Entry #3: Bonafide Certifications

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As a Women-, Minority- or LGBT-owned business, differentiating yourself by certifying your company as such will separate you from the pack. Thousands of Certified companies have reaped the benefits of certification and now it’s your turn.

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A hugely important aspect of the Diversity world is the other tens of thousands of Certified suppliers.  Many businesses have their eyes locked on Fortune 1000 companies and overlook this large pool of potential clients and customers.

In 2013, we should all push to connect with our fellow Certified Diverse businesses.  Diverse businesses also need office supplies, janitorial services, promotional products, legal services, construction, etc.  If we don’t buy from each other, how can we expect majority-owned firms to?

We need to be sustainable within ourselves!  Let’s make Small Business Saturday an everyday occurrence!

Heather Cox, Director of Operations
Certify My Company
http://certifymycompany.org
Tel: 973-272-4159 x501
Fax: 973-928-7133

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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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