Monthly Archives: March 2022

Is Your Franchise Tech-Forward (Enough)?

March 30, 2022 | 207 views

Is Your Franchise Tech-Forward (Enough)?
Is Your Franchise Tech-Forward (Enough)?

Many of our customers are franchisees. With that comes a slew of pre-programmed benefits from the franchisor:  brand recognition, training, regional and national marketing among them. Yet, we see our franchise owners competing just like any other small business—they seek advantages and ways to secure larger market share in their areas while efficiently delivering a branded product or service.

As a SaaS company executive, I see the initiative and tough choices that small businesses of all types make. It is helpful to have the franchisor’s technology solutions, of course, but there are additional tech-forward options to propel franchisees toward success.

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Restaurant Automation for Improved Operations

March 23, 2022 | 128 views

Restaurant Automation for Improved Operations
Restaurant Automation for Improved Operations

Foodservice businesses have writhed in pain for the past couple of years. The pandemic accentuated the usually dismal long-term success rates for restaurants. Approximately one-third of restaurants will fail each year, yet small restaurants are the most common type of new business. How can you help ensure that yours survives? One valuable way is to streamline your restaurant operation with automation.

Improve Ordering Speed

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Five Management Skills for Hybrid Environments

March 16, 2022 | 147 views

Five Management Skills for Hybrid Environments
Five Management Skills for Hybrid Environments

It is a challenging hiring market these days. We’ve dedicated more hours to each job candidate than ever, and the expectations of prospective employees have changed significantly over the last months and years. Organizations that offer hybrid environments are desirable to many workers because it allows more options and flexibility.

On the flip side of the hybrid employees are the managers who have to manage a hybrid operation. They require different skills to control the operation and employees effectively. Some employees are at home while others are in the workplace, and flexible managers adapt quickly to remote meetings and fewer in-person engagements. Here are five management skills to and systems needed to remain highly functional in an organization with hybrid schedules.

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Scheduling Vacations to Maintain High Service & Production Levels

March 2, 2022 | 243 views

Scheduling Vacations to Maintain High Service & Production Levels
Scheduling Vacations to Maintain High Service & Production Levels

Vacation planning is on the upswing. Finally, we can imagine international trips and summer beach houses in our future. We want to visit family in person rather than on video calls. With these longings comes the challenge of allowing employees time off without interrupting the operations. Everyone needs a break, but a business often struggles if specific roles are left unfilled. Vacations or other PTO needs planning so that employees get what they need and the business maintains high performance levels.

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