Work & Career
Ever dream of opening your own eatery? For the book ‘Restaurant Owners Uncorked,’ entrepreneurs share their tips for creating a successful business.
Trust your investors
“You have to think long term when you choose your investors. It’s like marrying into a family. They have to trust you explicitly. And vice versa.” —Dave Query, Big Red F Restaurant Group: Boulder, Colorado. Find more tips like these in the books Restaurant Owners Uncorked and Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Part II.
Value your employees
“You’ll never have happy customers unless you have happy employees. Focus first and foremost on your employees. Treat them well, and treat them with respect.” —Keith Paul, A Good Egg Dining Group: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Check out these 57 secrets your restaurant waiter isn’t telling you.
Aim low at first
“If you are going to raise money, start your pitches with your worst prospects. By the time you get to your best prospects, you are going to have a much better presentation, and a much better deal.” —Scott Maitland, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery: Chapel Hill, North Carolina.