• SMM Scheduling Tools

    Hey Hey friends! Todays focus is all about Scheduling apps and software for your Social Media Marketing! Down to business!   Okay so you have your business paperwork squared away and you are good to go on Accounting and now you are focusing on Marketing and visibility. Okay cool… Maybe some of you already have all the Social Media basics down and you are ready to get it organized well here we go… Top social media management tools for 2019 With so many social media management and marketing tools out there how do you know which one to use? How do you know which features to choose from? Check out…

  • 5 Important Checklists for your Business

    As a restaurant manager I used checklists multiple times a day. I already knew the importance and ease of use when I walked into my own restaurant BUT creating and utilizing them for myself was a while new task It can be daunting to go through the process of creating a list and adjusting it often until it is fully functional for your business. In a restaurant you’ll have to be sure to separate your checklists for the front of house and back of house but the same process will ring true for each section.   Here we go friends, my top FIVE checklists for consistency and organization: 1. Cleaning…

  • Top 7 “Boring Paperwork” for your Business!

    Welcome back y’all!! Let’s dive right in! As a business owner by now you know that the business is more than just the fun stuff. About a week into the remodel of our restaurant I remember thinking… “Oh wait, I’m going to have to hire people, and actually print menus and stock up our inventory…” It was about that time that I realized maybe I have bitten off a bit more than I could chew, BUT I had a dedicated family and an excellent training along the way so I just dug in my heels and got to work! Here are my top 7 pieces of “boring paperwork” that are…

  • SEO Basics

    Well hey there friends, Welcome back and Happy 2019! I hope you are all geared up for an amazing 1st quarter and and the best year you’ve had so far!! Let’s get down to the post… When I first started working in the inter-webs I had no idea what i was doing and I definitely had no idea what SEO even meant. I promise if you are saying the same thing you are totally not alone, and lucky for you there are lots of geeks like me that love the work AND helping Local Businesses meet their MARK!!   So… here are some SEO (Search Engine Optimization – Ah-ha!) basic…

  • Happy New Year

    Happy January friends!! I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all Happy New Year. You made it to 2019! This only tip and trick I have for this particular post is to take a few minutes to do the following: Be Grateful – for the ever growing and challenging opportunity to grow and learn Be Mindful – of all the things happening around you… pay attention and listen with more than your ears Be Kind – but seriously… just take a breath (even when it is a struggle) and just be nice Be Gentle – with YOURSELF and all those around you (it is not easy doing…

  • Work and Life BALANCE

    Welcome back friends!! Thanks for taking a few moments to check out this post. I know by now we are all elbows deep in holiday CHAOS so I wanted to take a few minutes to chat about balance…   I remember when I was running the restaurant  (or really any of my management positions) I had a very hard time finding the balance. When we shut down to remodel I was actually pregnant and when she was born I worked with her camping out under the bar. It was pretty cool, and lucky for me I had a very patient very understanding husband. BUT… after a while my children needed…

  • Accounting Tips for Small Business!

    Hello to all my fellow business owners, and thank you for joining me for another week of tips and tricks for small business! We are getting close to the end of the year and that means TAXES and ACCOUNTING and all the scary things… SO, this week we are going to talk a little (teeny-tiny) bit about Accounting and being ready for 2019! Look y’all, I am definitely not shy about my history with accounting. I basically bought a restaurant and skipped the fancy money parts for MONTHS. Then one day… (I thought I was so clever) I bought Quickbooks, for Mac and I just started entering things. I created…

  • Useful Photo and Video Apps for your Biz!

    Welcome back you clever, clever creatives!! Thanks for hanging out with me and following these weekly blogs! Let’s get right to the juicy details of this weeks post… This week we are look at:   I am totally a MAC addict and have the phone, computer and other gadgets made to integrate and work together sold by Apple. Because of this I find so many useful tips and tricks in their App Store. BUT that does NOT mean that you can’t find useful apps and tricks for any Operating System! Check out these cool Apps: PhotoFox – Highlighted Features: * Layers – Photofox’s Layers allow the user to combine as many…

  • Quick Tips for Employee Retention

    Welcome back you beautiful Entrepreneurs! Thanks for joining me for another week and exploring tips and tricks for your business! Again, if you have stumbled upon me by chance please take a moment to go up to the top and join the email list to get these emails delivered to you weekly. DOWN TO BUSINESS…   Y’all, I think retention is one of those things that kind of spans the whole of your business… BUT Customer retention HINGES on the value you assign to Employee Retention. So how do you show them how much you love and appreciate their hard work so you can retain them longer?? 1. Salary And…

  • Fun and Easy Design Tools

    Welcome back friends… Thank you returning to my blog and checking out these tips and tricks for improving your business! I have been gathering some intel and have decided to start creating a few posts with useful tools, apps and gadgets that you can use to get yourself ORGANIZED!   This week we are going to look at:   I am kind of a GEEK for design work and creating imagery and even discovering complimentary colors.. but I know that isn’t the case for everyone! When I was working for the Chamber I was tasked with creating some advertising tools for the Event Center. At the time I was like…