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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.

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees
  • 18 January 2021
  • Alex Penfield

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees

New year, new goals! As a small business owner, you are always striving to grow, learn and reach new milestones, and a new year is no exception. Your entrepreneurial spirit means you are constantly setting new goals to work toward and finding creative ways to make them a reality. But what about your employees? While they may not have a direct ownership stake, your team is key to the success of your company, so keeping them on track and motivated is just as important as you enter a new year of growth and opportunity.

How to Set and Follow Through with New Year’s Resolutions and Goals for Your Business in 2021
  • 04 January 2021
  • Taylor Miller

How to Set and Follow Through with New Year’s Resolutions and Goals for Your Business in 2021

The new year is a time for everyone to hit that reset button and start fresh! That is why so many people create New Year’s resolutions and goals — and the same should be done for small business owners.

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events
  • 28 September 2020
  • Jelani Markus

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events

While the technology required to host events virtually has been around for a few years now, you could say it wasn’t remarkably popular. Some companies would host webinars and special events for consumers outside of brick and mortar locations, but it wasn’t considered a ubiquitous aspect of business. That all changed this year. With indoor gatherings restricted and more people avoiding big crowds due to COVID-19 guidelines, the moment is ripe for learning how to create virtual events that are effective and interesting. The following tips can help you on your way.

Refining Your Business Goals and Expectations for 2020
  • 13 July 2020
  • Kayla Meier

Refining Your Business Goals and Expectations for 2020

Owning and operating a small business takes careful planning. When you have conducted market analysis, financial projections and goal setting, it can be difficult to change your carefully laid plans, especially in response to a crisis like COVID-19. With the state of businesses in flux, you have an opportunity to re-calibrate and create realistic expectations for your business performance for the rest of the year. Follow these tips to get started.