Running a Bar for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470049197
ISBN-13: 9780470049198
Edition: 2007
List price: $21.99
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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 dcor, and establishing a theme Stocking up on equipment Choosing and dealing with employees Handling tough customers Controlling expenses, managing inventory, and controlling cash flow Getting the word out about your place Preparing for your grand opening, step-by-step This guide cues you in on how to keep your bar safe and clean, making sure everyone is having fun. It warns you about the pitfalls and no-nos that every owner should avoid. There are also helpful resources, such as contact information for State Alcohol Control Boards and Web sites with valuable information.

Heather Dismore is a veteran For Dummies author who is actively involved in crafting jewelry.Tammy Powley designs and maintains content for About.com's jewelry making Web site.

Introduction
Cheers! Getting Started in the Bar Industry
Bar Business Basics
Understanding What It Takes to Own and Operate a Bar
Minding the Money and the Law
Deciding What Type of Bar to Have
Gearing Up to Open the Doors
Putting Your Business Plan Together
Selecting Your Bar's Site, D?cor, and Name
Stocking Up on Smallwares and Equipment
Setting Up Your Bar's Inventory
Planning and Creating Your Menus
Employees, Customers, and Products: Managing the "Right Stuff
Hiring, Training, and Keeping Your Employees
Rule #1: Practicing Good Customer Service
Boning Up on Bar Beverages
Getting Ready for Your Grand Opening, Step by Step
Managing Your Inventory, Revenue, and Future
Controlling Expenses and Operating Efficiently
Keeping Your Bar's Bottom Line from Hitting Bottom
Building and Keeping Your Bar Crowd
The Part of Tens
Ten Ways to Run a Safe Bar
Ten Myths about Running a Bar
Ten Bar Owner Sins Not to Make, Ever
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Appendixes
State Alcohol Beverage Control Boards
Useful Web Sites for Every Bar Owner
Index

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