"We learn a lot from small business. You tend to hear
what is going on without a middle man," he says, the award means TRT will receive $US25,000
($28,800) in Dell products and services, Microsoft courses from IT trainer
EXCOM Education, which co-sponsored the award, and collaborative meetings with
senior Dell executives including chief executive officer Michael Dell.
TRT will also join 11 other national winners in the first
global Dell small business award, to be announced next month.
The original award program began in the US in 2004. It was
expanded this year to include countries including Brazil, Canada, China,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom. New
Zealand is not on the list, although Kremer says it’s under consideration.
Former US winners include Australian Megan Duckett, the
founder of SewWhat? Inc, a drapery company that grew from a home-based business
and now provides services to some of the biggest names in show business.
who developed a software system that streamlined her business processes,
reported a 73 per cent increase in revenues in fiscal 2006 after winning in
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