It’s been a little quiet around here lately and we apologise for the unannounced hiatus of the EPI podcast. We’ve been quite busy of late being on the ground doing what we love doing, what else—buying property!

But we’d like to break the silence by sharing a fantastic news, host of EPI, Kaz Young, has been picked as one of the finalists to the 2015 Telstra Queensland Business Women Awards, Startup Category(Yay!), for her Buyer’s Agency business Property Zest.

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The Telstra Business Women’s Awards is one of the most prestigious and highly recognized programs for businesswomen in Australia. The annual Awards celebrate businesswomen who have remarkable spirit, display leadership, and have a compelling vision that shapes what they do in their business.

Now on its 21st year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards “not only celebrate women who have the courage to start their own business and lead their industries, but also offer them a platform to encourage others to challenge the status quo and think differently,” said Telstra Chief Operations Officer and Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Kate McKenzie.

We join 27 brilliant and talented Queensland finalists from diverse industries— childcare, public safety, farming, energy, real estate. Aside from Startup Category (where we are one of the finalists), other categories include: Entrepreneur, National, Purpose and Social Enterprise, Government and Academia, Corporate and Private, and Young Business Women’s Award.

We started Everyday Property Investing in 2010 aiming to share the knowledge we’ve acquired (good and bad!) throughout the years of our property investing journey. After two years, we opened a startup company, Property Zest, and since then have endeavoured to help investors get started in property and build their portfolio.

The regional winners of the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards will be announced on 29 September in Brisbane. Queensland winners will proceed to the national finals to be held on 18th November in Melbourne. Wish us luck!