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Adjusting to the New Climate of Business: Practical Advice for Small Business Owners
  • 26 March 2020
  • Leo Covey

Adjusting to the New Climate of Business: Practical Advice for Small Business Owners

In times like these, there are no clear or easy answers. Now more than ever, it is important to tap into the inner drive and unique skills that drew us into the world of business ownership. Here are some guidelines to use as a gut check.

5 Tips from Women Small Business Owners
  • 09 March 2020
  • Maya Harper

5 Tips from Women Small Business Owners

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the incredible achievements of women small business owners in the entrepreneurial world. We sat down with three female entrepreneurs who participated in The UPS Store annual small business contest over the last couple of years. Keep reading to get inspired and hear from these impressive women and what it takes to run a small business.

How to Find Valuable Market Knowledge
  • 02 March 2020
  • Jelani Markus

How to Find Valuable Market Knowledge

As a small business owner, you are likely to run into new challenges daily. After establishing a customer base, you need to work to keep them happy. Once you have consumer loyalty, it is time to expand your reach. If your company corners a portion of the market, it is time to look for another to conquer. A strong familiarity with current market knowledge is a great way to maintain an advantage in your industry.

Great ways to build customer trust
  • 03 February 2020
  • Jelani Markus

Great ways to build customer trust

Nowadays, consumers are looking for more from businesses than just the goods and services they provide. There is a growing desire among savvy customers to know more about where they spend their money and who they are spending it on. For a better chance at success, distinguish your business as trustworthy.

Key Signs It Is Time To Expand Your Business
  • 27 January 2020
  • Leo Covey

Key Signs It Is Time To Expand Your Business

For the third and final part in our Rightsizing series, we are going to examine the signs that it may be time to expand your business. What do we mean by “expand your business”? For the sake of this article, we mean adding additional resources into your business to help it scale up and grow. These resources can run the gamut from adding new manufacturing and distribution channels to exploring fresh marketing techniques to reach new customers. And the great news is that, in many instances, The UPS Store® can help you expand your business with key services like printing, direct mail and even some valuable hookups with premier partners in our suite of Small Business Services.