FedEx | Global Entrepreneurship

Advancing women and minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world.

Small to mid-sized businesses power their local economies and can be powerful job creators, making up 60-80 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. annually. FedEx is committed to giving entrepreneurs everywhere the tools they need to succeed.

Women and minorities own over 50% of small business, but only earn 30% of revenues.* We want to change this by providing the training, mentoring, networking and access to capital needed to succeed.

FedEx was founded by an entrepreneur who created a new industry. That’s why we believe in the people who are willing to dream, take risks, persevere and change the world for the better.

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Entrepreneurs Can Become Masters at E-Commerce With Help From FedEx
Business success is more dependent on e-commerce and online presence than ever before. To help small businesses maximize their online growth, FedEx teamed up with nonprofit partner Accion Opportunity Fund to create the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab.

Green Infrastructure

Cargo Bikes Helping Small Businesses Become More Sustainable in This London Borough
FedEx sponsored Climate-KIC and EIT Digital’s Sustainable Cities Climate Impact Challenge in 2023. Four cities were selected, including Hackney, working to expand the use of cargo bikes for small businesses.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

FedEx Advances ESG Goals Throughout Value Supply Chain
We work closely with our suppliers and collaborate with internal stakeholders to advance our ESG goals throughout the value chain, with a focus on diversity and sustainability.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

FedEx Collaborates with Annie Leibovitz to Spotlight and Elevate Small Business Customers
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) partnered with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz on an iconic storytelling series to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday on April 17.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx To Launch 11th Annual Small Business Grant Contest
FedEx Corp. recently announced the upcoming launch of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Contest, which will award more than $330,000 in grants and services to ten (10) U.S.- based small businesses. The entry period will be open January 31 until February 21, 2023.

Innovation & Technology

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Navigate the Digital Landscape
Since 2021, FedEx has been collaborating with the Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF) to introduce women and minority-owned businesses to the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx and Junior Achievement
FedEx has collaborated with Junior Achievement for more than 30 years to empower future generations of global entrepreneurs.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

FedEx Business Spotlight: Ray Rico Freelance & Focus LGBT+ Magazine
Ray Rico was part of the 2017 cohort of Memphis Inner City Capital Connections, and to this day credits the curriculum for helping improve his company’s marketing and culture.

Diversity & Inclusion

FedEx Business Spotlight: Phillip Ashley Chocolates
Phillip Ashley is an an award-winning chocolatier who founded Memphis, TN-based Phillip Ashley Chocolates in 2012.

Research, Reports & Publications

FedEx Business Spotlight: A Tour of Possibilities
A Tour of Possibilities is an African American history tour of Memphis. Tours include visits to multiple historical areas, including a site that documents the history of the Underground Railroad.
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