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Startup and Growth Magazine
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Business Licenses & Incorporations
Each type of business structure has advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right one for you depends on your unique situation—choosing the wrong one can have legal and tax implications down the road. With our Start-a-Business Wizard, you can get help deciding which one may be right for you.

Click HERE to use the Business Startup Wizard.

Smallwares Requirements for a 100 Seat Restaurant

Detailed information on the Smallwares requirements for a 100 seat restaurant

Restaurant Operations and Start-Up Books

How to Start a Food Truck

Opening a Restaurant or Other Food Business Starter Kit: How to Prepare a Restaurant Business Plan & Feasibility Study: With Companion CD-ROM

Often people who start a restaurant are creative people who are excellent at visualizing their ideas and sadly lacking in skills that help them realize the practical details, forgetting that without expertise in the practical details, their ideas will never get past their home kitchens. Opening a Restaurant is a detailed plan on how to organize your restaurant ideas into something that will a) help you sell your ideas to loan officers and other investors, and b) clarify your vision to help you avoid the pitfalls that drag down most new restaurants within their first year of opening. By DeAnna Knippling

I absolutely loved this book. Not only did author Sharon Fullen tell readers exactly what they will need to do to write a business plan, she went out of her way to provide excellent examples, detailed descriptions, amble resources for finding additional and more specific information and much more. I don't think I've read such a complete book before on writing a business plan. The author describes what key things must go in a business plan, how to write the plan yourself or hire someone to do it, doing market research, and cash analysis. I loved her attention to detail. Any question I came up with was answered within the 284-paged book.

The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms: A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, And Training AIDS for a Successful Food Service Operation (Hardcover w/CD - ROM)

by Douglas Robert Brown


If you're in the process of starting a new restaurant or are managing an existing food service operation, this is the one book you need to do it right. Always wanted a personal assistant at your disposal? Now you will have one, in book form! Designed to save the food service manager both time and money, you won't know how you got along before with out it.

There is not one page of information in this incredibly handsome book that is not useful. The book includes every possible form I can think of, and many many more I never thought about which would be incredibly useful to our business today! The companion CD ROM of forms allowed us to use this book from day one. Highly recommended!!!
For years, The Book of Yields has been and indispensable tool for professional chefs, culinary educators, and culinary students, helping them accurately calculate recipe costs and easily make purchases based on recipe requirements. The Book of Yields Eighth Edition CD-ROM contains pricing, yield, and equivalency for the more than 1,500 ingredients included in the book, plus it allows users to efficiently and easily:
● Look up yield data for foods.
● Find purchase requirements for a serving.
● Create new recipes.
● Add new ingredients.
● Calculate ingredient or recipe costs.
● Look up cost data for foods.
● Create shopping lists.
This culinary software can be used on its own or to complement The Book of Yields: Accuracy in Food Costing and Purchasing, 8th Edition (Paperback). The Book of Yields CD-ROM can also be used as part of a food and beverage cost control, purchasing, or menu design class.
Groupon: You Can't Afford It--Why Deep Discounts are Bad for Small Business and What to do About It

It seems easy. List your business on a discount giant like Groupon and your sales go through the roof. Not even close says Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor. List your deal on a site like Groupon and risk losing not just money, but your business.

The explosive growth of deal-a-day giants like Groupon has led some small businesses to think that Groupon and its clones are the way to bring in customers. Sure sites like Groupon can sometimes deliver thousands of customers and a sudden influx of business, but rarely do they deliver future sales or repeat customers.


Using case studies and months of research, Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor®, takes an in-depth look at what makes up one of these deals, what the risks are to business owners and how you can revitalize your business after a Groupon disaster.

New college degree in foodservice operations available

Restaurant Operations and Start-Up Books

Free Business Plans - More FREE Business plans from Palo Alto Software, Inc.


If you get a pop-up screen asking for a Password, just click the cancel button and the document will download.

Business Plan for Startup Business



Competitive Analysis


Estimated Start Up Capital


Startup Expenses


12 Month Sales Forecast


12 Month Profit and Loss Projection


12 Month Cash Flow


Breakeven Analysis


4 Year Profit Projection


Personal Financial Statement




Opening Day Balance Sheet


Employee Shift Schedule




Timeline Calendar


Microsoft Office™ on the Web

Timeline Calendar


P & L Example


Controlling Foodservice Costs (ManageFirst)

 The Restaurant Manager's Handbook
The Restaurant Managers Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation: Douglas Robert Brown
Restaurant Market Analysis.pdf - University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center.

[PDF] RESTAURANT SAFETY TRAINING GUIDE (Example from State of California)

Pre-Opening Checklist- FREE!!

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process. 

(Available In Pdf Format.)

Smallwares Requirements - FREE!!

A complete list of supplies needed to open a 100 seat restaurant.  If your restaurant has 75 seats, multiply the quantity listed by .75.  If your restaurant has 175 seats, multiply quantity listed by 1.75. (Available In Pdf and Excel Formats.)

 55 Surefire Food-Related Businesses You Can Start for Under $5000

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