How this electronic payments provider can relate to small business
All businesses, large, small and everywhere in between, started somewhere. YouTube started with three guys in a garage, Facebook was developed in a college dorm room, and Nordstrom took more than a few years to grow from family business into one of the most recognized brands in the United States. Regardless of what stage your business is at, PaySimple can relate to where you’ve been and where you’re going. PaySimple’s own story lends itself to challenges that I’m sure many of you have faced or will face as your business grows. With less than 100 square feet of office space, we’ve grown very close to each other in our cozy lower-downtown (Lodo) Denver loft (see picture to your left – we’re in the middle). We don’t have parking spaces, our executive team is sharing offices, and everyone else is sharing corners and any place we can fit a desk. Let’s just say personal space is low on importance.
So why did some of us trade in comfy corporate offices for cubbies and a leaky roof? It might be because we have a FedEx Kinko’s to our left or a Mexican restaurant with great margaritas to our right. Or, as Eric discussed in last week’s post, it might be to build platforms to help stars shine. Everyone has a different answer as to why, but I came to PaySimple to be a part of something very special. A portion of our customers are brand new businesses. While they might not be startups in the Silicon Valley sense, they are Americans with a great idea and a dream to control their own destiny. That is certainly a special notion. The idea of helping to build a company from the ground up has always been a dream of mine and now, as part of my job, I get to interact with a variety of small business owners. The best part of my day is hearing inspirational stories from customers who leverage the PaySimple Solution to simplify what is typically a frustrating part of being a small business owner: getting paid. To be a part of a company whose goal is to create a product that makes life easier for small business owners is what gets me up in the morning. On top of all that, with our team of amazing professionals and inspirational mission, this is one fun place to work. If you’re in Denver for work or play, or both, come see us sometime. We’d love to say hello and buy you a cup of coffee, or a margarita.