Operations

5 Signs You Need to Modernize a Legacy Application

The word “modernization” has a connotation nearly all of us like. For software, it means newer, faster, sleeker, and more useful—all qualities we want our business applications to have. But modernizing a legacy system—the software your organization has relied on for many years—can be difficult. From convincing your board to approve the change to getting...

By Adam Green |

How to Create an Employee Training Plan for Your Restaurant: Part 3

In parts one and two of this three-part series, I covered how to get started with your plan, setting clear goals, training methods, and documentation. Today I’ll discuss revising and evaluating your plan. Being Realistic As discussed previously, you should establish goals for training based on the needs you have identified in the employee through...

By Zac Bond |

Pep Up Your Productivity Level at Work

You know those days when you just can’t focus on work? You’re preoccupied with your family life, or you’re dying to get outside, or you just can’t keep your eyes open. For whatever reason, your mind is anywhere other than what you should be working on. Every day, we lose quality work time due to...

By Katherine Mayhew |

How to Create an Employee Training Plan for Your Restaurant: Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part blog, I talked about where to start with your training plan, and the oft-overlooked step of setting simple goals. Here, I’ll discuss scheduling, common training methods, and documentation. Make a Schedule and Stick to It If you are in the restaurant business, you already know how important it is...

By Zac Bond |

The Skype’s The Limit

Skype isn’t a new tool–but it’s a very powerful one, and it is still realizing its potential. The ability to make free phone and video calls online is quickly changing the way the world does business. Now more than ever before, location is irrelevant when it comes to working together. For example, our very own...

By Katherine Mayhew |

10 Alternatives to Business Tools You (Probably) Hate

  I’m going to offer a few alternatives to tools and services that are the cause of countless business headaches. All of these tools are made to help you work faster and think about what you’re working on rather than how you’re doing it. Revising documents by email Some of the greatest headaches I’ve experienced...

By Ashlee McCullen |

How to Create an Employee Training Plan for Your Restaurant: Part 1

In this 3-part guide I'll go over some of the basics of designing your own employee training plan. This is written for restaurants but contains a lot of information that should be useful to any business.

By Zac Bond |

Seven reasons your company needs a professional writer

If your business relies on its online reputation, you know how important credibility is to your success. Hiring a professional writer is a great way to maximize your company’s online branding potential. Unfortunately, not every small business has the funds available to hire a full-time writer. However, if you do have the financial flexibility to...

By Danielle Rodabaugh |

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