Celebrate Small Businesses With The UPS Store This Month! #SmallBizSalute

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Celebrate Small Businesses With The UPS Store This Month! #SmallBizSalute

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May is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s the start of summer, the end of school, my daughters birthday, and I recently found it, small business month! As a small business owner myself, I love working with companies that have my best interest in mind. The UPS Store is one of those companies. The want to celebrate the accomplishments of small businesses and they want to help in any way they can to make your job easier! With more than 4,500 locations nationwide, The UPS Store is committed to helping small business owners everywhere launch and grow their business every day.

In celebration of National Small Business Month (May), The UPS Store is launching #SmallBizSalute an initiative celebrating small business owners in cities across the country. As an extension of The UPS Store’s commitment to the small business community, the Small Biz Salute campaign rewards entrepreneurs for their hard work and gives them an opportunity to network and support each other, through special events and celebrations that bring small business owners together. You know us Small Business owners have to stick together, it’s a tough world out there!

But wait, there’s more from the UPS Store! (sorry, I couldn’t resist, ha!)

In an effort to facilitate the link between small business owners, The UPS Store is launching the month-long campaign to give entrepreneurs in several of the nation’s top small business cities –Minneapolis, Nashville, Phoenix, Houston – special opportunities to make meaningful connections with other entrepreneurs in their communities and gain valuable advice from small business experts. Several local businesses will be selected to pitch business to a panel of judges; one business owner will walk away with $5,000 to help grow their small business.

The pitch competition will give contestants 3 minutes to pitch their business to a live audience and panel of judges and explain how an investment can help grow their business. The best pitch will win $5,000. Contestants can apply online prior to the event. Full rules, eligibility, and the submission form can be found here.

I am SO excited to be attending the Nashville event this week! If you are in the area, why don’t you join me? The event is on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be hosted at Avenue (120 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201).

The UPS Store can serve as resource and provide small businesses with unique product and service offerings that help them run their business. I have a coupon code to share with you for their online printing services as well!Use code  SALUTE25 for 25% off their entire online print site.

How can you get involved in the #SmallBizSaulte you ask?

Well, it’s all about supporting small businesses. So this month share some social media love for your favorite small business and share them with your family and friends. I’ll start! One of my favorite small businesses is The Vinyl SpectrumThey offer the most beautiful vinyl, heat transfer vinyl and more. The owner Nick is an awesome guy and his customer service can’t be beat!

Do you have a small business? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to support you!

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  1. Catherine Sargent says:

    This sounds like it will be a great event and competition. $5000.00 can go a long way for a small business.

  2. The UPS store sounds like a great value. I love their small business initiative! I think that’s got the makings of something great.
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  3. This is such a great idea. Small businesses do so much for us celebrating them is really nice.

  4. Jeanine says:

    I love the UPS store, we’ve gone in a few times and I think this is fabulous! Great for them!

  5. This is such a great way to shine light on small businesses. I think the pitch competition is such a cool idea!

  6. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I always try to support the local small businesses in my Area. UPS is such a great company.

  7. I love UPS. I use them for my small business. I have a home based business and UPS is the way to go when it comes to shipping! When that truck pulls up in my driveway, I always get excited lol
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  8. It is so important to support small businesses in our communities. It is a great way to keep the commerce and economy in the neighborhood going.

  9. I love this initiative! Such a great way to support small businesses on a real level.

  10. Crystal B
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    this is a great idea! Sharing!

  11. Amee Cantagallo says:

    I always go to the ups store. the make it easy for me to do my job.

  12. What a great way to support small business

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