How Your Business Can Benefit from a Company Blog

Having a company blog is not a secret weapon anymore. According to Zoominfo regarding general user behavior, “33% of B2B companies use blogs.” Content is still king, and a blog that publishes timely, valuable and strategic content can support business growth long-term. Additionally, having a content strategy is one of our recommended tips for small business owners that can directly assist with driving traffic to your website. Below we delve into the four main benefits of having a company blog.

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Improving Customer Satisfaction in Food Pickup

The challenges of today have really presented a sink-or-swim playing field for most businesses, causing many to pivot pretty heavily – especially within industries in which crowds are common. The restaurant and bar industry has made a major pivot toward a contactless delivery and carry out business model in order to maintain profitability. Some restaurants have seen and will see more success than their competitors because of how well they’ve been able to maintain customer satisfaction. So here are some tips to improve the food pickup experience at your restaurant.

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Overpayment Scam: Protect Your Business from Scammers

This entry is part of 33 in the series Data Security

As a small business owner, you work long and hard to make sure your business is successful. Small businesses are the most common victims of fraud at 31.8% according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. That number is higher than any other business category. The truth is that small businesses are the most vulnerable because they often lack internal controls to curb the effect of scams on their bottom line. So, how can you protect your business from scammers? The first step is to identify the common red flags that accompany a scam and then educate your employees on how to spot them. Below we dive into one of the most common types – overpayment scams – and how to mitigate them.

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Key Considerations for Handicap Ramps & Minimizing Parking Lot Accidents

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Slips, Trips & Falls

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has requirements to make public areas accessible to people using wheelchairs, walkers and motorized scooters through the use of ramps. Without ADA approved handicap ramps people with disabilities would have an increased risk of falling from a wheelchair or scooter or tripping while using a walker when going over an elevated curb. In addition, restricting access in public areas under federal law could be construed as a form of discrimination against such individuals. Therefore, handicap ramps must be installed in accordance with ADA standards. 

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6 Tips for Employee Team Building

A strong sense of teamwork among your employees is crucial to successful operations, longevity, and seamless new employee onboarding. It’s equally important to recognize employee contributions and provide the necessary time for cross functional team bonding to avoid communication silos. Failing to deliver on these items can be detrimental to employee team building and morale.

Read, ‘How to Keep Remote Staff Engaged.

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How to Reduce Restaurant Food Waste

Restaurant food waste is a major problem in the United States. In fact, a study by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that 84.3% of unused food in U.S. restaurants gets thrown out, while 14.3% is recycled and 1.4% of food is donated. Aside from the negative environmental impact that food waste has on our planet, restaurant food waste also accounts for lost – but much needed – revenue for restaurant owners. It’s more important than ever to focus on reducing food waste and increasing efficiency. Here are the top areas to help prevent unnecessary loss.

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How to Reduce Fraud in Your Restaurant

The “2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud & Abuse from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) found that the typical organization loses an estimated five percent of its annual revenues to occupational fraud. In that same study, the ACFE found that the median loss caused by occupational fraud was $130,000. This is a loss no restaurant or bar can afford.

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New High Chair Regulations and What it Means for Restaurants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received 1,842 reports of high chair related incidents from January 1, 2011 to September 30, 2017. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), 1,600 incidents related to high chairs occurred in restaurants from 2011 to 2016.

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Basic Hazards Associated with Meat Smoking

This entry is part of 14 in the series Safe With Society

The restaurant industry has always been one of the most highly competitive fields. New restaurants open on a regular basis, driving others to explore creative options to keep their customers happy. This is often accomplished by expanding menus and exploring alternate cooking methods. In recent years, meat smoking has grown in popularity and the once regional staple can now be found offered in various restaurants across the country. Without question, a meat smoker may be responsible for some of your favorite tender, flavor-filled recipes. It’s an incredible asset and moneymaker, but it can also be hazardous if not properly maintained. A cooking equipment fire can cause insurmountable damage to your staff and operation. Properly cleaning a meat smoker is crucial for fire prevention, as well as maintaining proper health standards.  

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4 Benefits of Encouraging Movement Throughout the Day to Improve Employee Wellbeing

This entry is part of 11 in the series Health & Wellness

Studies show that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to overall health, decreasing blood flow and creating joint issues from posture. Though you can’t control how your employees take care of themselves off hours, you can instill a workplace culture that values their health through small but effective changes that encourage movement. Employee health and wellbeing is one of the 9 Pillars of Employee Engagement. The wellness benefits of encouraging employee movement are numerous.

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