August 2012: Vote for The Supplier Spotlight Contest Now!

“Real ideas for SBEs from SBEs.”  The SPOTLIGHT is a wealth of ideas to help you improve your business.  Browse through them and see what I mean…

Check for Supplier-Connection news updates below

Voting for The Supplier Spotlight August 2012 Contest has ended, thank you for visiting, please stay around and read some of the entries.

A BIG thanks to this month’s SBEs for breaking through the dog days of summer to submit their entries! There’s a big benefit for the winner—a full promotion on Supplier-Connection for the month of September:
Entry #1: Sponsor a Face-to-Face Meeting | MIM Companies
Entry #2: Join a Referral Network | Rastronics Security Solutions
Entry #3: Save Money By Managing Your Small Package Deliveries | A3 Freight Payment

As always, the company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier-Connection web portal for the month of September. Voting ends Monday evening, August 27th at 8:00PM Eastern. Check back often to see what happens this month!

Supplier-Connection SBE Updates
Supplier-Connection 2012 Webinar Series: Knowledge to Succeed
Mark your calendar! Our next webinar will be hosted by Citibank on Wednesday, September 12th at 1:00PM Eastern:The Art of Responding to RFPs”.  Invitations will be sent out right after Labor Day.

Join “SBE-Connect” – And Grow Your Social Media Influence
I believe this program is the most important initiative we’ve spearheaded since we launched.  Over 72% of registered SBEs are using social media for their business. And we have a bonafide way to improve your results.

Watch the 3 minute video overview and then click here to read The SBE Lifer blog entry for details on how this program works. We’re only 3% to our goal of 500 connections. I really need your help today to get this moving.

Remember, running an SBE is a journey… you don’t have to do it alone!

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

Let’s connect!
Watch my 1st video blog on Outgrowing Great Employees
Read The SBE Lifer blog post on the SBE-Connect program
Join our LinkedIn Discussion Group
Follow Dan Gallo on Twitter @dnagallo
LIKE Supplier-Connection on Facebook
Visit Supplier-Connection Web Portal

Check out July’s Contest Winner: Universal Printing

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 more on the Supplier-Connection portal.

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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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