Business Tips

You Want to Open a Restaurant … Now?

2021-05-04T10:45:43-07:00May 4th, 2021|

As we begin to come out of this debacle, I’m starting to see a lot of interest in opening new restaurants. There seems to be a glut of sideline cash in the PE and VC worlds, combined with some perceived idea that leases will be cheap and easy to come by. I’ve received several inquiries

7 Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated and Inspired as the COVID-19 Nightmare Continues

2021-03-08T09:00:08-08:00November 14th, 2020|

Leadership needs new tools to re-energize their teams. It is no surprise that inspiration, motivation, performance, and overall well-being are lacking for many. As we continue to flip the calendar to yet another month of this Covid-19 debacle, it is no surprise that inspiration, motivation, performance, and overall well-being are lacking for many. With

Restaurant Marketing Tips in the COVID-19 Era

2020-06-26T11:20:05-07:00June 26th, 2020|

So here we are with restaurants slowly beginning to reopen their doors to the public to dine-in. Of course, not every restaurant is making this choice. For some, they’ve opted to continue just takeout and delivery. Regardless of the approach restaurants choose to take, one of the biggest hurdles is marketing and messaging to diners

Georgia Executive Order – Guidelines for the Reopening of Restaurants

2020-06-26T11:20:57-07:00April 28th, 2020|

I do realize there is a lot of information swirling through the air about how to deal with this nightmare, on so many different fronts. Scientists, Doctors, Attorneys, Insurance folks, Financial Analysts and the list goes on. And of course, let’s not forget the millions who are quarantined that weigh on anything and everything, mostly

7 Tips to Managing Your Team Remotely

2020-06-26T11:21:38-07:00March 18th, 2020|

Nobody asked to be here, yet here we are. Even those of us who were on this earth for quite a while have never seen anything like this. COVID-19 has forced every working professional to reevaluate their idea of what work-life balance looks like. With information changing by the hour, we’re all having to adjust

Hiring Top Talent – 6 Mistakes and 6 Best Practices

2020-02-16T20:45:06-08:00February 16th, 2020|

So life is good, your business is growing, your customers seem happy and money is starting to roll in. You’re moving at a million miles per hour and, of course, you know you need the right people or you won’t be able to continue. So how do you keep up with your growing company’s talent

Know Your Worth. Learn 3 Ways to Stay Above Your Paygrade

2020-01-08T09:30:21-08:00January 8th, 2020|

A new year is here, and if you’re like me, you’re already thinking about how much you want to accomplish in 2020 – and the limited time you have to do it.  If you find yourself whining that “there aren’t enough hours in the day,” know you’re not alone. But you should also know that

How DO you turn around a failing restaurant?

2019-11-25T09:54:00-08:00November 24th, 2019|

In the world of restaurant consulting, it seems like I get asked one question everywhere I go: How can I turn my failing restaurant business around? What my clients don’t want to hear is often my first response: You don’t.” Ouch. The reason that’s my first response is that turning a failing business around is

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone.

2019-10-22T10:22:24-07:00October 22nd, 2019|

According to research, the percentage of Americans who are stressed at work is ridiculously high, and it’s only getting higher. According to the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, studies have found the number of Americans who are “extremely stressed at work” range between 29 percent to 40 percent. Am I the only

Dealing with Difficult People

2019-09-03T17:38:55-07:00September 3rd, 2019|

Everyone has met that person – or people – who fills you with so much frustration want to pull your hair out – and, unfortunately, sometimes you even have to work with them. I've encountered more than my fair share of difficult people – those who don't get their work done as promised, have crappy

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