The Booming Business of Coffee and Tea

The Booming Business of Coffee and Tea

On this Special Podcast recorded at Foodable.io, brought to you by Kabbage, we get to discuss the massive growth and new innovation in the beverage scene. In this episode, Host Yareli Quintana leads the discussion about the creative process of developing an artisan beverage, the nuances of sourcing, and personalizing experiences to gain customer loyalty.

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How to Be an Effective Leader in an Evolving Industry

How to Be an Effective Leader in an Evolving Industry
  • The Barron Report's Paul Barron talks to business and management guru Rudy Miick about how to be an effective leader.

  • Our industry's culture has changed and behavior that was acceptable 20 years ago is no longer acceptable.

 

Show Notes

On this episode of The Barron Report, we get to talk leadership with business and management coach, Rudy Miick! Great leadership is a building block in all businesses, but especially in an “industry of pennies” like the restaurant industry. Listen in to hear Paul and Rudy discuss the issues restaurants are facing today and how a great leader can guide their team to success.

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  • 2:26 - Rudy’s blogs
  • 3:36 - Begins Asking “Who Are We?”
  • 6:37  - Creating a Strong Culture Using Employees
  • 12:23 - Defining and Re-assessing Excellence
  • 17:09 - Exposing the Sexual Harassment Problem
  • 22:12 - Certain Behaviors are Not Acceptable Anymore
  • 24:07 - Leaders Must be Attentive to Changes in our Industry
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Are your Brand’s Values Being Conveyed to your Guests? Make Sure They are With These Tips

Are your Brand’s Values Being Conveyed to your Guests? Make Sure They are With These Tips

Picture yourself walking down the street and seeing a person walking towards you. When you look at their clothes, demeanor, age, hairstyle, and posture– you begin forming your perceptions about that person. Are they friendly? Do they share similar interests with you? Are they a threat? What kind of work do they do? All of these thoughts begin subconsciously every time we encounter a new person. You can usually tell a lot about what a person values just by their appearance.

Though we're taught not to judge people on their appearance, we still do. And we judge brands the same way.

Your brand's appearance should accurately reflect your brand.

So what determines what your brand really is? Values.

Just like people, organizations are lead by values. If your restaurant is going to connect on a human level, you need to understand what drives your brand. Brand values can then be properly portrayed in how your company presents itself. These values should become a part of the culture and influence decision-making throughout all levels of the business.

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3 Things That I Learned About Restaurants by Working in Film

3 Things That I Learned About Restaurants by Working in Film

Restaurant ownership is anything but glamourous. The same thing with the film industry. It’s a high-stress and labor-intensive industry. On good days, it’s a beautifully orchestrated masterpiece and on not-so-good days, it’s absolutely grueling. Here are three things the film industry can teach you about working in restaurants. 

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Restaurant Curb Appeal– How to Start your Guest’s Dining Experience Off on the Right Foot

Restaurant Curb Appeal– How to Start your Guest’s Dining Experience Off on the Right Foot

Outside of social media, word-of-mouth, and online directories– how else does a potential guest notice a restaurant? A store’s outside appearance. Here are some tips to considering before opening a restaurant  to enhance your store's curb appeal. 

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