Main Content

Small Business Blog for Small Business Owners

In search of small business ideas and much more? 

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.

Topics / Previous Posts expand your business (3)
6 Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask During an Interview
  • 22 February 2021
  • Jelani Markus

6 Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask During an Interview

Being a small business owner means wearing a vast number of hats. You’re an accountant. You’re a coach. You’re an employee (for yourself). But most of all, you’re a boss. And as a boss, you want to hire the best employees. A way to help ensure you’re hiring the right people is to ask applicants the right interview questions to gain substantial insight about them. The following six questions can help you better understand potential employees before you make the decision to have them join your team.

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!

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.

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.