December 2012: Vote for The Supplier Spotlight Contest Now!

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.


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

6 Ways for Trade Shows to Deliver an ROI

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!

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

Let’s connect!

Watch my 1st video blog on Outgrowing Great Employees
Join our LinkedIn Discussion Group
Follow Dan Gallo on Twitter @dnagallo
LIKE Supplier-Connection on Facebook
Visit Supplier-Connection Web Portal

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.


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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One Response to December 2012: Vote for The Supplier Spotlight Contest Now!

  1. Reblogged this on Executive Career Connections and commented:
    As March’s Spotlight winner, I encourage everyone to vote!

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