A Great Start to Our Commitment to Promote Innovation

The August Vote is now closed. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, August 23rd.

Now that the first contest is in the books, I’d like to thank Motive Action, Cpethink.com, LTD and ISC Technology for taking the time to write up and submit their entries. I was excited to read these high quality ideas that have contributed significant and tangible value to each of these companies. I’ll note that all of these companies qualified to participate because they have fully completed their application on the Supplier-Connection portal.

We had over 200 people read the entries and vote, much better than expected for our inaugural contest, especially with an August launch that relied solely on Social Media for promotion.

I could not implement two of this month’s three entries that promoted innovation (Motive Action’s “IGNITE” Employee Innovation Program, and ISC Technology’s Business Process Procedure Guide) because as a consultant I no longer have employees. But I will tell you that in the last company I ran, we implemented similar versions of each of these programs with great and lasting results.

As I read Cpethink.com, LTD’s entry on S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting, I realized it’d been a few years since I did a formal goal-setting process.  As a result I have committed to spend time with my wife in the next week writing out important goals for our future (as soon as she’s back from a family reunion, I’ll let her know!).

Thanks again for all of the entries.

Speaking to those who voted, have you put any of these ideas into action? Are you planning to? Write me and let me know.

I’ll announce the winner of our first SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT contest tomorrow! Stay tuned.

Dan Gallo
Social Media Director & Small Business Advocate, Supplier-Connection
Managing Director, The Allasso Group

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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 http://twaw.org. 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 CoupleWise.com, 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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