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 […]

Set a Goal Then Stop Obsessing About It

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Focus on the process, not the end result. This might sound familiar: You set a goal. Let’s say, you set a goal to lose 10 pounds in three weeks. You start getting excited and pumping yourself up. I’m going to do this! 10 pounds, three weeks, let’s go! A week later, you feel exhausted and discouraged. […]

McKinley Marketing on 20 Years of Success

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Co-founder shares advice from success story “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs McKinley Marketing came to life 20 years ago and, like every business, grew from humble beginnings, watered and fed nearly every waking hour from the blood and sweat of a few dedicated entrepreneurs. Michelle […]

A Bakery’s Rise to Success

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In 2000, Alan Hakimi, along with two business partners at the time, established Lyon Bakery, Inc. The now rapidly growing bakery started out with Hakimi selling loaves in 13-hour shifts every Saturday and Sunday to busy commuters at the Union Station market. Since then, the company has become one of the top wholesale bread suppliers in the […]