Being a business owner, it’s important that you stay on the cutting edge of new technologies to increase efficiency, drive business and gain an edge over your competition. Between the ubiquity of third-party delivery apps, curbside pickup and takeout orders, convenience has been the name of the game in the restaurant space. Here we take a look at some 2021 restaurant technology trends you may want to consider implementing this year.(more…)
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.(more…)
Discovering water damage at your business is a huge headache! It can also lead to structural damage, mold, costly repairs and lost revenue. Use these water damage prevention measures below to protect your livelihood from flooding and freezing damage.(more…)
As of 2018, there are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S. accounting for 58.9 million jobs in the country. It’s no secret that small businesses are a crucial part of the U.S. economy and their success should be important to us all.
Managing a small business comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Often times, simply deciding which goals or tasks to prioritize can be a full-time job in itself. As a small business owner, you are probably under a lot of pressure with little room for mistakes. It’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed when managing the million different moving parts of a business but the good news is there are ways to make managing a small business easier. Here are five of our best small business management tips for juggling day-to-day operations.(more…)
As a business owner you want to ensure your investment is well protected. From slip and fall accidents to robbery, there are many reasons to have business video surveillance. Having an effective business video surveillance system will help deter shoplifting and employee theft, while also proving quite valuable when trying to document injury claims by customers or employees.(more…)
In the super-competitive restaurant industry, time isn’t on your side. You don’t have the luxury of waiting for customers to find your restaurant. You have to find them first and stay in front of them. It may sound like a tall order, but there are a number of things you can do to increase your restaurant’s visibility quickly.(more…)
Leadership isn’t just about making decisions, it’s about learning what works, what doesn’t, and the ability to pivot quickly when necessary. A successful leader also knows when to take a step back to evaluate the situation. As an aspiring manager, begin assessing your strengths and weaknesses. What is your leadership style and how do you plan to grow professionally?
Read, “Learning How to Delegate” for more information on how to become a successful leader.(more…)
Emails are a convenient way to communicate, but sometimes email exchanges take place too quickly and can leave you second-guessing your message. Even worse, your message may be misinterpreted. The key is to make sure you are communicating effectively and professionally via email.
Follow these 6 email etiquette tips:
People don’t go out to eat just to eat. Read that sentence again. And again. Of course they come to your restaurant for great food, but they are also looking for a great dining experience. Your customers come to celebrate, connect with friends, do business, escape. Whatever the reason, their overall experience can depend on their server. Your server. (more…)
No one has ever said that running a restaurant is easy. It seems even more difficult if you are an independent operator. Consumer’s tastes are changing, with more dining concepts available than ever before. New technology keeps popping up, but staffing challenges never go away. And then there’s the chains, which seem to get harder to fight against. Indeed, The NPD Group’s Fall 2015 Recount showed independent unit counts declined -2%, while the chains grew +1% from the year before.
With the chains gaining ground in overall units, how can the independent compete? Fortunately, there are weapons at your disposal. Check out these five tips: (more…)