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  1. How to Kill Your Restaurant Business Fast - Four Eulogies (827 words)
    The downtown restaurant opened about a year ago. I wasn’t surprised that it closed. I was surprised that it stayed open so long. It was around the corner from my office. I walked past it every time I visited the restaurant next door – about once a week. The downtown restaurant opened about a year ago. I wasn’t surprised that it closed. I was surprised that it stayed open so long. It was around the corner from my office. I walked past it every time I visited the restaurant next door – about once a week. Have you watched a restaurant open and then watch it slowly starve to death?

  2. Why Did This Motor Cycle Dealer go Bankrupt? (919 words)
    My motorcycle dealer is bankrupt. The notice in the paper screamed that message and announced the two-day bankruptcy sale. By “my” dealer I mean the one where I bought my motorcycle. While browsing about the store I heard at least one person comment on the bankruptcy that “it was a sign of the times.” I couldn’t help but wonder what this bankruptcy might be really a sign of.

  3. Business Lessons from Las Vegas (725 words)
    If you haven’t been to Las Vegas recently – you should visit. When you visit take good notes. Don’t judge – pay attention. Las Vegas offers a powerful business model. Las Vegas is a place to learn how to run your business. It has been called the sin city. But the real lessons of Vegas are not about sin or gambling. It’s about how to run a successful business.

    Consider these important business lessons that I learned from Las Vegas...

  4. Who Trusts You? (416 words)
    How to build a circle of trust with your customers, suppliers and staff.