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So far Juliet Ekinaka has created 24 blog entries.

Working from home? Here’s the ULTIMATE guide to staying productive.

2018-03-06T09:07:00+00:00February 15th, 2018|

In today’s world, working from home isn’t simply a perk for entrepreneurs who can’t yet afford their own office space. More and more, America’s workers – both entrepreneurs and employees – are working from the comfort (and connectivity) of their own home. My business, Penn Ultimate Consulting, has allowed me the opportunity to work from

Food cost too high? Here’s what to do

2018-02-26T19:16:42+00:00February 6th, 2018|

With minimum wage going up again, your labor costs have likely skyrocketed. If you’re a client of mine or read my blog, you know I have all kinds of tips for controlling your labor costs. But labor isn’t the only expense factoring into your bottom line. If you own a restaurant, you know that your

WTF are you doing?? – 8 questions to ask before you decide to open a restaurant

2018-01-11T12:21:27+00:00January 11th, 2018|

You already know that opening a restaurant is a labor of love. But if statistics say anything, it’s also a lesson in futility. These show that 60 percent of restaurants close within the first year, and 80 percent in the first five years. While those numbers are grossly inflated (most of the research I’ve seen

Get me outta here! Exiting your business on your own terms

2018-01-12T09:19:51+00:00January 3rd, 2018|

Don’t read the title and get defensive. ALL business owners will exit their business….one way or another. In my experience, most owners would prefer to plan early and exit on their own terms. Yet the fact remains that as baby boomers start to retire, there simply aren’t enough buyers out there to go around. Think

We’re Screwed! Or Are We?

2018-01-12T09:19:30+00:00December 5th, 2017|

2018 is here, and that means another minimum wage increase is hitting the California restaurant Industry. We all knew the increase was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. With the current minimum at $11 an hour, profit margins, which are already razor thin, are now poised to take an even

How DO you turn around a failing restaurant?

2017-12-03T19:28:09+00:00November 24th, 2017|

In my world of restaurant consulting, if there’s one question that gets asked more than any other, it’s the title of this blog. What my clients don’t want to hear is often my first response: You don’t. That’s because it is an extremely expensive and trying process, even if you do everything right. First, you

10 Reasons You Should Hire a Business Coach

2017-11-29T11:48:57+00:00November 15th, 2017|

NFL pros need them, professional performers need them; there’s no reason that a successful (or not-yet-successful) business owner wouldn’t need a coach. Chances are, you’re in business because you love what you do – but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a head for business (or if you do, that you couldn’t use an extra

Harassment? Seriously? Enough Already!

2017-11-05T20:00:17+00:00November 5th, 2017|

Can you believe it’s 2017 and we’re still talking about sexual harassment and gender equality? It’s as if human evolution is taking a lunch break. Of course it’s the reports from Hollywood that seem to be getting most of the press, and as horrible as these stories are, the sad truth is that it’s not