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How to Start a Restaurant 09 : Writing a Restaurant Business Plan

First of all you should feel pretty damn good about yourselves! You have decided to go after your dreams and you have accomplished so much all ready in the first two units of “How to Start a Restaurant” You are killing it! We have covered things like “where should you open your restaurant” and...Read more

How to Start a Restaurant 08: Research your Local Competition

Last weeks post on “How to Start a Restaurant” we discussed how to start Researching Restaurant Insurance. With any business you need to have insurance to cover your butt incase something happens. It is no different when you’re a restaurant owner. You don’t want all your hard work you have put into...Read more

10 Reasons Why You Should Lease New Restaurant Equipment vs Buy

Taking the plunge in starting your own restaurant business is a huge investment of your time and your money even for the most experienced restaurant owners. Aside from the need to have awesome culinary skills, you must also be business savvy to be able to wisely invest your money on the right...Read more

How to Start a Restaurant 07 : Research Restaurant Insurance Needed

We have come a long way from the first week we started this venture down the road of How to Start a Restaurant. Last week instead of posting this article on how to start researching what kinds of insurance you will need for your restaurant I posted the transcript of a podcast I just completed with...Read more

How to Start a Restaurant 01b. Feasibility Study Podcast Transcript

I recently did an interview with Laurie from the Small Business Developement Center in Lansing Michigan on how to do a feasibility study and what it covers. Below is the transcript from that podcast. You can either read it here or go to the podcast page and listen to it. I hope you enjoy it. John...Read more

Stop YOUR Money From Walking Out the Door With Every Employee

The Best Growth Strategy is Keeping Good Employees Every time an employee quits you could be loosing 1000’s of dollars. You now have to train someone new to take their spot. Your new employee isn’t going to know their job as good as your previous employee did right away, maybe ever. It is in your...Read more

How to Start a Restaurant 06 : Initial Health Inspection

By now you have a pretty good start on opening your restaurant. Last week in “How to Start a Restaurant” we covered how to look into “Research the Local Laws.” This unit we are really cutting through a lot of the red tape. In this lesson we are going over some things you are going to want to...Read more

What To Do With Millennials In The Workplace

Working with Millennials in Your Restaurant How are we going to work with millennials in your restaurant? I have been trying to answer this question for 10 years now. It wasn’t an easy task but I think I have figured it out. It took some getting used to and I had to bite my tongue a lot, but they...Read more

How to Start a Restaurant 05 : Research the Local Laws and Ordinances

Before we get started on the next lesson on “How to Start a Restaurant” lets talk about everything we’ve done so far. There is so much you have done so far you have come and so much still yet to go. Starting your restaurant isn’t going to be easy and we never said it was going to be. Anything worth...Read more

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