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Building a Solid Foundation for Opening a Restaurant

Wednesday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Organized By Square One Small Business Programming by Mid-Continent Public Library
Online Event


Have you dreamed of opening a restaurant? Not sure where to start or how to keep momentum? Running a successful restaurant is a challenge, but with a solid plan, the right team, and diligence it’s a dream that is absolutely achievable. Let Xander Winkel from the Ennovation Center walk you through the basics of regulations, marketing, and financials. Success doesn't just depend on the taste of your food but the business behind it.

Participant Take-aways:

  • Develop and understand your restaurant’s value proposition, beyond having good food
  • Find out what information you need to gather to develop a strong financial plan to start and run your restaurant
  • Explore the many the roles, responsibilities, and challenges restaurant owners juggle

Viewing Format: Facebook Live on the Food Ed Facebook Account