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Running a Bar for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Manage sales, staff, and more with sample financials, timelines, and checklists

Break into the bar business and turn your dream into a successful enterprise!

Thinking about running a bar? This hands-on guide explains what it takes to own and operate your own establishment, from obtaining liquor licenses to managing inventory, personnel, budgets, and more. You'll see how to plan drink and food menus, meet financial and legal requirements, attract customers, and make a solid profit.

Discover how to

  • Choose the right location
  • Select your theme and decor
  • Find financing
  • Size up your competition
  • Hire and train employees
  • Avoid bar biz pitfalls
  • Keep customers coming back

Synopsis:

Have you ever thought of owning your own bar? Did you ever stumble into an overpriced watering hole and think how much better it could be if you ran the place? Or maybe you walked into your dream bar and realized that running one was the dream job you've always wanted? With Running a Bar for Dummies, you can live your dream of operating your own establishment. This hands-on guide shows you how to maintain a successful bar, manage the business aspect of it, and stake your place in your town's nightlife. It provides informative tips on: Understanding the business and laws of owning a bar Developing a business plan Creating a menu, choosing d

About the Author

Ray Foley is the bestselling author of Bartending For Dummies and has been a professional bartender for more than 20 years.

Heather Dismore has extensive experience in bar and restaurant operations.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Cheers! Getting Started in the Bar Industry.

Chapter 1: Bar Business Basics.

Chapter 2: Understanding What It Takes to Own and Operate a Bar.

Chapter 3: Minding the Money and the Law.

Chapter 4: Deciding What Type of Bar to Have.

Part II: Gearing Up to Open the Doors.

Chapter 5: Putting Your Business Plan Together.

Chapter 6: Selecting Your Bar’s Site, Décor, and Name.

Chapter 7: Stocking Up on Smallwares and Equipment.

Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Bar’s Inventory.

Chapter 9: Planning and Creating Your Menus.

Part III: Employees, Customers, and Products: Managing the "Right Stuff."

Chapter 10: Hiring, Training, and Keeping Your Employees.

Chapter 11: Rule #1: Practicing Good Customer Service.

Chapter 12: Boning Up on Bar Beverages.

Chapter 13: Getting Ready for Your Grand Opening, Step by Step.

Part IV: Managing Your Inventory, Revenue, and Future.

Chapter 14: Controlling Expenses and Operating Efficiently.

Chapter 15: Keeping Your Bar’s Bottom Line from Hitting Bottom.

Chapter 16: Building and Keeping Your Bar Crowd.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Run a Safe Bar.

Chapter 18: Ten Myths about Running a Bar.

Chapter 19: Ten Bar Owner Sins Not to Make, Ever.

Chapter 20: Ten (Okay, More Than Ten) Bar Jokes You Can Tell Your Customers.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: State Alcohol Beverage Control Boards.

Appendix B: Useful Web Sites for Every Bar Owner.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470049198
Author:
Foley, Ray
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Dismore, Heather
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Subject:
Small Business - General
Subject:
Small Business
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Management.
Subject:
beverage management
Subject:
Business - Small Business
Subject:
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110225
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.14x7.36x.80 in. 1.12 lbs.

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Business » General
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Business » Small Businesses » Operations
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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
Cooking and Food » Professional and Quantity
Cooking and Food » Professional and Quantity » Restaurant Management

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