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39 Things to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Restaurant

by Caroline Cummings

According to a study published in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, approximately 60 percent of restaurants fail within their first year of business. If you are dreaming of becoming a restaurateur, you can increase your chances of success by honestly answering all of the questions proposed in this article, as well as checking off everything suggested below.... Read more »

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Can’t Decide What Business to Start? No Problem, We’ll Tell You

by Candice Landau

Every month over 1 million people visit Bplans. Most of those people are at the very early stages of starting a business and as such, are looking to see what others have done. Some have already decided and are in the process of writing a business plan. They’re asking questions: What should a tutoring agency... Read more »

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How to Manage Labor Costs for Your New Restaurant

by Ezra Adler

Whether you’re about to open a restaurant or have been running your place for a few months already, there’s no doubt that the process will be expensive. Alongside food and beverages, labor is one of the most costly factors in the equation, but cutting wages isn’t the answer. While you have a limited budget, you... Read more »

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How to Start a Successful Restaurant

by Lisa Furgison

If dreams of opening a restaurant have filled your thoughts for years, it might be time to sit down and draw up a plan to open your own business. To help you create a recipe for success, we’ve put together a how-to-get-started guide to make sure you have all the ingredients you need to open... Read more »

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Why One Business Failed (and How to Ensure Yours Won’t)

by Noah Parsons

Despite having the key ingredients required for success, a new local restaurant failed. Here are the lessons that would have helped save this business, that can also help you as you search for success. Read more »

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Resources to Help You Start a Restaurant Business

by Tim Berry

People love to eat. We find the social environment of restaurants the perfect break from cooking, and relish the adventure of tasting new menus. If you’re seeking the life of haute cuisine, and are wondering how to start a restaurant, we’ve listed our resources and tools that will help you effectively write a restaurant business... Read more »