Entry #4: Partner Up Out There!


We recently opened up shop in the DC area, expanding our footprint from Houston and Nashville.  Opening in a new area takes creativity and a willingness to try new things to expand your client base.  We are doing this by expanding our service offerings through partnerships.

Sept. 2013 Entry 4

3D imaging and laser scanning is not something everyone understands or seeks out.  What people do seek out are services that 3D imaging can support, though.  Our DC office is located in the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC), which is a joint effort from George Mason University and the Small Business Development Center for Loudoun County, VA.  The MEC is an incubator office and has a different small business in each room providing an exciting atmosphere of energy, enthusiasm, and eagerness to try new things.

Because of the nature of our 3D imaging business and the location, we developed a plan to partner with other businesses.  Mike Williams of Building Envelope Consulting turned out to be the prime example:  Mike and I work down the hall from each other and often consult with each others potential clients, develop marketing materials, create new product offerings, and attend networking meetings and conferences as a package service.  It’s easy!  This has drastically reduced our marketing and sales efforts to his building management industry, increased our service offerings, provided us with an offering that people were more familiar with, and opened up a new network of potential clients for Mike and me in many industries.

It just made sense and I would encourage this type of partnership.

Domenick Alario, Director
Smart GeoMetrics
202 Church Street SE Suite 316
Leesburg, VA 20175
Tel: 713-574-6690 x114
Cell: 571-271-1893
Int’l: 571-295-8130

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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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