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We're here for you. Being a small business owner or entrepreneur within an ever-changing landscape can feel intimidating without support. The UPS Store Small Business Blog is the resource you can rely on to help you grow, thrive, and reach your small business goals. Here you’ll find small business tips and advice you can start using immediately on hiring practices, safety, marketing insights, keys to success, and so much more. Choose from the topics to the left and discover the answers you’re looking for.

Holiday Pain Points: How to Make Time for the Holidays
  • 02 December 2022
  • Virginia Jones

Holiday Pain Points: How to Make Time for the Holidays

The holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be the most exhausting as you juggle improving your bottom line with holiday commitments. It’s no wonder that 52% of people find the holiday season stressful. But instead of letting the season break your spirit, get into the spirit.

How Black Friday Has Become a Season for Small Businesses
  • 25 November 2022
  • Tiffany Carey

How Black Friday Has Become a Season for Small Businesses

Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is known for the year’s deepest retail discounts on merchandise and extended store hours. Buyers research in advance, are out in droves and hope to save money during the busy holiday season.

How to Handle a Negative Review of Your Small Business
  • 18 November 2022
  • Tiffany Carey

How to Handle a Negative Review of Your Small Business

According to a recent study, nine out of 10 consumers read reviews before buying. No matter how good your small business is, you will get negative reviews from time to time. Negative written feedback can be damaging to businesses, both big and small, but you can turn them into opportunities to improve your business.

'Tis the Season: Small Business Gift Giving
  • 11 November 2022
  • Tiffany Carey

'Tis the Season: Small Business Gift Giving

Giving holiday gifts is a great way to build relationships with employees, vendors, and customers. But it can be stressful to determine who should be on the gift list, how much to give, and what is appropriate to give.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: What to Automate for Your Small Business
  • 04 November 2022
  • Tiffany Carey

Work Smarter, Not Harder: What to Automate for Your Small Business

Do you ever feel like you're working harder and harder but getting nowhere? If so, it might be time to automate your small business. Automating your work is an easy way to grow your business without spending more time working.