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Shipping Holiday Gifts? Pack and Ship at FedEx Office and Give to the Red Cross

The following is a guest blog from Richard Reed, senior vice president, Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection, but most importantly, a time to give thanks and to give back. For the American Red Cross, it’s one of our busiest times because of […]

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FedEx #11 Pit Crew Gets Pumped Up for Charity

What do you get when you mix the FedEx #11 Pit Crew, the Charlotte, North Carolina Fire Department, FedEx Office packing pros, and an oversized race car tire? We recently combined all of these to debut FedEx Pack Plus in a “Pack Off” with WCCB-TV reporter, Jon “Wilson,” catching all of the action on-camera. FedEx […]

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Five “Not-To-Miss” Holiday Prep Tips for Every Small Biz

With less than a month out from the “busiest day” for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, preparations are in full swing for the holiday selling season. According to the National Retail Federation, sales for November and December are expected to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1 percent […]

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Keep Co-workers Cohesive with Perfectly Planned Potlucks

My team at work is a little food obsessed. Okay, truthfully, we’re a LOT food obsessed. We start talking about lunch around 9:30 in the morning. So when it comes to team builders, we find there is nothing better than a potluck. A little time with colleagues with good food and good conversation can really […]

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Creating a Great Business Brochure

Recently, my cousin asked for help proofing a brochure she created, and as a student of journalism, I was happy to help. Upon first review, I noticed several layout and design elements that needed improvement. And that got me to thinking — I bet a lot of small businesses face the same issues. Making custom […]

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How to be Productive When Outside the Office

 Ah, winter. The days feel shorter, the cooler weather is approaching, the kids are in school and a holiday retreat is beckoning. But what about your responsibilities at the office? No worries! We here at the Out of Office blog have some tips to help conquer the frenzy that always arises in the days leading up to that glorious […]

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You’re Just in Time! Last-Minute Holiday Tips for Your Small Biz

With October wrapping up, the time is now to plan your holiday activities. And planning is crucial. After 2013′s record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales numbers, eMarketer predicts U.S. retail and e-commerce sales are going to continue to climb this holiday season. Is your small business ready? Let us help you prepare. In part […]

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Direct Mail Still Matters. How to Create Pieces That Sell

If you think online advertising, email marketing and social media have made direct mail obsolete, think again. Last year, 65 percent of consumers made a purchase as a result of direct mail, as reported by the Direct Mail Association (DMA). The cost of direct mail is no higher than that of print and pay-per-click (PPC) […]

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No… It’s not too early to prep for the Holiday!

It may be early fall, but FedEx Office is already thinking ahead to help jumpstart your small business holiday sales. Last week’s tweet chat with small business guru Anita Campbell got us up-to-speed on planning essentials and what needs to done for a fail-safe, revenue-generating holiday season for your business, employees and customers. We shared […]

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Taking your Small Biz from Red to Green this Holiday

Follow @FedExOffice for a Tweet Chat with Small Biz Expert Anita Campbell Whether your business is brick and mortar, online only, small or mid-sized, it’s time to switch from first to fifth gear on holiday season preparations. Why? November and December are crucial revenue-generating periods for most businesses. Between 20 and 40 percent of yearly […]

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