One great problem with laws and rules and regulations is that in almost all cases, obedience requires oversight. We’re beset with Medicare and Medicaid fraud, not because they’re bad programs, but because there’s inadequate oversight.
And often, the people at whom the law or regulation is aimed simply don’t know it exists. Take one of the most common phrases in advertising: “Save up to 40%.”
The fact is that if you advertise like that to prospects, they all expect to save 40%.
The Shelby County School Board, sometimes referred to as the Unified School Board, has to decide what to do with schools and school buildings inside suburban municipalities where students from unincorporated Shelby County are already attending. In some cases, the municipalities are about to vote on their own school boards, and the decision to keep some of these schools within the Shelby County School system is a bit controversial.
On a cloudy Wednesday morning at Shelby Farms, Woodland Discovery Playground is quite the scene. Kids chase each other through a winding steel trellis, and everyone seems to be having a good time. But driving to the park is another story.
Faith Weber was at the slides with her two-year-old, Parker.
“I come to the park usually in the mornings or the early afternoons,” says Weber, “because the traffic at rush hour is so bad that we don’t even try.”
There’s a popular belief that nine out of ten new restaurants fail in the first year. It’s a myth.
A new study by an associate professor of hospitality management at Ohio State has identified a real figure of six. Six out of ten new restaurants fail in the first year. That’s still pretty high mortality, but not out of line with startups in other business categories.
Nevertheless, I think the only business tougher than retail is the restaurant business. There are just so many different reasons why people don’t come back.