If you have been following our Power of Business effort, one thing has probably come to your attention. We believe in the power of peer-to-peer learning.
This week’s blog is story of a restaurant owner as he takes a bootstrap, or shoe-string, approach in developing his self-defined “community restaurant.” The restaurant focuses on serving local foods as much as possible. But, he notes the need to take the customers into account at all times plus knowing that, to remain viable over the long term, he must make the finances work as well.
The story, “How I started My Business: North,” comes from Lucky Peach and can be found at: http://luckypeach.com/north-restaurant-providence-ri/
The owner identifies an untapped market that helped him spread the word about his business.
I appreciated reading the last paragraph when he says, “We’re not a perfect restaurant…But we’re getting better…” Constant effort and creating an experience are two keys that will help him on the road to success.
This story present our them found in most of our Friday 15 chats, in our educational series of Online Marketing z-mags have all highlighted, and discussed in many blog posts. That message is learning from business owners who have “been there and done that.”
Our message also can be found when other guests use information shared by the business owners they work with in a search for common threads leading to success and helping us to pull different ideas into a deeper, more comprehensive way of organizing and running a business.
Much can be learned from listening to your peers, whether or not they are in your specific industry. Join us as we help being these ideas to you.