Owning a franchise is an experience unlike any other. It provides increased financial independence, more control over your personal career goals, and a sense of pride in your community. In particular, a career as a franchisee with The UPS Store can be one of the most rewarding businesses decisions an aspiring entrepreneur can make and is often particularly attractive for minorities.
The UPS Store is an invaluable resource to the minority community and has forged strong relationships with many local and national minority business organizations, including the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
But The UPS Store’s support of minority business ownership is far from new. In 1992, The UPS Store launched its Supplier Diversity Process, aimed at procurement, development and capacity-building opportunities that benefit minority and women-owned businesses. Since that time, The UPS Store has remained focused on bringing out the best in each of its franchise owners, employees and business partners, and those steps that were taken nearly 25 years ago proved to be the first of many that have resulted in the growth of minority-owned franchise businesses.
Brandon Phillips is one of the many The UPS Store franchise owners who takes pride in being a part of the 42% of minority-owned firms in the service industry. "The UPS Store brought something different to the community. I've gotten many awards from the community and recognition from local officials because of the store..." As a minority franchise owner with The UPS Store, you’ll have a major impact and serve as a role model for others in your community -- whether it’s inspiring someone else to become a small-business owner, mentoring youth, or merely serving as the local small business services resource.
The UPS Store gives individuals of all backgrounds the opportunity to make their dream of small-business ownership a reality. Offering established brand strength, world-class training programs and a strong network of successful, helpful franchisees, The UPS Store is the perfect place for any aspiring entrepreneur to begin their journey.
Learn more about the benefits of becoming a minority-owned business owner. For more information about franchising with The UPS Store, visit our website or contact a representative today.