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How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10
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A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
January 2, 2014 in Magazine
Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

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When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.
November 22, 2013 in Shipping Center
Video: If You Want to Keep Rockstar Employees, Set Them FreePlay Video

If You Want to Keep Rockstar Employees, Set Them Free (Video)

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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.
September 13, 2013 in Management & Operations
To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

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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.
April 17, 2013 in Growth Strategies
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

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After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
January 4, 2013 in Franchises
4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

4 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Business

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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.
December 11, 2012 in Selling Your Biz
Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

Why Your Business Needs an Operations Plan

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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.
July 18, 2012 in Your Business Plan
Need a Vacation? 4 Steps to a Business That Thrives Without You

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

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If your operation falls to pieces when you're not there, you're doing something wrong. Use these tips to create a sustainable system.
July 3, 2012 in Management & Operations
Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

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How to light your retail space to the best effect without breaking the bank.
March 23, 2012 in Retail Center
How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

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A stationery boutique owner had to do some serious bargain-hunting when she needed a web designer to add a 'shop online' element to her company's website.
October 11, 2011 in Your Website
Google Declares War On Slow Web Pages

Google Declares War On Slow Web Pages

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In its ongoing quest to make Web apps as fast as desktop software, Google Page Speed Service accelerates Web page load times.
August 11, 2011 in Your Website

Why Your IP Address May Soon Be Antique

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The pool of available IP addresses is rapidly decreasing. You may soon find that your IP address contains letters.
January 28, 2011 in Your Website
What's in Store for Websites in 2011

What's in Store for Websites in 2011

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From mobility to scalabilty, here's a look at the top trends in ecommerce for the coming year.
January 7, 2011 in Your Website
Meet Your Mentor

Meet Your Mentor

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A new online matchmaker offers to connect small-business owners with volunteer advisors.
November 22, 2010 in Your Website
How to Choose the Right Tech Support for Your Business

How to Choose the Right Tech Support for Your Business

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Use these tips when it's time for your company to find professional IT help.
October 22, 2010 in Your Website
Moving On: Managing Your Website Migration

Moving On: Managing Your Website Migration

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A successful transition can be as easy as asking the right questions.
September 27, 2010 in Your Website
How to Practice Safe Online Banking

How to Practice Safe Online Banking

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With some due diligence, you won't need an army of IT experts to keep hackers out.
June 23, 2010 in Your Website

Assess for Less

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Here are free, easy-to-use web analytics tools.
June 21, 2010 in Your Website
The Best Blog Spot

The Best Blog Spot

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Creating a business blog may be a simple part of your online strategy, but how and where to host it?
June 21, 2010 in Your Website

Cutting-Edge Cost Cutters

Save money with these online business shortcuts.
October 6, 2009 in Your Website

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