It is with a bit of a heavy heart I tell you that this month, the contest I conceived and ran since its inception, will be my last as Supplier Connection’s Voice of Small Business. Don’t fear: You can always find me on Twitter, the Supplier Connection Discussion Group on LinkedIn, Facebook, and of course, The SBE Lifer! Plenty of places to exchange views on running a small business.
And no need to panic, the Contest continues! IBM’s Social Business Manager, Meghan Wolf will be taking over running the contest from here-on-out. I can assure you The Supplier Spotlight Contest will continue!
With all of that being said, here’s my final big reveal: The Winner of The Supplier Spotlight Contest this month is…
As always, congratulations to CLR Auto Transport, and a heartfelt thanks to the other SBEs who took the time to submit their entries this month. Although I say something similar most every month, it’s true: this contest is for SBEs who believe in the power of being a Small Business Enterprise and sharing experiences with other SBEs.
This contest is sponsored by Supplier Connection, an initiative where a growing number of large member organizations have committed to connect U.S.-based SBEs to their supply chains. Registration is open to all U.S. Small Business Enterprises.
Supplier Connection SBE Updates
3 New Entries on The SBE Lifer
I hope you’ll take the time to check out the new entries on my small business blog: The SBE Lifer–my aim is to cover a wide variety of issues I know small businesses face every day, for instance:
The Prize for Winning The Supplier Spotlight Monthly Contest:
In exchange for their efforts, CLR Auto Transport has earned the following opportunity to promote their company on Supplier Connection as the lead SBE through the month of October, and highlighted and the secondary SBE throughout November, too:
– Company logo and links prominently displayed on the Dashboard (New! Check it out now), highlighted under The Supplier Spotlight banner on the Get Connected page, and links to their profile from the Home Page.
– A 200 word description of their business posted beneath their logo
– A link to their website, Facebook page, Twitter account, company blog(s), etc.
– A link to an online sales presentation with audio
– Link(s) to product videos, commercials, and/or their YouTube channel
– Posted links to white papers they might have written
– A link for interested Member Partners or SBE Suppliers to schedule an online sales meeting
– A promotional email gets sent to all registered buyers from the Member Organizations
The October 2013 contest starts NOW!
And, by now, you know The Supplier Spotlight contest starts all over again on October 1st. And with a growing number of large Member Organizations, 500+ registered Corporate Buyers, a growing number of registered SBEs, along with a daily Social Media campaign driving more SBEs (follow me http://twitter.com/dnagallo) to The Supplier Spotlight blog; you’ll agree Supplier Connection is where all SBEs who sell B2B should want to be seen.
ACTION ITEM: Look at how you run your business. Review the innovations you’re deploying that have improved your performance. Remember, this is not your chance to submit your company brochure or sell your service, it’s about sharing ways you improve your company’s performance. Write them up and email the best ones to me no later than 8:00PM Eastern October 8th. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org to qualify for October’s contest. (For details on how The Supplier Spotlight works, click here).
Remember… You can’t advertise on the Supplier Connection portal for any amount of money.
No. You cannot.
The only thing we’ll accept is your best ideas.
SBEs are a journey… may the best idea win!
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CLICK HERE to go to Supplier Connection: Visit the Get Connected page before Tuesday, October 1 to read about the winner of last month’s contest: HansonEllis
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 a lot more on the Supplier Connection portal.