As a Hotelier Things To Do In Your Free Time

As a Hotelier Things To Do In Your Free Time

Okay, we know free time in the bar business doesn’t happen, but some tasks associated with opening a new bar can really be done earlier or later in the process, depending on when you have time. It’s simply a matter of choice.

Consider getting some of these out of the way early in your timeline. Your to-do list can quickly become unmanageable if you leave them all until the last couple of months.

  • Set up your training schedule. Rough out how many days you plan to have employees in the restaurant and what they might do on those days. Because you’re setting up a bar rather than a restaurant, your staff probably doesn’t need as much training as they otherwise might. Usually a week total is more than enough.

  • Establish your procedures for handling cash, ordering, requisition, and receiving. Set up your credit card agreements. Figure out how you’re going to get your money into your account. Are you going to schedule an armored-car pickup or deposit it yourself every day?

  • Develop any reports and forms you’ll use. Research your music program. Which will help in deciding which musical choices best fit your bar.

  • Interview pest control companies. They’re one of those unmentionable necessities.
    Investigate phone companies and phone systems.

  • Research printers for letterhead, advertising or promotional materials, matches, napkins, and anything else you’d like to print with your logo.

  • Develop your employee manual. One of those must-dos that can mostly get done early.

  • Write job descriptions and establish pay rates for job classes.

  • Develop your payroll processes.

  • Decide whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring an outside service.

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