Monthly Archives: September 2015

What’s Trending? Tell Me Something Good

Bloomingdale’s lays claim to the catchphrase “like no other store in the world,” and rightly so. The adage could be applied in a different context to SamplingLab, a Portland, Ore., store where everything on the shelves — from snack foods to olive oil, from bread to beer — is free. There’s just one catch: Shoppers…
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What’s Here? Mediterranea

Recently, Paul Bass of New Haven Independent caught up with Omar Rajeh of Mediterranea, 140 Orange Street in New Haven's Historic Ninth Square. Omar Rajeh was behind the counter at his Mediterranea restaurant on Orange Street when his cell phone rang. The call came from his native Syria. That didn’t worry him. Rajeh gets calls…
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What’s New? Whatify

Ever wonder 'what if I' did something differently in my shop to increase sales? Want to learn the best way to do anything? Whatify helps you decide between two options by comparing their results through dead-simple experimentation. Whatify is a simple tool that helps small business owners make data-driven decisions about how to increase sales.…
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What’s Here’s? Rubumba

In 2001, a young man named Franco Gonzales arrived in New Haven. He worked in restaurants, studied culinary arts at Gateway Community College and, when he’d saved up enough money, brought his younger brother Ernesto here, too. Ernesto followed in Franco’s footsteps, learning the restaurant trade in various local kitchens. And in 2012, aged 30…
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