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Opening a Bar

Opening a Bar

 

When opening up a bar there are so many areas for consideration. If you don't have the correct cost control procedures in place you are effectively pouring 1000's in cash down the drain. If you spend all your time at the computer creating forms, documents and spreadsheets, you will be losing valuable time with your customers and be unable to oversee bar operations. Take the time to plan all areas and aspects of the bar before you open as it's harder to change procedures and habits once they're established.

4 Reasons why it can be so difficult to run a bar
4 Reasons why it can be so difficult to run a bar It's easy to find helpful hints and tips to make your bar or club successful, but let's take a look at some of the difficulties you may encounter and maybe some of these points will give you some ideas on ways to run a more profitable bar or club. . . . keep reading
Choosing whether to lease or buy your bar
Choosing whether to lease or buy your bar One of the main reasons for choosing whether to lease or buy will be how much capital you have to spend up front. Your experience in the bar or nightclub trade can also be a big factor on your choice. . . . keep reading
What you need to know about your Business Plan before you submit it
Douglas Fisher
What you need to know about your Business Plan before you submit it If you have the fortitude to develop a business plan and to honestly interpret the results, you will have a far better understanding of your opportunity to succeed as an independent operator or franchisee. . . . keep reading
What to Consider when Buying a Bar or Restaurant
Douglas Fisher
What to Consider when Buying a Bar or Restaurant Everyone dreams of being in the restaurant business. From the on-set it seems like a great idea, it feels good and you think its going to be a lot of fun … and with some hard work … it is fun! . . . keep reading
Understanding What It Takes To Run A Bar
Almost everyone at some point in their lives has thought that running their own bar would be great fun and a good way to make a living. This is especially true for those who have worked in bars and have always thought they could run the place better than their managers or the owners. . . . keep reading
Why You Need To Complete A Business Plan
Quite frankly, failing to plan is the equivalent of planning to fail. Yes, opening your own bar can be a dream come true, combining your life long dream with a handsome revenue stream in a business you love. However without the proper planning it could quickly turn into your worst nightmare and force you into bankruptcy. . . . keep reading
What Should Your Business Plan Contain
Your business plan for your new bar should be as thorough as possible. If you are planning on applying for a loan or raising capital from investors to launch your new venture you definitely need to build a professional business plan that includes all of the elements that prospective investors and lenders will be looking for. . . . keep reading
What to Consider when Selecting a Bar Consultant
The job of a bar consultant covers several aspects of a successful bar business plan. Perhaps you have never thought of hiring a consultant to help you with the things you need to get done, but the services they can provide to you are very important for you to thrive as a bar owner! . . . keep reading
What to consider when designing a bar or nightclub
The cost of designing any interior space usually ends up being much more than you imagine it will be before you begin making any purchases or installations. There is the more to the cost of a product than what is on the price tag, like installation and maintenance. . . . keep reading
Tips for finding a good Lawyer or Accountant
A reliable accountant and good business lawyer are essential for you to obtain as a bar owner, but that certainly does not make it an easy task. In fact, it can be quite daunting! To ease your overwhelming feelings, here are a few tips for finding a lawyer and accountant after opening a bar. . . . keep reading
How to research your local Bar Competition
Knowing how to research local competition is essential for any bar owner looking to create a bar business plan. Owning and operating a nightclub or bar is not one big party, though people on the outside may think it is . . . keep reading

Top 10 tips for writing a bar business plan
Top 10 tips for writing a bar business plan The starting point for any business plan should be from the perspective of the audience. What is the purpose of the plan? Is it to secure funding? Is it to communicate the future plans for the company? . . . keep reading
What to consider when making an effective staff roster
What to consider when making an effective staff roster It takes a considerable amount of planning to arrange an efficient roster. There are several considerations which must be taken into account such as . . . keep reading
The 10 points of hospitality your business should adopt
The 10 points of hospitality your business should adopt It is said that the number one reason for customers not returning to an establishment is due to a staff member's attitude or indifference. There are several guidelines to be adhered to when working in the hospitality industry . . . keep reading
Reaching potential customers through the window!
Reaching potential customers through the window! If you are having trouble attracting customers, it sometimes pays off to take a look at your business from outside or have an outsider critique what you are doing. . . . keep reading
5 ways to prevent crime in your establishment
5 ways to prevent crime in your establishment Hopefully your premises will not be the victim of criminal damage, however some elements of society make it their life's work to wreak havoc on other people's property. We look at 5 ways to prevent crime in your business. . . . keep reading
Dealing with alcohol abuse amongst staff in the workplace
Dealing with alcohol abuse amongst staff in the workplace People who suffer from alcohol-related disabilities also experience difficulties in many different aspects of their life and one of these is that of employment. Very few alcoholics correspond to the typical down-and-out. The majority of people who have problems with their drinking are still in employment . . . keep reading
Presentation matters. How to make the first impression a lasting impression.
Presentation matters. How to make the first impression a lasting impression. You only have a minute or two for a customer to make up their mind on whether your bar is somewhere they are likely to return. So when your customers walk through your doors, what do you want their first impression to be? . . . keep reading
How text messaging can get the party started for your business
How text messaging can get the party started for your business Text message advertising provides a cost effective method of targeting events and promotions to specific customer profiles. You might want to fill your premises on a Monday or Tuesday night or . . . keep reading
Does your Point of Sale System give you the control you need?
Does your Point of Sale System give you the control you need? The type of POS system you select for your business can make a great difference when it comes to keeping an eye on your stock levels and your finances at the end of the year. We look at how to measure the suitability of your system. . . . keep reading
What if your cash register was losing you $1000s a year?
What if your cash register was losing you $1000s a year? There are three or four buttons and functions on your POS that can save OR lose you $1000s a year. What are these buttons doing for your business? . . . keep reading