One of the coolest perks that came from working for T&K was having my own Executive Career Coach, Susan Fawcett. To the benefit of all their Director and Executive level employees, T&K hired Susan as a coach and mentor. (Testimony to the company’s commitment to People Development!) The Assessment,… Continue
Career portfolios are used to plan, organize and document education, work samples and skills. People use career portfolios to apply to college or training programs, get a job, get a higher salary, show transferable skills, and to track personal development. They are more in-depth than a resume, which is used to summarize the above in one or two pages. Crucial for portfolios in educational environments is a degree of reflection to take place on what is in the portfolio file.
Visit any news site, and you'll see stories regarding our nation's current economic woes everywhere. The stories come from both sides of the cash register — business owners and consumers both are feeling the stings from higher energy prices, inflation, plummeting property values... you get the idea. I'm just repeating what experts, talking heads and the like are telling all of us all the time.
From district managers to dishwashers and bartenders to bussers, an open discussion of the business in Oklahoma City and surronding towns. Networking, carear building, receipe exchange or just a good story are all encouraged. Let's have some fun!
After I wrote the previous post, How to Market Your Restaurant Using Garbage, I received many comments. One such comment, by FohBoh member, Debra Straka, struck a very responsive chord, so I share it briefly just below, then expand more from there..
“Many of the bigger grocery chains have begun selling branded canvas tote bags for $1.00 to replace plastic and paper bags. The bags themselves are easier to use and are much more car worthy than… Continue
The continuing rise in postage rates makes direct mail increasingly less affordable for the restaurant community. Until recently this was one of the best options available for individual locations to market in their own backyard. But now email marketing has finally matured, is easy and affordable to execute and the response rate may just shock you.
How effective is email marketing? Companies like www.mUrgent.com that provide a full range of email marketing services are full of… Continue
in search for spreading my offer in my caffe ( i'm a coffee geek ), im interested in coffee and food mixing. is there any idea, your own recopies that you are willing to share, whats your touts and whats the taste? can be grounded coffee, espresso, filter...just to use coffee. with chocolate i tried some stuff, with some alcohol also, but its all to simple and im not into cooking long and mixing many stuff but if any idea that you like to share, please...
Added by nik orosi on July 19, 2008 at 8:41am —
We recently started including cameras free with all of our new systems that record important events as they occur at the POS. To view the video, all the owner does is go to a POS report, double click on any item on the report to pull up the video of the transaction occuring.
Any action that you would normally see on any type of audit report such as clock ins, voids, discounts, bad password entry, etc are all included. So, for example, if you were suspicious that a particular employee… Continue
Added by Alliance POS on July 19, 2008 at 8:23am —
By pure coincidence I bumped into the fohboh site and find it highly interesting. I am a photographer from the Netherlands. I currently do a lot of different types of photography ranging from weddings to product photography for a major cable manufacturer. While I like to do various things my true passion lies in foodphotography. Being quite new in this field I wonder if there is anyone out here who might be able to give me some tips on how to proceed in the right direction.
‘Interested in a unique new way to both market your restaurant and generate a halo effect over your outlet for your good work in your community?
In these days of “going green”, this is way to take advantage of the sky-rocketing prices for recycled goods that you can get your own customers to bring into your restaurant for ‘donation’.
Here’s a differentiated – and if you move fast – preemptive way how to make this happen.
The economy is taking a big toll, even on your… Continue
Hello, all --
I'm Rod, an Advisor to FohBoh (and other companies), and an active lender, investor, and advisor on the subject of restaurants and capital for many years. From time to time I'll be posting thoughts here on how the money side and the magic side (operations -- where the magic happens) can get along with each other, and the tensions which sometimes make such coexistence difficult.
I'll look forward to your comments and questions. Together, perhaps we can bring some light to… Continue
I have FohBoh to thank for this, my first foray into blogging. It's a culmination of a few things actually.
I love technology. I grew up with it. My first real computer was a time-sharing system. Dial up? Yes, but the "keyboard and monitor" were a clunky teletype system. On a good day you might even hear me tell some stories about DARPAnet. I've played with mainframes, minicomputers and PC’s starting with DOS 1.0.
I’d giggle inside my head when visiting friends and I saw… Continue
It’s a fear for just about every guy; you take your date to the dance and she leaves with somebody else. Do you think ethanol has been feeling a little slighted lately? The chart below is a rough estimate of ethanol producer margins. The chart illustrates two major particulars regarding the ethanol industry. First, ethanol producer margins have waned from a year ago which has been well documented. Second, when the corn markets had their latest run up it became very difficult if not impossible… Continue
What is it?
Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape that primarily produces medium bodied, citrusy dry white wines. It is also a component in the luscious desert wines of Sauternes, France. Sauvignon Blanc is usually consumed young as its characteristic crispness and fruitiness tend to dissipate over time. Some exceptions include some Sauvignon Blancs from Bordeaux, France and others from California crafted in a similar style which are blended with other varietals and can maintain… Continue
You know the drill - money is tight so your spouse tells you to not spend too much money. So you start 'brown-bagging-it' to work. You feel a little foolish, maybe a little humiliated, that you’re forced to do this but you have no other choice. So you make up some story for your co-workers like, 'I’m trying a special diet' so you don’t look like a cheap-skate.
Anthony’s Fish Grotto, San Diego’s oldest family-owned and operated seafood restaurant company, is embarking on an ambitious effort to rebrand and remodel its restaurants, including the North Embarcadero flagship location that houses Anthony’s Fish Grotto, Anthony’s Fishette and Anthony’s Star of the Sea Event Center.
If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
Vending machines generally offer up sodas, candy bars and chips. Not so for the one created by TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo. This artist has dreamed up a DNA Vending Machine, which dispenses extracted human DNA, packaged in a vial along with a collectible photo of the person who gave it. It’s charming and quirky, but points out larger ethical issues that will arise as access to biotechnology increases.
Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what's to come.
What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy -- and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid.