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The Road to Success

Surviving and Thriving in Your First 5 Years

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Our Bonnie Voldeng, Director of Marketing, FedEx Services, shares advice from the winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest for building a strong business foundation.

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10 Steps to a More Eco-Friendly Small Business

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Nurdle in the Rough founder Kat Crabill has built a business rooted in sustainable products and practices. Discover what surprising steps she recommends for making your business more eco-friendly.

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How $46 Launched Dream Beard’s Global Success

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Learn how Dream Beard scaled from a home-based start-up into a pioneer brand in men’s grooming products, delivering products into over 80 countries.

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Success with Importing and Exporting

A Speedy Path to Global Expansion

With more than 35 years of running Hed Cycling under her belt, Anne Hed shares how she stays competitive in today's fast-paced global market.

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A Winning Global Supply Chain

See how Dana Donofree expertly manages the global supply chain for her business AnaOno and controls her price points and operational costs as a result.

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Flourishing with an Imported Product

Watch as Darn Good Yarn founder Nicole Snow shares how she got started and why she believes she is succeeding with her imported yarn business.

Darn Good Yarn founder Nicole Snow

Mastering Tech Tool Integration

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How Nested Bean Increased Online Sales by 700 Percent

After improving her website to increase customer engagement and sales, Manasi Gangan of Nested Bean shares just how she did it.

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Discovering a Path to Optimization Through Data Integration

Learn how CableWholesale significantly improved their business through introducing the automation of freight shipping with FedEx Ship Manager®.

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Oysters and Automated Shipping – A Perfect Pairing

Discover how Island Creek Oysters delivers quality and freshness by using shipping integration tools that auto-select a shipping service for every order.

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Succeeding & Saving with Packaging

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Case Study: How Efficient Packaging Adds Value

When a water management company collaborated with FedEx to improve their packaging, it led to reduced shipping costs and increased brand awareness and warehouse space.

Discover their techniques

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Expert Perishable Shipping

Through trial, error and help from FedEx, Danny Catullo has mastered the art of perishable shipping. Find out what Danny’s top tips are for succeeding with temperature-controlled shipments.

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Packaging Makes Perfect for The Whimsy Cookie Company

The Whimsy Cookie Company owners wanted to make the delivery of their cookies as amazing as their in-store experience. See how the FedEx Packaging Lab helped them reach their goal.

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Success Through Packaging

To learn more about improving your business through packaging, check out the resources available at the FedEx Packaging Help Hub.

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Grow Through Exporting

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International expansion can be the key to success for many small businesses. Learn how your business can stretch itself globally with tips from FedEx.

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Expand Your Shipping Portfolio

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Discover what custom shipping solutions are available to your business and how crafting a diverse shipping portfolio can be a win-win for you and your customers.

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Simplify Shipping with Technology

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Efficiencies driven by technology can transform a business. Set your business up for success with tech tools that can help you save both time and money.

Explore Tech Tools

Peak Season Wisdom

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Use Social Media to Boost Sales

Is social media marketing part of your peak season plan? Learn how FedEx Small Business Grant Contest winners are reaching new customers and increasing sales with a strategic approach to social media.

IMPROVE YOUR APPROACH

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6 Tips to Plan for Peak Season

Small-business owners share tips you can use immediately to help your business maximize profits during the peak season surge.

Get Prepared

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5 Tips on Staffing for Peak

Learn how small-business owners can build morale, train new staff and get employees on track for peak success.

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Forecast Your Peak Inventory

Find out how much inventory you really need for your busy season with tips from business owners who’ve been down the peak prep road before.

Plan Strategically

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Keep Your Peak Shipments Fresh

Experienced shipper and owner of Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Phillip Ashley Rix, shares pointers on packaging your perishable shipments so they arrive fresh and intact.

IMPROVE YOUR PACKAGING

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Talking Time Management With Locker Lifestyle’s Ambitious Owner

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Winner Kat Samardzija will help you make the most of your time with advice on prioritizing your major tasks and setting goals that stick.

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