Prepping for Catersource: How to Make the Most Out of Attending

Prepping for Catersource: How to Make the Most Out of Attending

As we gear up for Catersource 2019 in beautiful, historic New Orleans, we can’t help but to reflect on the reason for the (conference) season – continuing education, putting in the coveted face time with your partners, and making industry connections. For the catering industry, this is the must-see event of the year, and the benefits are immeasurable.

With any conference, it’s crucial that you take the time to prepare, whether that’s packing the essentials or simply doing your research on the featured exhibits.

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Setting the Right Goals for 2019

Setting the Right Goals for 2019

A new year offers new opportunities to see your business grow and develop in ways you may have only dreamed of until now. The first step towards your next major achievements is setting the right goals for 2019. So how can you get started? 

Begin your goal-setting process with a period of reflection. Have a conversation with your team about what worked and what did not during the year. What would you like to see continue or grow?

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How to Do Your Own Publicity as a Caterer

How to Do Your Own Publicity as a Caterer

You can offer the best catering services, from top quality, creative menus to flawlessly smooth event days, but if no one new can find you, your business will never grow.

Handling your own publicity can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There are relatively easy steps you can take to evaluate your publicity needs and promote your services. You simply need to know where to start.

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Leverage: How GPOs work

Leverage: How GPOs work

A group purchasing organization or GPO is a very simple, yet amazingly powerful concept.  A GPO is exactly what is sounds like – a group of companies working together to get better prices and service than any single company could get on their own.

Large companies like Lowe’s, McDonald’s and Ford get better prices because they spend a lot of money and thus have spending leverage. 

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SB Value Will Provide 2019 ICAEF Scholarship

SB Value Will Provide 2019 ICAEF Scholarship

SB Value is pleased to announce its first ICAEF (International Caterers Association Educational Foundation) Scholarship. The Foundation makes it possible for qualified individuals including owners, managers and employees of ICA Member firms, to attend designated educational conferences in connection with the International Caterers Association. The Catersource Conference and Tradeshow is scheduled for February 24-27, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Catersource is a four-day education experience that attracts over 5,500 attendees from around the globe in all aspects of the catering and events community.

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