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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.

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Ultimate Guide to Customer Reviews for Small Businesses: 2021 Edition
  • 26 April 2021
  • Jelani Markus

Ultimate Guide to Customer Reviews for Small Businesses: 2021 Edition

If you produce and sell a product or provide a service, the chance that some customer somewhere has written a review about you is nearly 100%. Reviews have become an absolutely essential tool for customers in this day and age who want to have their voices heard. If customers love what you bring to the table, you’ll hear about it. The same is also true if they aren’t satisfied.

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community
  • 23 November 2020
  • Jelani Markus

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community

As a small business, one of your best paths to success can be found in your own neighborhood. When you are seen as a reliable fixture within the community, you are more likely to see reliable traffic, which can result in a benefit to your bottom line. But how do you transform your business into a staple of your local community? The following four tips may help you reach that goal.

Share the Love this Month: Work with Other Small Business Owners
  • 03 May 2018
  • Rebecca Delaney

Share the Love this Month: Work with Other Small Business Owners

Instead of obtaining products and services from corporations, consider building a network of small business owners in your community.

The Importance of Childhood Literacy
  • 01 December 2017
  • Tracy Spahr

The Importance of Childhood Literacy

Developing literacy skills early makes it easier for children to learn to read in school. Reading is proven to be an essential skill to success in school and

How to Recognize Your Small Business All-Star Team
  • 02 July 2017
  • Eric Michaels

How to Recognize Your Small Business All-Star Team

In many ways, your small business all-star team makes up the heart and soul of your company. Here are some tips on how to recognize these top employees.