According to online research derived from the Nat'l Restaurant
Association, "30% of new restaurants fail in the first year, and of those
that survive, another 30% close in the next two years." But judging by
restaurateur Brad Johnson’s 30-plus year run in the business, there’s
hope yet. Here, we caught up with Johnson for a little Q&A about the ins and
outs of the restaurant business, running a restaurant in NY vs. LA, and
the infamous G-word.
LaChena Clark loves being in business. So much so she has started
several companies. She owns two locations of laundry and dry cleaning
service Sudsy Waters, that picks up and delivers. She is also part-owner
of the location in White Plains. Now, her latest venture is Mia's
Bathhouse for Pets, located in Central Harlem.
Talk about taking the lemonade stand concept to a new level. Mr. Cory's
Cookies, which kidpreneur Cory began selling in front of his home, has
gone from zero to 1,000 fast. Now after he and his mother incorporated the business in 2012, he's
selling more than 1,000 baked goods every weekend. The new goal: save
money to attend Princeton University. Here, Mr. Cory talks to TNJ.com.
Nancy Twine is founder and president of fast-growing
natural hair care brand Briogeo. Since the company's launch a year ago, the 29-year old former finance exec has already inked a partnership with Sephora stores making her the youngest African-American woman to ever launch a
line at the major retailer.