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Doug Radkey

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Understanding the basics of your business's financial health

Posted by Doug Radkey on Feb 13, 2019 3:15:00 PM

It is well known that there are some key ingredients to a successful restaurant; strategic planning (scalability & sustainability), flawless operating systems (consistency), marketing & customer experiences (being memorable), and finally; living in the moment (profitability).

First and foremost, restaurateurs need to remember that this is a business.

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Topics: Tips for owners, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for hoteliers, Hospitality operations

How to get back into the training groove in the new year!

Posted by Doug Radkey on Jan 11, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Another year has passed us by. It’s time to reflect and make even greater improvements in your restaurant, bar, cafe, or hospitality business. Whether you believe in developing resolutions or not, your mindset for the upcoming year needs to be about “determination”.

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for owners, HR for hospitality venues, Hospitality operations

6 ways to make more money this festive season

Posted by Doug Radkey on Dec 3, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Festive Season. These two words signal colder weather (in most areas), delicious comfort food, creative drinks, memorable parties, laughter with friends & family, and of course - gift giving.

These are also two words that nearly everyone seems to look forward to throughout the year, including that of restaurant owners. The reason is quite simple; consumers are often in a generous mood which equals longer stays and more spending dollars.

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Menu advice, Tips for owners, Hospitality inspiration

How to get your media strategy ready for your restaurant launch

Posted by Doug Radkey on Oct 2, 2018 4:00:00 PM

The development of a restaurant can be extremely daunting with its many moving parts and it’s easy to miss crucial start-up strategies within the mix of it all.

One you don’t want to overlook is your intended media launch strategy. Today, the word ‘media’ means so much more than your local newspaper outlet.

The worst thing you can do is start your marketing and promotional campaigns one week before opening or simply expect a Field of Dreams “if you build it, they will come” type of scenario to work.

Hint: it doesn’t!

 

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Topics: Typsy news, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for owners, General marketing, Tips for marketers

The ultimate opening day checklist for restaurants

Posted by Doug Radkey on Aug 6, 2018 8:22:00 AM

Before opening your doors to the public, there is an enormous and often overwhelming list of both tasks and strategic milestones to first complete. This list traditionally starts 3-6 months (sometimes even more) prior to opening day. 

In this industry, there is never a ‘one-size fits all’ approach, but there are some general guidelines to follow, that any seasoned restaurateur will likely agree with, no matter if it’s a 3 month or 6 month project.

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Topics: Tips for owners, Tips for hospitality managers, Hospitality operations