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

Adjusting to the New Climate of Business: Resources for Small Business Owners

Small business owners across the nation are feeling the effects of the current situation in ways that few could have predicted even a week ago. We know there are many places to go for information to help you navigate this time. To help the small business community find the information they need at this time, we have assembled the following resource links to help guide that journey.

How to balance passion and paycheck
  • 10 February 2020
  • Alex Penfield

How to balance passion and paycheck

As a small business owner, chances are you're passionate about what you do. What may have started as just a dream has become your dream job through lots of hard work, late nights and probably some sacrifice. It’s no surprise that most small business owners feel very attached to their venture — you two have been through a lot together! But there comes a point in most entrepreneurs’ journeys when it’s time to let others in. This evolution looks different for everyone but often comes with similar growing pains across the small business spectrum. Navigating these evolution obstacles can be tricky, especially when it’s your baby, and can often lead to feeling like you are losing control in the name of success.

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.

The Perfect Way to Grow?
  • 20 January 2020
  • Taylor Miller

The Perfect Way to Grow?

In today’s business world of either sink or swim, it is crucial to stay ahead of the game and be prepared for the moment you need to begin that ever-so-daunting small business expansion. Now, you could look at this as either a scary feat or an extremely exciting moment for your small business. Reaching this level should be a time to celebrate your new business achievement!

What is the right size for your business?
  • 13 January 2020
  • Alex Penfield

What is the right size for your business?

Most small businesses are built in a similar way—as lean machines running on little manpower, few resources, and a lot of passion. But everywhere you turn these days, it seems one of these small start-ups has found overnight success, grown exponentially, and landed a larger-than-life IPO. Even if your small business vision is not as elaborate as taking over the world via a ride-sharing service, these blockbuster success stories beg the question, is expanding headcount and resources the only way to reach your entrepreneurial dreams?