Small Business Blog

How crowdfunding will change the business world

Financing a project through online contributions, also known as crowdfunding, was initially met with skepticism and its detractors were repeatedly stunned by every success. Now, however, it has proven to be far more than a fad

Giving back to the Community is Gratifying for this Franchisee

Keith Johnston follows a personal philosophy of giving back. Keith owns The UPS Store in Madison, Wisconsin which allows him the opportunity to give back to the community in multiple ways. I sat down with Keith

#ViaStories: Small Business Owners Connect For Inspiration

As The UPS Store continues to connect inspirational small business stories through #ViaStories, we sat down with small business owner Richard Friend to learn about his whirlwind of a journey to where he is today

The simple business plan: Can you describe your brand in one word?

Business strategists always suggest having a great "elevator pitch." In other words, if you were to encounter an influential figure in an elevator or at the theater, could you pitch your business in 30 seconds

#ViaStories: Mentors and Partnerships Help Small Business Owners Find Success

This month, The UPS Store is launching a new campaign called #ViaStories, which aims to connect inspirational small business stories all across America. To kick things off, we’re sharing Nancy Bigley’s small business story