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Tom was born in Sydney and raised in the Barossa Valley.  He graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a double major in Sociology.  Afterwards Tom worked in local government. This was followed by period in advertising examining the broad trends impacting on consumers and clients’ advertising strategies.
Tom is fascinated with small business. His father was self-employed. He was raised in a community where “Work Hard and You Shall Achieve it” was the mantra of his community. Not surprisingly he formed his own consultancy Business Research and Development and consulted to government departments, local development agencies and private enterprise. Small business i.e. micro enterprise and its development became his focus in local and regional economic development contexts.
When he came to NZ in 1995, he established his own consultancy and continued to assist small enterprises with planning marketing and growth strategies. He became the Manager of the East Coast Business Development Board and after that retained a strong involvement in the delivery of the BIZ programme before becoming a lecturer in small business management at the Open Polytechnic in 2002.
Upon his return to Sth Australia he has continued to consult to SME’s.  He is now working on a social inclusion project for the the southern region of adelaide involving social media, people with disabilities and microbusiness.Tom was born in Sydney and raised in the Barossa Valley.  He graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a double major in Sociology.  Afterwards Tom worked in local government. This was followed by period in advertising examining the broad trends impacting on consumers and clients’ advertising strategies.
Tom is fascinated with small business. His father was self-employed. He was raised in a community where “Work Hard and You Shall Achieve it” was the mantra of his community. Not surprisingly he formed his own consultancy Business Research and Development and consulted to government departments, local development agencies and private enterprise. Small business i.e. micro enterprise and its development became his focus in local and regional economic development contexts.
When he came to NZ in 1995, he established his own consultancy and continued to assist small enterprises with planning marketing and growth strategies. He became the Manager of the East Coast Business Development Board and after that retained a strong involvement in the delivery of the BIZ programme before becoming a lecturer in small business management at the Open Polytechnic in 2002.
Upon his return to Sth Australia he has continued to consult to SME’s.  He is now working on a social inclusion project for the the southern region of adelaide involving social media, people with disabilities and microbusiness.

Tom was born in Sydney and raised in the Barossa Valley.  He graduated from Flinders University in South Australia with a double major in Sociology.  Afterwards Tom worked in local government. This was followed by period in advertising examining the broad trends impacting on consumers and clients’ advertising strategies.

Tom is centred on small business or should that be micro business. His father was self-employed. He was raised in a community where “Work Hard and You Shall Achieve it” was the mantra of his community. Not surprisingly he formed his own consultancy Business Research and Development and consulted to government departments, local development agencies and private enterprise. Small business i.e. micro enterprise and its development became his focus in local and regional economic development contexts.

When he came to NZ in 1995, he established his own consultancy and continued to assist small enterprises with planning marketing and growth strategies. He became the Manager of the East Coast Business Development Board and after that retained a strong involvement in the delivery of the BIZ programme before becoming a lecturer in small business management at the Open Polytechnic in 2002.

Upon his return to Sth Australia he has continued to consult to SME’s.  He is now working on a social inclusion project for the the southern region of adelaide involving social media, people with disabilities and microbusiness.

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