Restaurant business plans usually should help you run a profitable Restaurant, but sometimes things aren’t just working right. It is sometimes 1 thing that is wrong, but often it is a range of things. The people, the processes, the profits.
Here are our best Podcasts that you can download and listen to so you can get some ideas about how to turn your Restaurant around. Podcasts are a quick, easy and free way to learn the tricks of the trade to running a profitable Restaurant business.
Find an extra hour in the week to work on your Restaurant, not in it.
The first thing you need to do is to get a bit of extra time in your day or week to work on the business not in it. The important thing is that you are investing time now, start writing procedures and processes, hiring right, and keeping people accountable and next week or next month you will have a little more time left. That gives you more time to work on the business – soon, the profits are up and you’re working less. This is the first and most important step.
Check your Restaurant Business Plan.
The next thing to do is to reexamine your Restaurant Business Plan. If you don’t have one, or need help, have a listen to this podcast to get some ideas about how to create one and make sure that it is going to help you return to Restaurant to success.
Create an Annual Restaurant Marketing Plan
An annual marketing plan helps you prepare to take advantage of upcoming events and helps fill in the quiet nights and weeks in the calendar. It is too late to come up with a Valentine’s Day strategy when Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Start planning for Restaurant Marketing Success.
Do your own Restaurant Rescue before its too late
What is the process to rescue a failing Restaurant? We look at the ways you can turn the ship around with quick and easy, cheap or free ways that inch by inch, you can make the Restaurant better.
Understand the 4Ps of Restaurant Marketing
Get super clear on what it is that your Restaurant does, what your customers want and what it is that you are selling. Too often Restaurants don’t understand what it is that they do. These podcasts will help you to understand the 4Ps of Restaurant Marketing.
Look after your own mental health
The Restaurant industry is a full-contact sport, and it takes its toll on you and your mental health. Have a listen to this brave podcast with one of Australia’s most talented Chefs, Shaun Quade and his journey with mental illness.
Be inspired by the world’s best female Chef
This is one of my favourite podcast interviews. Ana Ros was voted the best female chef in the world. She had no classical training in the kitchen. Determination, passion and creativity are the secrets to her success and I think there is something that everyone can learn from her inspiring example.
Focus on Restaurant Profitability
Your Restaurant Business Plan is useless unless your making money. Here we look at some different ways that you can look at how to make a profit in your Restaurant.
Build a great culture
Carrie Luxem is the Queen of Restaurant HR. An expert in Leadership, Culture and building teams, she wrote the playbook for Restaurant HR. She shares her wisdom on Restaurant Leadership, why it is so hard and some of the tips that she uses to help Restuarant Owners across the United States in this podcast that is packed with ideas on how to be a better leader.
Be a better Restaurant Leader
Leadership is a critical part of running a Restaurant but it is so poorly understood so much of the time. It is a lot more than just yelling a lot and loud noises. Create a Vision and lead your team to achieve that vision.
Is Poor SEO Killing Your Restaurant?
Too many times we see customers with websites that are costing restaurants thousands of dollars every month through poor design, poor messaging and poor SEO. If your website could be improved to bring in 200 extra visits per month and just 10% of those made a booking, and each booking was for 2.5 seats on average at $50 a seat, you would have an extra $2,500 in revenue a month. A 30% food cost, that is $1,750 in profit extra a month. This ignores those customers coming back as regulars – which is more profit.
Remember, if these customers aren’t finding your Restaurant, they are finding your competitors.
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