Announcing Strategic Partnership with BBB of Southern Arizona
Monday, April 12, 2010
Posted by: Barbara Daniels, CSMC
SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND BBB OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA
TO EXPAND RESOURCES AND ADVANCE THE GROWTH OF
ARIZONA SMALL BUSINESSES
AZ (Monday, April 12, 2010)
– Arizona Small Business Association (asba)
has partnered with Better Business Bureau (BBB) of
Southern Arizona in a strategic partnership that will help the two
organizations collaboratively expand the resources and benefits available to their
members in Southern Arizona.
"The BBB is the gold
standard for business ethics and trust in the marketplace. With this partnership,
we will help our members become qualified BBB accredited businesses and obtain
this valued and respected designation”, states asba CEO, Donna Davis.
"Hopefully this will attract more work and projects because people like to do
business with people they can trust."
Through the partnership, asba
and BBB of Southern Arizona members will be able to save money through waived
application fees for new memberships, meet new contacts through joint
networking mixers, elevate their credibility and business knowledge through
accreditation and educational programs and access a combined network of nearly
6,000 Arizona small businesses.
"This collaboration makes so
much sense for BBB and asba,” says Kimberly
States, CEO of BBB of
Southern Arizona. "I hope to see more
partnerships like this, because the ultimate goal is to increase benefit and
value to businesses in southern Arizona.
I can’t think of a better way to do that then to form a partnership between two
organizations that compliment each other so well.”
This partnership involves the
first (BBB) and second (asba) largest trade associations in Arizona.
Through these initiatives, both organizations will continue to expand
their outreach efforts to a broad cross-section of Southern Arizona’s
small-business professionals, presenting a tremendous opportunity to share
About asba – For nearly 40 years, asba
has been creating opportunities for businesses to make money, save money and
achieve amAZing results. With a
membership of almost 5,000 businesses representing over 300,000 employees, asba
is the second largest trade association in the state and the only statewide
association dedicated to serving small businesses. Member benefits include
innovative, real-world training; discounts on a wide variety of products and services;
member-to-member marketing tools, opportunities to expand your network and
access to the only guaranteed-acceptance group health plan in the state for
groups as small as one. For more
information, please call 602.306.4000 or visit www.asba.com. Join asba. Be amAZed®.
About BBB of Southern Arizona – BBB,
the leader in advancing marketplace trust, is an unbiased non-profit
organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business
behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere
to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. Today, 123
BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring
more than four million local and national businesses and charities. Visit www.bbb.org
for more information.