Vote Now for The September 2013 Supplier Spotlight Contest!

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


Voting has Closed!
Why not stick around and read the entries?

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 ImpactI’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!

Dan Gallo
SBE AdvocateSupplier Connection
Chief Operating OfficermyVRM
Managing Director, The Allasso Group, LLC

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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.


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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1 Response to Vote Now for The September 2013 Supplier Spotlight Contest!

  1. Patricia Fostet says:

    Keep up the good work.

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