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February 12, 2016

The #1 Way To Get People Talking About Your Business

You want people to hear and know about your business but you don’t have a lot of money to spend on marketing and advertising.  Sound familiar?  What if I told you that the most trusted way to spread the word about your business is also the cheapest way?

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February 10, 2016

It’s Going To Take Longer Than You Anticipate

It’s, obviously, February which means that here in Seattle we have very short days and most of those days end up rainy and grey.  So perhaps it was the winter doldrums that were getting to me a bit as I talked with a business mentor about some projects I have lined up for the next…

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February 8, 2016

Legal Considerations For Small Food Businesses (PODCAST)

The legal ins and outs of operating a food business may, depending on what products you sell and how you plan to sell them, extend beyond obtaining your local health permits.  In this podcast, Lauren Handel of Foscolo & Handel, PLLC, also known as The Food Law Firm for their specialization in food business issues,…

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February 5, 2016

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

There’s an old saying about how you can’t really understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes.  Interestingly, the same thought holds true in business too with regards to how we treat our customers.  When was the last time you put yourself in your customers’ shoes to see what its like to interact…

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February 2, 2016

How Thomas Keller Handles Bad Reviews

Having someone say something negative about your business is one of the negative parts of being an entrepreneur.  And perhaps because we produce food for other people to eat, when someone comments that our food isn’t that great, it can feel like someone stuck a knife through your heart.  Unfortunately, though, bad reviews – be…

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