5-minute Hacks for Motivating Staff

5-minute Hacks for Motivating Staff

Teamwork is essential in the events industry, but it’s especially important in the catering world. After all, there’s a whole saying about having too many cooks in the kitchen. Ensuring that your staff remains motivated and committed to the job at hand is the key to a cohesive work environment and, in turn, a team that is driven toward success.

Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say about motivating a bustling staff in an ever-changing environment.

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How Top Chefs Break Down Food and Labor Costs

How Top Chefs Break Down Food and Labor Costs

When you’re running a business, you surely keep tabs on costs to get an idea of the profit that your company takes in from its work. While there are many areas in which to save, the two primary expense categories in catering are labor and food.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can save in both of these categories. 

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Winter Reading & Listening List

Winter Reading & Listening List

For most of us, winter is the start of the off-season – a time when business slows down and we can finally take a breath after a busy year. While everyone certainly deserves a break, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to take a break from continuing your education.

Doing so doesn’t require that you take a full-on educational course, just take advantage of resources that you have right at your fingertips.

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Sales Tips that Don’t Feel Sales-y

Sales Tips that Don’t Feel Sales-y

One of the secrets to great selling is to perfect a sales presentation or interaction that doesn’t feel “sales-y.” Prospective clients are far more receptive to a conversation focused on them and on their needs than a rapid-fire list of all of the benefits of a product or service. It takes expertise and finesse, but with practice and the following tips, practically anyone can elevate their sales games and improve their conversion rates.

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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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