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Whether you own your own restaurant or manage one, you probably deal with orders constantly piling up. When this happens, it’s easy to get behind on your schedule and feel stressed out. Thankfully, there are a few ways to prevent this from happening too often. With that in mind, here are a few tips for...
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Networking is a nightmare that many introverts like to avoid. Meeting people and marketing yourself can feel exhausting to those who gain energy from being alone. However, making connections with other like-minded individuals is vital to the growth of any business. Fortunately, finding ways to exchange ideas and information is easy. Even the most reclusive...
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Running a hotel is a labor of love. It has to be: the hotel business is an all-day, every day endeavor. Properties with limited capacity face competition from large hotel brands and other boutique hotel groups. Try some of these marketing tips for your small boutique hotel to build your business and keep guests coming...
WhatsApp is no longer just for messaging and calls. This app, which is part of Facebook, has become an engagement and commerce tool for entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. It can provide another channel for brand building, customer interaction and intelligence, and revenue opportunities. WhatsApp is designed around the idea that today’s consumers and businesses prefer mobility. The platform empowers companies to...
Small business owners are accustomed to making all the decisions about their companies, as well as overseeing all aspects of business development and daily operations. However, they sometimes may not see the “forest for the trees” — meaning those issues that only outsiders can objectively observe and understand. One solution is to obtain small business...
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Most ambitious entrepreneurs have the same major objective — for their startup idea to become the next big thing. It may be hard to imagine, but Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburg were once in the same position as most business owners. Coming up with an idea for your startup business should be approached with the same dedication as...
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The economic recovery hasn’t been as strong in every part of the U.S. as it has in Silicon Valley. With companies sending factories overseas and older people relocating to more sunny regions, many cities in the northern US are experiencing slow economic growth. Cleveland is one of them. Listed as second highest on the Distressed Community...
Recent research shows that 75 percent of all startups ultimately fail, many of those within the first year of their existence. Nobody likes failure, obviously, even as we recognize that there are many lessons to be learned when you start a business. Still, when we’re talking about a failed startup, the cost of failure can be pretty steep — sunk...
What happens in one startup hub also happens in every other startup hub. Silicon Valley companies continue to pump out disruptive technology that fuels regional and national economic growth. But, according to a new report, they also produce income inequality. A team of researchers at the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz studied federal and regional income statistics...
As you may very well know, social media isn’t always easy to handle when it comes to marketing your business. You’ve read article after article on how to succeed and maintain relevancy in the social media world, but it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing platforms. What follows are seven social media...
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