Reasons for Restaurants to Go Organic!

I have written before about my garden and passion for organic foods and organic restaurants.  I found this article today and thought it worthy of sharing with our restaurant customers.  Let me know what you think!  Nelda

https://www.thebalance.com/restaurants-go-organic-2538365

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How Do You Show Your Customers That You Appreciate Them?

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It’s a new year, and if you’re still going strong as a business, there’s one reason why—and that reason is your customers.

Have you taken a moment to simply say thanks?

There are many ways that you can show your appreciation to the people and businesses who help keep your doors open.

Here are three ways that you can show gratitude to your clients:

  1. Introduce a loyalty program. From e-commerce to restaurants to department stores, loyalty programs inspire brand loyalty by offering perks for those who are a part of the program. So, if you are a restaurant, why not offer a free dessert or discounted meal on a patron’s birthday?
  2. Share a book or an industry-specific memento. Sharing a book offers two benefits. It shows your customers that you are making an effort to grow and build on your industry know-how. Second, your client will be able to learn more about you as a company, and have an interesting reason to start up a conversation next time he or she says hello.
  3. Feature customers on your website. Take the opportunity to tell a story about how your client used your product or service and benefited from it. Having someone say something great about you is much more beneficial than saying something positive about yourself. So, use the resources you already have to drum up positive press, and your customers will be glad to gain free exposure for their work as well.

These are just a few ideas. You might already have some customer appreciation hacks of your own. What others would you add to the list?

 

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Let’s Talk About Food!!

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Have you got a favorite restaurant or maybe you are a chef and want to share your favorite recipe?  Let’s talk about it, share because I want to know and others do too.  I am into organic gardening, I have a garden and I love everything about it; the dirt in my toes, the fresh veggies in a basket, on the table and finally on a plate, I love it all!  I recently found this blog with some great organic recipes check it out and please share your loves, your favorites a little bit of you.  Nelda

http://www.sproutedkitchen.com/

 

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Preparing Your Business for an Emergency

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Small business is the life-blood of our country and we want to help you prepare your business in the event of an emergency.  Of course your safety and the safety of your family and employees is the highest priority in an emergency however, if you have time to prepare your business here are a few tips:

  • First and foremost, close all open batches.
  • Write down the phone number of your processor so that you can call for any assistance you might need processing transactions or closing batches
  • Power down and unplug your processing system be it a counter top terminal or point of sale system.
  • If possible move your processing unit to a safe location along with cables and accessories.

Keep safe and please let our office know if we can assist in any way

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The Big Idea!

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I hate meetings, I know they are necessary but I hate them.  My time is stretched so thin, wife,  business person, Mom, caregiver for my 87 year old Father, who needs another meeting?  What  I do love and make time for are Ted Talks, short, long whatever I have the time for I try to fit them in, there are thousands and I found this one today about meetings.  Check it out, let me know what you think and let’s talk, not a meeting a conversation, an email or just make a comment.  Tell me how you feel about a meeting! Click on the Link below and happy Tedding……

The big idea: Meetings, the ultimate time-suck, and how to fix them

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