When I decided to open a takeout restaurant in my tiny town of just 2,500 year round residents (with a population that swells into the tens of thousands in the summertime), it was important to me to find a way to keep both myself and my relatively small customer base […]
Should I start a restaurant with my best friend / wife / parent / person I met on the internet?
As small business entrepreneurs, many of us often find ourselves daydreaming about a partnership with a well-financed, experienced partner. It’s a compelling fantasy; a partner can help share the risk, make […]
This year, I made the transition from a small seasonal food truck in coastal Maine to a full-blown brick and mortar takeout restaurant. If you’re interested in learning my restaurant buildout process, read my epic series of post on the topic.
While the […]
Do a quick Google search for “financing a restaurant,” and you’ll find the same advice over and over. Do your research. Write a business plan. Get a loan or find an investor. Some of the more cutting-edge research available out there might even mention crowdfunding as an option, […]
Editorial Note: The author of this post Malcolm Bedell is not a professional food blogger. He runs a restaurant and food truck full-time in Rockland, Maine, and doesn’t spend the majority of his time editing photos. You can learn more about his restaurant here.