Published Dec. 7, 2014
I’m confused about the rules for paying employees overtime. Can you explain them to me?
Should you be paying overtime to your employees? The answer is: it depends.
Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay overtime to most hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week for businesses that take in more than $500,000 a year in revenue.
Published Nov. 23, 2014
Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015
Published Nov. 15, 2014
Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.
Published Nov. 9, 2014
My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true?
Published Oct. 30, 2014
Has your bar or restaurant concept taken off to the point where you can barely handle the crowds? Are your customers begging for another location? That’s a great problem to have, but where should you locate your new store depends on your goals. Perhaps you need another location in the same town, or maybe you’re attracting customers outside your area, indicating demand for your concept in a neighboring city.
How do you know if you’re ready for a second location? Ask yourself the following questions:
Current City: Overland Park, KS
MBA, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Henry Bloch School of Management Executive Program
BA - Biology, Wake Forest University
Published Oct. 27, 2014
Your restaurant is successful. Congratulations! Now it’s time to think about expansion. Perhaps customers have asked when you’ll be opening in a location closer to them. Perhaps you have visions of a chain of locations throughout your region or nationwide. Perhaps you’ve even had people ask whether you sell franchises, because they’d like to get in on your concept. When deciding how to grow your restaurant, there are two choices: starting a chain, or selling franchises.
Published Oct. 23, 2014
Any bar or restaurant owner can’t help but be aware of the power online ratings and reviews have to generate traffic for your establishment. Ratings and review sites are important not only because consumers turn to them when seeking bars and restaurants, but also because search engines are increasingly relying on them. That means the more ratings and review sites you have a presence on, the higher your restaurant or bar will pop up in search results.
To get started, make sure your bar or restaurant is listed on the major review sites and on local search sites that incorporate reviews, including:
Published Oct. 23, 2014
Although the mobile gourmet food truck trend has been around for a couple of years, the concept is only getting hotter as the trend catches on across the country. Many established restaurants are now adding a mobile aspect to their businesses, and for new entrepreneurs, mobile offers a great way to get into the food business without a lot of overhead.
Here’s why starting a mobile food business makes sense: