Business Operations

Business Operations contains articles related to business accounting and operating procedures. Ready to go inside the world of finance and operations?

It may not seem that way all the time, but professional athletes are generally worth every penny they make -- except when agents and general managers hand out overpriced contracts like candy. Here are 10 of the worst.

Want to make lots of money? What are you willing to do for it? Some people work hard and network their way to the top; others lie, cheat, steal and trample over the rights of ordinary people. Here are 10 egregious examples of corporate malfeasance.

If you're hungry for a Lums steamed hotdog or some Chi-Chi's nachos, too bad. Those chains no longer exist. Maybe that's bound to happen when, say, two guys from Minnesota with Scottish-sounding names try to open up a Mexican restaurant chain?

During an economic downturn, job seekers look for businesses that are likely to weather the storm. But is any business truly recession-proof?

It's unlikely that your company's CEO knows your name, but you certainly know his or hers. What is it about the chief executive officer that strikes fear into so many employees' hearts? Is it paycheck envy, or something more?

You already have plenty to do to keep your business running. How will you keep track of who gets paid and how much tax is withheld? What do payroll systems do?

A CEO and a ship's captain are both required to provide leadership and guidance. A ship's captain relies on navigational charts for guidance. What does a CEO use to improve sales?

Wireless devices enable workaholics to work while they vacation at the beach and slackers to slack, surfing the Internet at the office. How else does technology affect the way we work?

Online services are popular, but how useful are they? Can electronic scheduling really improve a company's productivity and save it time and money?

It's no surprise that companies are looking for new ways to keep their employees on task. So why are so many organizations turning to the Internet to do it?

Globalization is a hot word in the business world. Today you've got to be able to do business world-wide. So how do you work with people on the other side of the globe?

Motorola revolutionized business with its Six Sigma quality improvement program. What does it take to become a Six Sigma Black Belt? And what does a Black Belt do?

Many companies are outsourcing manufacturing and services to combat rising business costs. See how outsourcing works.

Customer relations has evolved with e-mail and online advertising. Learn about customer relations programs in this article.

Retailers replenish stock with automatic programs. Learn how inventory management systems work.

How do you make the customers feel like they are always right, and keep your employees sane and productive? Read on to find out what goes in to successful customer service operations.

Running your own business is not a simple task, and perhaps one of the most difficult parts is dealing with the finances -- money coming in, money going out... Find out all about small business accounting.