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39 Essential Google Search Operators Every SEO Ought to Know

In SEO, it’s often the little things that matter.After you’ve learned the basics, you can’t stop. You need to push yourself and learn more and …

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of digital signage

July 11, 2014 | by Drew Harding<p>The Internet of Things – what is it? In a nutshell, it is implementing the latest digital technologies to allow …

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The Surprising State of Equity Crowdfunding Post-JOBS Act

From savings to banking to investing… finance is moving online. With this, we’re seeing the disruption of venture capital brought about by new laws that may change the game for how entrepreneurs can raise funding and who can invest.<p>As the CEO of equity investment platform Crowdfunder.com, I was …

Investing

101+ Meals in a Jar Recipes

Meals in Jar are a great way to put aside whole meals for your food storage. Through the canning or dry vacuuming process, you can put a meal up to …

Top 3 Technology Trends for Restaurants

Technology is changing eating out. The use of mobile phones and online access is changing how customers find and experience eating at restaurants. …

Hospitality

The Psychology Of Menu Design – Why It Is So Important

Perceived value makes people spend more.According to a consulting firm, your menu should express your restaurant’s personality, focus on your overall …

About | Natural Dog Blog - Training and More

<b>About the site</b><p>The Natural Dog Training Blog is the web’s most comprehensive resource on the art and science of Natural Dog Training, visited by …

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Meat: 28 Tips and Tutorials

How do you cook and shred a pork shoulder? How do you carve a roast chicken? How do you check the temperature on a turkey? What's the secret to …

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Project Smoke - Bourbon Smoked Pork Loin

In this segment from the second season of Project Smoke, Steven Raichlen uses the Memphis Wood Fire Grill to make the perfect smoked pork loin, …

Adana Kebabs (Ground Lamb Kebabs) Recipe

I ate a lot of good things when I was in Istanbul last winter—eggs scrambled with tomatoes and chilies, flatbreads topped with cheese and eggs, teeny tiny dumplings served with yogurt and sumac—but kebabs, made with juicy lamb meat molded around flat metal skewers and grilled over live coals were …

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Ever Dreamed of Having a Song Written Just for You? You Can, and It's the Future of Advertising

5 Reasons Commissioning a Song for Your Next Ad is an Obvious Choice<p>Today, sites like Animoto make it easier than ever to build a promotional video for your company. It allows the user to quickly upload images and video, and layer one of thousands of pre-canned songs behind it all. However, …

Restaurant Menu Design Tips

7 Tips a Professional Designer Would Use For Your Menu<p>Running a successful restaurant requires constant attention to food, customers, and ambience. …

How To Appeal To Generation Z With Your Restaurant

Generation Z is all about having what they want, when they want it.Marching on to the restaurant scene is Generation Z. Before we dive into how your …

Social Media

How To Promote Specials And New Items To Keep Customers Coming Back

Create meaningful connections with your restaurant customers so you can easily promote specials and new items.Today’s marketing gurus will tell you …

Social Media

Opportunities To Automate Your Restaurant

Automated payment systems increase table turnover rates.Technology is the name of the game in today’s world.That means technology has come on the …

How Do You Deal With Employees And Scheduling?

Scheduling takes planning and flexibility.Scheduling employees at your restaurant is a balancing act and one that many managers find daunting. The …

Employment

The Latest On The Health Of The Restaurant Industry In The US

A recovering economy is good for business.As we enter the fourth quarter of 2015, the conversation on the economy continues. Along with the economic …

Hospitality

How To Survey Customers And Get Usable Insight And Feedback

Hand your customers a survey card right after their meal.Do you know what makes your customers happy? Do you know why some of them return time and …

Customer Experience

Small Business Lending May Not Be as Bright as Recent Surveys Suggest

While Big Bank lending is coming back, it may be at the expense of smaller banks. And no overall lending increase is in sight.<p>New data suggests the economy is on the mend, and that small business owners are reaping the benefits as banks start to lend again.<p>But a closer look suggests circumstances …

Small Business

10 powerful upsell techniques

To-go desserts like these chocolate pretzel whoopie pies from Petite Sweets in Houston add up to higher revenue.

The Where, What, And When Of Marketing To Millennials

Over the past week, I’ve been beavering away on behalf of one of our clients on a social media strategy, a specific part of which has to resonate …

How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants

<i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Aslam Khan has come a long way since his days washing dishes at a Church's Chicken. When he became a franchisee, he …