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Resources for Entrepreneurs from the Small Business Administration

April 27, 2016 4:04 pm

You’ve always dreamed of owning your own business, but becoming an entrepreneur is a huge undertaking! These helpful articles from the U.S. Small Business Administration can help you figure out whether and how to start your own business.

Is Entrepreneurship for You?
This SBA article discusses both the benefits and pitfalls of becoming your own boss, and it paints a realistic picture of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Read the list of character traits necessary to become a successful entrepreneur, like independence, risk taking and creativity, to determine whether or not you would make a good business owner.

20 Questions Before Starting
These 20 questions will help you decide if you have all of the necessary tools to get your new enterprise up and running. On topics ranging from market research and customer service to sales, pricing, and financing strategies, this list of questions can help you think about the realities of running a business.

10 Steps to Starting a Business
A great deal of planning goes into starting a successful business, and the Small Business Association offers these 10 important steps to take to get your new company off the ground. Including everything from choosing a location to writing a business plan, these informative steps will help you become more prepared.

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Expect Exquisite French Cuisine at Gorge

April 20, 2016 4:04 pm

A French restaurant that opened in September 2012, Gorge is owned by two chefs with serious pedigrees. Elia Aboumrad was a finalist on Top Chef and worked under Joel Robuchon in Paris, becoming the first woman to ever advance to the position of sous chef. Uyen Nguyen studied pastry in France and worked with Guy Savoy among other top-rated chefs.

The chef's collaboration for Gorge is spectacular, with a focus on high-end charcuterie. The head cheese here will make you rethink everything you know about the cut, made with pork heads simmered in broth for six hours and then set and spread across a fresh baguette. The smoked oyster mousse is also great, as are the poached endives in vanilla bean sauce. Don’t miss the autumn pear St. Honore dessert.

8917 W. Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-6328

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4 Home Coffeemakers So Beautiful, They Double as Decor

April 13, 2016 4:04 pm

If you’re a coffee fan who takes the home brew very seriously, you’re likely always on the hunt for new kinds of coffeemakers. These four tried-and-true options are longtime favorites of coffee lovers around the world, and best of all, they’re just as beautiful as they are functional.

  1. The French Press. The class French press is a favorite for more than just the delicious coffee it produces. With its tall, cylindrical shape, elegant handle and its plunger at the top, this simple coffeemaker is also one of the most attractive. Modern versions come in stainless steel styles, geometric shapes and even eye-catching colors.
  2. The Pour-Over. Many high-class cafes are adding pour-over brews to their menus, and you can create the same strong cup of coffee at home with an affordable pour-over dripper. These feature a triangular shape that fits a special filter right inside, and they’re often made of natural ceramic.
  3. The Turkish Coffee Pot. Brass Turkish coffee pots look very elegant, and their long, angled handles are decorated with ornate designs that add an eclectic look to your stovetop.
  4. The Stovetop Espresso Maker. Even the cappuccino fan can get in on the decorative coffeemaker action. Stainless steel stovetop espresso makers are common throughout European households, and they look truly charming sitting on your stove.

The Best Coffeemakers [Real Simple]
10 Pretty Coffeemakers for the Perfect Cup [Refinery 29]
10 Museum-Worthy Coffee Designs for Your Kitchen [Thrillist]

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