So the Holidays Are Over, Now What?

Hey, everyone. I’m finishing out my Holiday series with some quick tips on what to when business slows down after the season.  Although this post was written with the Christmas season in mind, these tips are good for whichever part of the year is your busiest.  As I was working my way up the ladder in…

7 Permits You Must Have Before Opening Your Restaurant

Hey, all! We’re jumping around a bit in our Opening a Restaurant series but, in this case, it’s a good idea. This is a great list put together by Eric Norberg over at Sirvo detailing many of the licenses and permits you’ll need before you open. Read Eric’s full article here. These are high priorities. Quite…

Checking In: Writing Your Simple Restaurant Business Plan

Hello, fellow restaurant operators. This is just a quick update/check in with you. I wanted to see how your first-time business plan writing is going? Status Check. For me, I’ve continued to hone my Business Summary (also known as the Executive Summary). As you may recall, I was keeping it simple with only five things…

How Can Small Hotels and Restaurants Use Social Media?

The big guys already include social media as a major part of their marketing plan, but how can independent owners of small hotels and restaurants use it and still have time to run their business? When I was running my little sandwich deli I was very inexperienced and naive. I had worked for a few…