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Peak season insights

Peak season insights

Experts and small business owners share how they succeed.

Experts and small business owners share how they succeed.

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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

Now in it's 8th year, the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest awards more than $250,000 annually to twelve small businesses. Learn more about the contest and prepare your business for entry. 

Podcast

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.

 

Get ready to ride your busy season to capture more sales. And use the off-season to plan for the next rush.

Prepare for your peak season

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Start prepping now

Get six tips to help make your next busy season smooth and easy. Past winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest share their insights.

Get planning tips
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Manage your time

A busy season means a busy you. Kat Samardzijza, owner of Locker Lifestyle, shares her advice on squeezing the most out of a busy season schedule.

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Be a staffing pro

Create a solid staffing plan before your busy season. Get five staffing questions to ask yourself, shared by business owners who've been there.

Staff smarter

Navigating your peak season

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Use social media to boost sales

Savvy small business owners share how they use social media to drive positive buzz, build traffic to their sites, and grow sales.

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Ship perishables safely

Get perishable products to your customers’ doorsteps. Phillip Ashley Rix, owner of Phillip Ashley Chocolates, shares key insights.

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Plan your inventory

Small business owners and FedEx Small Business Contest winners share how they right-size their inventory and avoid a surplus.

Get inventory tips