CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 26th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses while strengthening and celebrating communities across the country.
To support Small Business Saturday, Axis will be actively encouraging employees across the U.S. to shop at local small businesses in their communities leading up to and on November 26th. These efforts and stories from existing small business customers will be shared on Axis’ social media accounts to encourage others to do the same.
Earlier this year, Axis launched AXIS Companion - a comprehensive ‘out-of-the-box’ network video solution designed to help small businesses address their unique security needs. The affordable solution has expanded to include wireless camera models to accommodate the varying surveillance system requirements of small businesses.
“The holiday shopping season is a time to support our communities and the small businesses around us. We are proud to be a supporter of Small Business Saturday and are excited for our first year of participation,” said Larry Chay, Small Business Program Manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “Here at Axis, we’re happy to offer small businesses our support, advice and expertise when it comes to securing their space and improving operational efficiencies.”
Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2015, 95 million consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday and spent an estimated $16.2 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on the day, according to the 2015 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey1. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Axis Communications recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of firms with paid employees2.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com.
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.
Axis has more than 2,100 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 80,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com.
ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 26th marks the seventh annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the small businesses that can create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.
1Estimates are based on consumer self-reported data from the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey by National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express (November 30, 2015) and do not reflect actual receipts or sales.
2Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Frequently Asked Questions, March 2014.