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Three Million Reasons To Celebrate: The UPS Store And Toys For Tots Encourage Reading Through Annual Literacy Program »

November 17, 2014 at 5:49AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store announces $3 million donated since launching the program in 2008 and continued efforts to provide gift of reading this holiday season,
November 5, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - In an effort to help deliver the gift of reading to underprivileged children in the U.S., The UPS Store® has launched its annual holiday donation drive for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.
Participating The UPS Store locations across the U.S. will sell donation cards to benefit Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. One hundred percent of each dollar donated helps purchase books for less fortunate children in local communities throughout the U.S.
Since working with Toys for Tots to launch the Literacy Program in 2008, UPS and The UPS Store network have raised more than $3 million dollars to purchase books for children who need the resources most...

The UPS Store® Helps Small Businesses Score During NCAA® March Madness® »

March 17, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

Company launches Print Madness™ promotion, offering 500 business cards for $5
SAN DIEGO - March 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Just in time for NCAA® March Madness®, The UPS Store® today announced its own roster of activities to help small business owners compete and win the business game.
The company recently launched a new printing services website, making it easy for business owners to design and print reports, catalogs, presentations, marketing materials and more. While the products offered on the site can be shipped directly to customers, some items can also be picked up at a local The UPS Store, offering small business owners the ability to submit a professional grade report or presentation from the office and pick it up a short time later on the way to a meeting...

The UPS Store Announces New Outsourcing Services During National Consumer Protection Week »

March 12, 2014 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store Aligns Itself with Service Providers To Help Small Business Owners Make Informed Decisions
SAN DIEGO, March 4, 2014 - It’s National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, a nationwide campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make better-informed decisions about finances, health, privacy and technology. To help make it easier for small businesses to make smart decisions, The UPS Store ® announced the addition of several companies to their small business solutions site. The site presents exclusive offers for a variety of services and products small business owners may look to outsource.
Results from an online survey of small business owners* indicated nearly all respondents (93%) would consider using a The UPS Store small business site resource...

The UPS Store® Announces New Outsourcing Services During National Consumer Protection Week »

March 04, 2014 at 9:12AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store Aligns Itself with Service Providers To Help Small Business Owners Make Informed Decisions
March 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - It’s National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, a nationwide campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make better-informed decisions about finances, health, privacy and technology. To help make it easier for small businesses to make smart decisions, The UPS Store® announced the addition of several companies to their small business solutions site. The site presents exclusive offers for a variety of services and products small business owners may look to outsource.
Results from an online survey of small business owners* indicated nearly all respondents (93%) would consider using a The UPS Store small business site resource...

The UPS Store® Makes "Mentoring Month" Matter For Small Business Owners »

January 09, 2014 at 7:27AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

Offers Small Business Tips, Advice and a "Speed Dating" – Style Mentoring Event
SAN DIEGO - January 09, 2014 -(BUSINESS WIRE) - Underscoring its commitment to supporting small businesses and startups, The UPS Store has put its own spin on National Mentoring Month, focusing on the importance of mentoring for small business owners. With support from SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to small business education and mentorship, the company will offer tips and guidance to its small business customers about how to find, and benefit from a small business mentor.
According to a recent survey, 88 percent of business owners with a mentor say that having one is invaluable. Confirming the importance of mentors, 70 percent of small business owners that receive mentoring survive for five years or more, double the rate of those who do not receive mentoring...

The UPS Store And Toys For Tots Share The Joy Of Reading This Holiday Season »

December 11, 2013 at 10:03AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

Vote for Your Favorite Scholastic Classic and The UPS Store will send that same title to Toys for Tots for a less fortunate child.
SAN DIEGO - December 11, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Today The UPS Store® launches Vote for Your Favorite Scholastic Classic, aimed to raise literacy awareness and support for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an effort dedicated to providing our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life.
Through Dec. 20, people can visit the Toys for Tots Facebook page to vote for their favorite of six classic childhood titles from Scholastic - The Secret Garden, Make Way for Ducklings, Charlotte's Web, Stone Soup, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Three Little Pigs...

The UPS Store: Making It Easy To Ship When There’s Less Time To Shop »

December 03, 2013 at 8:35AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

Facing the Shortest Shopping Season in Five Years, The UPS Store® Offers Services and Expertise to Help Ease Holiday Stress
SAN DIEGO - December 03, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With six fewer shopping days this holiday season, shoppers have even less time this year to make it through their holiday to-do lists. For those who need to ship their gifts to friends and family, that timeframe is even shorter. Thankfully, The UPS Store can help. With a network of packing and shipping experts at 4,300 locally owned and operated centers, The UPS Store can help pack and ship all types of holiday gifts – from fragile glass ornaments to surfboards and golf clubs. Additionally, the center offers peace of mind with the Pack and Ship Guarantee®...

Small Business Owners Rely On Outsourced Partners For Success »

August 28, 2013 at 9:19AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store launches seven new services via web portal for small business owners to provide help when they need it
SAN DIEGO - August 28, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In an effort to further support its growing small business audience, The UPS Store ® introduced today seven new business services available through the Small Business Solutions portal. The portal, already serving nearly half a million small business owners, provides access to exclusive content and offers from a variety of service providers. The new additions include:

Web Conferencing Tool from AnyMeeting
Business Phone Services from eVoice®
Newsletter Creator from Flashissue
Online Hiring Systems from Hyrell
Records Management Solutions from Iron Mountain®
Instant Chat Software from LiveChime™
Pre-Employment Background Screening from Risk Assessment Group

The results of a recent national online survey of small business owners conducted by The UPS Store indicate more than 75 percent of small business owners rely on outside partners to fill gaps in expertise and more than half said they outsource to effectively manage time constraints...

Finalists Announced And Voting Period Now Open For Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur Of 2013 Contest Presented By The UPS Store »

August 06, 2013 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

Small Businesses to be Honored with Prestigious Title; Selection Made Through Online Votes
IRVINE, Calif. - Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Online voting is now open to help select the winners of Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of 2013 contest presented by The UPS Store®. Five finalists in each category—established, emerging and college—have been selected for their impact on their industry, community and employees. Videos featuring the category finalists' companies and entrepreneurial journeys are now posted on the contest website, so that viewers can vote for their favorites until September 17.
The contest finalists represent a range of business ideas and career stages. From the college startup that aims to provide water purification products to developing countries to the crowdfunding site that has raised more than $95 million, each offers an inspirational entrepreneurial story worth recognition...

The UPS Store Makes 3D Printing Accessible To Start-Ups And Small Business Owners »

July 31, 2013 at 8:34AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

TSAN DIEGO - July 31, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The UPS Store® today announced it is the first nationwide retailer to test 3D printing services in-store. Select UPS Store locations will be offering the services to start-ups, small businesses and retail customers, beginning in the San Diego area with locations in additional cities across the United States in the near future.
“By offering 3D printing capabilities in-center, we’re able to help further our small business customers’ opportunities for success.”A recent poll of small business owners conducted by The UPS Store showed high interest in trying the services, particularly for those needing to create prototypes, artistic renderings or promotional materials...

Advice To Aspiring Small Business Owners: Have Faith In Yourself »

June 17, 2013 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store ® releases Small Business Week survey results; Announces national launch with SCORE
SAN DIEGO - June 17, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - When it comes to small business, Americans’ aspirations couldn’t be bigger. According to survey results released today by The UPS Store ®, 48 percent of Americans dream of starting a business, while 71 percent of small business owners say they would start their business all over again today.
Despite the interest in being your own boss, starting a small business requires more than simply hanging an ‘Open’ sign in the window. Just over half of small business owners (51%) spent more than two years dreaming about their future company before taking the leap of faith, and nearly one third (31%) spent more than five years planning, according to the findings...

The UPS Store: Coming To A Main Street Near You »

April 30, 2013 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

Company introduces new small town and rural community franchise model.
April 30, 2013 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - To better serve small business owners in all areas of the country, The UPS Store® introduced today its Main Street franchise model designed to support opening The UPS Stores into small towns and rural communities within the U.S.
The new The UPS Store franchise model allows qualifying franchisees to save $20,000 in fees and an additional $40,000–$60,000 in other The UPS Store franchise costs compared to Franchisees in more urban locations. According to 2010 Census data, nearly one-third of U.S. residents live in rural areas.
“We have heard firsthand from our small business customers how important it is for them to support their local communities,” said Chris Adkins, vice president of franchise development at The UPS Store, Inc...

The UPS Store® Announces $100,000 Book Donation To New York, New Jersey Schools »

March 26, 2013 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

Toys for Tots Literacy Program to host event at a Keansburg, NJ school to benefit children affected by Hurricane Sandy
SAN DIEGO - March 26, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The UPS Store, with support from The UPS Foundation, announced it will donate $100,000 worth of books to four school districts affected by Hurricane Sandy - Keansburg and Asbury Park in New Jersey and New York City Districts 08 and 21. The UPS Store is a five-year supporter of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.
Participating The UPS Store franchise owners help drive the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, by raising funds that benefit local children in need...

The UPS Store Helps Small Businesses Score During NCAA® March Madness® »

March 11, 2013 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

Launches Expert Twitter Chat Series and Small Business Tool Kits
SAN DIEGO - March 11, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - It’s NCAA® March Madness – the season for filling out brackets and watching teams of all levels compete for the win. In the spirit of the season, The UPS Store ® today announced its upcoming Small Business Expert Twitter chat series, designed to help small business owners “get in the game,” “stay in the game,” and “win the game.” The chats, hosted by well-known small business experts, are the latest offer in The UPS Store’s expanded effort to support small business owners.
“We know that starting a small business is an achievement in and of itself, but once you’ve taken that first step – what’s next? How do you handle marketing your business or securing that big win? The good news – small business owners are not alone...

The UPS Store: Packing And Delivering Holiday Happiness »

November 27, 2012 at 8:51AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

Locations Nationwide Offer Services, Expertise and a New Pack and Ship Guarantee® to Help Ease Holiday Hassles
SAN DIEGO - November 27, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The UPS Store® knows that despite being called “the most wonderful time of the year,” the four short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can also be the most hectic. Whether you’re shipping gifts to family and friends or shopping online, The UPS Store can help you keep the holiday season hassle-free. And, with more than 4,300 The UPS Store locations in the U.S., chances are there is one in your neighborhood.
Customers can rely on The UPS Store to expertly pack and ship their loved one’s gifts in time for the holidays, helping customers check-off one important task on their holiday to-do list...

Newly Remodelled UPS Store #2389 Serves The Hoover, Al Area With Quality Printing »

November 19, 2012 at 5:16AM PST | Source: UPS Store, The

The UPS Store in Hoover, Alabama has been experiencing rapid growth in the need for quality graphic design and printing.
Hoover, Alabama (PRWEB) November 19, 2012 - The UPS Store in Hoover, Alabama has been experiencing rapid growth in the need for quality graphic design and printing. Their customers in the greater Birmingham area depend on nothing but the best quality prints. With their customers in mind, UPS Store #2389 located on Caldwell Mill Road has expanded the rear of the store to accommodate this increase in business.
UPS Store #2389 now features a full-time, dedicated design and print team with graphics professionals who use only the most premium commercial grade production equipment. Their graphic design team creates images and logos for businesses, as well as typesetting which includes text and image layout and document editing...

Two Million Reasons And Counting: The UPS Store And Toys For Tots Continue To Deliver The Gift Of Reading »

October 29, 2012 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

$2 Million in Donations Raised to Date; 2012 Campaign Launches Nov. 1
SAN DIEGO - October 29, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - On Nov. 1, The UPS Store ® will launch its holiday donation drive for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, helping deliver the gift of reading to less fortunate children in the U.S.
Through Dec. 31, participating The UPS Store locations across the U.S. will sell donation cards to benefit the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Every dollar donated helps purchase books for less fortunate children in local communities throughout the U.S.
“Education is one of the keys to helping children become successful in life. During the holidays, The UPS Store hopes to make a positive impact by helping children break the cycle of poverty through literacy and education,” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, Inc...

New Online Destination Answers Small Business Owners’ Plea For More Support »

October 04, 2012 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

“Small Business Solutions” Portal Helps Small Business Owners Promote, Protect and Manage their Business
SAN DIEGO - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Coming on the heels of a recent small business-focused brand repositioning, The UPS Store today launched its Small Business Solutions portal, giving small business owners access to the help they need in one convenient online destination.
The Small Business Solutions portal helps small business owners by allowing them to focus on what they do best while leveraging the expertise of service providers that help protect, promote and manage their businesses. The portal gives small business owners access to exclusive offers from various service providers in key areas of their business, such as:

IT support from DotComGuy
Financial services from Kabbage
Live receptionist service from ReceptionHQ

Other partner offers to be added later this month include promotional marketing products from ezprints and website and Internet marketing services from Web...

The UPS Store To Small Businesses: "We’re Here For You" »

September 19, 2012 at 9:07AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

SAN DIEGO - September 19, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With small businesses representing more than 99 percent of businesses in the U.S., it may seem that they would have a wealth of resources to turn to for support. Yet the majority say they feel alone, according to new research by The UPS Store.
“We want small businesses in our communities to know we’re a part of their neighborhood. We understand their needs, and we’re here for them”The research* shows small business owners feel they don’t get the support they need to cope with their relentless and often unpredictable challenges. In many cases, they don’t even find understanding.
The research also shows that all things being equal, more than 90 percent of small business owners would prefer to do business with other local business owners...

The UPS Store Names Tim Davis As President »

July 25, 2012 at 10:20AM PDT | Source: UPS Store, The

SAN DIEGO - July 25, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - UPS (NYSE:UPS) has named Tim Davis president of The UPS Store ® franchise network.
Davis has served as vice president of operations for The UPS Store network since 2009 after joining the company in 2002 as vice president of technology. During this time, he also held the position of vice president/general manager of iShip, Inc., a UPS subsidiary. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of new technologies to better meet the needs of customers; the introduction of a new strategy to help grow print services for franchisees, and programs designed to drive operational excellence within The UPS Store network.
“Since joining the company 10 years ago, Tim has demonstrated his ability to help The UPS Store network meet its operational objectives and grow the business by better serving our customers and franchisees,” said Myron Gray, UPS’s president of U...

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