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From Reactive to Proactive—Post-Pandemic Reopening Tips & Resources From and For Small Business Owners
Small business owners throughout the country are rebuilding, and many seek tips on the best ways to restore business to pre-pandemic levels. Whether reaching out to fellow business owners on how they navigated recovery or accessing government resources, small business owners are hungry for information.Read More
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for … Gelato?
Jon Snyder, iI laboratorio gelato owner, shares his life-long entrepreneurial ice cream journey and describes the difference between ice cream and gelato.Read More
Sip a Moment to be Mindful with Aisha Chottani
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin, Aisha Chottani, founder of Moment, a flavored water formulated and packaged to inspire mindful moments, discusses the origins of her company and how she took a dip in the Shark Tank.Read More
A Taste for Rapid Expansion Serves Up Valuable Lessons Learned for Hiran Patel.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails, Hiran Patel, owner of Naansense Indian restaurants in Chicago, discusses the issues he encountered when expanding to a second location and the wisdom gained from failure. Listen to the episode.Read More
‘Thank You’s’ Do Go Out of Style.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails , Rachel Doyle, social entrepreneur, CEO and founder of GlamourGals, shares an early failure due to inexperience writing thank you notes.Read More
Ready for Your Close-up? GlamourGals Opens the Door to Seniors in Isolation.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin, social entrepreneur Rachel Doyle, owner of GlamourGals, merges makeovers and service to bring joy to isolated seniors. Listen to the episode.Read More
Roasting High-Quality Coffee and Serving the Post-Prison Population with Pete Leonard.
In this season 1 episode of Back of the Napkin , Pete Leonard, owner of I Have A Bean Coffee Co in Wheaton, IL, shares how a trip to Brazil and a smoke-filled backyard started an obsession for roasting coffee, and how a personal experience changed his perspective on the post-prison population.Read More
How to Plan a Wedding in 5 Minutes with Pyaari Weddings
Manali Shah and Raj Kamaria are shaking things up in the wedding industry with their business Pyaari Weddings.Read More
Expiration Date …What’s That? A BOTN Friday Fail with Maria Erna.
In this season 1 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails , Maria Erna, owner of WaG Grooming Salon and Spa, a holistic dog spa in Salem, New Hampshire, shares an early failure due to a missing coupon expiration date, and recalls a fight for M&Ms.Read More
How to Inspire Creativity in Business with Lee Kitchen
Lee Kitchen is an innovation catalyst and consultant who helps small business owners across the country flesh out their creative ideas.Read More
Failure Not An Option? Thankfully It Is Says Creativity Expert Lee Kitchen.
In this season 1 episode 3 of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails , Lee Kitchen, motivational speaker, facilitator and Magical Innovation and Creativity Dude, talks about the importance of failure, and how it helps us grow. Plus, Kitchen raises the umbrella on how rain made the “Happiest Place on Earth” the stormiest backstage on the globe.Read More
SurePayroll Launches Zoho Books Strategic Partnership
Today, SurePayroll, a Paychex company, a leading provider of small business payroll and HR solutions, announced a partnership with Zoho Books, an online accounting software that helps businesses manage their finances and stay tax compliant.Read More
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