How to Get the Most Out of Your Hourly Employees

How to Get the Most Out of Your Hourly Employees

This article has reference to my 19 years as a manager and multi unit owner in the fast food industry. When I sold my restaurants in 2005 I had 8 employees that had been with me for over 5 years. This is almost unheard of in this high turnover industry.

Imagine that you walk into my restaurant and are greeted and asked if you would like your favorite sandwich and toppings by an employee that knows your name and favorite sandwich. As a business owner you obliviously understand the value to your business and continued sales growth of having the same 4 people on the lunch line each day. People like to go for lunch where they are greeted and recognized, where the staff is friendly and makes them feel like they are glad they came.

What is the secret to having a competent friendly customer oriented staff? I believe it is an attitude towards people and the value that you as a business owner put on employees. I have heard very negative comments from business owners towards their staff. These people hold your ability to produce income in your fast food business in their hands.

Creating an environment conducive to having motivated and happy employees is an attitude.

Let me give you an example of a great lesson I learned when I was an employee. I was a salesman for a water softener company, and on one great Monday I sold 6 units, quite a feat. No matter how …

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Finding the Right Commercial Oven For Your Restaurant

Finding the Right Commercial Oven For Your Restaurant

Every restaurant in existence uses an oven, and all but the smallest ones need an effective commercial oven in their kitchens. New restaurant owners may be overwhelmed with the wide variety of potential choices, and I’d like to help inform you of a few potential possibilities.

When you decide which type you’ll need, you should let a number of different elements weigh in as the basis for this purchase. The two most important factors come down to the type of food you’ll be serving and the number of guests you plan to serve throughout the day.

By developing an understanding for the different types of commercial oven, you may have a better idea as to which would be best in your restaurant. Let’s start out with the most popular style, and that’s the convection oven. The reason that so many people choose to go with a convection model is because of its reliability. A fan from within the oven blows all of the hot air evenly across your food, leading to consistently well heated meals.

This prevents the issue that other oven types may run into, especially in restaurants that commonly heat up frozen. While they cost some extra money, the price of a convection oven is well worth the money spent in most restaurants.

But another style of oven that is very popular is the conveyor oven. Who usually uses an oven like this? They are very popular in high-volume restaurants that need to prepare a lot of food …

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Business Link Bye-Bye: Smart Start-Up

With the Government Business Link closed in November this year, potential entrepreneurs will lose what has proven to be a valuable source of advice and guidance. The financial turbulence experienced in recent years has made some of the biggest companies in the UK close their doors, not only leaving thousands of people unemployed, but also making clearer avenues for new SMEs to emerge. New companies are continuing, with the SME sector accounting for 99.9% of all companies in early 2010.

Business Link Bye-Bye: Smart Start-Up

Of course, not all early stories have happy endings. Without proper preparation, finding your feet as a business can quickly turn into a wobbly that you cannot recover. Without Government support through Business Link, you might ask where you can get the advice you need to start a new business? Well, the Government itself suggests a professional business coach is your answer.

How can Business Training help?

Beyond your initial idea, there are a number of important things that you should consider carefully before you are ready to launch your business. It is important not to rush through these initial stages. While your time is a valuable resource, it is not the most important factor when it comes to launching a new business.

Falling into the trap of the belief that it is very important to make yourself “out there,” many business owners have produced business cards, logos, websites and slogans before they do the necessary research and face the complex problems that need to be faced if businesses want …

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Ways to Find Link Exchange Partners

Being a home based business you should be using link exchanges to help market your business. It can be a time consuming task to find these exchanges.

Below you will find a few methods to help you find these exchange links.

1. Search Engines, Use search engines and perform searches using a key word that relates to your website.

Type in the keyword you want. Then add the URL, site, link. Type in key word submit URL, site link. Type in your key word with exchanges.

2. Check out your competitors link sites. The sites that are linking to your competitors site could be used to link to your own. Search link:http//

3. Link directories. See if you can exchange links with each one of your competitors link sites.

4. Link exchange tools. There are several sites that will match you with other sites that are interested in link exchanging to your website. Two of the best ones are Linkalizer and sitesell’s value exchange. You do not want to use ones that completely automate the process. The search engines don’t like these sites and you may get penalized for using them.

5. Software There is software that can help you find exchange sites like yours and will email you to let you know which ones they are. LinkAssistant is a good one for this. Make sure you read up on the spam laws before going with this method. These are only a few ways to help you. Though they are …

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Online Marketing Technology – All the Great Benefits

To have an online business is hard. You have to be familiar with the tools and technologies to use to achieve your goals.

The success of your business depends on how you developed it. Knowing online marketing technology is key in running an online business to make it successful.

First thing you need to have is a website for your online business. Your website serves as your online store for your business that will market as well as handle all transactions in relation to your business. You therefore need to consider all the necessary things that ought to be a part of an effective website best suited for your business. Once you have your website, you might want to consider well managing it to achieve great results. Various tools and applications are made available in order for an online entrepreneur to manage his website and that includes web hosting. You also need to have an integrated customer database that will serve as your primary source of client information that you can consistently use on your future business transactions.

Through the use of RSS, you can share as well as syndicate all sorts of content that you have entered into your own site. In some cases, you can also create an unlimited number of RSS channels for a more effective online marketing of your business. Another effective online marketing concept that defines online technology is the so called search engine optimization in which you need to integrate your website …

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