This entry comes to you on the heels of delivering the final Supplier Connection webinar of the year… As I contemplate the road we’ve traveled, I realize Supplier Connection is changing the way big companies evaluate their “corporate citizenship” programs. It’s no longer “good enough” for big companies to talk about being a part of the community, they need to “pony up” with REAL activity that delivers REAL community value. And what’s better than awarding contracts to US-based SBEs crushed by the economic downturn? Visit the Supplier Connection portal and check it out.
DECEMBER VOTING HAS ENDED!
Why not stick around and read the entries?
This month we had a flood of entries right at the deadline… delaying the process of launching the voting, but well worth it:
Entry #1: Stop “Digging Around in the Dirt”! | YTT Design Solutions
Entry #2: Design Your Brand Identity | 82 South, Inc.
Entry #3: Healthy Pursuit of the American Dream | Benefits Connection, LLC
Entry #4: Call Your Utilities Provider | Bowman Tool & Machining, Inc.
Entry #5: See The Ball, Be The Ball | Integrated Security Consultants, Inc.
As always, the company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier Connection web portal for the month of January. Voting ends Wednesday evening, December 26th 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
The final webinar of the year, Supplier Connection: Leveraging the Network to Your Benefit was held on 12/12/12… If we were thinking clearly it would have started at 12 noon and lasted 12 minutes. But, alas, it did not. Instead, it was packed with great information on the ways SBEs can… leverage the network to their benefit. The webinar will be posted next week right above the links to previous webinars on the GET CONNECTED page on the Supplier Connection portal.
Two new posts on The SBE Lifer
5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Social Media Impact (complete with a free Holiday download) Now available to everyone right here.
Remember, running an SBE is a long, hard journey… stop trying to do it alone!
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Check out November’s Contest Winner: ES Consulting, Inc.
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.