The UPS Store Supports Small Businesses Through Access to Outsourced Services and Solutions

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    In an effort to further support its small business customer community, The UPS Store® introduced six new business resources available through the Small Business Solutions portal today. The portal, already attracting more than one million* visitors provides access to exclusive content and offers from a variety of service providers. The new additions include:

    "We realize that small business owners wear many hats," said Michelle Van Slyke, vice president of marketing and small business solutions at The UPS Store. "Being locally owned and operated, our franchisees know firsthand the kinds of challenges small business owners face, and we offer resources for practical solutions to help their businesses thrive."

    Whether its help with accounting, human resources, marketing or information technology, The UPS Store can connect small business owners with professional services they can look to outsource so they can focus on what they do best - running their business. The services are available through the Small Business Solutions site to The UPS Store customers at a discounted cost.

    Results from an online survey of small business owners** indicated that the majority of small business owners (76%) tend to outsource when they don't have the knowledge, expertise or time for a particular project. The second most common reason for outsourcing is due to time constraints (58%); followed by those that don't want to do it themselves (39%) or think it will take too much time to figure out (36%).

    The survey also indicated found that small business owners like to do their own homework as well as rely on outside resources in determining the right service provider. The majority of those surveyed claimed to do their own online research (76%), closely followed by (67%) or previous experience with the company (63%).

    More than one million people have visited The UPS Store's Small Business Solutions portal, which also includes a small business-focused blog and tips and resources from small business experts including SCORE.

    For more information, visit the Small Business Solutions portal at

    * Statistics pulled from Google Analytics website metrics