Minority Small Business and Franchise Opportunities
According to a 2018 study from the IFA Foundation, 31 percent of franchised businesses are minority owned, compared to 19 percent of non-franchised businesses. The number of minority franchise owners is up 10 percent from the previous mark just five years before.
The UPS Store is proud to support and contribute to this growth in minority-owned businesses. Individuals who provide exceptional customer service and value to their communities have been a springboard for the increasing number of minority franchise opportunities The UPS Store offers across the United States.
Our commitment to fostering an inclusive franchise community is nothing new. In 1992, The UPS Store created its “Supplier Diversity Process, aimed at procurement, development and capacity-building opportunities that benefit minority and women-owned businesses."
The UPS Store has also built relationships with many local and national minority business groups including the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Learn more about The UPS Store’s commitment to providing minority business opportunities.
The Value of Minority Small Business Ownership on Communities
Minority franchise owners with The UPS Store provide a valuable resource for local businesses and consumers while having the opportunity to inspire others in their community to become small-business owners. For an example of how minority franchise owners benefit their communities, check out the story of Brandon Phillips – who balances his established career as a New York City firefighter with his new one as a franchise owner with The UPS Store.
“I believe The UPS Store franchise has a lot to offer because it's a resource center for small businesses, and because we’re locally owned and operated, it maintains that home feel like you're in a comfortable place to conduct your own business. – Brandon Phillips
Is The UPS Store the Right Fit for You?
The UPS Store is looking for franchise owners of all backgrounds who share our values and commitment to success. Here’s a profile of The UPS Store owners.
Passionate About Their Business
- Dedicated to making their business work
- Able to effectively manage time and resources
- Proactive in marketing and generating sales
Enjoy Working with the Public
- Understand the importance of providing outstanding customer service
- Have strong problem-solving skills
- Be considerate of others
Committed to Best Practices
- Able to work well with others
- Willing to learn new systems and procedures
- Eager to contribute to overall success of the network
If this sounds like you, contact us today to learn more about minority franchise opportunities and what it takes to become a The UPS Store franchise owner