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Restaurants Approaching a Tipping Point on Wages?

Restaurants Approaching a Tipping Point on Wages?

Are Restaurants Approaching a Tipping Point on Wages? Higher minimum wages pressure restaurants to reconsider tipping practices 845 words By Ann Meyer  Huertas restaurant in New York eliminated tips and increased menu prices to pay workers more fairly. Photos courtesy of Huertas. Changing an age-old practice like tipping a restaurant server takes a concerted effort, […]

Obama Signs JOBS Act Opening Door to Up to $1 Million in Crowdfunding

Obama Signs JOBS Act Opening Door to Up to $1 Million in Crowdfunding

President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the bipartisan JOBS Act, short for Jumpstart Our Business Startups, which is designed to create jobs over time by easing access to capital for businesses. Citing the success of American inventors and entrepreneurs such as Graham Bell and Henry Ford, Obama predicted the act will be a “game […]

FTC announces right to privacy principles

The Federal Trade Commission today released a report outlining principles designed to encourage  companies to respect consumers’ right to privacy pertaining to Internet use. In releasing the report, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz encouraged companies to embrace three principles: “First, incorporate privacy protections into products as they are developed – that is, privacy by design; Second, offer […]

Perceptions on value: How to articulate your relevance to the market

  By Suzanne Ross Guest columnist Who would ever introduce themselves by saying what they are NOT? It is a crazy proposition but it happens far more often than you might imagine. A discussion with my teenage daughter, about how she will stand apart as she starts considering highly competitive colleges and then the professional […]

By building trust, restaurateur builds a business

From our archives This story first appeared in the Chicago Tribune April 11, 2005.  By Ann Meyer Like a big family, everyone who works at Nick Sarillo’s restaurant knows everything about the place, including how much Sarillo pays himself in salary, how much the cheese costs, how customers rate the service and even how many napkins […]

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