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Why Your Business Isn’t Growing

As we can all probably guess, most of the growth a business will undergo occurs in the beginning. And it is much easier to grow a small business than a large one. Therefore, if your small business isn’t seeing much growth, it’s likely because you’re missing a necessary element.

Examine these areas of your business:

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Monday, January 21st, 2019 @ 12:02 AM CDT

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Fire Bad Clients to Increase Profits

Are your profits being hindered by deadbeat clients?

Examples of client bad-habits you should consider cutting loose:

• Non-paying or Low-profit Clients
If they’re not paying you for your services, then they are obviously not worth working for. There is, of course, an exception to this rule. If a client is generally appreciative and can’t afford their entire bill, make payment arrangements that work for both of you. If they still won’t pay, even after you’ve given them a break, then drop them and consider suing them for the unpaid balance.

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By Michelle Cramer
Sunday, January 20th, 2019 @ 12:08 AM CDT

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Technology Could Make Waitresses Obsolete

Within the past ten years, most restaurants have installed touch-screens at the server work stations, for the servers to enter in the order for their tables. Now, technology has taken things one step further by recently giving restauranteurs the opportunity to put touch-screen ordering terminals at the table, replacing waiters and waitresses all together.

uWink Media Bistro, which opened in a Los Angeles area mall in October 2006, is the first of it’s kind. The restaurant was founded by Nolan Bushnell, who also founded Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, and he hopes to begin franchising this year.

Diners order on a touch-screen terminal at their table, and runners bring the food when it’s ready. In the interim, the terminal doubles as a video-game console to pass the time. If you need a refill on your drink, you simply touch “refill,” and 30 seconds later you have a full glass in front of you.

Lets weigh the pros and cons, shall we:

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Saturday, January 19th, 2019 @ 12:03 AM CDT

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