Restaurants and Hospitality

John Elrick

John Elrick

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Winchester, VA

Languages:English

How I can help you

John is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business as a personal computer consultant straight out of college. It was a time when IBM had just introduced the first PC and the Macintosh still referred to the edible kind of apple.

John has built seven businesses ranging from software training to software development and entrepreneurial coaching. He is currently enrolled in the Robbins-Madanes Core 100 and completing his training in Strategic Intervention; a skill he is currently applying in his side practice of small business mentorship.

John's day job is working with Westat, an employee owned firm specializing in social science research, statistical analysis, and evidence-based communications. He consults with the Census Bureau in the development of software for survey collection. He is an evangelist for the balanced adoption of Empirical Process Controls alongside Defined Process. He has extensive experience with Agile Software development methodologies such as Scrum. He has spent several years in depth study of Lean Startup practices and has attended the Lean + Agile DC Executive Summit for the past three years.

John is the principal author of "Application of Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) to Professional Service Firms", JABE. He is currently earning a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and plans to focus on the specialized situation of small to mid sized businesses.

John is a volunteer in the SBA SCORE program and mentors small businesses with a specialization in the psychology of small business ownership. He is also an accomplished speaker celebrating twenty years of experience through Toastmasters International and other venues.

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Industry Experience

Education

Institutional Education

  • CSU Global, Master of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2016 anticipated
  • CSU Global, Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2010
  • School of Hard Knocks, Doctorate, Entrepreneurial Success, ongoing
  • Allegany College, Certificate of Data Processing, 1984

Continuing Education: Highlights

  • Institute for Brain Potential, (October 23, 2014) Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation
  • Frederick County Community Leadership Program (2013 to 2014) CLP
  • Swift Software, (March 17 to 19, 2014) JobTraQ Workflow Training
  • American Society for Training and Development, (March 5 to 6, 2013) Coaching Certificate
  • Institute for Brain Potential, (November 5, 2012) How the Brain Forms New Habits: Why Willpower Is Not Enough. Brian King, PhD.
  • E-Myth Seminars, (March 1, 2012) Position Agreements
  • Toastmasters International (1995 - present) Advanced Communicator Gold 2008
  • Otto Kruger Associates (2008) Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner
  • Rally Software (2005 Scrum Master Certification)

Communication methods

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When most people think of technology for a food-service business, they think of a cash register. But with today’s social networks and Web-based software, that is rapidly changing. Here are 8 technology tools that you might want to consider to help you with everything from creating a full-service website with online ordering to managing a line of customers at your physical restaurant location.

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TJ McCue runs TechBizTalk, which posts product reviews to help busy business owners, and offers advice on how to start a website for businesses that need to get on the Web affordably and quickly.

In order to be successful, your bar or restaurant needs to keep current customers coming back, and get new customers coming it. Here are six ideas for promotional tactics you can use to encourage both new and repeat business.

6 Promotions Ideas for Your Bar or RestaurantIn order to be successful, your bar or restaurant needs to keep current customers coming back, and get new customers coming it. Here are six ideas for promotional tactics you can use to encourage both new and repeat business.

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SPIKE TV

SPIKE is honored to be among such influential companies. We are a national leader in programming that supports small business and entrepreneurship, while simultaneously entertaining the heck out of people. The brand speaks to men’s adventurous side – to work harder, be stronger and to make as much as possible along the way.

 

 

Reiva Lesonsky HeadshotRieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Follow Rieva at Twitter.com/Rieva and visit her blog atSmallBizDaily.com. Visit her website SmallBizTrendCast to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.

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Are you using Facebook to promote your bar or restaurant? If not, you’re missing out. Facebook has proven to be a valuable marketing tool for millions of small businesses— and bars and restaurants are among those that can benefit the most.

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SPIKE TV

SPIKE is honored to be among such influential companies. We are a national leader in programming that supports small business and entrepreneurship, while simultaneously entertaining the heck out of people. The brand speaks to men’s adventurous side – to work harder, be stronger and to make as much as possible along the way.

 

 

Reiva Lesonsky HeadshotRieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Follow Rieva at Twitter.com/Rieva and visit her blog atSmallBizDaily.com. Visit her website SmallBizTrendCast to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.

Your customers have many choices these days when they go out to eat, drink and socialize. How can you ensure your bar or restaurant stands out from the crowd? For a bar or restaurant, getting involved in the community is key to success. Here are five ways to make your establishment stand out.

About the Author

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SPIKE TV

SPIKE is honored to be among such influential companies. We are a national leader in programming that supports small business and entrepreneurship, while simultaneously entertaining the heck out of people. The brand speaks to men’s adventurous side – to work harder, be stronger and to make as much as possible along the way.

 

 

Reiva Lesonsky HeadshotRieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Follow Rieva at Twitter.com/Rieva and visit her blog atSmallBizDaily.com. Visit her website SmallBizTrendCast to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.

Are you using Twitter to market your bar or restaurant? Here’s the skinny: Twitter lets you send short messages (up to 140 characters) called “tweets” to your “followers” and forward other people’s tweets (“retweeting”). While Twitter is still used by just a small percentage of the online population, those users are valuable customers because they tend to be trendsetters who influence others.

5 Tips for Marketing Your Bar or Restaurant With TwitterThe famous Kogi Taco Truck in Los Angeles pioneered using Twitter for restaurant marketing; they would tweet to let customers know where the truck would be stopping next. Since then, the microblogging service has rapidly become one of the best marketing tools a bar or restaurant can use. Here are 5 tips for marketing with Twitter.

About the Author

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SPIKE TV

SPIKE is honored to be among such influential companies. We are a national leader in programming that supports small business and entrepreneurship, while simultaneously entertaining the heck out of people. The brand speaks to men’s adventurous side – to work harder, be stronger and to make as much as possible along the way.

 

 

Reiva Lesonsky HeadshotRieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Follow Rieva at Twitter.com/Rieva and visit her blog atSmallBizDaily.com. Visit her website SmallBizTrendCast to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.

Tear Up Paper for Better Restaurant Management

There’s no doubt that when business is booming, your restaurant can get quite disheveled. And then you wait until down time to do your books. Sifting through those receipts and other sorted slips of paper is simply a disaster. There’s an easier way. Move and manage your restaurant in the cloud and save time, money, and that coveted sanity.

Why should your restaurant be (almost) paperless?

Yes, there may be customers who still want a printed ticket, you can’t help that. But, the more you go off paper and in the cloud, the more secure your business is and the more sure you are that you aren’t missing anything, both for the day to day and for tax season. Today we offer you the different kinds of software you can use to streamline your restaurant management and offer examples of software to do it with.

What kind of business software do you need for better restaurant management?

About the Author

Jennifer Riggins, headshotJennifer Riggins is a Jersey Girl in Barcelona, using her passion for writing and marketing to help small businesses define their vision and brand. This eBranding Ninja has a special love for Spanish start-ups, SaaS, and any innovation that helps you grow your business.​

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Larry Weissman

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Boca Raton, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

Highly successful corporate marketing and advertising executive with over 40 years experience in franchised quick service and fast casual restaurants, franchised education services and franchised automotive aftermarket businesses. Also served in senior executive level positions at multinational advertising agencies. Developed award winning marketing and sales promotion tactics for restaurants.

Business management skills include strategic planning, brand development, product development, marketing/sales promotion, public relations, advertising and related creative services.

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Education

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

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Ask SCORE

          All the recent news stories about large companies having their data breached makes me wonder: What can a small business do to protect information stored in the cloud? 

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration. 

John Rhind

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Hilliard, OH

Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

John is a senior marketing leader who's spent his entire career involved with marketing communications. He has a dual perspective of advertising agency & client-side experience in both B2B and B2C market segments. Most recently he worked at McGraw-Hill Education  as director of content marketing and social media where he directed strategic planning, public relations, social media, content marketing, search engine optimization, web development, advertising (print and online), branding and results measurement. 

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Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science, Scripps School of Journalism / Public Relations, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

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