It’s the age-old question haunting every small entrepreneur, who can’t get their concept for the next great small restaurant in their neighborhood out of their heads. You’ve got the idea. You’ve picked out a name. Maybe you’ve even been daydreaming about logo ideas and menu designs. But sooner or later, […]
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, […]