They say if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. I am Erik Day and I run Small Business Sales at Dell. As part of my role, I get to meet the passionate hard-working people behind America’s small businesses.
Dell partners with WeWork, a co-working space that houses an abundance of entrepreneurs and new business ventures. I remember hosting an event at WeWork location in their big event space. After the event ended, I walked through WeWork. It was around midnight and several office lights were still on. People were still working. That is the kind of dedication that makes me so proud to play my part in the small business community.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. In the US, they have generated over 65 percent of new jobs since 1995.
November 26 is Small Business Saturday. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this day encourages people around the country to patronize your local small businesses
As a corporate supporter of Small Business Saturday, we at Dell know that many of our 8 million small business customers benefit when you shop local. We appreciate the small businesses that rely on Dell products to run their business and encourage you to support them by “shopping small” this Small Business Saturday.
I love getting to see the unique and exciting missions of our small business customers. We recently spotlighted one small business customer, Animusoft, as they took us into the world of drones.
Dan Rodriguez from Animusoft is a perfect example of the small business owners I meet every day. Small businesses owners exemplify a spirit of passion and tenacity that make working with them not seem like work at all.
For my full holiday thank you to our small business customers, check out this Huffington Post article: Three Ways Your Small Business Can Make the Most of Black Friday
Also see Dell’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals just for small businesses