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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …