I had the opportunity to briefly meet with Jason Busch, author of the Spend Matters blog, last night right before his flight out of Pittsburgh. We had a fun conversation that ranged from purchasing certification issues, to what a blog should be, to trying to get preschoolers to talk about their days at school!

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When it comes to blogging-for-business, Jason really has done it right. His posts are filled with original material and he mixes in the right amount of both wit and provocative opinion. And he not only posts lots of content – he posts lots of high-quality content. That’s why I feel that he has been able to monetize his blog so successfully through sponsorships, as opposed to collecting nickels through Google AdSense.

Jason attended Ariba’s analyst day yesterday and told me he has a lot of great content from the day’s discussions forthcoming. If you’ve watched their financials and their press releases, you know that Ariba is in a transitional time. They’ve always positioned themselves on the bleeding edge of procurement technology, so it will be interesting what new and exciting things they’ve got planned as they alter their business model.

So, if you aren’t already, be sure to keep a close watch on Spend Matters over the next week. I know that I will be.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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