How to hire good people

As a founder, growing a company on your own can be a demanding .This therefore calls for the effort of skilled people to help you carry out some of the necessary business operations. Virtually all flourished businesses have had great employees on the steer wheel.

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Well, after showing the need for employees, here is the question-how to hire good people to are not only skilled but also “good.”In today’s economy, finding the best people to work as your employees is more important than ever before. No business manager can stand to lose time, money as well as results from a poor hiring choice! There are way dire consequences that go along hiring the right person for the wrong job.

The costs of finding, interrogating, conversing, engaging as well as training only to end up with bad employee are insurmountable. Most managers see their employees as investments and therefore expect excellent if not good ROI.Continue Reading

What is more important-good service or good food?

In the restaurant industry, offering good service and poor quality food will always beat poor service and good quality food every time. Believe me or not, we all wish it weren’t so. We all yearn for a place on earth where seasonal ingredients and quality food win over immoderately cheerful waiters and a theatrical atmosphere.

But experience says otherwise.

For quite a long time now, we know there have been complaints from dissatisfied clients and requests for restaurant recommendations. In both cases, service matters.

Complaints that are service related outnumber the food related issues by a ratio of 10:1. You may never hear many complaints such as scorched beans, concealed sausages, or drab presentations-but complaints of basis of rude service and unobservant waiters that sets customer’s fingers a-typing and their blood a-boiling.

Honestly, it may sound ironical but we mention the quality of food last on the page. For instance, when a reader requests for a recommendation, his/her criterion is (in order of priority) the cost, atmosphere and service; with food, if at all mentioned, at the bottom of the page. Some people are more concerned with what’s happening out than in the inside.Continue Reading

Franchise or family-what to do with your restaurant

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When franchises and family businesses are mentioned together, what comes into the mind of the listener is that the family owns the franchise. Several families own businesses that leverage existing brands through the medium of franchising. Some of the biggest restaurant franchises are owned by families. Most are husband-wife owned. Each of them holding a position; the manager while the other one as a co-owner/assistant. Others are father-son owned and the combination is endless.

Franchising is one of the most popular ways of getting into business because the franchisee or franchise owner has an easy access to an already established brand with proven business systems that are supported by existing companies that have been successful in at least a specific location or franchisor. So, it’s not surprising why many families are starting franchising businesses. The term franchising technically means a license or agreement between parties (basically two) giving a group or person (usually the franchisee) a right to market the products or services by way of a trade name or trademark of another (franchisor).Continue Reading