How to Keep Your Staff Motivated When Working from Home

With Covid-19, the world has experienced a lot of drastic changes very quickly, including many small businesses allowing their employees to work from home. Luckily, remote work is easier than ever thanks to technology. However, it requires different approaches to communication and collaboration, which can take some time to adapt to.  Unlike in traditional business … Continued

The UPS Store in Canada Open to Public as an Essential Business

March 23, 2020 – The UPS Store network in Canada, as well as the United States, is designated as an essential business. Services including shipping and mail and package receiving are essential for a variety of people and businesses, including those fighting this pandemic. Currently, most The UPS Store locations in Canada remain open, although … Continued

Navigating Virtual Networking Events During Coronavirus Concerns

It is essential for small business owners to make the most of networking opportunities, however recent global events are making it more difficult. With coronavirus leading to an increase in social distancing, many physical conferences, trade shows and events are being cancelled and moved online. Luckily, true networking is so much more than showing up, … Continued

An Announcement About Coronavirus

The UPS Store Canada and our franchisees are actively following the guidelines established by Health Canada and local public health officials. At this time and based on their recommendations, we will continue to be open for business to serve our customers. Be assured that as the situation continues to evolve, we will make decisions that … Continued

Design Tips for Large Format Printing

Large format printing has become a popular promotional tool for all kinds of businesses. Share your message and boost brand awareness by printing posters, banners, indoor and outdoor signage, vehicle wraps, magnetic signs, cardboard cutouts, window decals, and a whole host of other eye-catching options. Quality modern printers mean you don’t have to skimp on … Continued

Should Your Small Business Claim All Possible Social Handles?

How should small business owners decide which social media networks to stake a claim on? Even if you don’t plan to be active on Facebook, should you still set up an account there using the same handle you use to market yourself on Instagram and Twitter? Does it matter if you don’t use the same … Continued

Should I Use TikTok for My Small Business?

How much do you know about TikTok, the wildly popular video creation site with users in 150 countries? You may be surprised to learn it was the world’s second-most downloaded app in 2019, with more than 700 million users added last year alone. Only WhatsApp was downloaded more often. About 12 months ago, TechCrunch dubbed … Continued

Working with a multilingual workforce

Canada is officially a bilingual country, but the truth is that dozens, if not hundreds, of different languages are spoken at workplaces across the nation every single day. Besides English and French, you’re likely to find employees at different businesses communicating in indigenous languages, or a wide variety of foreign languages and dialects from their … Continued

What Kinds of Business Documents Should be Shredded?

Smart small business owners know how important it is to protect sensitive information and keep it out of the wrong hands. That means having systems in place to make sure digital files and records are safe and secure. Just as important, of course, is how you handle all the paper that passes through your workplace, … Continued

Shipping Medication? Here’s What You Need to Know

Almost everyone who’s ever headed out on holiday has probably forgotten to bring a few things. Arriving without a toothbrush, or perhaps your favourite pair of shoes, is mildly irritating but easily fixed with a visit to a nearby store. Accidentally leaving prescription medication at home, however, can make things a whole lot more complicated. … Continued