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Which Brands are Most Patriotic?

With July 4th soon upon us, many marketers are readying to wrap their brands in the American flag and cue the marching bands.

How to Use the Job Interview to Find the Right People

The right staff goes a long way to the success of a restaurant or bar. Four managers with years of experience in food and beverage service share how they use the interview and initial contact to find and hire the best people.

Restaurants: What Will Happen in 2017?

The 2017 ICR Exchange Conference in Orlando on January 9-11 2017 will be an important early peek of what will happen with restaurants in 2017. Over 40 publicly traded restaurants will present, with some dozen additional up and coming companies looking for funding.

Profit Is a Better Indication of Success than Sales

Same-store sales are up. System-wide sales are at historic highs. Bah humbug!

SCORE Tip: Maximize the Value of Your Small Business Accountant

An experienced accountant can delivery much more value than just keeping owners on top of their taxes, as important as that is. He or she can generate reports that will help owners stay on top of their business' financial situation and better assess its prospects.

Trying Not to Lose Is Not the Same as Trying to Win

When changing times and new challenges negatively impact business, business owners and leaders may naturally put the emphasis on not losing ground. But just as important, if not more important, is keeping at the front of mind winning.

UPS and Sealed Air Team Up to Provide More Efficient, Cheaper Shipping for Businesses

UPS (NYSE:UPS) and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) today announced a strategic partnership to help retailers, e-tailers, and businesses around the world maximize the efficiency of their packaging operations, minimize packaging waste, and reduce annual shipping costs. 

Counteroffering the Landlord's Lease Renewal Proposal

You have received your landlord’s lease-renewal proposal … what is your next step? Your job isn’t to simply accept those terms. The proposal is just the beginning.

Five Paths to Hospitality Your Guests Will Appreciate

Micah Solomon is a keynote speaker and the author of The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets, a book which has 20 reviews on Amazon since its publication late last month. All of the reviews are five stars, with a number of the raves from hospitality professionals of many years standing.

Leasing Commercial Space? 10 Questions for Franchise Tenants to Ask About the Landlord and the Property

As a franchise tenant, you will want to prepare yourself for lease negotiations with a commercial landlord.