LOCAL small and medium businesses and charities are encouraged to nominate for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.
The five award categories include new business, micro business, small business, medium business and charity.
Entries are assessed against criteria including financials, vision, technology and innovation, risk mitigation, resilience, social impact, inclusion and ethical work practices.
All entrants will also receive a business health check to benchmark their performance against industry standards and identify improvement opportunities.
Entries for the 25th annual awards close March 16.