Bill Hashem - This is How He Did it from Robin Hamilton

11/19/2009, 10:15 a.m.
Robin Hamilton

Hi, I’m Robin, and I am a journalist who tries to keep her ear to the ground.  One topic I’ve covered a lot is the job market.

We all know it’s bad...really bad. But that being said, I have had the fortune of meeting some people who had the wind knocked out of them - only to get back up. They got laid off, or left their jobs on their own will - and decided to turn their bad situation into good fortune.

For the next 10 weeks, you will hear from 10 people - in their own words, about how they were kicked down, and got back up. This is how they did it.

Bill Hashem


            This North Shore aficionado wanted to work, knew food, and was confident about how to run a business.   He called on his contacts within the food industry to help him with everything: from retaining a good accountant to finding the best lease agreement to operate in a mall.  He credits their help (and his 20 years in the restaurant business) with making his transition from employee to franchise owner a smooth one.