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Ringing in the sales

Answering the telephone may sound simple, but did you know that one rude or inexperienced telephone person could turn away thousands of dollars in business? Just because phone contact is not face to face, it does not mean that delivering unsurpassed guest service is a lesser priority. A well-trained crew … More

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At the register

Did you know that most inside thefts are completed in the first 90 minutes of the cashier's shift? That way, they have plenty of time to find the right opportunity to pocket the money. Top ways money is stolen from the register Cashier doesn't ring up the sale, but takes … More

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Streetfighter marketing

EMPLOYING THE NEXT GENERATION REQUIRES NEW STRATEGIES Hiring young talent for your business is a huge challenge. According to Eric Chester, a Denver based speaker and author of the newly released, Employing Generation Why? Understanding, Managing, and Motivating your New Workforce, "Connecting with the emerging labor force requires a specific … More

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How to give & receive work references

Do you check references, or would you just as soon skip this task? Regardless of the size of your restaurant and the number of employees you have, references can make the difference between hiring a reliable and honest employee and hiring someone you can't depend on or steals you blind. … More

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Business interruption – tricks, tips, & traps

Pizzeria owners face a number of exposures to loss that are addressed by good solid business insurance policies. But unless you pay attention to some of the less obvious contingencies, you just may be sitting on a time bomb! Let's start out with the basics. You buy commercial property insurance … More

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Salsomaggiore, Italy

Salsomaggiore Terme is in the province of Parma, Italy, a land which is rich in history and art, located in the green pre-Apennine valley. It has a tempered climate and is full of healthy vapors (mineral springs). It is a very striking town set in a quiet location with many … More

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At the register

It is a challenge to run a successful business. I'm guessing that you got into the pizza business because you like making people happy and seeing them enjoy the food you prepare and serve. And I'm absolutely sure you didn't get into the pizza business because you wanted to deal … More

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The matrix of managing multiple stores

It all started back in 1974 when Gina Costa opened a little pizzeria in the beachside town of Corona del Mar, which sits just a few feet off the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Here's a pizzeria that doesn't advertise, or do enough marketing to … More

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The PMQ P.O.S. report

The difference that separates those pizza operators who are successful and those who go bankrupt, or just manage to stay open, are small advantages in marketing ability or investments in equipment that gives them an edge. In the tightest of markets, the smallest advantage makes the biggest difference. For many … More

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Dino's pizza perfection

When you think flavor enhancement, you gotta think peppers. Peppers' main characteristic is that they are great flavor boosters, and nothing adds hot, spicy flavor like peppers. You have the choice of Jalapenos, banana peppers, peppercino, roasted red sweet peppers, yellow peppers, green peppers, and more! The popularity of all … More

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Are you covered?

Most of us would rather do anything than listen to more spills on insurance. Most small business owners are inundated with policy presentations and overwhelmed by the tremendous cash drain from insurance premiums. Now more than ever it is of critical importance that you fine-tune your knowledge of your insurance … More

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Top ten New Year's pizzeria resolutions

quot;The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." – Oliver Wendell Holmes Like a ship facing a storm, the past 18 months have been tough on most industries. Just about every business has readjusted and redirected their efforts. … More