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First Quarter Trends Within the Restaurant Industry

March 15, 2015 | Written by Matt Beuschlein

Maybe it’s America’s resurgent obsession with bacon, or the emergence of legions of foodies, but people are flocking to restaurants again.

2015 is shaping up to be an excellent year for the restaurant industry, with TDn2K’s Black Box Intelligence reporting that in January, restaurant chains posted their highest same-store sales and traffic growth rates in more than six years.  If that wasn’t enough, the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 industry outlook projects record sales of $709 billion.

Already have your own restaurant or thinking about starting one given the promising year ahead? Read on for the top trends so far this year to make 2015 your best year yet.

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Construction Trends You Need to Know about in 2015

March 12, 2015 | Written by Matt Beuschlein

When the Great Recession hit in the late 2000s, the construction industry took one of the heavier blows as housing starts and remodeling projects dried up.

Now those days seem like a long time ago as the industry has started to pick up steam again with 2015 expected to be a year of dramatic growth.  But coming out of the bust season and into the boom brings with it some challenges for the industry.

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The Pros and Cons of Starting an LLC

March 4, 2015 | Written by Matt Beuschlein

The Limited Liability Company or LLC is quickly becoming the preferred business structure of choice for those looking to start a business.  For good reason too – LLC’s are simple to setup, cheap to start and offer great benefits.

You have the dream.  Now it's time to make that dream a reality.  According to an article by Forbes, when starting a business, only 50% survive their first five years, with a third making it to the ten year mark.  With odds like that it’s best to understand all of the options and benefits available to you, so let's take a look at what they are!  

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Secrets to a Better Work-Life Balance

February 25, 2015 | Written by Matt Beuschlein

Technology keeps us plugged in 24-7.  With smartphones, tablets and computers, people are able to work from virtually anywhere.  Being so connected makes it incredibly difficult to “leave” the office, especially for a business owner.  Time is an entrepreneurs best friend, but is too much of it spent working?  The answer is most likely yes, so here are five steps to help you reclaim some of that time for yourself!

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Controlling Your Business's Future in Uncertain Times

February 18, 2015 | Written by Matt Beuschlein

You need to add certainty to your business over the coming months.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses released a report citing a drop in small business optimism  during the month of January.  So what are your plans for business expansion?  How much control do you have over your business this year?  Let’s discuss the state of small business this month and the 6 steps you can take to help keep your business above water and ahead of the competition.

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