Operations

News and Articles About Operations

7 Tips for Reducing Your Shipping Costs
Shipping Center

7 Tips for Reducing Your Shipping Costs

The simple task of sending and receiving goods can be one of the most expensive and often overlooked aspects of a business.
Peter Gasca
For This Cat Cafe, Crowdfunding With Kickstarter 'Was Never About the Money'
Crowdfunding

For This Cat Cafe, Crowdfunding With Kickstarter 'Was Never About the Money'

The co-founders of Meow Parlour raised three times as much cash as they set out to raise with a Kickstarter campaign. But that wasn't the best part of their crowdfunding success.
Catherine Clifford
A Shift at Google's Helm Might Not Be Enough to Deliver Exponential Growth
Change management

A Shift at Google's Helm Might Not Be Enough to Deliver Exponential Growth

Results can be improved with a heightened management focus on the continuous flow of strategic change. Drive responsibility for day-to-day operational revamping as far down in the organization as possible.
Tom Somodi
The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed
Beauty Businesses

The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.
Leadership

Be Agile to Protect Your Startup from Chaos

A Navy SEAL explains how to move quickly to defend your business against outside threats.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements
Financial Statements

6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements

The information could be useful, if it's prepared correctly and you know what to look for.
Gene Marks
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.
Linda Lacina
If You Want to Keep Rockstar Employees, Set Them Free
Growth Strategies

If You Want to Keep Rockstar Employees, Set Them Free

There is a new 'company man' culture brewing inside brands that want to maintain their cutting edge, according to David Armano, managing director at Edelman Digital.
Bryan Elliott
To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture
Growth Strategies

To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

In this case study, telecom startup Grasshopper explains how rethinking its values helped realign the company's goals, reduce turnover and find the cash to reinvest in itself.
Amy S. Choi
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance
Franchises

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business
Growth Strategies

4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

Sales of small businesses rose in 2012 and are expected to increase in the new year. Here's what you should do to prepare to sell.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan
Starting a Business

Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

If you're sailing your boat without a rudder, you're going to lose control when the water gets rough. A growing business needs a sound operations plan to survive.
Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You
Growth Strategies

Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You

If your operation falls to pieces when you're not there, you're doing something wrong. Use these tips to create a sustainable system.
Brad Sugars