Tag Archives: business development

Restaurant profitability – LOB 030

50% of new restaurants wind up closing. That also means 50% succeed and stay open. The Language of Business looks at four different restaurants – a national chain, a mom and pop shop, a place two high school friends opened in the middle of the great recession, and a fine dining spot run by someone who’d rather be carving a pig than checking the books. These interviews were done a couple of years ago for the TV version of The Language of Business. Of these four restaurants, two are still open. Can you guess which two?

Greg Stoller talks with Rafael Barbosa, CFO of Fire + Ice in Boston, Anaheim and Lake Tahoe CA; Steve and Karen Waller, Co-Owners of Center Cafe in Needham, MA; John Akar and Gregg Sessler, Co-Owners of Cava Tapas and Wine Bar in Portsmouth NH; Jeffrey Fournier, Chef and Owner of 51 Lincoln in Newton MA.


Seasonal Business – LOB 026

Summertime and business is great…if summer is high season for your business. What does a seasonal business do in the offseason? Language of Business host Greg Stoller interviews Jeff Hacker, Owner of Camp Cedar in Casco ME; US Olympian skier Pam Fletcher and brother Alan Fletcher, Marketing Director and Owner of Nashoba Valley Ski Area; Cindy Brown, CEO of Boston Duck Tours; Josh Misiph, President of the National Tailgating Association.

Kiss, bow or shake hands? Getting the international culture correctly – LOB 020

Kiss, bow or shake hands? The appropriate hello depends on where you are. Learn how to play nicely in the international sandbox. Translating Korean into Norwegian…and getting it right. From the Netherlands to New Hampshire…not getting lost in translation. Greg Stoller‘s guests are Wendy Pease, Owner/Executive Director of Rapport International; Lance Shaw, Director of Product Marketing at Commvault; Kaarina Kvaavik, Managing Partner of Language I/O; Lucia Kash, Director of Business Development at Language I/O. The episode title comes from the book by Terry Morrison: Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands.