Acceler8Success Cafe Tuesday 4.16.19

17 Excellent Entrepreneurship Books You Can Read In A Weekend

As a new entrepreneur, you have a lot to learn, and you likely want to do it fast. Short but impactful business books can be the perfect solution for learning how to plan your business, hack your growth and develop other core entrepreneurial skills.

No matter what area you’re focused on, there are many books that cover all the bases. Click here for 17 Forbes Coaches Council members who share their must-read recommendations for emerging business owners. These picks are all 350 pages or fewer and can be finished in a single weekend—or a single sitting if you read quickly!

10 Small Steps You Can Take to Start or Grow a Small Business at Any Stage

How These Women Entrepreneurs Improved Their Supply Chain Finance

5 Essential Steps for Women Who Want to Become Entrepreneurs

Basic Principals of Creative Entrepreneurs

There Are Two Types Of Entrepreneurs – Both Can Benefit From An Aligned Hustle

Hard work is often lauded as the key American virtue that leads to success and opportunity. It has preoccupied the business world for years creating a divide and resulting in two camps: Hustle Nation vs. Ease & Flow.

On one side are entrepreneurs who grind. They put in long, arduous hours and focus on high-performance achievement, devoting themselves completely to their businesses.

On the other side are entrepreneurs who concentrate largely on sustaining lifestyle businesses (with a focus on mindset: clarity, alignment, and attraction).

Both sides have their pros and cons. Read more.

Finding Financing for Your Restaurant’s Stage of Life

The Delivery Dilemma Rages On for Restaurants

Restaurant Same-store Sales End 2018 on a High Note, Despite Low Traffic, High Labor Costs

Changing Dynamics of Craft Beer

Is Craft Beer as Close to a Sure Thing as an Entrepreneur Can Get?

Cannabis And the Beer Industry

Suddenly, CBD is everywhere. Here’s what’s next.

The CBD gold rush has begun. CBD, the chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants, is showing up in shampoos, lattes, body oils, gummy bears and dog treats. It’s being sold in coffee shops and farmer’s markets, mom-and-pops and high-end department stores and most recently, drugstore chain CVS.

“Literally overnight, you’re seeing CBD all around you and in everything,” said Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, an Oakland, California-based cannabis investment and research firm. “This is a product that is going from relative obscurity to being on everyone’s mind: producers, consumers and especially entrepreneurs.” Read more.

11 Unexpected Ways You Can Relieve Headaches

The Preferred Meditation Apps of Entrepreneurs

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Acceler8Success Cafe Thursday 4.4.19

Acceler8Success Cafe is Your Daily Resource About Entrepreneurship & Business Ownership

FEATURED ARTICLE: Why This Top Entrepreneur Thinks ‘World Class’ Isn’t a Hard or Unrealistic Aspiration

Jackson Family Wines chairman and proprietor Barbara Banke, has broken through many glass ceilings–or wine bottles, in this case. In 2013, she become the first woman to ever be awarded Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Person of the Year. If you are anything like me, you’ve almost certainly sipped one of her company’s 40 brands of wine at some point (or many points) in your life.

It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Banke a world-class leader–in fact, that’s a phrase she uses often. Banke says she aspires to be “world class” in every aspect of her life, whether it’s having the most elegant vineyards in California, the top Pinot Noir in the world, or the best racing horses in America. Read the complete article here.

5 Strategies to Help Small Business Owners Battle Burnout

How to Get a Small-Business Loan: What to Know

Small Businesses Face 6 Challenges in the Weed Market

Woman Charged With Running Multi-million Dollar Illegal Cannabis Business

CBD product sales expected to reach $22 Billion by 2022

The CBD Boom is Way Ahead of the Science

6 Business Hurdles That Can Be Blessings in Disguise

How Much Did U.S. Craft Brewing Grow in 2018?

The Boulder, Colorado-based Brewers Association Tuesday released its annual growth report on the industry. By dollars, sales were $27.6 million, up 7 percent from the previous year and accounting for 24.1 percent of the market. Its members produced 25.9 million barrels of beer in 2018, up 4 percent from 2017 and accounting for 13.2 percent of the total beer market. Read more.

Interested in owning a craft beer business but without the high cost and labor intensity of a microbrewery, bar or restaurant?

5 Self-Branding Tips for Small Business Owners

How Is Business Disruption Creating New Markets?

3 Entrepreneurship Quotes To Keep You Inspired In 2019

Entrepreneurship quotes and success quotes, in general, offer perspective everyone seems to enjoy. They are even more appreciated when you know the person that said them and learn more about their success, struggles, and failures that lead to achievement.

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we can appreciate such quotes and stories more than the average person. With this in mind, let’s look at a few inspirational and motivational quotes from various entrepreneurs, leaders, and individuals who continue to inspire those they reach. Read more here.

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Acceler8Success Cafe Wednesday 3.27.19

Acceler8Success Cafe is Your Daily Resource About Entrepreneurship & Business Ownership!

Featured Topic: Restaurants & Foodservice


People are talking about Papa John’s—in a good way, this time. In that sense alone, the partnership with former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is a slam dunk: The move alone created positive buzz and energy around the brand for the first time in at least 18 months. And probably a lot longer.

That’s important for any brand. But for Papa John’s it is vital. The pizza chain’s brand has been tied to an anchor since its founder and former spokesman, John Schnatter, blamed NFL player protests for the chain’s sales problems in November 2017—and then sunk deeper with his admission in July that he used a racial slur during a conference call. READ COMPLETE STORY HERE.

Papa John’s Stock Is a Buy in the Wake of the Shaq Deal

Foretelling QSRs’ Future: How Big a Role Will AI, Virtual or Augmented Reality Play?

Why Brands Need Local Store Marketing (LSM) Now More than Ever

Can Smaller Brands Win Customers Over With Coffee Offerings?

Loyalty 2.0 Has Arrived for Restaurants

McDonald’s Spends $300M on Startup Dynamic Yield

Why Restaurants Should Market to Latino Consumers

In 2019, You Also Sleep at the Restaurant

FEATURED ARTICLE: How Do We Punish Bad Men While Protecting Restaurant Workers?

Just over a year after several women came forward to Eater NY to accuse chef and restaurateur Mario Batali of sexual misconduct, the New York Times reported that his business partners at B&B Hospitality Group said he would “no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form.”

In December, Batali’s business partner of 20 years, Joe Bastianich, told New York magazine that business across their nearly two dozen restaurants had declined as much as 30 percent since the allegations against Batali were made public. But people are still eating in these restaurants: Some are completely unaware of the allegations, and others know but still want to enjoy a good meal at a popular restaurant, maybe one that was hard to get a table at before.

While this is great news for an industry that’s finally had to face its long-standing toxic and misogynistic culture, many other men accused of similar or worse conduct are still making money off the daily sales in their restaurants, despite widespread calls for boycotts. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.