What is it like to own a café?
After earning a sufficient amount of funds, I wish to open up my own café.
1) What are good locations to open one.
2) What experience do I need.
3) Do I need to know about coffee and pastries.
4) What is the best way to attract customers.
5) Do I need a degree.
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TAKE A RESTAURANT FOR A TEST DRIVE BEFORE YOU DECIDE
Restaurant owners perform a variety of restaurant duties such as hiring and firing staff, bookkeeping, cooking, waiting tables, and addressing customer complaints. Although there are no restaurant owner education requirements, knowledge of the restaurant industry and business practices is beneficial. By starting out as part of the kitchen staff, waiting tables, or being a counter attendant, you gain the necessary training needed for owning a restaurant. There are required licenses, permits and approvals that must be obtained to open a restaurant. Key skills that are required to be a restaurant owner include strong leadership, organization, problem solving, communication and customer service. It's also important that you have stamina, willingness to work long hours, ability to resolve conflict, and attention to detail and knowledge of legal issues regarding wages, worker safety and consumer protection.
HAVE RESTAURANT BUSINESS PLAN
Estimate the total startup costs you will need to get your restaurant started and the amount needed to keep your restaurant functioning on a day-to-day basis. You should then create a budget and predict the next year to know how much you will need to stay in business. After this, assess how much money you have available to use as startup funding, and determine how much more you will need. Remember to include the costs of any licenses you need. Consider applying for restaurant loans to obtain funding to cover your restaurant’s costs. When choosing a location for your new restaurant, the following features are among the most important:
• VISIBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY – Select a spot that can be seen by those driving or walking by. You should also look for an area that gets plenty of passersby on foot or in cars. In addition, consider if there is parking and ease of access by foot or car.
• KNOW YOUR COMPETITION – Some nearby competition can help with marketing. But it’s wise to have enough of a distance that you can still guarantee a solid pool of customers who won’t be easily drawn to another similar place. Ensure the target market of your restaurant matches the demographics of the area.
LICENSE, PERMITS & APPROVAL OH MY
Restaurant owners make sure that the restaurant meets all state and local laws and regulations. Although the requirements and types of licenses and permits vary from state-to-state, common licenses include a food service license, local business license, name registration, creation of a business entity, proof of worker's compensation insurance, zoning approval and building permits, equipment permits, police and safety inspections, approval from the fire marshal, and a liquor license for any restaurant that serves alcohol. Restaurant owners must also research and be familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations regarding safety in the workplace, such as keeping the workplace clean, using non-slip mats in key areas, and maintaining all electrical appliances.
Mary getting your new restaurant off the ground can feel like a daunting task. However, as the restaurant industry continues to grow, and foodservice trends continue to diversify, there is always room for another extraordinary eatery. With detailed planning and successful execution of your unique ideas, your restaurant business can flourish.
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