Working for a nightclub or bar franchise can be one of the most exasperating things you will ever do. It will probably be one of the memories in your life you will never forget, and not good ones for the most part. This of course is just my opinion. We all contribute to the wealth […]
A frequent question I get is “what does it take obtaining a liquor license” when starting a bar, nightclub, or restaurant? This is a loaded question. The answer quite simply is, it depends. Liquor laws are different in every state, therefore, Buying a license is a procedure that varies from State to State. They are […]
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 […]
So what is the relationship with the economy and business in this industry? Generally, not too much, depending on the kind of business you operate. This country has gone through many recessions and bars usually survive. In many circumstances, quite well. People drink when they are happy and when they are sad. Works well doesn’t […]
I get a lot of mail which I try to answer in a timely manner. A lot of beginner questions, but many questions are very specific. The specific question is either someone wanting an answer to a topic or a second opinion. It is generally someone already in the business. But the beginner questions are […]
Life is all about choices. And as we all strive to succeed, some get beat up a little and give up and just say to themselves, it’s not meant to be. Sad really. This web site, along with two others I own are built with SBI,(Site Build It)a company I don’t know how I would […]
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.
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.
When you are starting to think about how to at start a wine bar, it is important that you spend a fair amount of time in the planning stages. Learning how to start a wine bar can be more difficult than learning how to start other kinds of bars because wine bars are a much more specific animal than other kinds of drinking establishments.
Unlike when you are considering HOW TO START A PUB, a wine bar is simply not as amenable in terms of location. You can’t just drop down a wine bar in any neighborhood and make it work by tweaking the décor. You need to have a certain type of wine loving clientele to really make a wine bar work, and this kind of clientele is not everywhere. Not everyone is the perfect target for your wine bar business plan.