Steve DeDora

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How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

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The People's Best New Bars: Northeast Contenders

The People’s Best New Bars award, presented by Roca Patrón, is Food & Wine’s first-ever poll to rank the most incredible drink destinations in the …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

Facebook to help marketers track consumers across devices

en_GB<p>article<p>Facebook is looking to show advertisers how powerful mobile ads on its service can be in generating sales with the launch of a new …

6 Mega-Pricey Drinks to Order at Rarities in New York

The New York Palace hotel concluded its $140 million renovation earlier this year with the opening of Rarities. This 25-seat jewel box of a lounge …

How to Use Google Analytics to Run a Social Media Split Test

Have you used Google Analytics to get an idea of what content your audience responds to most?<p>Have you tried split testing?<p>Using Google Analytics …

Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

Organization as machine – this imagery from our industrial past continues to cast a long shadow over the way we think about management today. It isn’t the only deeply-held and rarely examined notion that affects how organizations are run. Managers still assume that stability is the normal state of …

I'm Gluten Intolerant... Intolerant

"I'd like to make a reservation, but could you please leave a note for the chef that we have a gluten intolerance?"<p>"Sure. No problem at all."<p>"Are you sure that you'll have things for us to eat?"<p>"It will be no problem. We deal with allergies every day."<p>This is a phone call we deal with more often …

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4 Steps From Customer Anger To Customer Loyalty: The Expert Customer Service Recovery Method

Breakdowns in customer service are unavoidable. An ice storm forces you to miss a customer’s shipping deadline. A waiter drops a tray in a customer’s lap. [I confess to this one personally, back in my brief and colorful career as a waiter.] A computer system goes down. A key person walks out on you …

Share documents securely with Digify, a 'Snapchat for business content'

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with IDA Singapore.</i><p>This blog post will self-destruct in 24 hours.<p>Or it would if it were a document sent to you via Digify, a startup with offices in the Singapore and Silicon Valley that is building a tool for securely sharing documents, while ensuring …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

The 5 Soda Commandments

There is a lot going on in the world of soda, like the Diet Coke Flirt Machine in London, and the 146-flavor Freestyle vending machine. There’s …

Pinot Noir’s Next Hot Region?

A Dallas sommelier is smitten with a Pinot Noir from a super unlikely place.<p><i>Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17.</i> …

How to Taste Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

<i>by Madeline Blasberg, Wine Columnist for the Menuism Wine Blog</i><p>Sparkling wine has long been associated with several things: wealth, celebration, and, perhaps... a little bit of bad behavior. But when it comes to learning how to taste wine like a true bubbly connoisseur, you'll want to brush up on …

NY's Il Punto Serves out of the Ordinary Southern Italian Cuisine

I am not at all unhappy about the number of Italian restaurants that continue to open in New York, these days largely by non-Italian owners or chefs, and I am even happier to find a place that's been around a while that's brand new to me.<p>Il Punto (507 Ninth Avenue on the corner of 38th Street; …

The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

<i>Credit: Flickr/Basheer Tome</i><p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a menu. Except at Denny's, where the primary focus is Photoshopping Grand Slams to look less like strike-outs.<p>To give a better understanding of how restaurateurs craft their menus …

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Parents: Stop Taking Out Loans For Your Child's College Education

It’s almost time to write that first check for your child’s first year at college. Ouch. Looking at that first statement from your child’s university can be painful – even if they are attending a public college, you’re going to be paying several thousand dollars per year. It’s not cheap.<p>But, as a …

5 Content Marketing Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way - Jeffbullas's Blog

Content marketing isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy either. Like anything, it takes continuous trial and error and making a fair …

FOH Wire

Fast-casual restaurants looking to increase their check average may find inspiration at Colorado-based <b>Noodles & Co.</b> According to Businessweek, the chain has hired "a free-floating server whose job is to <b>tempt guests to order dessert, beer, wine, and coffee</b>." The company plans to launch the program …