Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in Honor of National Women’s Small Business Month

NICOLE COX | October 14, 2015

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October is National Women’s Small Business Month and we would like to take a moment to recognize a few of the outstanding women owned small businesses that have been featured on TheUPSStore Instagram channel this year. While their businesses are technically considered small, their impact is large and their passion, well, limitless.

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