Archive for Restaurant Business

Mar
26

Business Money Saving Tips

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Business owners need to keep track of the amount of money coming in and out on a daily basis.  Money spent needs to be counted to the exact cent keeping the accounting books on point.  Thus, there are some tips available to business owners ensuring banking accounts continue to expand preventing businesses from proclaiming bankruptcy.

Think About Marketing

When planning marketing strategies, think of new ways to market without paying out of pocket fees but retaining maximum impact.  For example, if you are a restaurant, volunteer your chef to appear on a morning television show’s cooking segment.  It will spread the word about your restaurant, food, presence and provide free advertising for your restaurant.

Shop for Merchant Account Services

Another big expense for businesses is the third party online merchant account services.  Try to find a merchant account provider with reasonable prices.  Find one that matches your budget and meets your needs.   There are many competitors available and eager to offer their services to you.

Move into an Executive Suite

Running your own business out of a large space for your office needs, costs money.  Rent, receptionist, office furniture adds up.  Hence, why not look at relocating to an executive suite.  It comes with a receptionist who is able to take messages and forward phone calls to your home office.  It is convenient on many levels and worth looking into.

Small businesses need to think about how to cut costs when possible.  These are only a few ideas on how you are able to attain this goal.  If you are still in a financial predicament, contact a professional small business loan expert today.  He/she will guide you in the right direction ensuring you do not have to stress regarding how to afford to the monthly business bills and continue to remain open.

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Feb
05

How to Increase Restaurant Sales

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Small businesses are taking a hit in 2010.  And as a business owner, you need to prepare for the recession slump your restaurant will continue to feel throughout the year.  Put into action preventive measures ensuring you ward off slow sales before you find your business in financial debt.

Get the Staff Involved

In any small business, getting your own employees involved with promotions is an asset.  With the restaurant business, it is no different.  Ask your staff to be spokespeople for your establishment.  For whom better to represent the food and service you provide then your own staff.  It is one way to spread the word about what the restaurant serves and offers in the community that is different from the rest of the competition.

Recruit Third Party to Evaluate

You need an honest assessment of what is occurring in your business.  You need someone to present how your business stacks up from the others in the area.  Is your staff on-point with guests?  How does the food taste?  Is there a unique niche the restaurant should target?  To find out truthful, honest answers to these questions, hire a third party.  You are only able to see objectively so much.  A third party will be able to tell you where the shortcomings are, if the décor works for the price of the food, etc…

Another thing you should seriously consider during a financial drought is further financing.  You need to look into alternative means on how to finance operating costs when the money is falling short.  An unsecured business loan or a business cash advance will keep your business afloat until you are over the dip in sales and back on the rise in profits, again.

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