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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.

All About Social Media Giveaways and Small Business
  • 17 May 2021
  • Jelani Markus

All About Social Media Giveaways and Small Business

A key component in any small business success is growth. Social media, when used wisely, is a tool you can use to help solidify your small business growth plan. Maintaining a strong presence online requires engaging posts that keep your audience coming back for more. One way to achieve that is through a social media giveaway. When you learn more about social media giveaways, you’re better equipped to get started and reap the benefits.

A Guide to Business Networking While Working Remotely
  • 12 May 2021
  • Alex Penfield

A Guide to Business Networking While Working Remotely

Work-life balance, zero commute time, sweatpants. There are a lot of perks that come with working from home. But working remotely is not without its challenges, one of which is the difficulty to build and expand your network without in-person interaction. Traditional networking is all about face time and relies heavily on things like large-scale conferences, business card exchanges and endless handshakes — none of which have been possible over the past year. So, the question then becomes, how do we connect when we can’t be together?

Small Biz Challenge: The Roundtable Discussion Explores Triumphs and Trials Faced by Entrepreneurs Through the Pandemic and Beyond
  • 10 May 2021
  • Public Relations

Small Biz Challenge: The Roundtable Discussion Explores Triumphs and Trials Faced by Entrepreneurs Through the Pandemic and Beyond

The UPS Store, Inc., Inc. magazine, and celebrity chef, author, television host Carla Hall, are teaming up for the third annual virtual “Small Biz Challenge” to celebrate small business owners who have adapted and persisted through the challenges brought on by the pandemic. To kick off this year’s celebration and recognition of the strength of entrepreneurs, Carla moderated “Small Biz Challenge: The Roundtable Discussion” featuring a panel of small business and entrepreneurial experts.

Brand Strategy Guide: A Brand Development Template for Your Small Business
  • 03 May 2021
  • By Leo Covey

Brand Strategy Guide: A Brand Development Template for Your Small Business

The origins of branding go back thousands of years and in today’s modern world of business and commerce, branding helps to differentiate your products and services. When your small business is properly branded, it can leave a lasting imprint on your customers’ hearts, minds and wallets.

Ultimate Guide to Customer Reviews for Small Businesses: 2021 Edition
  • 26 April 2021
  • Jelani Markus

Ultimate Guide to Customer Reviews for Small Businesses: 2021 Edition

If you produce and sell a product or provide a service, the chance that some customer somewhere has written a review about you is nearly 100%. Reviews have become an absolutely essential tool for customers in this day and age who want to have their voices heard. If customers love what you bring to the table, you’ll hear about it. The same is also true if they aren’t satisfied.