Thursday, June 22, 2006

TradeMark Express Starting a Business Series: Restaurant

The best routes to take are to research the process of starting a business as well as the industry you're interested in.

I recommend checking out the
Small Business Administration, Entrepreneur, Start Up Journal, Wall Street Journal & Nolo’s Starting a Business – Resource Center. All four are great informational resources for the new/small business owner.

Associations may be a good avenue to explore as well. These organizations will address many of the thoughts, questions and concerns you'll inevitably have as well as many you haven't anticipated yet.

Research, research, research – this cannot be stressed enough. Read as much as you can about the industry. Here are some book titles that are relevant:

There are plenty of free informational resources out there. Check out these free articles:

Writing a Restaurant Business Plan to Help Your Business Grow by Shaunta Pleasant
Menu Driven Business Planning by Monte Zwang
The Only Way Left for the Little Guy to Get Rich in the Restaurant Business by Jerry Minchey

Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

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