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Printing Goes on the Road

As a kid, my dad always traveled. It seemed as though his life happened either on a plane or in his car. My sister and I would kiss him goodbye, watch him drive away to his next jet-setting adventure and chat about what gifts he would bring back from wherever he was going. The other thing I remember about my “road warrior” father is that he was always fumbling around with stacks of papers and presentations. If only the HP ePrint app and Public Print Location service, now offered at participating The UPS Store locations, had been available at the time…

This easy-to-use, full-service printing solution is perfect for those road warriors, like my dad, who travel and need a place that can provide print services wherever they go. Statistics show that 80 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a The UPS Store location,making this solution a convenient on-the-go printing option for last minute reports, projects, or presentations.

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Video: Helping Moms Get Down to Business
Jill Salzman

Meet Jill Salzman, mompreneur extraordinaire. She’s the founder of The Founding Moms, a local monthly meeting where mom entrepreneurs can connect and learn from one another. She is also the author of the book “Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs.”

We first met Jill following the Mom Biz Retreat in Chicago earlier this year. She provided copies of her book to all attendees. Once we connected with her after the event, we quickly learned that Jill has actually been a customer of her local The UPS Store since 2009!

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Coaches Need Coaching, too – Marketing Expert Provides Small Business Coaching
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In just a week, hundreds of thousands of college basketball fans will finally get what they’ve been waiting for: three straight weeks of drama, buzzer-beaters and upsets known as March Madness ®. We’ll witness some of the game’s greatest players and coaches vying for the ultimate prize: to be crowned NCAA national champions.

If there’s one common trait of all NCAA ® championship teams, it would be great coaching. A great coach understands the game and inspires his or her team to greatness and success.

Great coaches exist on and off the court. If you own a small business with a team of employees, you’re a coach, in a sense. And, sometimes, even coaches need a little coaching from the experts.

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Deck the Halls: Time for Small Businesses to get Jump on Holiday Marketing Materials
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The kids may be heading back to school, but in marketing circles, it’s already time to start planning for the holidays. This is not only a time of great opportunity for small businesses, but also a time of great creativity as they embark on sales and marketing initiatives that embrace the spirit of the season.

Whether it’s holiday cards for your clients, in-store signage, or open house invitations, small businesses need professional print solutions that help them stand out without breaking the bank.

I recently sat down with Bill Martin, vice president of print services for The UPS Store network, and asked him about holiday marketing tips for small business owners.

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A Love Story: the Tale of Logistics and One Procrastinating Bride

Some may call me a procrastinator and well, a lot of the time, I’d have to agree. I once had a t-shirt that said, “Hasta manana.” I work better under pressure. I like the challenge of a tight deadline. Perhaps that’s why I chose a career in public relations.

Well, this last-minute Lucy met a boy quite the opposite. He’s organized—one of those color-coordinated closet guys—and man, does he plan. But they say opposites attract so when he proposed last year, these two opposites set out to plan our dream destination wedding—at an all-inclusive resort in The Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Printing Holiday Cheer at The UPS Store

holiday 2010 calendarDo you wonder who has time to do those interesting personalized holiday letters? Actually, you do, and we can help!

On top of all the holiday packing and shipping, The UPS Store locations help our customers with their seasonal print projects – from holiday cards, to personalized calendars, to family cookbooks. Curious? Read on!

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What Does Logistics Mean to You?

When I hear the word “logistics,” my mind doesn’t necessarily paint a picture of complexity—rather it paints the picture of getting stuff done. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, logistics is “the handling of the details of an operation.” The term not only applies to large operations but also to an individual person, a small-business owner, a busy mom running a hectic household (you know the ones—three kids whose extracurricular activities seem to happen at the same time but all over town).

Like UPS, The UPS Store loves logistics. The UPS Store franchisees love providing a suite of products and services that help their customers accomplish a task, however complex or simple. We know that everyone, in his or her own way, has supply chains.

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