I’m writing from a Vancouver hotel where I attended a trade show. I’ve heard it’s a beautiful city, but with 8 days of rain I couldn’t really say. Blizzard #Nemo extended my stay… much to Kodi’s dismay (this American Eskimo hates snow so we shovel a path through the lawn (Yes, I know how that sounds)).
Once again, this month we have five entries to review and vote on. This contest, sponsored by Supplier Connection, exists for three reasons: 1. Create a platform to exchange ideas on improving our businesses, 2. Create some SBE community and 3. Create an opportunity to get promoted to Supplier Connection’s 20 member companies. Do you think it’s working? Do you have other ideas? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
VOTING HAS ENDED
Why not stick around and read the entries?
These entries are all-over-the-place, from eLearning to a keyboard-less future, some truly great ideas you can apply to your own own SBE:
Entry #1: Cut Those Unhealthy Attachments | Chris Strom, LLC
Entry #2: Get a TaskRabbit | P & V Enterprises
Entry #3: 4 Benefits of eLearning | Perfect Resources
Entry #4: AVATARS are the Future of Your Business | Access Receivables
Entry #5: How to Cold Call a Voicemail Message | beep! Directed Voicemail
As always, the company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier Connection web portal for the month of March. Voting ends Tuesday evening, February 26th at 8:00PM Eastern. Check back often to see what happens this month!
Supplier Connection SBE Updates
New on The SBE Lifer: THE SBE JOURNAL
This is a new journal I’m keeping on The SBE Lifer, for my more direct everyday musings on running an SBE again. These entries are shorter, more informal, less top-strata theorizing and more core-feelings about the common demands of a small business. Click here to read the first 3 entries.
Even more Interviews With Experts on The SBE Lifer
In just over a month we’ve already gotten 4 great interviews with leading Social Media experts–and we’ve got even more on the way, covering not only Social Media but other topics (like help landing Government Contracts, or how can an SBE get in on the Outsourcing trend)–so you’ll definitely want to bookmark Interviews With Experts.
Have you used the new Social Media Resource Page yet?
We’ve taken time to assemble the best “how to” articles on every major social media platform, curated with the SBE in mind! The best articles we’ve found on blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. all in one place–a handy resource for any Small Business. So click here to read up.
Have you read great articles on these topics not included? Send them to me, my staff and I will read them and post the best ones. Let’s get involved and help each other out by making this the best curated content on the web about… EVERYTHING Social Media!
5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Social Media Impact (complete with a free download) Now available to everyone right here.
Remember, running an SBE is a long, hard journey… stop trying to do it alone!
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To submit an entry in The Supplier Spotlight contest you need to be a registered member of the Supplier-Connection initiative with a completed registration. Registration is FREE. For more information you can watch this 1.5 minute video or read more on the Supplier-Connection portal.