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Healthy pizza part 1: health-building pizza

Business leaders tell us, "Be proactive rather than reactive. Make your plans before rather than after the $#!t hits the fan. That's how to beat your competition and win the game of business." A more straight-forward way of putting it is: "Read the writing on the wall… then figure out … More

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From the brink of bankruptcy

In the past three years, I have had the privilege of hearing some outstanding stories of success and some tragic stories of failure in the pizza business. Every once in a while I come across an operator who was on the brink of bankruptcy and losing nearly everything, but managed … More

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Who is the father of American pizza?

Who discovered America? Who was the first President of America? You know the answer to these; Christopher Columbus and George Washington. You were taught this information in school and it's something you should know if you live in America, but what do you know about the origins of American pizza? … More

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Important Information for direct mail

During the past 12 years, I moved four times in Southern California. You guessed it; I'm like millions of Americans who don't stay in one place for too long. So if you're a marketer trying to keep track of my whereabouts, best of luck! The U.S. Postal Service says 43 … More

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Unleashing a mob of eager customers

The funny thing is – most people are scared out of their wits to do it A Tale of Two Ponies – Kalani was a very sweet six-year-old girl about to celebrate her seventh birthday. She got straight A's in school, did her homework every night and still found time … More

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The secret conference of re insurers in Monte Carlo

It's all over but the shouting. The annual Re Insurance confab held in Monte Carlo is done. There is a small but powerful group of international businessmen that control the global Re Insurance industry. This is the place that insurance companies go to buy their insurance to hedge their bets … More

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What's happening in New York?

Long before "Happy Meals" and Chicken McNuggets, New Yorkers were devouring pizza, America's original fast food, at neighborhood parlors on every street corner. What began at Lombardi's on Spring Street in 1897 as a strictly ethnic treat has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry catering to every possible taste. According to … More

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At the register

When you look at a check for $20 that is returned to you as NSF, you probably see red. But when a check collector looks at it they see gold. Because that $20 check is really worth $45 or $50. That's because the law entitles you to a collection fee … More

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Wealth transfer secrets for pizzeria owners!

Supposedly, F. Scott Fitzgerald was waxing eloquent on his fascination with the wealthy. "The rich are different than us" opined Scott…Earnest Hemingway is reported to have shot back, "Yeah, they have more money!" Once you've managed to get your fortune, you need to take care in passing it on to … More

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And the winners are…

We've begun the search for America's best pizza makers, dough stretchers and tossers, and pizza chefs. Three of our Acrobatic team members were selected to lead the United States to World Pizza victory at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality EXPO Aug. 2-4 in Los Angeles. Michael Shepherd, owner of Michael … More

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Now it's your turn

Pizza will be the center of attention when the North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show (NAPICS) comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center February 8-9, 2004. Show organizers are expecting as many as 10,000 attendees, making the event the largest pizza-centered tradeshow in the eastern U.S. NAPICS is an … More

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So, you want to own a pizzeria?

Opening a pizzeria is a lot more complicated than it appears. I have opened seven for myself and dozens for clients. Every one is similar, but they all are unique to themselves. For those of you who are already successfully in the business, you'll say amen to a few of … More