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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 Optimize Your Business for Holiday Online Shopping
  • 25 September 2023
  • Public Relations

How to Optimize Your Business for Holiday Online Shopping

The holidays are just around the corner. Learn how to optimize your small business for holiday online shopping with our top tips!

8 Labor Day Sale Ideas to Close Out Q3 on a High Note
  • 25 August 2023
  • Public Relations

8 Labor Day Sale Ideas to Close Out Q3 on a High Note

Celebrate your hard work and close out Q3 sales on a high note with these Labor Day sale ideas that benefit your customers and your business.

5 E-Commerce Platforms Helping Small Businesses Evolve
  • 09 August 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

5 E-Commerce Platforms Helping Small Businesses Evolve

In 1979, English entrepreneur Michael John Aldrich used a domestic telephone line to connect a modified television to a computer. In so doing, he enabled online transaction processing between consumers and businesses, or between one business and another. Thus, online shopping was born. Or as business trades refer to it, electronic commerce or e-commerce.

Considering Going Cashless? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Cashless Payment Systems
  • 24 May 2021
  • Taylor Miller

Considering Going Cashless? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Cashless Payment Systems

The bottom line of every small business is anchored on cash flow. Cashless payment systems have become ubiquitous where sales can come through a myriad of new ways. With the rise in secure mobile technology, the growing comfort and ease of online shopping and the benefits of contactless payments, we are living in the golden age of cashless payment systems. And both consumers and retailers are feeling it. In August 2020, a National Retail Federation survey found that 67% of retailers accept some form of no touch cashless payments. There are, however, many things to consider before turning your business into an all-cashless enterprise — including the pros and cons of digital/mobile payments and contactless credit cards. We’ve rounded up five things you need to know about the move to cashless commerce.