Want Business Advice from Michael Dell? – Now’s Your Chance

The most coveted component of the Dell Small Business Excellence Award is the chance to sit down with Michael Dell and Dell leaders for a day of best-practice sharing.

Transport Designs, a Pennsylvania-based custom enclosed trailer and motor home manufacturer, was named the U.S. winner in June, and owner Steve Mattie and three of his staff are already starting to plan for their Day at Dell in Oct. Winners and finalists are being named as we speak in the remaining 11 countries – including winners in Mexico and Canada, and finalists in Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK. All national winners will be announced between now and early Sept. We will keep you updated on their stories.

In her post in June about Transport Designs’ innovative technology use, Washington Post small-business blogger Sharon McLoone closed with a good question – What do you plan to ask Michael Dell? Steve answered, “How did you do it?”

UPDATE 8-15-08: We're extending the deadline to submit questions to Monday, Aug. 18th. Voting on IdeaStorm will begin on Tuesday Aug. 19th. Keep the questions coming!

If you had face-time with Michael Dell to get advice regarding your business, what would you ask him? Submit your question via the comment box below. You have until this Friday, Aug. 15th Monday, Aug. 18th to get your question in.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18th Tuesday, Aug. 19th, you will be able to vote and comment on the top questions on IdeaStorm. I will post here with all the details on voting next Monday. We’ll take the top 5 – as voted on IdeaStorm – and have Michael answer them in a Vlog here on the Small Business Blog on Aug. 28th.

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