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Top Award for Small Christchurch Business

PRESS RELEASE - November 12, 2012
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Top Award for Small Christchurch Business Doing Big Business Helping U.S. Start-Ups

• The Small Business Company (TSBC) wins the 2012 AUT Excellence in Business Support award for Management Services in the $5M or less turnover category.

• TSBC partner Business.govt.nz also wins in the Government category for its small business support portal, which TSBC manages and provides all the content for.

The Small Business Company (TSBC) – providers of expert online content – has had its expertise in improving the dialogue for small businesses recognised with a win in the 2012 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
The win took place at a ceremony hosted by the Auckland University of Technology last week and comes at a pivotal moment for the Christchurch-based business.

It is currently working with the Bank of America in the US to provide interactive online educational resources for American start-ups and budding entrepreneurs.

The work comes on the back of a long track record of helping ‘big business’ all over the world communicate and support their small business clients, and nurture the next generation of innovative start-ups.

This record includes expert online content provided to global powerhouses such as Microsoft and HSBC, and a long and successful partnership with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (formerly the Ministry of Economic Development).

This relationship sees TSBC manage and deliver content for Business.govt.nz – the official bridge between government and small businesses in New Zealand – for which the Ministry also won an award at the same ceremony.
TSBC founder and CEO Glen Senior says the awards aren’t just about recognising the work of his company, but recognising the importance of supporting small businesses full stop.

“My ambition is for this award to highlight not just the value of our expertise, but also the value of providing support resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs that speak their language.

“If you can genuinely help people start their own businesses by providing practical interactive lessons that recognise their pain points, you can not only change their world but the economic reality for all of us.”
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TSBC can be found online at - www.tsbc.com
www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessCompany
Glen Senior is also available to provide comment to deadline on any range of small business support issues.
More information on the AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
Who is TSBC?
Short company biography
The Small Business Company, otherwise known as TSBC, was founded in Christchurch by serial entrepreneur and small business advocate Glen Senior in 1998.

The company started out delivering best practice workshops to small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs across New Zealand, but quickly recognised the opportunity and advantages of providing online content which can be consumed more flexibly by time-poor business leaders.

This content included engaging best practice articles outlining the complexities of cash flow forecasting and other vital business concepts as well as interactive ‘health checks’ which help small business owners identify issues and change course.

Like all TSBC content, they were written in plain English and designed with the practicalities and realities of the SME world in mind.

It wasn’t long before the value of this expert content was recognised internationally and TSBC was providing content for global brands such as Microsoft and HSBC.

Locally, TSBC has become Australasia’s go-to guys for expert online content that speaks to small businesses.

It currently enjoys long-standing and fruitful partnerships with National Australia Bank, the ANZ Group and government departments such as New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE - formerly the Ministry of Economic Development).

This last relationship has seen TSBC provide the voice for government in its small business support efforts via the online portal Business.govt.nz.

Today, TSBC is the choice for Bank of America and a growing number of other American medium to large businesses who want to improve their online dialogue with small business clients through the use of expert online content.

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