Lessons Learned Starting & Running Restaurants October 13, 2022, 9:00am PDT October 13, 2022, 12:00pm PDT

Anyone thinking about serving food and drink to the public, whether it's a full-service restaurant, a food truck or home kitchen food business, needs to understand the basics of operating a successful establishment. This is a 3 hour introductory course covering the basics of starting a food business,

You will learn and discuss::

  • Choosing Your Concept
  • Researching Your Target Market Demographics
  • Planning Your Restaurant and Design Layout
  • Planning for Equipment and Supplies
  • Staffing Needs
  • Budget
  • Location, Location, Location
  • Incorporation
  • Business Licenses and Permits
  • Planning the Menu
  • Choosing Your Technology Tools
  • Marketing and Advertising

No fee -- sponsored by Comerica Bank. Time 9:00am to 12:00pm

About the Presenter(s)

Leland Dear

My 33+ years of expertise in the California Bay Area is in the 4 Rs - Retail, Restaurant, Real Estate and now Retirement. I can help you with the following: - Strategies on business plans for startup retail or restaurant businesses. - Business strategies on identifying problems and solutions for sales, marketing, operations, customer service, cost cutting, maximizing profits and succession...

Danny Palacios

Hi. I mentor new and existing entrepreneurs to conceive, develop and expand their business. I have over twelve years experience in sales-optimization and owning and operating restaurants. As a consultant, I have advised scores of clients to start and grow their businesses and increase sales. Areas of expertise include: concept development; menu development; site selection; restaurant design...

Lessons Learned Starting & Running  Restaurants