Ditch the Excuses and Take Your Restaurant Business to the Next Level Aug 10, 2022

Are you allowing excuses to stall your restaurant’s growth? While excuses get in the way of a lot of our personal growth, they bleed into your business growth as well. If you’re always looking for a reason something can’t be done, you’re not going to find a solution. The...

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How Do I Work Less in My Restaurant Business? Aug 09, 2022

Do you wonder how you can work less in your restaurant business? It’s a common question I get and it has many layers. But for the purposes of this tip, I want to explain how the restaurant owners I coach have a minimum of two days off in their restaurants, have time with their friends and...

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Restaurant Success: Expectation vs Reality Aug 02, 2022

Before you opened your restaurant, you had a romantic idea of what life would look like and then you actually opened it. Unfortunately, for most restaurant owners, the expectations don't equal their reality. But it can! Let’s talk about restaurant success: expectations versus reality.

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How to Use a Growth Mindset to Run a Successful Restaurant Jul 27, 2022

In my work as a coach for restaurant operators, I’ve found that resilience and gratitude are key traits of gaining a growth mindset and for being successful. That’s why in this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I share with you how resilience and gratitude can...

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Top 10 Restaurant Accounting Terms You Need to Know Jul 26, 2022

Does looking at your restaurant financial statements give you a headache? Do you ever wonder what some of the terms your accountant throws at you mean? If you feel like you should already know what key accounting terms mean, and you're a little afraid to ask your accountant for clarification,...

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Why Restaurant Management Checklists Are the First Systems in My Group Coaching Program Jul 19, 2022

Restaurant management checklists are the first system I teach in my group coaching program for a number of reasons. Of course I get pushback on them because restaurant owners say they’ve used checklists in the past, and they don’t work. For every restaurant owner that tells me that, I...

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How to Start Planning for a Recession in Your Restaurant Business Jul 13, 2022

Let’s talk about the recession. Are you asking, “What recession?” The talking heads and our government officials are all saying we are in a state of high inflation, and we could go into recession soon. How bad a recession or how long or short lived, no one knows. While I am not...

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3 Restaurant Business Principles Operators Get Wrong and How to Fix Them Jul 12, 2022

Are you tired of being a prisoner to your restaurant business and not making the money you deserve? Would you like to have freedom from your restaurant to have a life outside of the restaurant? After coaching thousands of restaurant owners since 2003, I have found three restaurant business...

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What Does Inflation Mean for Your Restaurant Business? Jul 05, 2022

Inflation in the restaurant business feels like it could be the knockout punch after the one-two combination that started in 2020. First the restaurant industry was hit with business restrictions and then the Great Resignation and now inflation is affecting your bottom line. The good news is you...

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Restaurant Owner: Your Quality of Life Must Be a Priority Jul 01, 2022

While I’m the first to tell you that the restaurant business is one of the hardest businesses out there, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer for it. Your quality of life matters, and you deserve to experience all that life has to offer inside and outside of your restaurant. So how do...

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How to Run Pre-Shift Meetings for Your Restaurant Jun 28, 2022

What is a pre-shift meeting for restaurants and why is it an indicator of a successful restaurant? And how are you supposed to run a pre-shift meeting in your restaurant, especially when not everybody comes in at the same time? Let’s talk about when to hold a pre-shift meeting in your...

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Why You Should Track Daily Sales in Your Restaurant Jun 21, 2022

With the online POS systems like Toast taking over the restaurant space, many restaurant owners wonder why they need to track their restaurant's daily sales when it happens automatically. Let’s talk about why you should still track daily sales in your restaurant.

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