August 2011 Contest Entries

I’m pretty excited… Even though we’re in the dog-days of summer with many of you enjoying some hard-earned vacation time, we received three entries from Supplier Connection’s registered SBE Suppliers (all with a 100% completed application) for the very first month of the contest.

Please click on the links and read each of the three submissions and then vote for the idea you think is the best of the lot (the poll will go online tomorrow).  I encourage you to comment on the entries, debate the merits of the ideas, especially the impact you think they can have on your business.

Submission #1:, LTD.: S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting

Submission #2: ISC Technology, Inc.: Business Process Procedure Guide

Submission #3: MotivAction, Inc.: An Employee Innovation Program

Remember… the company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier-Connection web portal for the entire month of September.

Good luck & Godspeed!

Dan Gallo
Social Media Director & Small Business Advocate
Managing Director, The Allasso Group, LLC


About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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1 Response to August 2011 Contest Entries

  1. Katy Brownley says:

    Dan, Just read through the three submissions and was very impressed with each — they all had merit not just for a small business, but also for large enterprises. It’s a good thing that I’m not eligible to vote (as I’m part of the large enterprise procurement communities using Supplier Connection). I’m looking forward to this feature every month as it gives me a unique insight into the small business mindset.

    Katy Brownley, IBM

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