Running a Bar For Dummies

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Get insider details on how to operate a successful bar

Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows established and future bar owners how to establish and maintain a successful business. Using clear, concise language, this For Dummies guide contains all the information you need to start your bar off on the right foot. From grand opening to last call, you'll discover the insider tricks that keep the business end running smoothly and the customers happily engaged. With updated ...

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Overview

Get insider details on how to operate a successful bar

Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows established and future bar owners how to establish and maintain a successful business. Using clear, concise language, this For Dummies guide contains all the information you need to start your bar off on the right foot. From grand opening to last call, you'll discover the insider tricks that keep the business end running smoothly and the customers happily engaged. With updated information on marketing and social media, the book walks you step by step through the entire process, revealing the nitty-gritty details most new bar owners only discover after starting.

The bar business continues to grow; however, securing running capital and having knowledge about the business are cited as the two biggest reasons new bars fail. Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition shines a light on these issues to help bar owners prepare properly. The book helps you find your way through the maze of licensing and permits, developing a business plan, and preparing for your grand opening, plus offers clear, no-nonsense guidance on dealing with tough customers. Every step of the way, Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition is a reference you can count on.

  • Understand the bar business and important legal issues
  • Stock the necessities, including equipment and inventory
  • Promote your business using marketing and social media
  • Manage expenses and control cash flow

When run correctly, a bar can be an extremely profitable business, but the key to success is knowing exactly what you're getting into. By recognizing common problems and teach you how to adapt quickly to changing conditions, Running a Bar For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the information you need to develop those skills, and get your bar started.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118880722
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 387,060
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Foley is the bestselling author of Bartending For Dummies and has been a professional bartender for more than 20 years.

Heather Dismore has extensive experience in bar and restaurant operations.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Cheers! Getting Started in the Bar Industry.

Chapter 1: Bar Business Basics.

Chapter 2: Understanding What It Takes to Own and Operate a Bar.

Chapter 3: Minding the Money and the Law.

Chapter 4: Deciding What Type of Bar to Have.

Part II: Gearing Up to Open the Doors.

Chapter 5: Putting Your Business Plan Together.

Chapter 6: Selecting Your Bar’s Site, Décor, and Name.

Chapter 7: Stocking Up on Smallwares and Equipment.

Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Bar’s Inventory.

Chapter 9: Planning and Creating Your Menus.

Part III: Employees, Customers, and Products: Managing the "Right Stuff."

Chapter 10: Hiring, Training, and Keeping Your Employees.

Chapter 11: Rule #1: Practicing Good Customer Service.

Chapter 12: Boning Up on Bar Beverages.

Chapter 13: Getting Ready for Your Grand Opening, Step by Step.

Part IV: Managing Your Inventory, Revenue, and Future.

Chapter 14: Controlling Expenses and Operating Efficiently.

Chapter 15: Keeping Your Bar’s Bottom Line from Hitting Bottom.

Chapter 16: Building and Keeping Your Bar Crowd.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Run a Safe Bar.

Chapter 18: Ten Myths about Running a Bar.

Chapter 19: Ten Bar Owner Sins Not to Make, Ever.

Chapter 20: Ten (Okay, More Than Ten) Bar Jokes You Can Tell Your Customers.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: State Alcohol Beverage Control Boards.

Appendix B: Useful Web Sites for Every Bar Owner.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    Great read if you are comtemplating opening a bar!

    I am evaluating the purchase of a local bar, that has been closed for several years. I found this book very informative in explaining the challenges and benefits of opening my own bar. The book provided the steps necessary to successfully evaluate and compile the information necessary to create a business plan.

    I also especially appreciated the availability of web sites provided to locate bar equipment and industry organizations necessary in my purchase preparation.

    A great read for would-be bar owners!

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