A March Idea.


We all do it.  We fill in the March Madness ladder, knowing who the winners will be. We buy a lottery ticket, and plan what we’ll do with the winnings.   And when we see a rainbow, we can’t help thinking about a pot of gold at the other end.  Wonderful flights of whimsey!  But when you have […]

A February Idea.


The February lull began on Super Bowl Sunday, when thousands of Nashville restaurants closed.  No one eats out.  No phones ring.  No prospects.  No orders.  No place to eat, except a casual dining chain where we discovered Coca Cola Cake.  (All was not lost!)The February lull hits most small businesses.  So don’t panic about the stillness […]

Small Business Lessons From Top French Chefs


Small business lessons were everywhere during a recent culinary tour of Paris and environs – as common, in fact, as butter, eggs and truffles! Despite a flagging economy, it’s hard to get a reservation at restaurants in France with Michelin Stars and hefty price tags. Taking notes, between delicious bites, I uncovered 8 great ways to […]