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Starting a Restaurant from Scratch

Price: $59.00
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"Starting a Restaurant from Scratch - A Step-by-Step Guide" is a 90 page E-Book based training course designed to guide the emerging restaurateur through a step-by-step approach to opening and operating a successful restaurant. It is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and will be delivered via an email link immediately after your credit card is approved. The information provided is compiled from the seminars conducted over a 25 plus career in the restaurant business.

The course is designed to answer such questions as:

  • How can I locate restaurants for sale?
    [includes web sites, periodicals, associations, real estate companies and more!]
  • What are my options for financing?
    [franchising info, preparing a biz plan, creative financing, debt vs. equity financing, landlord considerations, venture capital sources, and more!]
  • How much will it cost me to build one?
    [Construction costs, layout considerations, equipment, Hiring Architects, and more!]
  • How do I negotiate a lease?
    [see sample lesson below. These tips alone will save you thousands of dollars if applied!]
  • How should I price my menu?
    [how do I determine a reasonable market price for my items, menu engineering, layout considerations, and more! ]
  • How can I attract and keep good employees?
    [where to find the best employees, how to locate free and good labor, hiring right, incentive
    ideas, and more!]
  • How can I best market my restaurant?
    [Creative advertising techniques, Using the Internet to get the word out, press releases, promotions, and more!] 
  • What are my legal and tax requirements?
    [what form of business should I set up? what are the various license requirements?, how do i negotiate a lease?, and more!] 
  • How can I prevent theft?
    [This is loaded with information, 8 bonus lessons are dedicated to this area,
    see below sample info.]
  • What do I need to know about controlling food and labor costs?
    [food and labor costs make up over 60% of your cost of operation, this area along will save you 1,000's of dollars just by applying a few simple tips here.]
  • How do I select a good Point-of-Sale?
    [selecting the right POS system so you are not ripped off by vendors, essential restaurant software, training considerations, and more!]
  • How should restaurant books be set up?
    [selecting accounting software, developing a effective chart of accounts, bank reconciliations, credit card processing, and more!] 
  • What are some of the key restaurant ratios?
    [learn how to calculate the primary ratios that will give you a quick measure of how your restaurant is doing, includes income statement, balance sheet, inventory turns, and more!]

Major Topics include:

  • Finding the Restaurant that is Right for you
  • Building a Restaurant Business Plan
  • Locating Investors
  • Menu Selection and Pricing
  • Legal and Tax Issues
  • Automating your Restaurant
  • Food and Labor Cost Control, and more!

In addition to practical content such as the above, each lesson is enhanced by on-line forms, examples, related links, complementary feedback from the author.

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