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  • Jan 11
    2021

          Latest Update: January 11, 2021 The Texas Restaurant Association is committed to providing our members with resources and opportunities to help manage elements within our control. We are your voice and stand together with you in these...

  • Jan 5
    2021

    As you think about the tax year ending, some of the important considerations on your mind might be: Tax returns and W-2 preparation Applicable ACA reporting Missing tax identification numbers Missing employee information Fringe benefits Shorter...

  • Dec 17
    2020

      More than 10,000 Texas restaurants have already closed and with business conditions deteriorating 30% percent of Texas operators say it is unlikely their restaurant will still be in business six months from now, if there are no additional relief...

  • Nov 3
    2020

    About $1 billion in tax credits are claimed each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Sadly, many restaurants and lodging businesses are unaware of the program or simply don’t take advantage of it. WOTC was founded in 1996 by...

  • Oct 3
    2020
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    Restaurateurs, guests may be able to safely eat away from home after months of staying in, but they’ll need to feel safe to make it a regular practice. While your restaurants operate according to state and local COVID-19 guidelines, everyone plays a...

  • Sep 2
    2020
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    Minimalism, a movement to rid life of excess in favor of what’s important, is growing in popularity. It’s only natural the trend would extend to business. And it turns out there’s freedom in simplicity. Now, all you need to run your business is:...

  • Aug 3
    2020

    Having the right tools to run your business isn’t just a convenience; it makes a difference. For example, owning a Swiss army knife enables you to do lots of things faster and better than a dull butter knife. Now apply that principle to the way you...

  • Jul 6
    2020

    Restaurant dining rooms are starting to reopen after months of closure due to a pandemic, but many guests are hesitant to return. More than 50% of people in a recent Dataessential’s industry survey said they would not be comfortable with on-premise...

  • Jun 1
    2020

    With many businesses temporarily being disrupted, email marketing is essential for letting people know you are still open for business. Industry research shows that almost three quarters of consumers prefer to hear from businesses by email versus...

  • May 4
    2020

    Social distancing is reframing the way customers think about the dining experience. Instead of eating at their favorite steakhouse on Friday night, families are hunkering down and abiding by the CDC's warning. Likewise, as restaurateurs, it's our...

  • Apr 14
    2020

    During this crisis, how well you connect to your active and furloughed employees will define your culture for years.  It will make the difference between having a bonded and enthusiastic workforce rather than one that feels bitter and neglected –...

  • Apr 3
    2020

    Social distancing has increased the adoption of online shopping as people spend more time at home. Thus, having an ecommerce presence has never been more important to reduce the distance between you and customers. Yet, many small businesses are ...

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