Exceptional Magazine : 2014 Exceptional Magazine
Exceptional Australia 2014 28 Why compete? "Being involved in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has been really eye-opening. It’s the type of professional development that you can’t enrol in a course for or subscribe to. I've met 30 people who I would otherwise never have crossed paths with." Jason Smith, Back In Motion Health Group "I've gotten an enormous amount out of being part of the Entrepreneur Of The Year program. We have already opened some doors and the long-term links are going to be outstanding for us." Allan Turner, Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation "The Entrepreneur Of The Year program gives us an added level of credibility when we go to market – it’s a fantastic award to win. We've had a number of people contact us after seeing us go through the program and that's been fantastic for the business." Dr Andy Boud and Dr Alex Streit, ImmersaView "Entrepreneur Of The Year has been an exciting program through which I have met some great, interesting people. I always think you can learn a lot by listening to how other business leaders faced their challenges and overcame them." Andrew Buckley, Cardno "The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has helped me articulate our business story. You get exposure to people who ask insightful questions about your business and it forces you to articulate your vision more clearly and succinctly." Stuart Elliott, Planet Innovation Pty Ltd "The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has been an amazing journey for me. Through the program we've been introduced to people we didn't know who are now coming on board to support us." Hetty Johnston, Bravehearts Inc. "The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has been pretty challenging and demanding, but it's great to have such experienced people, who have been there and done that, to review your ideas and ask some very pertinent questions." Richard Earl, Talent International "The Entrepreneur Of The Year award program is full of amazingly successful people, and we are incredibly humbled to be part of it. So we listen, we absorb, we make connections and then we try to grow from that." Sam Salter and Jason Wyatt, BikeExchange "By having almost 20 different sets of eyes on our business through the Entrepreneur Of The Year judging process, it makes you think about your business in a lot more detail. There’s really nothing like a judge fring a quick fve questions at you and you having to think on your feet about the answers. I've really enjoyed that process." Anthony Kittel, Redarc Entrepreneur Of The Year? We asked our 2013 National fnalists what they took away from participating in the program. Why compete in Could you be the next Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year? To fnd out more about the program and register your interest, visit us at www.eoy.com.au.
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