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Food & Restaurant Subscription Business Models and How They Work

Food & Restaurant Subscription Business Models and How They Work

In the not-so-distant past, there were two main options for having a meal: cooking at home or purchasing from a restaurant. Today, the lines have been blurred by the Restaurant Food Subscription Model. This, along with meal delivery kits, has changed the way we eat. Hungry for more? We’re serving up the details here.

What is the Subscription Model?

 Just like magazines offer readers the option to subscribe every month, restaurants now offer the option for diners to “subscribe” to a similar experience again and again. 

For a fixed price, customers either get the same item or a choice from a similar group of items.

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25 Online Businesses for Beginners

25 Online Businesses for Beginners



The digital era has transformed the way businesses operate, making it easier than ever for beginners to start their entrepreneurial journey. With a vast array of online business opportunities available, aspiring entrepreneurs can choose from numerous ventures that align with their skills, passions, and goals. In this article, we will explore 25 online businesses that are particularly suitable for beginners. We will also be highlighting the reasons that make them ideal starting points for your entrepreneurial journey.

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Do what you are good at, remove toxic people and focus on long term results

As I listened to Warren Buffett and Charlie Monger address their shareholders at the May 2023 annual meeting, the message emerging from the two billionaires’ investors were “spend less than you earn, invest shrewdly, and avoid at all costs toxic people and toxic activities”. If you manage to adopt this message by age 40, you will certainly be more successful than most. 

The bottom line here is to be frugal with your spending, ensuring that you invest in yourself. This is the investment that will yield the highest returns no matter what. To do that effectively, you should start removing people and activities that don’t contribute to your identified long-term objective. As you do that, you will gain a high level of focus that when reiterated over a long period of time it will make you exceptional. As your expertise increases, so will your income, and when you add all the small everyday victories and learning from setbacks, you will reach a dangerous powerful level of freedom and independence.

Focus or Be F….d

Seek consistency and focus at all costs. Invest in your learning and fine tuning your unique skills so that you can become exceptional at what you do. To get there you have to seek a high level of focus and self-discipline. Plan to stay on this path for at least 5 years. No success has been built overnight, and most of the celebrated companies and leaders have spent at least 10 years on their projects or missions before gaining market recognition. Read the Obstacle is the Way to get insights how to convert obstacle into triumphs. 

Final Thought

It’s clear that people who maintain focus on long-term goals achieve much bigger results in spite of short-term setbacks. Long term focus is more challenging to maintain as it requires longer term focus, and it may take months and even years to show progress and results. Two actions that help stick to the long-term plans are: a) ensure that your long-term plans are aligned with your core values and dreams; and b) celebrate the small progress and incremental momentum as you move towards your goals.

As you seek to establish the tough self-discipline, start treating time as your bank account. Yes, that is your most important asset. You have 1440 minutes a day to use to your advantage. Keep in mind that when you say ‘yes’ to a social engagement, or a meeting, you are saying ‘no’ to something else. Adopt no as a default decision setting unless “yes” means an incremental step towards your long-term goal.

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7 Key Advantages of Mobile Marketing

7 Key Advantages of Mobile Marketing

As social media continues to grow, brands are increasingly converting to mobile marketing. You might consider this to be a stellar strategy for your business! The benefits of marketing your brand through a medium that reaches thousands, if not millions, of people are manifold. Mobile marketing, like any type of marketing, promotes a range of products, services, eBooks, and courses to a target group of individuals who use mobile devices.

What differentiates mobile marketing from traditional marketing?

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How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Entrepreneurship

How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Entrepreneurship

Complex issues emerge quite often whenever you are running your own business. Successful entrepreneurs can think strategically about these problems and come to a decision quickly. To do so, they need to possess strong critical thinking skills.

Critical thinking is the ability to evaluate information to make a wise judgment on how to move forward. As a business owner, it’s not the best idea to always make snap decisions and hope to get lucky in finding the right solution.

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5 Software Tools That Save Time and Money for Startups

5 Software Tools That Save Time and Money for Startups

Getting a startup up and running is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming with limited resources and tight budgets. Fortunately, software tools can significantly save your company time and money during the early stages of your venture. This article explores five essential software solutions to help your business take off and stay airborne.


1. Spike: The Ultimate Team Free Communication App 

Spike revolutionizes team collaboration with its chat-like Conversational Email interface, eliminating inbox clutter and prioritizing conversations.

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8 Goals for an Ecommerce Business

8 Goals for an Ecommerce Business


Ecommerce is the new frontier of business, with countless opportunities for expansion, growth, and innovation. It’s a world that waits for no one, moving at a pace that is dizzying, exciting, and occasionally intimidating. To maintain a competitive edge in this dynamic landscape, it’s essential to set good and actionable goals.

Setting good goals for your ecommerce business will help you focus on what is important. Without clear objectives to aim for, you may find yourself trying many different strategies and ultimately getting nowhere with them.

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The Biggest Struggles of Working Remotely and Ways to Overcome Them

The Biggest Struggles of Working Remotely and Ways to Overcome Them


During the dawn of the 2020’s, the traditional confines of the office have stretched to the living room, the local coffee shop, and anywhere with a stable internet connection. 

Remote work, once considered an exception, has swiftly become a norm for many organizations. However, the shift from the hustle and bustle of office corridors to the solitude of home offices isn’t always seamless. 

There are inherent challenges that accompany remote work, but identifying these hurdles and their corresponding remedies can significantly enhance the remote working experience.

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World Bank selects Wall Street CEO to address climate and sustainable development

As Ajay Banga, a former Wall Street CEO, was chosen as the World Bank’s new President, it will be interesting to learn more about the implications for such a bold move and what it means for climate finance moving forward. Banga begins his five-year term on June 2, 2023.

Banga most recently served as Vice Chairman at General Atlantic. Previously, he was President and CEO of Mastercard, a global organization with nearly 24,000 employees.  Under his leadership, MasterCard launched the Center for Inclusive Growth, which advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. He was Honorary Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chairman from 2020-2022.

He became an advisor to General Atlantic’s climate-focused fund, BeyondNetZero, at its inception in 2021. Banga also served as Co-Chair of the Partnership for Central America, a coalition of private organizations that works to advance economic opportunity across underserved populations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. He was previously on the Boards of the American Red Cross, Kraft Foods, and Dow Inc.

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Ajay Banga, incoming President of World Bank. Image credit: LinkedIn.

The World Bank is an international development organization owned by 187 countries. Its role is to reduce poverty by lending money to the governments of its poorer members to improve their economies and to improve the standard of living of their people. The Bank utilizes the Bretton Woods System, a set of unified rules and policies that provided the framework necessary to create fixed international currency exchange rates. The Bank’s selection process is an open, merit-based, and transparent nomination that involves thorough due diligence and a comprehensive interview.

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While many development practitioners and global activists have criticized the selection of a Wall Street leader such as Banga, many of us believe the time has come for the Bank to be led by a senior professional with strong private sector expertise.

The Bank needs private sector solutions

When I left the Bank in 2016, after nine years leading Disaster Risk Management for the Washington, D.C.-based organization, the Bank was led by President Jim Yong Kim (a political appointee supported by President Barack Obama). Under his leadership, the Bank went through a complete overhaul which lasted two years. Part of the effort aimed at ensuring that the organization became a more market friendly entity, tapping into private equity and investment funds models to provide cutting edge investment solutions to support low income emerging markets and to fight climate change.

While this effort had many shortcomings, it was part of a longer-term process of moving from analysis to action. And in so doing President Kim promoted shared prosperity via digital banking, climate finance, and entrepreneurship support just to name a few areas of his focus.

President Banga has plenty of capital markets and private sector experience to bring to the table. He will be particularly welcome by the Bank’s clients base, for example Ministers of Finance which are happy to embrace force-multiplying solutions and move away from the over-analytical data driven lending products the Bank continues to produce in massive quantities. This will also make the donor community more appreciative of this new “risk taking culture” to increase prosperity around the world.

Rest assured though, there will be unhappy people. I recall when the Bank hosted a panel in 2011 which was provocatively called…Should the World Bank President be a CEO? While I attended the panel with enthusiasm, I was shocked by the level of outrage among the thousands of people that attended. Hardly anyone seemed to appreciate the important role the private sector could play in addressing development challenges.

Next steps

As Banga gets acquainted with his new job’s responsibilities, Morocco announced that it will host the 2023 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This prestigious event brings together the Minister of Finance, Central Banks Governors, global leaders, policymakers, and financial experts from around the world. Similar to Davos Economic Forum, the Bank and IMF Annual Meetings discuss the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. The summit will take place in the city of Marrakech, a vibrant and culturally rich destination that has long been a crossroads of global trade and exchange.

This event will be followed by the 2023 United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Climate Change conference (UNFCCC), more commonly referred to as COP28, which will be held from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at the Expo City, Dubai. So the global climate summit will be hosted by a hydrocarbon rich region. For the second year in a row, the Middle East hosts a COP event. Last year, it was Egypt which hosted the summit without producing any significant climate finance breakthrough. This year it is up to Abu-Dhabi to showcase its climate credentials; the Emirate state is expected to showcase its green hydrogen and clean tech investment leadership.

Based on his background, we should all expect Banga will hit the road running. He will continue to bring private sector skills, instruments, and financial rewards to the development tools the World Bank uses. These are not only needed but will be high in demand by low income emerging markets and countries which are eager to tap into the capitalist system to increase their prosperity.  Expect a lot of changes in the Bank business model, the re-skilling of the Bank staff, as well as the use of capital markets tools to deliver competitive services to its emerging markets clients.

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9 Necessary Business Laptop Accessories for 2023

9 Necessary Business Laptop Accessories for 2023

Laptops are essential devices for young entrepreneurs, college students, and traveling remote workers alike. Although most laptops boast several impressive features, they often lack some aspects inherent to desktop computers.

This can render work challenging and stressful without the right laptop accessories. Appropriate laptop accessories help establish a workspace wherever you are, enhancing comfort and facilitating simultaneous attention to various business needs. Whether you need a device to charge your laptop while traveling, or simply desire a mouse sans irksome wires, these eight laptop accessories will steer you in the right direction.

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