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The Power of Small Business Partnerships

Too many small businesses owners have an “us against the world” mentality. They stay in their own bubble, focus on their closest competition, and work every day to be better than the competition. But if your focus is that narrow, you’ll miss opportunities to expand your business by working with other businesses. The truth is, […]

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Small Business Week Spotlight

National Small Business Week recognizes and celebrates the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. From startups to mom-and-pop shops, small businesses everywhere are essential to the nation’s prosperity and economy. This year, FedEx Office showcased several small businesses – from a talent management consulting business to a live music event production company. From […]

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Why People Love Small Businesses

“Small business” has become quite the buzzword. According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Politicians constantly mention the positive effects small businesses have on the economy, and […]

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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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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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Gifts from the Heart – DIY Mother’s Day Printables

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Every mom deserves to know you care, and this year you can help make her day extra special with personalized DIY gifts from the heart. Show the fabulous moms, grandmas, aunts, friends and teachers in your life just how appreciated they are with some simple gifts I’ve created […]

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Rewarding your Small Business MVPs

Being a small business owner comes with its fair share of challenges and rewards. One of the most persistent challenges is how to manage resources and limited budgets. Unlike larger companies, small business owners must think very carefully about every dime they spend and every choice they make. This can make rewarding and motivating employees […]

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An “Employee-First” Approach

Every entrepreneur dreams of expanding their business, hiring more people and of course making more money.  If they were to prioritize these goals, I’m confident the majority would say making a profit is the most important vision. I would imagine a number might even view some employees as a hindrance to that goal. I don’t […]

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Does Your Marketing Strategy Need Auditing?

March and April are here again and that means one of life’s sure things is making its yearly arrival. That’s right, it’s time to file your taxes. You, like most business owners, spend countless man-hours combing through expenses and income statements in order to file your taxes and once filed, you hope to avoid an […]

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