8 tips for restaurants to thrive in the new normal

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Restaurant owners have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Historically, restaurants have depended on serving food to people indoors and in person, but with the lingering threat of the novel coronavirus, small business owners have had to adapt.

For months, some restaurants pivoted to offer takeout only, or provide delivery services. Others closed down entirely, hoping for the pandemic to end quickly. Now, both types of restaurants are trying to reopen, while managing new stay-at-home orders and constantly shifting customer expectations.

How can you thrive as a small business in this “new normal” of COVID-19?

How restaurants can thrive in the new normal

We don’t have all the answers, but these tips can help your restaurant thrive in these uncertain times:

1. Pivot your model

Your initial business model has probably changed a great deal since the pandemic hit.

If you
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What Is a Certified Check?

The last thing you want to worry about when making a big purchase is being scammed. Whether you’re buying or selling something, you don’t want your money or investments to go to waste. Making any financial decision can be unsettling for your budget when faced with a chance of fraud. That’s where certified checks can help add security. But first, what is a certified check?

A certified check is authorized by a bank to guarantee buyers have the funds before writing the check. This ensures that the person receiving payment isn’t left hanging, and the buyer double-checks they have enough funds to make the purchase. 

Why Use a Certified Check?

A certified check is one of the most secure payment options available. When you’re selling or buying expensive items, you want to ensure you get what you were expecting. Certified checks generally require a bank or credit union to set Read the rest

Fighting Zoom Fatigue? These Cards Can Help

The co-founder of DigiCards shares how business owners can increase engagement with teams that are working remotely.

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Courtney Spritzer is the co-founder of , a and marketing agency, and co-host of the podcast Entreprenista with her partner Stephanie Cartin. She spoke with Jessica Abo about how her company adjusted to remote work and the genesis of DigiCards, sets of cue cards for virtual meetings.

When Covid hit, Spritzer and Cartin had to make changes to how they ran their business. 

“We had a lot of learnings and some things that we had to implement right away,” Spritzer says. “We wanted to make sure that we were still having face-to- with all of our employees and our

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‘Say Their Name’ Podcast Memorializes Victims Of Police Violence

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and other unarmed Black men and women by the hands of police and white vigilantes have sparked ongoing protests against racial injustice. With new calls for reform and justice for those killed, one man decided to create a series to help to memorialize those impacted by police brutality.

Chris Colbert is the creator and executive producer of Say Their Name, a podcast series that follows the stories of seven unarmed Black individuals who were assaulted or killed by the police as a way to humanize those who have lost their lives to police brutality through DCP Entertainment. Each episode explores the individual’s story from the eyes of those closely involved in the case as well as friends and family members of the victims. In an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE through email, Colbert says he purposefully choose stories of unknown cases … Read the rest