start a restaurant

Eight Wrong Reasons to Start a Restaurant

There are a few good reasons and many wrong reasons to start a new restaurant business. If you’re thinking about starting a new restaurant and at least one of these applies to you, you may want to rethink yourself! Wrong Reason to Start…
financial model

Top 5 Reasons to Build a Financial Model for Your Startup Business

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Are you thinking about starting a business right now? Whether you are going to bootstrap it with your own money or look to get funding from investors, you need to figure out how much cash you actually would need to give your business the…

How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Business?

If you're thinking about starting a business, it's critically important being able to answer this question. Get it wrong, and you may end up running out of cash before your business even has a chance to take off. So how much startup…

How to Demand Test For Your New Restaurant Concept

Picture this. You come up with an exciting new concept for a new restaurant. You’re excited. You take out a 2nd mortgage and even private loans from family and friends. You lease out a trendy spot in town, spend a lot to remodel…
10 Leasing Mistakes

Top 10 Leasing Mistakes for Business Owners

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Do you run a business with a retail, warehouse, or office location? Are you thinking of moving to expand or downsize? Before you dive right in and sign on the dotted lines, be sure you're not making one of these common leasing mistakes.…
commercial lease

Avoidable Mistakes When Signing a New Lease for Your Business

Meet Josh, Amy, and Michael. They all just recently signed a new commercial lease for their respective businesses, and they all end up with major headaches that they each could have easily prevented. Let's look at three common mistakes…