November, 2012 Archive

The Satisfied Customer – Great Service Still Exists

Well it certainly is a change to be able to write an absolutely positive blog on an eating experience. It’s becoming a not so common occurrence. However, for all you Australians out there and of course for those wonderful international visitors traveling in the Adelaide area, we were treated to a fantastic experience by our [...]

Business Plan Update

Following on from my post on “Business Plan – An important lesson” I have had comments about the minimum requirements for a business plan and where they can get an expanded contents list that they can use rather than just the main sections. Now, I have to admit that I do understand the frustrations that [...]

Retail Startups – Importance of site/store location

It still rings true, location, location, location. I was just reflecting on some of the issues involved in selecting a location for your retail business startup and came across an article I had written and filed away for posterity. I thought I should get it out of the drawer and share some of my thoughts [...]

Your Business Plan – An important lesson

I was talking to a restauranteur friend of mine last week, a very successful one at that, and we were discussing how he set his business up and what were some of the issues/problems that he would approach differently. I was most surprised when I raised the issue of writing a business plan and how [...]

Design trends: the latest lighting

Design trends: the latest lighting The clocks going back marks the start of long winter nights — so brighten the darkness with the tempting array of new designer lights available. After a decade of fashionably “concealed” lighting — with ceilings peppered with tiny downlights, the pendant lamp is making a spectacular comeback in eye-catching sculptural [...]

JCPenney in Bradenton reshapes store

BRADENTON — The JCPenney department store at DeSoto Square mall in Bradenton will unveil a new look Thursday aimed at lifting sales in time for the holiday shopping season. The changes include a new floor layout anchored by clusters the retailer calls “hard shops” that separate the merchandise by individual brands instead of merchandise categories. [...]