November 2011: Vote Now for The Supplier Spotlight Contest!

Wow! On the heels of getting over 600 views & votes for October’s contest (50% more than Sept.!), I received a record-breaking 8 entries from registered SBEs for this month’s SPOTLIGHT contest…

Unfortunately, two submissions came from SBEs that didn’t have their applications 100% complete on the free Supplier-Connection portal, so we were only able to publish 6 entries this month. We’re holding the other entries, trusting they’ll complete their applications in time for next month’s contest.

The Polls are officially closed!

Thanks for participating & voting!

The winner will be posted on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

I’d like to personally thank each of the companies that took time to submit an entry. Please, honor their effort by clicking on the links and reading each submission. Afterwards, be sure to vote for the idea you think offers the most opportunity to benefit your business. Comments are welcomed. Debating the merits of these ideas is encouraged, especially the impact you think they can have on your business.

Submission #1: DataVista: A Good Corporate Citizenship Prgm Pays Dividends

Submission #2: MotivAction: Top 10 Sales Tips

Submission #3: Overture Promotions, Inc.: Driving Incremental Improvements

Submission #4: Protocol Publications: Aggressive Asset Management

Submission #5: The Sartell Group: Diversify Your Customer Base

Submission #6: Splash Worldwide: You Can’t CUT Your Way to Success

With each passing month the promotion gains more and more value to the winner. Since June 1st Fortune 500 Member Partner Buyers on the portal have tripled(!) and SBE Supplier registrations have more than doubled. (Could a 10th company be joining us soon? Join The Supplier-Connection Discussion Group on LinkedIn to be the first to know.)

Once again, The company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier-Connection web portal for the month of December.

Voting ends Monday, November 21st at 8:00PM EDT! Don’t delay, read and vote today!

Good luck & Godspeed!

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

Opportunities to connect…
CLICK HERE to JOIN The Supplier-Connection Discussion Group on LinkedIn
CLICK HERE to SIGN UP for Supplier-Connection’s Twitter feed –
CLICK HERE to SIGN UP for my SmallBiz focused Twitter feed
CLICK HERE to READ The SBE Lifer blog for an overview on the future of Supplier-Connection (NEW POSTING EARLY NEXT WEEK!)
CLICK HERE to CONNECT with the Supplier-Connection community on Facebook – All Likes are encouraged & appreciated!
CLICK HERE to go to Supplier Connection: Visit the updated Get Connected page to read about MotivAction, the winner of last month’s contest


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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