I worked at Daryl Wine Bar full-time (More than a year)
As a company they invested in the functionality and what was needed to execute our product. They let us build a vision and gave us the means to follow through.
Their answer to the recession, in 2008, involved layoffs across the team which crippled their ability to maintain the product/ name that we had built.
Advice to Management
Understand who are the key players on your team, invest in their growth as this will produce loyalty, and a relationship that can keep the business growing for years to come.
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