May Spotlight Contest

The May Supplier Spotlight contest is open!

Kentucky_Derby_Days-Airborne_SteedThe change of the calendar to May, means that it’s time to pour yourself a mint julep and get ready for the excitement of the Kentucky Derby.

Whether it’s the jokey, the horse owner, or just the spirited race enthusiast, there’s a lot of strategy, research, and calculation that goes into selecting that winning horse. Taking risks opens you up to new challenges and opportunities. As a small business owner, you know the value of taking risks; without betting on your company, you can’t win big.

For the May Supplier Spotlight contest, we want to hear about the biggest risk you have taken with your small business that has paid off. What strategy did you employ that really worked for your business? How did thinking outside-of-the-box help your business thrive?  What game-changing technique did you use that helped your business exceed your goals?

The Spotlight Contest is a safe bet; it is the best way to promote your business among Supplier Connection members—including our Buying Member companies.

More information on how to submit your entry can be found here and contest entries for May are due by Thursday, May 8th at 8 p.m. ET.

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Good luck!

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April Entry #1 Jasstek: A new beginning by Spring 2014

Jasstek: A new beginning by Spring 2014

Jasstek is a small minority, woman owned Information Technology Company which specializes in staffing.  Since 2004 we have staffed larger staffing companies making small profits and offering our employees low wages.  Late last summer, we decided to add a sales representative to promote our business to corporations direct in order to make better profits, offer lower rates to companies, and to pay our candidates higher wages.  We wanted to be fully operational by Spring 2014 for a “new beginning.”

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April Entry #2 Hutchins & Hutchins: Keeping a spring in Our Business Step

Hutchins & Hutchins: Keeping a spring in Our Business Step

In 1984, Ronald L. Hutchins noticed that his pharmaceutical clients discarded gloves and other apparel after only one use. This began his idea of creating a cleanroom supply source in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley. He started his business working from the family’s basement. Over the years, with great perseverance and solid business principles Ronald earned industry wide respect for his company, Hutchins & Hutchins Inc., Your Cleanroom Supplier. Daughter, Becky Wiseman came on board in 1988 and in 2000 found herself at the helm of Hutchins & Hutchins Inc. Wiseman says, “I can’t imagine doing anything else!”

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