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When it comes to surviving the startup grind, I don't think there's any better training than a previous life as a server or bartender. There are a ton of valuable skills that I believe translate directly from being "on the floor" to being successful in business. Here are five reasons why servers make great entrepreneurs.
It has nothing to do with who's accompanying me to the meal either. I could be by myself, with friends, or on a date and it never fails that I'm mistakenly passed over as either the carpet or the wallpaper. So over the years I've learned a few tricks to grab people's attention.
What looks like a convivial scene is a waiter's nightmare: people at a table, chatting away, menus closed with drinks in their hands. Yet when Alex Martin, a 26-year-old waiter at Blue Smoke restauran...