Last month’s contest ended while I was in Belize on a mission trip with my family. Belize has this way of focusing you on the realities of wider horizons, and healing you up at the same time. But, I’m glad to be back–and what a contest to come back to!
We not only have 5 new entries for September… we’ve already got entries a-plenty for next month! In addition, we’ve got our first-ever seeker of a Back-To-Back Championship–as last month’s winner, Hanson Ellis, is back with a very engaging entry.
What’s so interesting about this contest is that every month we get entries from perfect strangers–people who have never met, companies who have never heard of one another–and yet common themes emerge. This month, most of the entries are concerned with helping each other achieve the greatest success we can (whether through correctly identifying what’s holding us back, or strategic partnerships with other SBEs). So please, if you like the idea of a community of SBEs actually taking the time to help other SBEs succeed, read on and vote:
Entry #1: 3 Essentials to Turn a Good Company into a Great One | Hanson Ellis
Entry #2: Embrace Hardship and Innovate | Acrilex, Inc.
Entry #3: CRM Winning Streak | Sensor Analytics, Inc.
Entry #4: Partner Up Out There! | Smart GeoMetrics
Entry #5: Serve What You Do Best | CLR Auto Transport
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Supplier Connection SBE Updates
Coming soon from The SBE Lifer: Can You Crowd-Fund Your SBE?
My last post on The SBE Journal details my experience at crowd-funding through Kickstarter. The lessons I learned apply to running a small business. The days of walking into a bank and walking out with a loan are over, but the days of crowd-funding (or crowd-investing) early-stage start-ups and expansions are just beginning. So, much like my 5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Social Media Impact, I’m in the early stages of writing another free primer on how you can crowd-fund your SBE–stay tuned!
Today we posted my latest entry in The SBE Lifer, it’s a short entry called Business Fundamentals: Do What You Promise. It’s a real quick read and I’d love to know your perspective.
Check out a guest blog entry from Stephen Jackson, a fellow SBE in our Interviews With Experts #7: where Stephen discusses why he launched the non-profit organization Run2LIVE.
Remember, running an SBE is a long journey… you don’t have to do it alone!
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Check out August’s Contest Winner: Hanson Ellis, 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.