A Look At The T-Rex Restaurant – A Roaring Good Time

Located in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World, T-Rex is an unusual, yet extremely fun place to eat. The noise level seems to be a challenge for some patrons, but that’s the price you pay to be surrounded by wooly mammoths, triceratops, and tyrannosaurus rex. There are also flames emitted by the Kitchen of Fire. The walls and ceiling even change color. Sounds like a pretty happenin’ spot!

T-Rex Aims to Please

Offering fare for herbivores as well as carnivores, the menu has something for everyone. With names like Layers of the Earth Lasagna, Brachiosaurus Bruschetta and the Gigantosaurus Burger, it sounds like you might want to bring your appetite to this place. There is also a dessert called Chocolate Extinction. I wonder if that’s their version of “Death by Chocolate.” Entrees range from around $15 to $36.

There’s a separate menu for kids, which seems to have super reasonable prices, around $7.99 for an entree and $2.99 assuming they’ve behaved well enough to make it to dessert. In a place like this, it’s pretty doubtful any kid would misbehave. There’s just too much to see and do other than just eat.

Dino-sized Staff

It appears that it takes a small army to run this place as well. A single shift can contain 120 staff members. Rather mind boggling, if stop to think about it but considering the location and the activity level of this place, it’s really not all that surprising. The staff seems accommodating, informative and friendly.

Authentic Surroundings

Being that none of us remembers being around dinosaurs, we can only assume that the designers of T-Rex had their habitats in mind. They’ve included geysers and greenery with the triceratops and stegosaurus and even included underwater prehistoric creatures. There are meteor showers and roaring dinosaurs, which definitely add to the ambiance.

You Can Take it With You

In addition to the interactive Paleo Screens, Discovery Creek, Discovery Dig and Paleo Zone, there is a gift shop where you can pick up clothing, educational toys or build your own dino at Build-A-Dino from the Build-A-Bear Workshop. This is truly so much more than a restaurant. It’s an adventure that long after the meal is over, the memories linger.

Pre-Historic Fun

Unless you are adverse to loud and busy restaurants, you will most likely enjoy T-Rex. It’s got great theming, fun food, and plenty of things to see and do for the young and young at heart.

The Power Of Celebrities In Small Business Marketing

If you own and operate a small business, then you are missing the boat unless you are using celebrities in your small business marketing. Some may think this is silly? Some may not be too keen on celebrities.

For the savvy, this little technique is pure gold.

Let me explain this further.

Small Business Marketing and Celebrities:

I’m shocked.

That so many small business owners miss using celebrities in their marketing. No, I’m not talking about paying a boatload of benjamins to hire an A-list actress. Or shelling out bukoo-bucks to get the latest teen heart throb to plug your services.

That’s what big and bloated companies do.

What I’m referring to is cleverly piggybacking off celebrity events to drive your sales.

It’s easy to do.

Take Jimi Hendrix for example:

Did you know he was born in November?

Or that he keeled over in September?

Hmmm… how could you use these two dates to drive your business?

Let’s see…

How about throwing an event that pays tribute to either of these dates? Invite all your current customers. Have them bring a friend. Offer some free food and drinks. Give them a tour of your business. Collect their contact information. And then send an irresistible offer to party guests that have never tried your business.

And presto, you’ve just used Jimi Hendrix to grow your business.

Think that’s too easy?

It is easy.

Nobody said using celebrities had to be hard.

And what’s cool is every month there’s a celebrity opportunity waiting to be used in your dentist marketing. Where can you find these events? How can you use them?

Let’s answer these questions:

1. Celebrity Birthdays.

Every day there are dozens of celebrity birthdays. Do you know who’s born today, or how you can use a celebrity birthday to promote your product or service? You don’t have to say the celebrity endorses you. And do not put words into the celebrity’s mouth. But what’s wrong with throwing a sale all because your favorite celebrity has a birthday?

2. Celebrity Deaths.

Same goes for when a famous person died. Why not commemorate your favorite celebrity by offering a special “one day only” deal on the day they passed away?

3. Celebrity Milestones.

When did a famous movie get launched? When did an album go platinum? When did a famous author complete a book? These are all celebrity milestones you can use in your small business marketing.

Just look for opportunities.

And have fun.

Want to know why this stuff works?

One word:

Attention.

Getting and keeping your prospect’s attention is like trying to capture Tyrannosaurus Rex with a mayonnaise jar. And since people are fascinated with celebrities… this solves the biggest problem you’ll have in your small business marketing… GETTING ATTENTION.

Devon Rex – The Facts Every Owner Of This Cat Breed Should Know

Corporate law has a long history in the United States dating back to Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson when the government of our then evolving country was being centralized. With the country growing, it became apparent that decisions were needed pertaining to power within states, citizen involvement, public affairs, and so on. The challenge at that time was that Hamilton strongly believed there should be a central government or industrialized nation. However, Jefferson had a different idea, believing an agrarian nation would work best.

When the Federal Constitution was established in the late 18th century, it had no mention of corporations. During this time, most “corporations” were actually British chartered institutions or those associated with education. However, over the years, financial institutions, colleges, and other new types of corporate entities formed. With no laws in place, states had to fend for themselves, making the best decisions possible, although not consistent among each other. A pivotal moment occurred when a college brought forward a lawsuit to have the right to recognize itself along with the ability to terminate professors. John Marshall, a private lawyer spearheaded the case. This particular case among others helped solidify the need and validity of attorney services.

While a number of other similar lawsuits were filed during the early part of the 19th century, it was during the Industrial Revolution when things really began to change. This era brought with it new ideologies, techniques, and inventions. To protect the rights of these innovations, the need for corporate attorneys rose. Another major change occurred during the Civil War in which manufacturing practices exploded. Again, to protect this massive growth along with the people in power within the corporations, lawyers were kept very busy. The railroad and the significant impact upon transportation and its continuing advances also furthered the need for complex legal support.

In the new and growing world, attorneys enjoyed a position of respect and power. The country was founded by men of law and until the 20th century the profession was honored. Legal professionals were seen as valuable experts.

In today’s world, the nation’s leaders are still by and large men and women of law. However, the public enjoys a love/hate relationship with attorneys viewing them as a necessary evil. What has changed?

In the 18th and 19th century legal disputes were largely confined to business issues. People did not routinely sue one another for personal loss, injury or even divorce. As the law became more accessible to the public at large, the caliber of professionals also changed. Divorce attorneys became reviled for winning large settlements, personal injury lawyers were labeled ambulance chasers and unethical attorneys assisted in black market adoptions. Unfortunately, the entire legal profession suffered from guilt by association.
Billing practices may have also led to the negative perception of attorneys. Hourly billing did not appropriately show clients value but instead set them up to question being on the clock for every phone call and letter written. Being billed by the hour put the client in an adversarial position rather than one of mutual partnership further degrading the view of the legal profession.

Although corporate attorneys do not have as bad of a reputation as trial lawyers do, they too have their battles. In house counsel is often seen as a hindrance to business rather than a partner in the business. Sales teams view the Legal Department as obstructions to closing a deal and even Executives sometimes believe that they must “outsmart” Legal in order to grow the business.

However, Legal does not have to be the enemy! When you consider standard business needs such as negotiations, contracts, pricing structures, and risk management combined with the new challenges brought on by the internet, such as internet fraud, identity theft, and email scams, it is easy to understand the demand and necessity of corporate attorneys. In addition to these business challenges, the law itself continues to change. Bankruptcy is an example. Two years ago, filing for bankruptcy was relatively easy but today, new laws have made this practice difficult. Corporate attorneys must stay abreast of all changes, which can be overwhelming.

Legal counsel does not exist to prevent business but to contribute to growing the business. By making Legal a partner rather than an adversary, you can increase the organization’s opportunities and aggressively drive the business forward. You may even find yourself doing lunch with a lawyer, off the clock of course!