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The right venue ensures all parties are comfortable. The wrong one can lead to stress and poor decision-making.

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6 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From a Michelin-Rated Restaurant
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6 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From a Michelin-Rated Restaurant

After doing a behind-the-scenes tour of restaurant Joël Robuchon, I learned many insights and lessons that can be applied to entrepreneurs, regardless of the industry they're in.
How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World
Technology

How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World

If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?
Franchises

Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?

Tipped workers are coming into the spotlight in the minimum wage debate, with Rhode Island considering tripling the minimum wage for those workers.

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How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster
Success Stories

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
Two Men and a Truck
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Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee
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Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

This franchise founder bounced back from hardships the first time around and found success at his own speed.
The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise
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The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven
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The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven

Don't just hang up a single sign--build an empire. Here's how one franchisee did it.

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Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years
Franchises

Macaroni Grill Sold for the Second Time in Two Years

Two years after buying the chain for $55 million, Ignite Restaurant Group is selling Macaroni Grill for $8 million.
How This Nightlife Entrepreneur Won a Celebrity Following and International Acclaim
Starting a Business

How This Nightlife Entrepreneur Won a Celebrity Following and International Acclaim

Richie Akiva and his partner opened The Butter Group in 2002 and have since expanded to both U.S. coasts and destination cities around the world.
Lobster Went From Prison Food to Delicacy. Your Product Can, Too. (Infographic)
Marketing

Lobster Went From Prison Food to Delicacy. Your Product Can, Too. (Infographic)

The 'cockroach of the sea' wasn't always so swanky. It was cleverly rebranded. Dig into the creature's remarkable tale to learn how you can boost perception of your product's value.
How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon
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How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.
This Family Restaurant Had to Improve the Entire Neighborhood to Succeed
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This Family Restaurant Had to Improve the Entire Neighborhood to Succeed

Cafe Prima Pasta is a beloved Miami Beach eatery that put down roots 20 years ago in a rundown neighborhood that was scary to visit at night.
At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly
Technology

At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying robot waiter.
Hackers Hijack Chipotle
Social Media

Hackers Hijack Chipotle's Twitter Account, Tweet F-Bomb and N-Word Insults

The global burrito giant fell victim to racist trolls who changed its Twitter profile image to a swastika, then ripped into a profanity-laden tweetstorm that was beyond offensive.
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Donnie Wahlberg's Unlikely Ascent From Boy Band Heartthrob to Entrepreneurial Powerhouse

Donnie Wahlberg has proven he has the right stuff in business and in entertainment, all while staying true to his brothers and his Boston roots.
These 4 Apps Will Make Your Dining-Out Experience Awesome
Technology

These 4 Apps Will Make Your Dining-Out Experience Awesome

You can pair the perfect wine, pay for your meal and more -- right from your phone.
3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397
Grow Your Business

3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397

Your startup may be a newcomer to the field but some pillars of a longstanding business operation might apply: competitive differentiation, great customer service and savvy product updates.
Why Most Restaurants Featured on
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Why Most Restaurants Featured on 'Kitchen Nightmares' Fail

British chef Gordon Ramsay supposedly turns things around for these business owners every episode, but they go out of business anyway. Here's an explanation.
Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead
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Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead

The upscale Bar Marco in Pittsburgh joins a handful of stateside establishments turning an age-old dining paradigm on its head.
Taco Bell Pleads:
Business News

Taco Bell Pleads: 'America Wants a Taco Emoji. America Needs a Taco Emoji.'

The popular Tex-Mex chain is petitioning for a taco emoji on Change.org.
Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch
Franchises

Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch

After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down
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Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down

With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.

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