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Get up to speed on mobile technology

Your customers expect convenience with mobile technology, and developing an app for your restaurant is one way to give them that. Learn how you can increase your repeat business, connect with new guests and drive your ROI with affordable mobile apps at our Talus Mobile webinar on July 13.

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Make a life not just a living — finding your purpose at work

Are you making the most of your team? A recent Gallup Study on employee engagement said that 71% of employees are either not engaged or actively disengaged in their jobs, and only 29% are said to be engaged in their job! Engage your team and improve your company.

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Interview rules for you and your managers

Strategically planning your interview techniques is essential for building the strongest team possible.

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Do I really have to document?

We know you’re busy.  You have a lot to keep track of as a manager.  And keeping notes about performance issues and things you’ve discussed with your employees is not

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FDA: Japan and Radiation Concerns Regarding Food Safety

Food and Drug Administration’s Questions and Answers regarding Japan and Radiation Concerns from a Food Safety and Medical Product perspective.

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New IRS social media tools and web links

Tax season is in full swing, and restaurants can benefit from some of the small business web pagesand the new social media tools the IRS offers to help companies keep up with all the latest information.

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New trends report identifies business opportunities in 2011

It has been a tough three years for the restaurant industry, with cutbacks in consumer spending and rising operating costs, but 2011 will be noticeably better in many aspects, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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IRS announces major changes to lien process to aid struggling taxpayers

In its latest effort to help struggling taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a series of new steps to help businesses get a fresh start with their tax liabilities.


Small Business Updates

New State Website Aimed at Small Businesses Small businesses are encouraged to visit a new state webpage that covers planning, starting, running, growing and if necessary, closing a small

Marketing & Sales Resources

How to handle a bad review

And Other Burning PR Questions By Lori Randall WRA Consulting Network public relations consultant Lori Randall shares the answers to five common asked questions among her restaurant clients. 1. How


Protect your business interests

The WRA’s bi-annual Wage, Benefit & Menu Report, developed in conjunction with People Report, will be available to members January 2011.

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Interview rules for you and your managers

WRA consultant Kathy Chaffee Groff shows you how a well-organized job interview can yield the strongest staff for your team. By Kathy Chaffee Groff I consider staffing to be the

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WRA Marketplace connects restaurants to services and offers

Extensive and easy to use, the WRA Marketplace houses a wealth of information on products and services, special offerings and provides the means to communicate directly with companies and distributors.


Member dining guide promotes your restaurant

Designed to promote WRA member restaurants was developed by the WRA, and is one of the most complete online dining guides in Washington.


Business news for restaurants

The WRA works directly with state, federal and local governments and experts in the restaurant industry to ensure you are in the know. The Washington Restaurant Association’s communications team produces