To run your own bar, bistro, coffee shop, restaurant or takeout joint is one of the hardest things to do. Well, that may be what many of you reading this may be thinking. And here is the thing, you should be congratulated if you are still in this business, doesn’t matter if you have only just started up and have been opening your doors for the last six months or have been struggling along from one year into the next over the last few years.
Because, yes indeed, to be running any one of these operations within the food and beverages and hospitality industries does have many challenges. Whether you are operating downtown or in a picturesque country village somewhere, sure enough, two doors down is another operation just like yours. It may be better or you may be the top dog, for now. But how quickly things change in a highly competitive and volatile trading environment.
One of your biggest challenges is keeping up with the numbers, something you have to do on a daily basis. Or, in many cases for many of you reading this right now, late at night. You do not need to be tied up to the early hours of the morning trying to balance your books, not since you can now have your own customized point of sales systems for restaurants and bars, as well as coffee shops, bistros and takeout stores.
You can even have your own system up and running if you are now operating a crème de la crème bakery store or absolutely fabulous and decadent deli store. Crunching the necessary numbers has never been this easy. And now you can even make projections for the months ahead.