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  1. Menus for Success: How to Make Your Restaurant a Local Legend

    Running a restaurant is a big undertaking, but the most important thing to focus on should always be the product you’re turning out; the delicious food. The food is what really makes the restaurant, and if you want proof of that, just look at those famous dingy little restaurants that get airtime on food and travel shows, and that people flock to like religious mosques all year round. Some of those hole-in-the-walls have created a legendary name for themselves with nothing more than a really good ...
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  2. Biggest Hiring Mistakes: How to Choose the Right Staff for Your Restaurant

    Restaurants are a business with one of the highest employee turnover rates. So it’s safe to say that you shouldn’t get too attached to any of the employees you hire. Restaurants are often a pit-stop for people simply needing income and aspiring for other careers.


    But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with unreliable or incompetent employees. Some of the hardest working people staff restaurants and many do end up deciding to make it a lifelong career. There are a few things ...
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    Small Business
  3. Restaurant Design Tips

    The Inexpensive 5-Star Look
    Nothing can ruin a dining experience more than dreary lighting, silence, or décor that looks like it came from your grandmother’s attic. Dining is an experience of all the senses. Here are some areas to focus on when designing your restaurant:


    Lighting. Many restaurants make the mistake of dimming the lights down way too low and the result is depressing. A dark restaurant messes with the customer’s senses and prevents them from seeing what ...
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    Small Business
  4. Kitchen Must-Haves: Items You Can't Live Without

    There are a few things every professional kitchen should have. If you don’t already have these items, then place them on your soon-to-purchase list.


    Vacuum Sealing Machine- This machine instantly removes air and seals food in baggies. This process stores food longer and keeps it fresher. Cooked vegetables, meats, and sauces can be sealed up and refrigerated or frozen until you need them again. It’s a waste preventer and a kitchen life-saver. The vacuum sealed bags save ...
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    Small Business
  5. You Just Might Need a CFO

    If you’re wondering whether or not your small business is too small to hire a Chief Financial Officer the short answer is: “Probably.”


    If you’re wondering whether or not your business may have outgrown what your accountant can do for you the short answer is: “Probably.”


    OK, so those answers seem to cancel each other out and put you between a rock and hard place. To clear things up a bit, let’s explain “probably.”


    Can You Afford a ...
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