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AdvanceMe, Inc.
Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Gaining Knowledge
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Coincidence...I think not!
I have had a passion for restaurants, service and food since I was a child. I literally grew up in this business, beginning with potato peeling in my aunt's catering kitchen. I spent 12 years working in the service industry. There are very few jobs in a restaurant that I have not undertaken; from washing dishes to tending bar. I have served some of New York's finest food and wine. Working in the restaurant industry afforded me the opportunity to pay my way through school and pursue another great love: art and photography. But the call of this industry drew me back into a chance to open my own place with friends. Needless to say...slap me hard if I ever try to do that again!!! That experience was a valuable lesson. Now I take that lesson and apply it to helping restaurant professionals and small business owners.
Advance Me, Inc is a company who has the entrepreneur and his spirit at the heart of their business. I can relate to that! So I spend my time informing restaurant owners that there is an alternative way to derive working capital for their businesses. I leverage a business' future credit card sales for a lump sum of cash today. Its a great program that was designed to fit this industry like a glove.
I absolutely love what I do. Who wouldn't love hanging around in restaurants with top owners, top chefs and top professionals?! I appreciate every opportunity I get to sit with an owner and consult how to inject a dose of cash into their operation, and its best application. I admire and respect all business owners who put in the hours on their feet and the mental energy it takes to build something from the ground up and continue to keep it growing.

Please feel free to contact me directly:
(800) 787-8852
Years in the Industry
I have been eating all my life.

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The Little Entrepreneur That Could...I Think I Can, I Think I Can

We all know the story of The Little Engine who faced an uphill climb. For every small business owner, some days it feels the same. In today's market place we are faced with staggering food and fuel costs, limitless competition and a consumer more finicky then ever before. Just like the mountain that lay before The Pony Engine, today's small business owner faces intense and similar obstacles. The moral of that story was to teach children the value of optimism. Let's face it, our businesses need… Continue

Posted on April 3, 2008 at 6:30am

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At 8:51am on October 29, 2009, Bryon said…

Loved the format for your profile. Mind giving me tips on adding music, scrolling pics, ect. Tech challenged....

At 4:05pm on September 1, 2009, Jagadish C said…
Hi Robyn-

We drive traffic to restaurants and fill tables. I like to hear your thoughts on what we do ( We also distribute content on SMS, Email, iPhone, Blackberry, and Facebook. Any advice/thoughts highly appreciated.

At 6:54am on March 11, 2009, Chris Tripoli said…
Jimi Hendrix music...a GREAT touch. I consult with some small growing restaurant companies in the US and Mexico. Can you help with all/part of the financing for an established Mexican restaurant concept planning to enter the US market?
At 10:11am on January 7, 2009,
Domenic D
Hello Robyn How goes the industry in NYC ?? Happy new year the biography piece totally on !!! Ypu see i share many of the same passions !!! Did you have an input in the company format ???
At 12:29pm on July 7, 2008, Donna Stazzone said…
Hey Robin

J. Cherrae is in New York too!
At 11:23am on May 13, 2008, sonneville said…
hi robyn
i am still looking for partner for my business in paris*
i m looking for partner in usa
i am opening a boutique wine tasting in paris next september, can you tell me how to send wine in the usa from france?

thanks i am sure you can tell me and i will be happy to share a couple of glasses of my wine next time you are visiting paris
At 11:32pm on April 17, 2008, Maria LaRocca said…
Robyn....I tried to add you as a friend....
help me pleeeze if I did it wrong..
thanks every so much....
At 6:47pm on April 17, 2008, Maria LaRocca said… are my first friend.....thanks.....I don;t know really if I am doing this right.... I have two BBQ restaurants and would really like to learn how to do this website....COMPUTERS AND I DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER WELL......wish someone could call me on the phone and explain more about it...
thanks for being my friend....Maria
At 2:46pm on April 17, 2008, Marc said…
Hi Robyn,
Hey, the so...perfect! You will be the official FOHBOH DJ!
So, you're in South Florida now? I knew the sun was shining for a reason!
Hope you're loving the weather!
feel free to e-mail me
A thousand smiles...Marc
At 12:16pm on April 16, 2008, sonneville said…
good evening robyn
i like your music selection
paris is on strike once again, that is paris charm, and we love it
i am still looking for "conseil" (guidance?) about saling wine in usa

have a nice day and welcomme in france

nike cave in paris the 28 of april, i am a fan




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