The Supplier Spotlight: September Contest Update

We’ve decided to extend the date we’re accepting new entries for September’s contest.  Submit your entry by Monday, September 19th @ 8:00PM ET!

A few people emailed me saying they were hard-pressed to get an entry submitted by the September deadline, but they’d try.  We had a flurry of activity on this blog as we received twenty times the normal amount of daily hits. I even got my “hopes up”!

And when all of the dust had cleared, there was one lone entry from an SBE Supplier who had a 100% completed application.

One?! I exclaimed!  Where’s the contest in choosing from a field of one?

After all, unless you’re living under a dictatorship… Where’s the tension and excitement in a contest if you only had one candidate to vote for? Who’d go to the polls?

In a Solomon-like exercise in wisdom, here’s what we decided:

In the interest of making it a contest, we’re going to extend the entry date through the weekend, ending Monday evening at 8PM ET, Sept 19th. I’ll post the entries and voting will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. The polls will close on Friday, September 23rd at 8:00PM ET and I’ll announce the winner.

Remember, the winning company gets promoted on the Supplier-Connection web portal for the entire month of October.  All of you who were on the verge of entering, here’s your chance!  Thanks for participating!

Good luck & Godspeed!

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


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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