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707, 2014

The Restaurant Business Plan – Location Matters!

By |July 7th, 2014|Writing a Business Plan|Comments Off on The Restaurant Business Plan – Location Matters!

We are often asked by clients for the keys to writing a restaurant business plan that will successfully secure financing. While a business plan plays only a supporting role in a restaurateur’s quest for startup funding, the planning document must still clearly, concisely and compelling communicate the investment or lending opportunity.  To accomplish this goal, […]

2406, 2014

5 Tools to Help you Startup Your Business Remotely

By |June 24th, 2014|Technology and Innovation|Comments Off on 5 Tools to Help you Startup Your Business Remotely

Six years ago we made the decision that each of the founders of our start-up would work from their house or apartment so as not to commit ourselves to the fixed expense that an office rental represents. To be honest, everything started as a purely economic aspect. However, even today, that we have the financial […]

2905, 2014

How to Retain Top Employees

By |May 29th, 2014|Running a Business|Comments Off on How to Retain Top Employees

It is people that make a business succeed or fail.  Each employee is motivated by something different. As Managers we need to meet our employees where they are and see them as individuals. This may mean revising some procedures and protocols that once worked for our companies. Our job is to retain top talent and […]

705, 2014

The Benefits of Hiring MBA Level Employees vs. Everyone Else

By |May 7th, 2014|Running a Business|Comments Off on The Benefits of Hiring MBA Level Employees vs. Everyone Else

The debate about an MBA’s value to your firm goes beyond productivity or performance. The case-study approach used in MBA degree curriculum’s requires students to evaluate business dilemmas and to formulate the best plan of action, which is easily applied to real world situations. MBAs are sought after for their ability to think critically, deal […]

505, 2014

Business Seating Guide – Where to Sit in Professional Settings

By |May 5th, 2014|Marketing a Business|Comments Off on Business Seating Guide – Where to Sit in Professional Settings

In the business world, we face many high pressure situations on a daily basis.  Everything from interviews, presentations, business lunches and sales meetings. With so many important things to focus on, one often neglects one very important detail in all these key situations and that is where you should sit. I know it may sound […]

105, 2014

The Three Things I Learned from People Who Know Nothing About SEO

By |May 1st, 2014|Marketing a Business|Comments Off on The Three Things I Learned from People Who Know Nothing About SEO

A comedian, a videographer and I recently hit the streets of Chicago to ask some people outside the internet marketing industry some oddly and personal questions. What’s the last thing you Googled? How do you decide what to click on when you do Google something? Do you know what SEO stands for?As kind-hearted Midwesterners warmed […]

2804, 2014

Mobile Payments: Company Giants Who Do it Best

By |April 28th, 2014|Technology and Innovation|Comments Off on Mobile Payments: Company Giants Who Do it Best

As we move closer and closer to becoming a truly cashless society, mobile app providers such as Google Wallet and Square are making face to face transactions obsolete. However,  mobile transactions are more than just trendy gimmicks. As the following profiles of corporate innovation will show, smartphone based payments are more than bells and whistles, […]