: McAsh Oysters

    Next-gen oyster farmers are revolutionising the industry with high tech production and - as Stuart Ridley discovers - a passion for the good life.

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    5 tips for business success from McAsh Oysters

    The world is his oyster and it can be yours, too. Here, our Issue 12 cover star, Ewan of McAsh Oysters and Ulladulla Oyster Bar, tells us about his biggest investments and why ...