September 2012: Vote for The Supplier Spotlight Contest Now!

Supplier-Connection is more than a portal to register your SBE for exposure to buyers from the 17 Fortune 1000 member companies.  It’s valuable webinar content like the event broadcast September 12th led by Citi on mastering the RFP process.  It’s The Supplier Spotlight – a way to promote and improve your business.  It’s the Small Business Profile to network and sell to other SBEs. And much more.  Visit the Supplier-Connection portal and check it out.

Check for Supplier-Connection news updates below.

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

A BIG, BIG thanks to this month’s SBEs for submitting their entries! They responded to my emergency request to send in an entry during the webinar broadcast:
Entry #1: Sales Insights from the Grocery Store | Carmazzi Global Solutions
Entry #2: 3 Ways to Get the Most from Your Meetings| Get Mtgs
Entry #3: 4 Ways Pre-Employee Screening Saves | Securus Background Checks

As always, the company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier-Connection web portal for the month of September. Voting ends Wednesday evening, September 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
NEW! Mark your calendar! Our next webinar will be hosted by Caterpillar and Kellogg on Wednesday, October 24th at 1:00PM Eastern “Diversity Certifications & Growing Your SBE”.  The links to previous webinars are posted on the GET CONNECTED page.

Read the Supplier-Connection 2Q2012 Report Card
Now available to everyone!  Get an in-depth look at what we’ve accomplished to date here.

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 2% to our goal of 500 connections. I really need your help today to get this moving.

Remember, running an SBE is a long, hard journey… stop trying 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 August’s Contest Winner: A3 Freight Payment

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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