Small Business Lessons From Top French Chefs

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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 […]

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The Cool Biz of Coworking

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Turn unused space into profitable space Since the term “coworking” was coined a decade ago, the shared workspace movement has been redefining where and how people work all over the world. As always, with new trends and new ideas come new opportunities for the entrepreneur. Big companies like Google and Samsung are jumping on the […]

Cool Biz: Escape Room Games

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The thriving business of “live adventures:” Since the invention of the world’s first interactive video game Spacewar! in 1961, computers gradually – and then rampantly – began taking over our lives. Now we perfunctorily carry small computers with us everywhere. So the phenomenon of “escape room games” is actually pretty refreshing. An escape room game […]

Paying Too Much for Card Processing?

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How to stop overpaying Selecting a merchant processor is something small business owners should be particularly careful about. Many companies that sell products or services to other companies, from office equipment to security systems, don’t always offer set-in-stone prices. These types of sales often involve negotiating and it’s difficult to gauge what price you should pay. […]