I can’t help but feel a sense of renewal at the beginning of a new year. It’s a time to reflect on the year that passed; what worked and what can be improved on and after that reflection, it’s time to get going! As it is for me, many entrepreneurs may almost feel like a new year is a clean slate where goals may change, but their passion for their products and services and their unwavering commitment to deliver—day in and day out—on their brand promise does not.
I’ve been fortunate to meet countless entrepreneurs who came to us looking for logistical solutions to challenges ranging from packaging concerns to supply chain disruptions and global trade barriers but never have I encountered one at a loss to describe the purpose and meaning behind what they do. I have seen many times how you have taken an idea and made it flourish—through steadfast belief, a lot of sweat equity and a little help.
For a few years now, we have discussed how so many of you have overcome challenges but as we begin a new year, let’s look to the future and how nothing will stop you from realizing your dreams. That, to me, is the epitome of the entrepreneur’s mindset. That confidence—some might call defiance—in their idea and a need to bring it to life. For some, that attitude is rooted in “I can do it on my own;” my view is that it doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be that way; UPS, our Ambassador team, and I are always here to help.
In closing, I want to thank all our customers for choosing UPS. We’re determined to help you with your continued success. For the rest, please know that we are here to answer any questions you have, no matter if you are just starting or are growing.
Have a wonderful, safe and successful 2023. My hope is that we can continue to celebrate new beginnings together.
Director of Small Business for UPS Canada
Paul Gaspar is Director of Small Business for UPS Canada. His role is to educate and guide small businesses in Canada on ways to better leverage UPS’ tools to help them grow and expand both domestically and internationally. With his team of small business ambassadors, he empowers small business owners to determine the best mix of customized services, technologies, and innovations available to them.