Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Small But Mighty Contest

Small Business Saturday, the “shop small” holiday sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, started back in 2010. In just seven years, Small Business Saturday has become part of our culture. It is so ingrained that I was surprised while researching this article to find that this would only be the seventh year of celebrating.

Rakia Reynolds and her Dell small business team sitting around a conference table

The small business community has always been part of the lifeblood of what makes Dell… well Dell. From our beginnings in Michael Dell’s dorm room at University of Texas (back when we were a small business ourselves) to our current company culture where we refer to ourselves as the “world’s biggest startup”, small business is near to the heart of Dell.

As in years past, we’ll take the opportunity to thank our small business customers and encourage team members to take part in “shopping small” by patronizing local businesses on November 25 (this year’s Small Biz Saturday).

But this year, in honor of Small Business Saturday, we decided to do something different. We want to give small businesses the opportunity to tell their story of how their business is SMALL BUT MIGHTY.

We love hearing from small businesses about what makes them unique. From wallpaper designers like Kate Zaremba to lemonade company, “Me and the Bees”, started by 12 year old entrepreneur, Mikaila Ulmer, we know every small business is unique.

When you share your story, other go-getters will be able to peruse the SMALL BUT MIGHTY stories. We’re also giving away a prize package from Dell and McAfee to five businesses who share their story.

How to enter:

Go to www.smallbutmightycontest.com

  1. Upload a photo of your small business in action.
  2. Tell your story.
  3. Share on social media.
  4. Check out the “Small but Mighty” stories of other businesses

About the Author: Erik Day

Erik Day has been at Dell for over 16 years. He first joined the company as a temporary consumer sales agent in 1999 shortly after finishing his Bachelors of Psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Erik has held multiple sales, merchandising and marketing leadership roles in his tenure at Dell which has taken him to 25+ countries over 5 continents. Erik spent 2009 to the early part of 2013 leading Retail Merchandising, Retail Marketing and CSB Direct Media Budget and Planning for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region. Most recently, Erik has been responsible for leading an outstanding team of sales leaders covering large format retailers and CSB distribution channel partners across the United States and Canada. Between 2013-14, Erik built a $500M Acquisition business in retail and helped grow Best Buy over 50% YoY between 2014 and today. Erik is an avid tennis player and just got married in August of this year. He loves spending time in Up North Michigan on the Lake with his husband Craig and their 2 Samoyeds, Chester and Chase.