Real ideas for SBEs from real SBEs. I’d like to know what that means to you and why it makes this contest so valuable. If you’d like to make your opinion known leave a comment at the bottom of this post.
This month’s winner is Universal Printing, in their 2nd contest entry! Bob Moura, President of Universal Printing, is passionate about how to present your company to prospects and it shows! You can read his entry here.
Congratulations to all of our registered SBEs who entered the July contest:
Entry #1: Keep Your Pitch Simple & Clear | Universal Printing
Entry #2: How to Save Money Under Obamacare | Rastronics Security Solutions
Entry #3: Maximizing Your Emails | Quezmedia
This monthly contest is sponsored by Supplier-Connection, an initiative where 17 large companies have committed to making it easier to connect U.S.-based SBEs to their supply chains. Registration is open to all U.S. Small Businesses.
1st Video Blog Entry Posted @ The SBE Lifer: Outgrowing Great Employees
Besides boasting 28 years running small businesses, I challenge anyone to make more scrunched up faces in 3 minutes and 40 seconds then me! Yes, video blogging is all the rage and I have a face for radio… Is it possible to Outgrow Great Employees? Check out my latest blog entry and be sure to leave a comment.
Now that I own a Canon XA10 and Sony Vegas editing software I’m inspired to take on video blogging. With the slower summer months upon us, my new muse is my vegetable garden where there are dozens of business metaphors. Stay tuned…
An Important Program: “SBE-Connect”
“SBE-Connect” is a 5-step program designed to increase your social media influence. What would it mean to your business if you added over 500 new connections on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube?
- Click here to watch the 3 minute overview video.
- Click here to read the blog entry on The SBE Lifer.
The Prize for Winning The Supplier Spotlight Monthly Contest:
In exchange for their efforts, Universal Printing has earned the following opportunity to promote their company on Supplier-Connection for the month of August:
– Company logo and links prominently displayed on the Dashboard (New! Check it out now), highlighted under The Supplier Spotlight banner on the Get Connected page, and links to their profile from the Home Page.
– A 200 word description of their business posted beneath their logo
– A link to their website, Facebook page, Twitter account, company blog(s), etc.
– A link to an online sales presentation with audio
– Link(s) to product videos, commercials, and/or their YouTube channel
– Posted links to white papers they might have written
– A link for interested Member Partners or SBE Suppliers to schedule an online sales meeting
– A promotional email gets sent to all registered buyers from the 17-Member Companies
August 2012 contest starts NOW!
And, by now, you know The Supplier Spotlight contest starts all over again on August 1st. And with 17 Member Companies, a growing number of registered SBEs, along with our daily Social Media campaign driving more SBEs (follow me http://twitter.com/dnagallo) to The Supplier Spotlight blog; you’ll agree Supplier-Connection is where all SBEs who sell B2B should want to be seen.
ACTION ITEM: Look at how you run your business. Review the innovations you’re deploying that have improved your performance. Write them up and email the best ones to me no later than 8:00PM Eastern Wednesday, August 8th. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and qualify for August’s contest. (For details on how The Supplier Spotlight works, click here.)
Remember… You can’t advertise on the fast-growing Supplier-Connection portal for any amount of money.
No. You cannot.
The only thing we’ll accept is your best ideas.
SBEs are a journey… may the best idea win!
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CLICK HERE to go to Supplier Connection: Visit the Get Connected page before Monday to read about Using A Marketing Approach to Debt Collection submitted by Tom Gillespie of Access-Receivables, the winner of last month’s contest!
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 a lot more on the Supplier-Connection portal.