Retail Confidential: 10 Things Consumers Should Know

I imagine there will be some folks with small businesses who won’t like me telling you what I am about to tell you.  But it is high time consumers got a better understanding of just how difficult it is to run a small business in today’s market, and why sometimes their prices are higher than the National chains.  This article does not begin to touch on all the variables and details, but will hopefully give you an appreciation of just how perilous it can be to own a business today.  Maybe it will encourage you to shop at the smaller … Continue reading Retail Confidential: 10 Things Consumers Should Know

The Top 10 Reasons I am a “Regular”

I’m off to do good for others today.  So while I am out, here’s a little something for you to digest.  I look forward to your comments! Since we all know I don’t have a life, I thought I’d take some of the copious time on my hands to write about food from a different perspective:  The Dining-Out Experience. No, I have not gone off half-cocked and appointed myself a culinary expert.  This isn’t about the food.  Well, OK, it isn’t all about the food.  It’s about the total package of the dining-out experience from the perspective of a customer.  … Continue reading The Top 10 Reasons I am a “Regular”