RENO, NV, MAY 14, 2010: Knitters as Business Trailblazers? According to Dell Computer, they are!
Reno-based Jimmy Beans Wool has once again joined the ranks of superstar businesses in the U.S.: this time they've been recognized as a prestigious Dell Business Trailblazer alongside such companies as Lonely Planet, LinkedIn, and CakeLove.
As of this writing, Dell Computer has recognized and profiled only 36 businesses on their small business Trailblazer website: http://dellcustomerstories.com/trailblazers. The Dell Trailblazer initiative has included full page print ads, commercials, and mentions throughout the Dell.com website. Only 5 retail companies were recognized as Trailblazers, JimmyBeansWool.com being one of them...and the only business in Reno.
So what exactly are Business Trailblazers? According to Dell:
"Some paths are laid out. Some are discovered. Some travelers find their passion along the way. Some know where they're going before they've been there. These are the stories of those rugged individuals that have made their way through the labyrinth of business and found their own path to success."
"To be noticed by a company as influential as Dell is incredibly flattering," says Laura Zander, co-owner of the knitting and crochet e-retailer. "And of course, we're big fans of Dell as well... we've admired their products and service from day one," says Zander. "Our business has grown exponentially over the last 8 years and we couldn't have done it without the speed, reliability and durability of our Dell computer systems."
You can find more information about Jimmy Beans Wool and their Trailblazing tendencies on the Dell Trailblazer website.
Jimmy Beans Wool is both a bricks and mortar and Internet knitting superstore, offering knitters worldwide a comprehensive selection of the finest yarns and knitting supplies along with the latest fashion trends. With customers from Los Angeles to Uzbekistan and all points in between, Jimmy Beans Wool has successfully created an international knitting community comparable to that of the local yarn store, and is the resource for knitters looking for inspiration, instructions and project help (including youtube.com video reviews). Headquartered in Reno, NV, the store was recently recognized as one of Inc. 5000's List of Fastest Growing Private Companies, has been featured on CNN.com, NPR, in Fortune Small Business, and has been cited in magazines from Vogue Australia to Family Circle.
It is now officially a Dell Trailblazer.