Category: Most Important Advice

Critical Mistakes Made By Early Stage Restaurant & Bar Owners & Chains

We give credit to world renowned chef and restaurant owner, Gordon Ramsay, for an excellent response on Quora. We’re reprinting it here with thanks to Quora.

-Think Marketing!  And Then Think More Marketing

-Fill The Seats In Off Peak Times

-Think Community-Adjacent Community & Community of Interest

And We Add: Get Constant Feedback From Your Customers And Keep Finetuning Your Offerings.  Stay Focused On Acquiring Customers And Retaining Them For A Lifetime.

-Get Constant Feedback From Your Customers And Keep Finetuning Your Offerings.

-Stay Focused On Acquiring Customers And Retaining Them For A Lifetime.

Read Gordon Ramsay‘s answer to What are the most common mistakes first-time restaurateurs make? on Quora

“They start thinking about the bright lights and accolades instead of filling their restaurant. As opposed to worrying about being famous, worry about the restaurant being popular within your neighborhood. The NYTimes, Michelin, The New Yorker, they will come visit you if it’s the best in the neighborhood, but don’t worry about outside of that neighborhood. Become full on a Monday, Tuesday, and a Wednesday. If a restaurant in its first six months can be full on a Monday and Tuesday, then the rest of it takes care of itself.

The second thing is to know your customers. Cook within the vicinity you are in and don’t start reaching too far too soon.”

Want some help with your Restaurant, Bar, Food Truck, etc. Marketing Focusing On New Customers. Are You A New or Relaunching Stand Alone or Chain Operation.  Our new Paco Method Marketing System may be perfect for you. More information is available here and here

Who Are You?…Bob Rempel and RempelGroup Partners?-Our Weekly Digest Is Now Available

Just recently I had this question again so I have connected two things together that will help explain.

The question!

Who are you and what do you specialize in we are often asked?  We focus on Customer Growth and Revenue Breakthroughs for business and organizations everywhere. When I say everywhere, I don’t mean we take on any and every type of client. We look for a good medium to long term fit and that starts with a personal discussion.  Unlike most others, we start with better strategy, a mission to crush the competition and keep crushing them…in a very heartfelt way, and a Return on Investment that we are always prepared to provide guarantee assurances of.

Our latest Weekly Digest Newsletter is out and with it a chance to subscribe to it and get some Insider bonuses.

Here’s our announcement on Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Twitter today.

“Bob Rempel’s Weekly Digest…The Best #Customer #Content of The Past #Week! And Our Take On It. For #Local Biz & Entrepreneurs- Feb. 18 Issue by @bobremp http://buff.ly/2lnNEC1  All subscribers receive issues 12hrs in advance & always get 25 per cent discount off our latest Customer Growth programs and workshops for your business. Easy subscribe in the newsletter.”

All confirmed subscribers to our Newsletter or to our Mail List on our Site will also currently receive a pdf copy of our:

The Top 15 Local Directories Every Business Should Be Listed In 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and our recent ebook:

“How To Create Raving Fans And Zealots For Your Brand”

Two great bonuses plus our regular Digest, which helps you find the nuggets among the great amount of content shared every week.  A great timesaver for busy business owners, executive directors and CEOs and other leaders.

Want to talk about your business and organization and the customer challenges you are facing, or the growth targets you want to reach in the next 6 months to 1 year.  Just click this My Calendar Appointment link and set up an appointment.  I look forward to talking with you.

 

 

 

5 Ways Your Business Or Organization Benefits Long Term From The “Crush The Competition” Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico Through April 30, 2017

Crushing with heart

Crushing with heart

5 Ways Your Business & Your Teams Benefits From The “Crush The Competition” Leader-Team Strategy & Tactic Retreat Workshops in Ixtapa, Mexico through April 30, 2017…..even if you don’t think you have competitors, or you think you’re crushing it right now.

1. You wear the Boss title and you just heard again a staff member say “Our Business Strategy Sucks”….”Our Teams Don’t Work Together Well At All”
2. You are going to learn to love “Customers” and “Community” all over again and your business and team will become part of the enlightened leaders and business with vision for the future network

3. Where else are you going to learn about what Narcos TV and Pablo Escobar can teach business Crushing the Competition and have fun doing it?

4. Crushing anything…with heart is fun…Crushing the Competition even more so. It helps you sleep better at night

5. Ixtapa is a “Serenity Now” approved destination and you’ll love our sessions on the beach just staring at the gorgeous sunsets and reflecting…but don’t think you can’t kick it up if you want. Because you will be doing that too!

To sum it all up: “I can’t take another gorgeous sunset and a cold drink, while I’m feeling that we’re really working to put some great plans in place to dominate our market, with a heart based approach, and grow for the future”….SAID NO TEAM MEMBER OR EVEN CEO/LEADER…EVER!

And there’s more:

Did we say these are fully customized events for your business and team too?

Did we say we do this virtually or live, or a combination of both.

Did we say the Rempel Team provides a full six months or more of support and our hands on with you, your business/organizaton, and your Team, after the Retreat-included in your Retreat fee.

Did we say an Early Adopter package for companies and organizations buying in before December 25, 2016.

Original Retreat Announcement and More Information

11 Ways Narcos TV Can Give Business “Crushing The Competition” Lessons

Crush Them + With Customers + Community + More

Crush Them + With Customers + Community + More

We continue to explore the world of Narco TV and the Pablo Escobar life to mine the nuggets for our semi-comedic presentation on “What Narcos TV and Pablo Escobar Can Teach Us About Crushing The Competition”

See our October 3rd Announcement About Our “Crush The Competition Leader & Team Strategy Retreats” at this link.

Yes, we know, we are exploiting a highly popular tv show that is drawing interest for many reasons:  cartel life, Pablo’s life, the drug culture, Colombia, the reality, the history, 80’s, Netflix binge watching, the great acting.  Business can learn from this as well.

Please also check these links out:  More to come. We’ll share parts of our presentation here as well, soon.

The Real DEA Agents Comment on What Narcos TV Got Right

5 Lessons From Narcos TV 

Exploiting Narcos TV Interest For Business: The Language Learning Example

We’re opening the Comments to you. What did you think of the Narcos show and what can business learn about “Crushing the Competition”

 

 

 

Your Business Growth Strategy Sucks! Heard that Lately?

News Update:  Beginning September 25 in Ixtapa, Mexico:  Crush The Competition, Hug Your Customers-Truly Hug Them and Embrace The World and Community Around You business/life transformational Retreats

This is for you Ms Head of the Company, Ms Business Owner,  Mr. Head of  a Social Enterprise Non Profit, Mr. Sports Team CEO, Ms. Startup CEO….whereever you are in the world right now.

Some of you might be hearing these words right now.

“Your Business Growth Strategy Sucks!  Our Tactics Don’t Seem To Be Working!  We Can’t Trust Our Data-Are We Going Forward Or Retreating!  Our Competitors Are Dominating.  We’ve Lost Touch With Our Customers…and every other comment in the book when things just don’t seem to working now and you haven’t had any good news in weeks.”

Harsh words, yes of course, but in business, if we have any business sense at all we know inwardly when something is not working. This just “sucks like a Hoover “you’re saying to yourself. You might have even heard the “s” word from some of your staff, directly or indirectly. Then you take a look at the data. “We’ve got a big problem” seems to be written everywhere in red.

So what to do about this. Now. Immediately.

Announcing our “Crush The Competition, Hug Your Customers-Truly Hug Them and Embrace The World and Community Around You” business/life transformational Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico or the destination of your choice (for large groups).

Part Retreat with enough downtime and also Wow moments to rejuvenate you and your team, and content and learning from top leaders, influencers and facilitators, with action steps and our follow up for back home.

Here’s a little flavor of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, a hidden paradise and a place we are proud to call home base.

Join us for a weekend, a week or even more in beautiful small town relaxed Ixtapa, Mexico starting September 25 and continuing through April 30, 2017   A special program working directly with small groups to create a high-value event.

Special Features of Crush the Competition Retreats:

-Customization Options:  Agenda, Keynote Leader, Location, Language, Accommodations, Special Presentations such as Doing Business in Latin America

-Large Group (10 or more) Rates:

-20-20 Leaders With Vision Network Membership for 24 months with no fee annual Network Master Session in other great locations around the world.

-We Welcome The World:  Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, Mexico as well as North America.  Ixtapa will amaze you.  So will the content and the results.

Unique Features:

-What Business Can Learn From “Narcos” TV…(comedic presentation)

-Spanish Language Learning, Cultural Immersion, and Local Volunteerism in Eco and Childrens’ projects

-Sunsets, Sunrises, Beach running, Music to move you, Fun as you define it/

-Full follow up with you and your team for 6 months or more with marketing and other business growth services included for Gold and Platinum.  This is the most important aspect of all.

Ready Now!

Weeks and weekends can fill up fast.  A small deposit will hold your preferred dates through until April.

Special Rates in effect now until October 31, 2016 for all bookings.

Call us today and discuss the program with us and the customization options you would like, and automatically qualify to receive a copy of the new book “Hustle” by Neil Patel.

Send us a note below and we’ll get you more information on our “Crush The Competition-Hug Your Customers-Embrace the World and Community Around You”  unique Strategy & Experiential Retreats in Ixtapa, Mexico.

They’re designed for real change and a leap forward in your business and life.  Never again should you have to hear or think, “Our Business Growth Strategy Sucks”  Are you ready?

 

Business Growth Summer Strategy Sessions: More Details Announced

PeterDrucker_ThePurposeofBusinessSummer Strategy Sessions 2016 are all about business growth and increased through new and active existing customers, waking up inactive existing customers.  It couldn’t be any simpler

Peter Drucker says, and I paraphrase, the purpose of business is to create and keep customers through demonstrated value, marketing and innovation.

Drucker’s name will come up often as we facilitate strategy sessions for your business or non profit as CEO, Owner, or Executive Director, or as head of your key Team members who are all in attendance.  Similarly so will the term High ROI, Return on Investment, competitor awareness, and terms like evaluation, ongoing monitoring and analysis.

Bob Rempel, CEO and founder of RempelGroup Consulting and Strategy, and their Integrity Online Services agency will make a special presentation on Sweet Spot Management and Leadership, the title of a forthcoming book.

Bob has a popular presentation for groups about business, organizations, and life called Sweet Spot Living & Managing.

Bob has a popular presentation for groups about business, organizations, and life called Sweet Spot Living & Managing.

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You, the Authority, the Opinion Leader, the Influencer.

Becoming an Opinion Leader and authoritative spokesperson in local, regional and national markets is another key part of the discussion.  Today the term Influencer is used widely to describe their presence and influence on social media and websites.  All participants are also provided immediate membership in the 20-20 Group: Leaders with Vision Network created and co-ordinated by Bob Rempel, which includes ongoing coaching and training.

The luxury 5 star all inclusive hotel in a highly desirable resort location, and a very flexible agenda we create with you, will provide plenty of time for relationship building with your partner and/or your team of key Staff.

The whole process and event will rejuvenate you and your people or partner and prepare you a busy fall and winter seasons ahead as you implement the strategies that are developed here.

Summer Strategy Sessions start on July 1 in Ixtapa, Mexico and last for three months.

For more information please review our previous Summer Strategy Sessions announcement blog post or contact us by email:  bob at rempelgroup.com  Special prices in effect by quote for all July bookings and for all Team bookings.

 

 

5 Great Reasons To Schedule A Summer Strategy Session For Your Business in Ixtapa, Mexico Now!

(View the additional Update to this Post, by clicking HERE)

Stop Please! Don’t Make All Your Summer Plans Just Yet! Are You Letting Your Business or Organization, Your Personal Brand, Your Team Building, and even your Relationship Slide Downhill?

5 Great Reasons To Schedule A Summer Strategy Session in Ixtapa, Mexico now!

CI_090224_127_1It’s summer time and the living should be easy. You’ve heard the song. Most of you don’t live in the land of the Endless Summer that some of us are blessed with, so the pressure to ease off a bit at work is there, and it should be.

You are driven to be successful, for your organization or team, your brand, your family, and yourself. I know that getting more customers, increasing revenue and helping your organization operate efficiently with value for the end user in mind always does not take the summer. For Owners, CEOs, Directors, Managers it’s almost always top of mind.

Or as an Athlete or Coach or GM in professional or amateur sport. The summer time is either Olympics time like this year, or it’s training camp or training time. Plus you’re swirling in the media and social media storm constantly.

Same for musicians, entertainers, actors, actresses, authors. You rarely get downtime. Work is constant. As well, you’re always in the public eye. Tremendous added pressure to anyone’s life.

Don’t ignore all the cross pressures, I suggest. Family and relationships and personal revitalization are essential to a stable existence that makes your whole life better.

Let me show a way you can have it all this summer.

I’m Bob Rempel, and I want to give you 5 reasons to come to Ixtapa, Mexico this summer and early fall for the best business and personal trip you’ll have in many a year. Plus we’re going to work together and build towards a great partnership. You’ll be joining our 20-20 Leaders’ with Vision program and exclusive network of individuals.

1. Amazing, Breathtaking Location with an all-inclusive 5 star Accommodations and Dining. An easy direct trip from Los Angeles and Houston and one stop from many other locations.

2. Romance and Relationship Renewal to the max with your partner. It’s for 2. Or alternatively we can make this a Team event for your business or organization. Strategy, team building, rejuvenation all in one

3. Add ons to the trip that suit you: Laptop and school supply donations to local school classes, cultural immersion, view business and investment opportunities in MX, special local tequila & coffee tastings,Spanish lessons, and much more. Flexibility is key.

4. 4+ hours over 3 days planning strategy together to increase customers and revenues for your business or non profit or 4+ hours training with us on how to master social media with a proactive strategy. Plus more our prep time prior to our meetings and for summary and next steps after the meetings. More flexibility here of course to find the right combination of personal and business time.

5. Value pricing. You’re not the kind of person who usually asks the price first, any ways but you do want good value at the end of the day. So you should.

This is a Beyond Platinum all inclusive personal and business trip. When you add in the value of new customers the strategies we develop will obtain, or the enhancement of your personal or business brand, you might even think you should pay us double.

I’ll be waiting to see you. Our Summer 2016 Strategy & Training promotion ends on September 30.

This is a $10,000 usd total dollar value package for two people with flights and hotel from Los Angeles or Houston. However, the first 10 groups of 2 people, booked by July 1, can take advantage of our special Summer Strategy Session early mover discount and get the package for $6,000.00 usd.

Want more details? A full list of what’s included in your total package price? Please contact us by email: “bob at rempelgroup.com” and we’ll respond immediately.

Platinum Plus Program For Leaders-We’re Beyond Platinum for 2016-2017

Sign up now and watch for upcoming announcements of our 2016-2017 program starting July 1, 2016. Review the details of the last program and think much bigger. Very exclusive. Life changing, Business explosion. With a major group event in Ixtapa, Mexico, winter 2017 and ongoing Coaching and Strategy weeks beginning July.

Email us at “bob at bobrempel.com”  for more information

This Dream Coaching Package For Your Business & Life Is Reality!

How To Make My Life Better! #1

This piece by Nela Canovic would be front and center if we had a book titled “The best advice I ever got…read…heard”.  (Note: originally published at Quora.com)

Read Nela Canovic‘s answer to What are some useful life hacks? on Quora

We want to publish your article submission or your response to this article.  Please send us a note to “bob at bobrempel.com” to get the process started.

 

We Believe The Future of Business Is Social Enterprises

RedAdairOne of my business heroes is a firefighter.  A very specialized fire fighter.   Red Adair was his name.  He capped and halted oil well fires around.   Oil well fires are very costly.  It’s a finite resource.  Oil is valuable and has a price per barrel.   Adair often still had a lot of questions and concern about his fees. His famous quote sticks in my mind:

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do this job, wait until you hire an amateur”

Einstein is often quoted (I suspect perhaps only literally and not reflecting his nuanced meaning and understanding of what it is) as “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.  

One of the most difficult types of business to build is a social enterprises because it has a dual purpose and leaders and manager have to have at least two minds active at all times.  The team is rarely strong enough, even exhausted and the ideas are often weak and resources minimal.

This is our call to action to Social Enterprises everywhere to build a stronger team, reinforce and strengthen your mission and purpose, and your commitment.  This is our call to action to friends and supporters of social enterprises to encourage them to take the steps they need to succeed.

It is always about keeping in sight the mission and purpose of the enterprise, even when revenues must be paramount to allow the organization to continue.  Without achievement on the mission front, any success on the business side is just hollow.  We truly want social enterprises to succeed.

Mindset Important:

My experience leading a social enterprise and my observation of many others tells me starts with believing in yourself as an organization, believing in your mission, believing in your people. In many cases, mindset is the most appropriate starting point for business renewal and revitalization.

Social Enterprises Viable Future Business Model:

Personally, and as a consulting organization, we’re very bullish about the future of social enterprises as a viable business model in our market economies.  Even as a glass half full model, we need more enlightened entrepreneurs, more entrepreneurs with a vision for the world we all live in together, and more governments and regulatory authority that reward and encourage businesses with both a social mission and purpose that work and play in the competitive environment.

RempelGroup.com Offers Social Enterprises Pro Bono Growth Program

At RempelGroup, we’re motivated to help grow social enterprises within our market economies where ever they are located. On Tuesday we announced that we had extended our offer to assist social enterprises with strategy, management, coaching, and marketing.  Selected social enterprises will receive assistance on a pro bono basis  and a full letter of engagement will govern how we work and how we will assist.

If you know a social enterprise, a business operating in a competitive environment with a social purpose, or a cause related project such as a music festival, sports or similar event, that can benefit from a greater degree of professionalism, strategy and tactics, please let them know about our program and share this post.

Extended: Social Enterprises Can Now Receive Free Coaching & Marketing Resources.

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