Thank You from Dell on Small Business Saturday

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.

coffee mug with WeWork logo

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.