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Jesse, Iniguez and Mayra Hernandez, owners of Back of the Yards Coffee, talking to a customer in their shop.

When Giving Back Is Part of the Business Plan

For some companies, helping people in need carries as much weight in their business plan as generating revenue. Read the stories behind three small businesses who make social responsibility a major part of their purpose and identity. Learn how Rumi Spice creates job opportunities for Afghan women, Back of the Yards Coffee gives hope and guidance to people in the South Side of Chicago, and ArtLifting opens doors for homeless and disabled artists in Boston.

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Inside the Tissage Moutet factory where multi-colored cloth is being woven.

Weaving a Strong Global Reach

Tissage Moutet started nearly a century ago as a family weaving business in a small town in the south of France. It was one of many weavers in the area known for producing Basque linen, a striped patterned cloth. But in the 1990s, globalization created massive competition and most of the businesses failed. Not Tissage Moutet. This mother-son company survived by embracing the opportunity and modernizing its product line. Now a living heritage, the company ships its colorful linens and home fabrics to customers in France and abroad.

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A delivered package next to a door on a house porch.

How Can You Prevent Stolen Packages?

Buying holiday gifts online is certainly convenient, but waiting at home for a package or returning home to find a FedEx door tag instead of a delivery? Not so much. Plus, packages could get stolen if you aren’t home when they arrive. Take care of all your concerns with our convenient delivery options. By signing up for FedEx Delivery Manager®, you control when and where your packages are delivered. Check out how to make this happen — and other ways to customize your deliveries.

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