The DUI laws (drunk driving laws) put in place today do affect your business. You may not realize it, but compared to years ago, what a difference. Are they right to do this? The answer is yes. Ask anyone who has been unfortunate enough to have their lives altered by this. The night club industry […]
Find Unique Nightclub Design Ideas Click Picture! The design of nightclubs is not supposed to be an accident. There are some basic reasoning and theories behind it. You see, there are reasons for some things in design night clubs. And when you hire an architect to draw plans for you, or if you do them […]
A well-stocked bar should be replete with all essentials. Ensure that your bar is fully equipped to meet the needs of both customers and staff. Read more about choosing the right equipment for your new bar
When it comes to nightclub marketing, one of the questions we hear most often is “Does my nightclub need a website?” The response is pretty simple, “Do you want more customers?” Why Your Nightclub Needs a Website The truth is by not having a website for your nightclub you’re missing out on a large amount […]
In the bar business—especially if you have a dive bar or a hole-in-wall Tiki bar—we have a Romantic liking of old-fashioned bar cash registers and other aspects of the traditional bar. After all, many of us got into this business to avoid sitting in front of computers.
The computer age has caught up to us, however, and we can no longer afford to avoid it any more. Everything from DJ software to nightclub lighting is now run on software. Especially if you have a larger bar or nightclub, you should really consider getting a bar or nightclub POS system. Here are some of the advantages of this kind of system…
One of the major costs that goes into to starting a bar LINK or nightclub comes from the upfront bar equipment costs. Not only are there large upfront costs to buying coolers, ice machines, coffee makers and dishwashers, but there are additional costs for insurance plans, maintenance and costs for replacement when they break down.
Price is, of course, the number one consideration when it comes to your suppliers. You must do all you can to keep cost down, especially when you are first starting a bar or nightclub. But this is not and should not be the only consideration. There is usually a reason why one supplier offers bar supplies at so much lower than the usual rates.
Negotiating a bar lease is one of the key steps in the process of owning your bar and will have consequences that will ripple throughout your ownership of your bar or nightclub affecting everything from bar design and build-outs to how much money you will have to start your career in the bar business. If you don’t secure a favorable bar or nightclub lease, not only will you be paying much more than you should, but you may also get stuck paying it for a prolonged period of time. In fact, one of the reasons why so many first time bar and nightclub owners fail the first time LINK they venture into the business is because they mismanage this stage of the process.
Even before you begin haggling over the lease, you need to do your homework so that you can have a clear sense of the value of the location. This is important because it will determine how far you are willing to go in leasing the bar or nightclub location. One of the big mistakes that first time bar owners make is jumping into what looks like the “perfect location” without doing the proper research.
For those of us not involved directly in the insurance business, figuring out what kinds of insurance for bars and nightclubs we need can be a bit of a pain. That said, there are some kinds of insurance that you will definitely want, while other kinds of bar and nightclub insurance might only be a necessity in certain situations.