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Operations

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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.
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Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lighting Up Your Store -- and Your Sales

How to light your retail space to the best effect without breaking the bank.
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How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

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.
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Google Declares War On Slow Web Pages

In its ongoing quest to make Web apps as fast as desktop software, Google Page Speed Service accelerates Web page load times.
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Why Your IP Address May Soon Be Antique

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

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

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

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

A successful transition can be as easy as asking the right questions.