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How Anthony Bourdain Inspired a Banker to Create a Culinary Brand

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food Read more

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Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades
February 1, 2023

People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the world happen. Unfortunately, there is a growing gap in the skilled trades workforce, despite high wages, employer-funded training, readily available positions, and the opportunity to apply […]

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Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High
February 1, 2023

With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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The Trend of Procuring Online Education Intervention Solutions
February 1, 2023

Education systems that have taken a metered approach towards spending for instruction materials are also using this methodology to procure online education intervention solutions. Estimates put the overall global Online Tutoring Market at 6.52 Billion in 2021, and experts believe that number could reach over 19 Billion a year by 2030. And while online […]

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How Anthony Bourdain Inspired a Banker to Create a Culinary Brand
September 23, 2021

From new technologies and changing food trends to supply chains and innovative concepts, the restaurant industry is everchanging. Host Andre Natera shares kitchens, plates and stories with food and beverage superstars, preparing a new dish and offering valuable insights from the front lines of the culinary industry.   The pandemic threw a lot of curveballs at the […]

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Adding Heart to the Franchise Business Model
March 18, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Many restaurants suffered big blows during the pandemic, but not Teriyaki Madness. It experienced growth and expansion. So, what’s their secret recipe for success? […]

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Kohl’s Real Estate is Giving it the Leg Up
May 11, 2020

Though the pandemic has been a hard hit on retailers, Kohl’s is showing surprising confidence in their post-pandemic outlook. Kohl’s announced Thursday morning that it plans to have 25% of its stores reopened by the week of May 11, including in states such as Texas, Alaska, Arkansas, South Carolina, Utah and Oklahoma. According to […]

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Why Pepsi is Fairing Better than Coke Mid-Pandemic
April 30, 2020

Pepsi surprised investors last week with their Q1 earnings, which showed impressive sales gains across most of its product portfolio as consumers stocked up to eat at home during the coronavirus pandemic. What has led Pepsi, who owns Frito Lay and Quaker Foods, to do so well where Coke has fallen behind? On this […]

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CineCast: Advice for Young Software Companies
November 20, 2019

Taking Cinedeck from the hardware world to the software world impacted leaders’ outlook on the company business model and shaped the company in an unexpected way, COO Jane Sung [contributor page] said in this third of a three-part conversation on CineCast, a Cinedeck podcast. “When we first launched the software, we launched with our same […]

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CineCast: How a Brand New Startup Can Act Like an Established Company
November 18, 2019

Cinedeck COO Jane Sung says there were huge barriers when it came to entering the software technology market with cineXtools. “Especially when you’re bootstrapping that new product,” Sung said in this second of three-part discussion on CineCast, a Cinedeck podcast. “Basically it felt like we were starting as a brand new startup.” Like a startup, […]

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CineCast: How Cinedeck Transitioned From a Hardware to a Software Solutions Provider
November 15, 2019

From its inception, Cinedeck has worked tirelessly to bring innovative video recording and editing tools to the market, but that was no easy feat persuading the industry their solution was feasible. On this first of three-part conversation on CineCast, a Cinedeck podcast, COO Jane Sung takes us behind the curtain to reveal the challenges they […]

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Why Colleges and Universities Need to Overhaul Their Strategy in 2020
October 29, 2019

After nearly 200 years in existence, Green Mountain College in western Vermont is no more. The same goes for Southern Vermont College, the College of St. Joseph and Atlantic Union College. All of them, gone. The fact that some smaller colleges come and go should surprise nobody. Change is inevitable in any industry, and higher […]

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The Roboticist Chronicles: Lockheed’s “Skunk Works” Business Philosophy in Practice
September 10, 2019

Every business approaches how they work in a unique way. Each has a philosophy and culture, and each unique approach has its wins; some successful than others. But why? On this episode of The Roboticist Chronicles, we spoke business philosophy with Dan Allford, president of ARC Specialties. ARC Specialties has sound technology, but they […]

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