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DineEquity In Preliminary Pacts To Refranchise 86 Applebee’s

Wall Street Journal: DineEquity Inc. (DIN) said it has reached three preliminary deals to refranchise a combined 86 company-owned Applebee's restaurants, continuing its effort to...
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How to Improve Customer Experience on Your Business Website

If you want to increase your conversion rates, then you need to improve customer experience on your business website. Here are some ideas for doing that.
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5 Tips to Reduce Shipping Damage for Small Business

When you’re a small business, you have to keep operating costs as low as possible. But shipping damage can really eat into your profits. In short, you need to keep shipping damage from damaging your bottom line.
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Why You Need a Dedicated Team of Developers

A dedicated team of developers with the right expertise and experience can help you deliver a project of any scale fast and within budget.
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How to Execute Sales Outreach Like a Pro

Sales outreach is all part of being a successful sales professional. Most of your leads won’t fall into your lap. You have to actively go looking for them. From searching for new customers to generating sales from old customers who might have gone cold, read on for some advice.
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Creative Minds: Hire Them to Expand the Horizons of Your Tech Business

Ditch the narrow mind set when hiring employees for your tech business. Instead, look beyond candidates' resumes. That's because people with creative minds will connect the dots and send your brand soaring high.
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Financial Web Apps: The 4 Main Challenges of Functional Testing

Today, 63% of Americans use financial web apps to check their balance or carry out a transaction. This prominence of financial web apps can be used to offer superior customer service. Moreover, these apps boost engagement and loyalty. Developing a financial web app, however, comes with specific challenges that must be adequately addressed. Therefore, functional testing of financial web apps is integral to the delivery of a quality product.
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10 Killer Free Tools You Need in Your New Business

A business never collapses without cause. The crash is nearly always preceded by a tiny detail that managers overlooked for a while. The reverse is true for a company's success. The bottom line is that you need to think through every little thing. That is, you need to ensure that every aspect of your company works efficiently at full speed with every other aspect. That's why you need to know about these killer free tools before you start your new business.
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What Is a Virtual Assistant? And Do You Need One?

Your business is doing well. It's doing so well, in fact, that you have decided you need help. Maybe what you need, in fact, is a virtual assistant. Hiring a virtual assistant could free you to spend more time on your business. You might find that you enjoy the flexibility of having help available when you need it, without having to support a full-time salary when business is slow. 
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Consider Franchising When Deciding to Start a Business

Starting your own business is at once thrilling and exciting. It's also frightening and intimidating. This is why many first-time entrepreneurs turn to franchising.
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Can Small Classified Ads Companies Compete in that Massive Market?

Worldwide, revenue from classified ads is now close to the $100 billion mark and continues to grow steadily. Meanwhile, it is pushing the one-time print business into a massive digital undertaking, reports the AIM group. A recent 3-month research project called the Classified Advertising Report shows that classifieds generate $92.1 billion in revenue worldwide. What's more, margins hover as high as 80% in some countries. How can small classified ads companies grab a share of this massive market?
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How to Know When You’re Ready to Launch Your Ecommerce Store

Okay, so you had a huge ecommerce idea, one you knew was an absolute winner. You got yourself a domain name, built a site, took it live—and nothing happened. Demoralized, you abandoned it. Six months later, you saw an ad for the exact same thing on TV. Suddenly, someone else was out there crushing it. So why did it work for them and not for you?

What Exactly Is A Franchise & How Can They Help You Make Money?

If you’re looking for a business opportunity which allows you to jump on board with an established brand and work to a tried and tested formula, a franchise could be the perfect solution for you. There are all kinds of business opportunities out there online, most of which start with something along the lines of ‘"Make a Ton of Money an hour from your front room." Guess what? If it looks to good to be true...it probably is.

How to Analyze a Business Opportunity

Use this condensed checklist as a way to begin judging whether the business opportunity will be successful and profitable.

World’s-First ‘Microgreens’ Franchise Opportunity Sprouts Multi-Million Dollar Success

Living Produce Aisle is being hailed by many as one of the world's most unique new stores; providing businesses and individuals an opportunity to...

Write a Business Plan in 31 Steps

It takes a plan to write a business plan, but it's not rocket science. Writing a business plan isn't hard, but it is more complicated...

IFA Lawsuit Against Discriminatory Provisions of Seattle Minimum Wage Law Moves Forward in U.S....

In court filings this week, the International Franchise Association provided new details in support of its legal challenge to the provisions of Seattle’s new...

Wound Detecting Army Uniforms

The next time a soldier is injured, his or her uniform may be able to tell you just what kind of wound it is...

Doctor Turned Entrepreneur

Deseret News: As an orthopedic and spinal surgeon in training in 2004, Dr. Alpesh Patel knew there had to be a better way to detect...

Smart Saving Tips on High-End Designer Brands and Clothing

Does your current closet selection seem a little slim or dated? Whether you are ready to update your summer wardrobe or are looking ahead to...