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You Know You're An Entrepreneur When...

Let’s have a little fun and play a game I like to call, “You Know You're an Entrepreneur When…” Restaurant owners are definitely living that entrepreneur life, so join me and play along.

You know you're an entrepreneur when... you find yourself answering simple questions via text message when you're not in the building at all hours of the day.

You know you're an entrepreneur when... you feel like it'd be faster just to do it yourself instead of training someone else...

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How Restaurant Owners Can Overcome Burnout

In episode 20 of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I'm talking about the number one issue that is a burden in our industry right now. You might think I’m talking about a shortage of employees, but I’m really talking about burnout. Let’s talk about what you can do to fight off the negative effects of restaurant burnout and what you need to do to leave it in your rearview mirror.

I know your struggle because I see it every day with my members in my...

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A Restaurant Owner Intervention

Let’s talk about why being the best at everything could be your downfall and how you could be enabling everyone on your team to not succeed. In this episode of The Restaurant Prosperity Formula Podcast, I talk about my own enabling behaviors in the workplace that I eventually turned around to make me a more successful manager and a less stressed one. Click below to listen to the podcast episode.

 

Being an enabler in the restaurant business is you providing your employees and...

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Why Most Restaurant Operators Never Create a Budget

I've been preaching the importance of having a restaurant budget since becoming a restaurant coach in 2003. In fact, I can tell you, if you don’t want to depend on dumb luck, your budget is critical to your restaurant’s success. So why don’t more restaurant operators have and use a budget? What does the thought of creating a restaurant budget make your skin crawl? Let me shed some light on the dreaded restaurant budget using six common excuses why independent operators...

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Restaurant Startup Mistakes I See Most Often in Independents

I know a thing or two about restaurant startup mistakes and what I see most often in independents. If you're wondering if you made them when getting your restaurant open or if you’re looking to open your first restaurant and want to avoid them, this tip is for you.

Owning and running a restaurant is not for the faint of heart. It's really hard work. You put a lot of hours in and the profit margin, well, it's slim to none if you're not careful, especially when you start out.

What...

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Restaurant Management Tips for Avoiding Common Operator Mistakes

Running a restaurant is one of the hardest jobs out there, especially when you’re an independent restaurant. You’re on your own and don’t have corporate office support. Let me be your corporate office and share how to correct common mistakes restaurant operators make. You’ll be more successful in your restaurant management! Click below to get this tip via video or keep scrolling to read the details. 

Running a restaurant can be extremely stressful and frustrating...

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How to Run a Successful Restaurant: Plans for Post-lockdown

Do you want to hear about how to run a successful restaurant explained with plans for post-lockdown? Right now, operating with COIVD-19 restrictions feels like you are taking a beating. You're going up against Rocky in the first Rocky, and you are just getting beat to hell. But I’m here to tell you there's a way to get through this, to make money again, to keep people employed, to bring your customers back. Watch the video below or keep scrolling to read three things to include in your...

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What Job Should a Restaurant Owner Be Doing

What are the responsibilities of a restaurant owner? When I ask restaurant owners, I get something along the lines of run the business and make money. The truth is it is much more than that. I want to help you transition from working in your business to working on your business. Wouldn't you like to have freedom, not only the financial freedom, but the ability to leave your business knowing it's being run your way? Click to watch the video tip below, or continue scrolling to read what job a...

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What Successful Restaurant Owners Have

So you want to be a restaurant owner? Or maybe you want to remember why you got into the restaurant industry in the first place, and own a restaurant. In this video, I'm going share the things you must have in place to run a successful restaurant. 

About What Successful Restaurant Owners Have...

If you really want to be in the restaurant business or you’re trying to remember why you got into it in the first place, I feel your pain. I’m going to share three things you must...

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3 Things Every Restaurant Owner Should Know

There are three things I think every restaurant owner should know. Want to know what they are? Watch the video below, or continue reading below, to learn the one thing you can learn to avoid failure, two systems that are a must and why the basics can't be ignored.  


As a restaurant owner, there are three things I think you should know, whether you're new to the business or a 30-plus-year veteran.

So, what are the 3 things restaurant owners should know?

The number one...

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