Restaurant News and Consulting Tips

Top 5 Things I Wish I Would Have Done Differently

1. Developed a five and ten year plan. Two years into opening our first location, we decided it was time to grow and we opened ...
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Responding to Criticism

Let’s face it, opinions are like... well, let’s not go there. You get the picture--everybody has one, especially when you have a business that deals ...
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Hiring the Right People

The food service industry is notoriously rife with turnover. While some turnover can be a good thing, too much can wreak havoc on your business: ...
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You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure

Knee-deep in an accounting engagement, I thought it was an appropriate time to write about financial metrics. For a lot of people, crunching numbers just ...
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7 (Unexpected) Lessons Learned

These certainly aren’t the most important lessons I learned while running my business, but they were definitely the most unexpected. I could have done without ...
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Be Flexible. Be Prepared.

By now you probably know that your business plan should be a living document. There are many good reasons for that. Things change over time ...
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