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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.

6 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home
  • 08 March 2021
  • Jelani Markus

6 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home

It’s almost hard to believe there was a time when working from home was seen as a novel occurrence. Before 2020, many employees went to their dedicated offices surrounded by co-workers and completed their work duties. But things have changed. And as a result, the small business landscape now requires a lot of fresh perspectives. That starts with productivity maintenance. In order to keep your small business engine moving, it’s important that all employees contribute as they would in the office. The following six practices can help you get the most out of your employees working from home.

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.

Ensure Social-Distancing: Best Appointment-Scheduling Platforms for Your Small Business
  • 15 February 2021
  • Alex Penfield

Ensure Social-Distancing: Best Appointment-Scheduling Platforms for Your Small Business

Small businesses have always needed to be agile and adaptable, and these qualities have only become more important given the current situation facing our world. With the implementation of social distancing guidelines, businesses have had to quickly pivot many of their day-to-day operations in order to comply with guidelines and keep their employees and consumers as safe as possible.

The 3 Key Components of Entrepreneurship with Sophia Yeshi
  • 09 February 2021
  • Public Relations

The 3 Key Components of Entrepreneurship with Sophia Yeshi

Sophia Yeshi is a Brooklyn-based artist and small business owner who designed the limited edition Express box featured in the Proudly Unstoppable program presented by UPS. She’s been able to turn her elegant, culturally-relevant designs into business partnerships with brands like Instagram, Google and Adobe. Her road to success had some challenges, but it was always held up by these three pillars that every entrepreneur should take advantage of.