SmartTeam Named Innovation of the Year Finalist in Tampa Bay Business Journals 2013 BizTech Awards

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

SmartTeam, the leading provider of easy to use, affordable online training for small and medium sized businesses(SMBs), today announced it was named a finalist in the Innovation of the Year category of the 2013 BizTech Awards, Tampa Bay Business Journals annual awards program recognizing innovative technology companies in the Tampa Bay area.

Were honored to be among the finalists for the BizTech Awards Innovation of the Year, said Tom Wallace, CEO of VectorLearning, SmartTeams parent company. As small businesses grow, so does their need for training programs that will help them keep their employees skills current, mitigate risk from lawsuits or misconduct, and assist with employee onboarding. We created SmartTeam to give growing companies a competitive edge in a changing employment market.

SmartTeam was created exclusively for SMBs unique needs and budgets. The courses SmartTeam provides offer just about everything an SMB needs with respect to the personal and professional development of its workforce: ethics and compliance training, health and wellness, leadership and management skills, computer skills, workplace safety, customer service and sales, and more. Additionally, SmartTeam touts a Learning and Performance Engine that facilitates course selection and assignment; tracks student progress; tracks offline individual and group training; provides out-of-the-box reports and allows businesses to upload and launch custom courses using internally developed materials.

The annual BizTech Awards recognizes finalists in five categories: Best Collaboration, Best Use of Social Media, Best Website for Generating Leads, CEO of a Technology Company, Innovation of the Year, and IT Dream Team. SmartTeam, along with the other 32 finalists, will be honored at an awards luncheon on March 14 at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The luncheon will be followed by the coolTECH Expo presented by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

About SmartTeam

SmartTeam is the leading provider of high quality, affordable online business training and education solutions for small and medium-sized companies. From VectorLearning, the company that has delivered over 1.6 million online continuing education and professional development course hours, SmartTeam training ensures that employees gain the most current knowledge and skills to achieve their highest potential.

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