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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.

How to Build an Inclusive Small Business
  • 26 July 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

How to Build an Inclusive Small Business

Of the many lessons we all learned over the past year and a half, one is as crucial as it is clear: We have work to do in terms of prioritizing and strengthening diversity and inclusivity. As a small business owner, you have more influence and opportunity than you may realize to build bridges and strengthen your community by becoming an ally for historically marginalized groups.

5 Smart Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring
  • 01 March 2021
  • Leo Covey

5 Smart Strategies for Recruiting and Hiring

The latest job report paints a picture of an employment market that is still not performing at its best. The good news is that you, as the potential employer, have a wealth of excellent candidates to consider for your future hires. Finding exemplary additions for your team is no small task though. So, what’s the key to recruiting and hiring the great employees? Here are our top 5 strategies:

6 Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask During an Interview
  • 22 February 2021
  • Jelani Markus

6 Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask During an Interview

Being a small business owner means wearing a vast number of hats. You’re an accountant. You’re a coach. You’re an employee (for yourself). But most of all, you’re a boss. And as a boss, you want to hire the best employees. A way to help ensure you’re hiring the right people is to ask applicants the right interview questions to gain substantial insight about them. The following six questions can help you better understand potential employees before you make the decision to have them join your team.

How to Find the Right Employees in a Remote World
  • 03 August 2020
  • Jelani Markus

How to Find the Right Employees in a Remote World

In recent months, the world has changed rapidly. Stay-at-home orders have transformed the way businesses are run and, in some ways, established. Now, with many cities looking to ease the severity of lockdowns and business picking back up, you might be considering adding more employees to your team. But in the era of social distancing, how do you find the right fit for your business when interviewing in person is out of the question?

How to Hire
  • 03 November 2019
  • Alex Penfield

How to Hire

Hiring someone to join your small business venture can be a daunting task, and a myriad of questions may be running through your mind if you find yourself in need of some extra hands. How will you find the right candidates? What questions should you ask?