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How to Increase Your Restaurant’s Profit Margin
By Chad Brooks | June 28, 2022

You can pump up profits for your restaurant with a few tried-and-true methods paired with creative balance of costs.

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7 Stats That Will Make You Rethink Your Document Management Strategy
By Mikita Mikado | June 27, 2022

Is your system for document management outdated? Here are some statistics that will make you reconsider your current system.

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Open for Business: 5 Options for Setting Up an Online Store
By Jennifer Dublino | June 27, 2022

There are various ways to open an e-commerce store and start selling online. Learn your online store options and their pros and cons.

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Take Your Restaurant to the Next Level: 11 Tips for Busy Owners
By Jonathan Bentz | June 27, 2022

Competition is fierce in the restaurant industry, but following these 11 tips can help your eating establishment stand out.

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10 Signs That It’s Time to Pivot Your Business
By Chris Porteous | June 27, 2022

Here's a breakdown of 10 signs that it's time to pivot your business, and how to go about it successfully.

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Theory to Practice: 6 Ways Economic Theory Directly Affects a Small Business
By Jennifer Dublino | June 24, 2022

Economic theory can give entrepreneurs excellent insight and guidance. Here are six economic theories that can help your business become more successful.

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Confidential Information: The Importance of Keeping Trade Secrets
By Jamie Johnson | June 24, 2022

Trade secrets, like unique recipes and processes, can make or break a business. Learn how to keep your company's trade secrets confidential.

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Get It Together: 7 Quick Ways to Make Your Business More Organized
By Leah Zitter | June 24, 2022

Use these simple tricks to make your business more efficient with the minimum resources.

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5 Tips for Setting SMART Goals in Your Business Plan
By Chad Brooks | June 23, 2022

SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based. Learn how to apply SMART goal principles to your business to boost success.

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All Talk, No Action? A 6-Step Guide to Make Change Happen Within Your Organization
By Sean Peek | June 22, 2022

Making changes in a company isn't easy, especially for non-managers, but anyone can make a difference. Take these steps to encourage meaningful change.

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The Cost of Out-of-Stock: How Retailers Can Master Inventory Planning
By Brandon Levey | June 16, 2022

Don’t let poor inventory management cut into your profits. Here's how retailers can calm their inventory chaos during hectic times.

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Changing Clothes: How Agile Retail is Disrupting the Fashion Industry
By Chad Brooks | June 16, 2022

Fashion has stumbled along for years without an influential infusion of new ideas. But all of that is changing, and it is happening fast.

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How To Expand Your Revenue Sources
By Kimberlee Leonard | June 07, 2022

The most successful businesses have several revenue sources. Learn how to increase yours.

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Do Awards Really Do Anything for Your Company?
By Julie Thompson | June 01, 2022

Winning awards has numerous business benefits, including increased income and employee morale. Learn how to win awards for your business.

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7 Tips for Downsizing a Small Business
By Julie Thompson | May 04, 2022

Downsizing a business may be necessary, but you can reduce negative impacts by planning, being honest and staying organized. Follow these downsizing tips.

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Movin’ on Up: Why Relocating Offices Doesn’t Have to Suck
By Jennifer Dublino | April 26, 2022

Use an office relocation as an opportunity to streamline and improve operations. Learn how to make your office move a success.

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Write Your Way to a Win: Business Proposal 101
By Jennifer Dublino | April 26, 2022

In some industries, writing business proposals is a crucial way to win new clients. Learn how to write a successful business proposal..

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Q1 Reflections: Important Ways to Take Stock of the First Quarter
By Sean Peek | April 18, 2022

The most successful businesses set goals and review them quarterly. Find out why setting goals is important and how to evaluate your Q1 goals.

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Hitting the Books: A Guide to Retail Accounting
By Jill Bowers | April 01, 2022

Learn about the methods of calculating and tracking inventory that are used in retail accounting.

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How to Use the Sharing Economy to Benefit Your Business
By Jennifer Post | April 01, 2022

The sharing economy is based on the most efficient use of money and resources. Here's how to use it to benefit your business.

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7 Surefire Strategies to Help You Stand Out From the Competition
By Stella Morrison | March 31, 2022

As a business owner, you need to know how to differentiate yourself from your competitors so that your brand stands out in a positive way.

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Buying In the Cloud: How Cloud Technology is Revolutionizing the Retail Industry
By Jonha Revesencio | March 29, 2022

Retailers expect their sales to grow by 17 percent this year due to cloud technology.

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Why You Need a SWOT Analysis for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 28, 2022

A SWOT analysis is a vital tool that helps you understand your business. It provides a framework for making key business decisions.

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Writing a Business Growth Plan
By Max Freedman | February 16, 2022

Writing a growth plan is very similar to writing a business plan. Here's how to do it.

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Fast, Good, or Cheap – Pick Three?
By Jamie Johnson | February 15, 2022

Trying to decide between making a product fast, good, or cheap can be difficult. Here is how to accomplish all three.

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Best First Impression: 10 Tips for Presenting Your Business Plan to Investors
By Ulyses Osuna | February 14, 2022

Before presenting your business to investors, you need to know what you are talking about.

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What Is Dynamic Pricing, and How Does It Affect E-commerce?
By Chad Brooks | February 03, 2022

Find out how you can use dynamic pricing for your e-commerce business to keep prices competitive.

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How to Create a Stunning Restaurant Website Design
By Syed Balkhi | February 03, 2022

Don't lose customers to other restaurants because you don't have a well-designed website.

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How To Go From Prototype To Production
By Chris Porteous | February 02, 2022

The basics of getting your design into a manufactured product ready to sell.

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How to Attract Customers to Your Restaurant
By Mark Masterson | February 02, 2022

Here are several online and offline marketing techniques that you can use to reach more potential customers for your restaurant business.