As a restaurant owner, we love what we do, Kim Strengari says, While she knew a restaurant was the right path for her, she had to work nights cleaning office buildings to make ends meet when she first opened her restaurant.
“I wanted the restaurant more than anything else in life, so the sacrifices were endless and I never minded making them,” she says.
To be successful, you’ll invest a lot of time and money—so we make sure that starting a restaurant is our passion, not just a business venture we hope will make money. “It’s harder than you can imagine,” says Omer Orien, “but people do it all the time. It’s not at all dreamy.”
With our detailed business plan that charts the course for our success. That said, we suggest the business planning process simple. Thinking of our business plan as a living document that we return to regularly to help us plan for growth and measure our progress.
Orien says that he really got serious about his business plan when it was time to grow and expand to a new location. It helped them figure out what was feasible and figure out how to move forward.
Our business plan include market research, a comprehensive look at our information on our target audience, an outline of our marketing plan, and a solid financial and budgeting projection.