Insights for small business management and growth

Insights for small business management and growth

Entrepreneurs and experts share what they learned along the way.

Entrepreneurs and experts share what they learned along the way.

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Connect to our network of small business peers and experts. They understand the big challenges that you face every day. Get ideas and insights on services and tools that can help your business thrive. 

To simplify your search for help, this page contains links to FedEx and external resources and is updated reguarly. Information and resources cover everything from financial relief to operational assistance. 

Tech Chat

What platform do you use? Which tools help your business be more efficient? Get answers to these questions and more  directly from other small businesses facing the same challenges and opportunities as you.

E-Commerce Center

From small to large, e-commerce businesses share a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Visit the E-Commerce Center to get resources to help you ship online orders, surpass customer expectations and grow your business.

Grant contest

The 8th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest has ended. We awarded more than $250,000 to 12 businesses across the U.S. Learn more about the 2020 winners.


We meet a lot of entrepreneurs on their business journey and have great conversations about what it's really like running a small business. The Making It Work podcast lets you be a fly on the wall while a team of savvy entrepreneurs share techniques and best practices with our small business support team.

Where do you need insight?

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Peak season prepping

It’s the best challenge to have: Your company takes off. See how to get ready by staffing up and streamlining fulfillment.

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Packing and packaging

Get insights on choosing the right packaging, keeping perishables fresh, and packing fragile shipments.

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Making it work

For more than success stories, listen to the Making It Work podcast, where our Entrepreneur Advisory Board (EAB) and Small Business Grant winners share conventional wisdom and take you through the highs and lows of running a company.

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Marketing your small business

Make your budget stretch further. Get tips on effective digital marketing, professional printing, and leveraging social media.

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Managing your money

Explore business financials with expert Dawn Fotopulos and winners from the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

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Scaling up and tapping trends

Sales growth isn’t a prize. It’s a process. See how small business owners scaled up and adapted to business trends.


Who advises us on small business?

Our peer insights come from small business owners who’ve faced the same challenges you have. They’re FedEx Small Business Grant winners and/or a part of our Entrepreneur Advisory Board (EAB). Meet them and learn more about their products.

What's your business inspiration?

Paleo Treats: Growing a Small Business with FedEx

A passion for excellence

Nik Hawks and Lee Selman, founders of Paleo Treats, share their passion for life and how it translates to business.

Ginjan Bros, Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Modern American dreams

Mohammed and Ibrahima Diallo of Ginjan Bros. fulfill their dream by producing a traditional West African ginger juice.

ArtLifting’s Life-Changing Journey

The art of changing lives

ArtLifting helps artists experiencing disability and homelessness find an audience and sell their work.