With nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, chances are that you have a personal connection to a small business owner. My connection is with my father. As a serial entrepreneur, he rarely has met a business opportunity he didn’t like.
Over the years as I’ve watched him start one business after another and have been a part of each and every one, I’ve been inspired and come to understand the risks and the hard work – as well as the big rewards. Maybe that’s part of why I do what I do now in UPS’s Small Business Marketing group. My job is to help small businesses by understanding their needs, and keeping those needs in the forefront of UPS’s product development and marketing activities.