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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.

2021 Small Biz Challenge Recap
  • 29 July 2021
  • Public Relations

2021 Small Biz Challenge Recap

To help celebrate and recognize the efforts of small business owners nationwide, The UPS Store recently hosted a lively virtual competition with Inc. magazine, Small Biz Challenge, where five small business owners had the opportunity to demonstrate their resilience and shine, competing for $25,000 and a feature in Inc. magazine.

4 Ways Luis Pinto Stays Creative
  • 28 July 2021
  • Public Relations

4 Ways Luis Pinto Stays Creative

Luis Pinto is the designer and illustrator behind the latest Proudly Unstoppable collaboration that celebrates Hispanic and Latin-owned small businesses. We sat down with Luis and discussed some of his favorite ways to stay inspired and live a balanced life while continually evolving as an artist, an entrepreneur and a person.

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.

Conquering the Top 3 Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Today
  • 19 July 2021
  • Leo Covey

Conquering the Top 3 Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Today

Businesses are getting back on track and the economy is holding strong. So smooth sailing ahead, right? As you can probably guess, even with these good things happening, being a small business owner today comes with a set of new challenges to overcome. From hiring, budgeting, and keeping employees safe, perhaps you’re dealing with some or all of these common challenges. Consider some of these solutions to help you keep your motivation in check.

The 2021 Small Business Mid-Year Check-In
  • 12 July 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

The 2021 Small Business Mid-Year Check-In

If history teaches us anything, it is that this past year and a half has been inarguably challenging for many. Hopefully, your small business is rebounding, building momentum and getting back to pre-March 2020 days. There may be no better time than the present to take stock of how 2021 has gone so far. Here is a list of mid-year steps you could take to determine your current status and strategize how you might want the rest of the year, and ensuing years, to unfold.