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Community Development
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FohBoh
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Discovering new food, Discovering new wines
Years in the Industry
20

if only i'd had fohboh

To the uninitiated, restaurant ownership seems like an easy, fun way to make money. But you don't know the half of it until you're in there doing it. I learned this the hard way. As an ex-owner of two juice/coffee bars, creating a cool concept and coming up with the work flow and systems and hiring and getting the whole thing started was fun... but the day-to-day was killer. The endless grind of management and payroll and ordering and inventory and legal, tax and employee issues turned out to be not the lifestyle I had envisioned. (You know the fantasy? The one where you hire managers to do everything while you sit back on a beach in Hawaii collecting deposits into your bank account? That's where I thought this thing was going.)

The day we sold those puppies was one of the happiest of my life. But if FohBoh had been around back then, perhaps my story would have ended differently.

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Welcome Erin Shea, Director Community Development

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 12:51pm 2 Comments

I am pleased to announce that Erin Shea has joined the FohBoh team. Erin will be responsible for day-to-day community management, editorial direction, strategic planning and member advocacy. She is a talented professional writer, editor and has been blogging since the late nineties, way back when they were called web logs. An online community veteran, Erin has been participating in forums since the late eighties when she would sneak down to… Continue

New to FohBoh?

Posted on May 15, 2008 at 4:12pm 5 Comments

Then take our fabulous new video tour produced by none other than Nathan Gilder of Restaurant Revolution. This is a great way to quickly understand how FohBoh works, what you can do on the site and what some of our most active members have gained via active participation:





Find more videos like this on… Continue

The Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 5:19pm 2 Comments

This is a great post by Tom Pick over at Social Media Today. For anyone new to the blogging phenomenon, this is an entertaining primer on what not to do on the web (and FohBoh).

Testing the Power of a Restaurant Social Network

Posted on April 15, 2008 at 7:50pm 5 Comments



Okay, here's the deal. My daughter has one of those school projects that all parents love. You know the ones that they're supposed to do in on their own but the reality is that we have to get involved and have to do pretty much everything?



For this one, every student had to pick a country, do a report, and bring a dish from that country to a class event. Being the busy working mom type who can't cook, I immediately said, yes, we have… Continue

Ted to Speak at FS/TEC 2008

Posted on April 14, 2008 at 6:19pm 4 Comments

Anyone going to this week's FS/TEC 2008 in Grapevine, TX? If so, be on the lookout for Ted. He will be moderating a panel discussion called Using Online Social Networking for Your Business on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm. Additionally, he's a sucker for chocolate martinis and I'm sure would love to hook up with any Fohbites out there who might be attending.

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At 7:57pm on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Diane
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here NOW
Polls close at midnight PST

http://solofoods.com/page29642842.aspx
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
Please...
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Thanks
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
www.craigpriebe
At 8:55pm on March 5, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi
Diane
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...

- go here-
http://solofoods.com/page29642842.aspx

-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
Please...

I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6

Thanks
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
www.craigpriebe.com
At 10:31am on January 15, 2009,
Non-Operator
Carlos Calderon
said…
Hey Diane! this site is awesome and is a great find! Hope to make a lot of friends!
At 6:22pm on September 29, 2008, AndrewFlagg said…
Hi Diane,

Work here at Mountain Computers Inc has been incredibly positive. Thank you for your kind words. Send Ted my thanks and hello to Michael. The Griddle has opened a new restaurant in Eagle / Meridian Idaho last year, and Dave, the owner of the The Griddle in Winnemucca, NV well known for the last stop into and first stop out of Burning Man.
At 8:50am on August 19, 2008, Jennifer said…
Thank you Diane for replying to my blog. I guess I was venting a little. I just have to keep my head up and keep moving forward.
At 9:58am on July 1, 2008, Bryon Roach said…
Thank you
At 8:07am on June 12, 2008, Amber Thompson said…
Thank you! I look forward to learing more about my customers' needs and networking throughout the industry! Have a great day!
At 7:17pm on June 2, 2008, Anne Anderson said…
Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to sharing great ideas!
At 9:17pm on May 30, 2008, Dave said…
Thanks Diane! Looking forward to learning new ideas from the best in the industry.
At 2:55pm on May 30, 2008, PJ said…
Thank you so much for the nice note. I am very excited about becoming a new member of the community. Now I just need to take the time to maneuver my way around the site to view all the exciting information.
Aloha,
PJ
 
 
 

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