It’s one of the two things you absolutely cannot avoid in life, but federal and state tax filing can be a source of stress for a restaurant owner beyond that of the average taxpayer. Accounting for all of your potential deductions is exponentially more complicated than when you file as an individual and making sure
Responding to every verified dining review your restaurant receives is a great way to engage with your guests, and shows potential diners that you care about their experience. Not only that, replying to reviews allows you to gain deeper insight into how your customers think. Ready to engage with your customers? Here are a few
97% of businesses believe project management is critical to performance. However, according to research conducted by Standish Group, less than 1/3 of projects are finished as planned – on time and on budget. This discrepancy shows a wide gap within the project management field. For restaurants, time tracking software becomes all the more crucial, since
Unless you’re a completely raw food restaurant, your commercial kitchen will need cooking equipment. And depending on your menu, you might need several kinds of equipment to properly prepare your dishes. How do you choose the right commercial oven? Do you need multiple fryers? Are gas or electric appliances going to work better for you?
Consumer behavior and merchant expectations regarding restaurant credit card payment are changing. Can you feel it? From Argo Tea to Epic Burger, the trend of businesses going cashless and only accepting credit card payment is still small, but growing in the wake of a customer base that increasingly eschews cash for cards. In a poll
Think about the best place you’ve ever eaten a meal. Now think about what made that experience truly great. That’s right: it’s not all about the food. Sure, amazing food should always be a top priority. But dining at a really good restaurant is also like a mini-holiday — and it’s the sum of a
Nothing complicates the life of a restaurant owner quite like a disaster hitting the business, whether it’s a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, nor’easters, blizzard) or a disaster from a heavy rain, broken pipe, or cracked foundation. Even with proper and thorough disaster preparation, restaurants can still find themselves dealing with complicated damage in the aftermath.
In today’s consumer word, credit cards are more ubiquitous than ever. A 2014 estimate by the Census Bureau reported that over 72 percent of consumers owned at least one credit card. This translates into 167 million adult consumers in the U.S. As a result, it is more important than ever to accept credit cards at
A big question for the modern business owner today is how to be more environmentally friendly. As sustainability and carbon footprints become more and more the subject of discussion in board rooms across the country, small businesses are beginning to realize that this trend affects them deeply as well — leading to more green restaurants
Breweries have a special set of challenges outside of your average restaurant industry business. From getting the proper equipment to completing the necessary permits and licensing to preparing for taxes as an alcohol supplier, simply getting a brewery up and running can be an intense process. However, it’s important not to forget about a core