Hi Jackie! Thanks for sharing your article! You have made some interesting points. As I just told another member earlier, since you are the author of the blog, it would have been awesome for you to share the entire article here with us instead of just some teasers with a link directing the traffic to your site. I understand that linking back is a great way to build your Google rating and boost your own site but here in the community, we like to share information with each other for the benefit of the community. Many times, individuals don't like to have to leave the site and won't click outside links so your contribution could get overlooked because it was not readily available to the reader. I certainly hope to see more content from you in the future and look forward to reading more about your business insights! Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us!
Do you want me to post the entire blog as a forum post?
How much you wish to share is up to you! The more information you put into a post, the more discussion points there are to strike up conversation with.
1. Be firm about delegating roles
Even though you're the owner - you can't do everything. Hire people you trust to run the different departments and let them lead at their jobs.
2. Hire servers whose strong point is their people skills
May seem obvious, but you need to focus on your servers' PEOPLE skills first.
3. Stay focused on your theme
Don't try to incorporate more than 2 themes/ideas into your restaurant. Stay focused on the theme that sets you apart and don't go overboard.
4. Be prepared to get more funding than you think you’ll need
Restaurants are extremely expensive to operate and plenty of costs will come up that you never expected. Be prepared to get additional forms of funding, such as a restaurant cash advance.
5. Develop and maintain an online presence
Social media marketing is where it's at - especially for restaurants. Focus on sites like Yelp! and Menupages to make sure your site has a good repuation online.
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