The Value of A Good Idea – Problem Solving from

What’s the Problem

Too small a budget to find new marketing approaches, or are there options?

We have all seen good ideas at various business we interact with, yet we seldom think about ways we might make them work at our hospitality businesses.  The following is one of dozens of videos that are part of the learning process at

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Action Steps

  1. Look at this short video and ask your team at the next meeting to identify three ideas from companies they interact with.
  2. Create a mini contest among the team and introduce at least two ideas this month from the best of their suggestions.
  3. In less than six months, you could have as many as a dozen new approaches in operations, marketing, purchasing or training that could cost little more than time.


Success does not come by accident or chance.

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