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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.

5G: A Giant Impact for Small Businesses
  • 28 June 2021
  • Liam Edwardson

5G: A Giant Impact for Small Businesses

Chances are you have heard the phrase “5G is coming” for months, even years now. So, what is 5G? Well, G stands for generation. For broadband cellular networks, 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard that is in the process of replacing 4G. By 2025, 5G is expected to have more than 2.7 billion subscribers around the world.

Secrets of Social Commerce: How to Turn Your Social Media into a Valuable Sales Channel
  • 21 June 2021
  • Leo Covey

Secrets of Social Commerce: How to Turn Your Social Media into a Valuable Sales Channel

Social media continues to innovate the way we connect with people, communities, brands and businesses across the world. At the same time, e-commerce continues to flourish as more and more customers turn toward their mobile devices to shop. And now these two transformational forces have a natural meeting point: social commerce. With a solid foundation of established social media platforms, billions of built-in followers and potential purchasers, and a steady infusion of new technologies and innovations being added every year, social commerce has the potential to be a viable sales channel for your small business, if it is not already.

SEO Best Practices for Your Small Business
  • 29 March 2021
  • Leo Covey

SEO Best Practices for Your Small Business

We can all relate to the experience of “Googling” something in a moment of need, be it a tasty delivery pizza, mobile phone screen repair, or anything else in between. But did you ever consider why certain businesses appear before others in those search results? The answer lies in the field of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), the strategy of fine tuning the content and framework of your digital presence in order to increase the quantity and quality of web traffic from organic web searches.

Ensure Social-Distancing: Best Appointment-Scheduling Platforms for Your Small Business
  • 15 February 2021
  • Alex Penfield

Ensure Social-Distancing: Best Appointment-Scheduling Platforms for Your Small Business

Small businesses have always needed to be agile and adaptable, and these qualities have only become more important given the current situation facing our world. With the implementation of social distancing guidelines, businesses have had to quickly pivot many of their day-to-day operations in order to comply with guidelines and keep their employees and consumers as safe as possible.

Tips That Turn Holiday Shoppers into Loyal Customers
  • 01 February 2021
  • Leo Covey

Tips That Turn Holiday Shoppers into Loyal Customers

If anyone hasn’t said this yet, congratulations! You made it through another holiday season — and probably one of the most challenging ones in history, too. After you give yourself a pat on the back (feels good, right?), it is time to talk about how to turn all those holiday shoppers into something even better: loyal customers. Why waste time and effort focusing on new potential shoppers when, with a couple of nudges, you can bring back previous buyers who already have a great experience with your business? Now, on to those tips!