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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.

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.

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.

Tackling Tax Season
  • 28 March 2019
  • Alex Penfield

Tackling Tax Season

With the right strategy and tools, you’ll be on your way to mastering your taxes and maybe even getting some money back for your small business. Still feeling overwhelmed? Keep calm and check out our tax tips below.

  • 15 October 2015
  • Tracy Spahr

Meet SCORE Mentors who can help start and grow your business

Starting a business can lead to many questions and if you don’t know where to turn, there are over 11,000 individuals that can help. Who you may ask? SCORE volunteer mentors. SCORE is a nonprofit