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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.

Summer Perks for Small Businesses
  • 06 July 2021
  • Alex Penfield

Summer Perks for Small Businesses

After all of the unexpected and the unknown, the turbulence and the turmoil, the world finally seems to be getting back on its feet. As the economy ramps back up, stir-crazy customers are turning out in droves for the services and products they’ve missed out on over the past year and a half. Shoppers are more than ready for a summer of spending, but is your small business?

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.

Using A Podcast to Promote Your Small Business In 2021
  • 14 June 2021
  • Jelani Markus

Using A Podcast to Promote Your Small Business In 2021

Podcasts are everywhere. Everyone seems to be listening to them and everyone seems to be making them. Morning commutes and afternoon walks are more commonly scored, not by the latest top 40 hits, but by informational and entertaining podcasts covering a variety of topics–including small businesses. Creating a business podcast with a dedicated audience hungry for the information you deliver could be a wonderful way to grow your bottom line. If you’re interested to learn more about creating podcasts in general or starting a business podcast of your own, read on.