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Procurement: Strengthen procurement and raise its profile

“For most organizations, the single largest or second largest area of costs is procurement from suppliers. Even in boom times, savvy enterprises are …

2015 is Shaping up to be Huge for IPOs | Inc.com

The year 2014 was the biggest for initial public offerings since 2000. And expectations are that the pace for these exits will continue well into 2015.<p>As the latest economic report shows, we're most definitely in a recovery, with third-quarter growth notching a vibrant 5 percent. While a number of …

Venture Capital

UPS Next Day Air Early Delivery Option Expands Service Offering

Earliest UPS delivery option adds nearly 8,210 new ZIP codes this month.<p>For many businesses, the workday begins before the sun rises. And for a …

How to boost productivity of your small business team: 7 things you can do

Team productivity is one of the important factors that impact your projects flow and your business success. Increasing your team productivity can be …

5 Efficient Ways To Fund Your Business

Funding is crucial for any business, and for small businesses, it sometime becomes a matter of life and death. Past records are here to testify that …

5 Ways To Make An Impact In The First Three Months Of The New Year

Want to make a quantifiable business impact on short notice? Jump-start your marketing tactics.<p>This is the time of year when companies buckle down to produce their annual plans. There are high-level objectives that are cascaded to strategies and supporting tactics. Each executive leaves the …

Marketing

For Success In Social Media, Conversation Is Not Enough–You Need Narrative

Cognitive anthropologist Bob Deutsch argues that brands seeking connections with people should be looking to enter their self-narratives, not their conversations.<p>Let’s begin with a couple of “So What?” questions: A brand has 20 million Facebook likes. So what? A brand’s tweet “breaks the Internet.” …

Can Businesses Reduce Emissions While Growing

UPS has reduced per-piece greenhouse gas emissions despite an increase in business volume.<p><i>This story first appeared in</i> The Guardian.<p>"Companies that …

UPS Launches Your Wishes Delivered Campaign: UPS Will Donate $1 For Every Wish Shared

Make yours at ups.com/wishes and we'll donate $1 to one of three charity partners.<p>During the holiday season, so many of the packages we deliver begin …

Salvation Army

Holiday Business Shipping Tips – How to Optimize Your Shipping Process – Holiday Shipping Strategies For Businesses

Customers and experts share their best ideas for fast shipping and satisfied customers.<p>Shipping is a big part of whether you'll be successful during …

How UPS Prepares For The Peak Holiday Shipping Season – UPS Holiday Season Shipping Process | UPS Compass

We're taking measures to ensure successful holidays for you.<p><b>Get numerous FREE resources for a smoother season at your business, including the UPS</b> …

7th Annual Pain In The Supply Chain Survey – How Healthcare Executive’s Cost Management Plans Fuel Growth

Logistics and distribution partnerships prove to be a way to mitigate risk and boost competitiveness.<p>The healthcare industry continues to face …

Common International Shipping Errors – Best Tools To Improve International Logistics – How To Improve Your International Shipping Process

Insights to help make going global easier.<p>Global logistics has a complex language all its own. Sourcing and distribution, ever-changing regulations, …

How Integrated Shipping Solutions Help Control Costs

UPS integrated solutions help dental supply company Exacta Dental control costs.<p>Exacta Dental Direct, a company that provides bridge and crown …

How recycling can benefit your bottom line

Does your company support recycling?<p><i>This story first appeared at Industry Edge | National Hardware Show and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>By showing …

Sweet taste of success

Gourmet cupcake retailer Georgetown Cupcake slices fulfillment costs with UPS.<p>Since opening their first shop in 2008, Georgetown Cupcake founders …

Profit

Fulfilling Orders Is a High Priority

Too much emphasis on product development and financing and not enough on fulfillment can backfire.<p>No matter what product you’re selling, unless you …

How to Ship Perishable Food for the Holidays – How to Pack Food for Holiday Shipping

Sending food items? Here's how to make sure they get to their destination safely.<p>If you're planning to ship perishables like cookies, cakes and even …

UPS Driver Ginny Odom Drives for 40 Years Without an Accident – UPS Circle of Honor Driver

She's one of only 42 active UPS drivers – and the first woman – to earn a patch for four decades of accident-free driving.<p>Ginny Odom got behind the …

Will Power

How to Launch an E-Commerce Website – Five Steps to Starting an E-Commerce Business

Advice for getting your online store up and running successfully.<p>Building an easy-to-use online shopping site is no easy task. But it's critical for …