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Paul Daniels is a restaurant consultant with more than 25 years of experience in specialty food service.
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  • Series: Real-World Business
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Venture Marketing (July 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582911037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582911038
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #467,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Restaurant Business Start-Up Guide: A Complete Guide To Establishing Your Business by Paul Daniels is a very practical, "user friendly", detail-oriented guide to the restaurant business especially for first-time entrepreneurs. Individual chapters address key issues the include the legal matters of starting up, forming a business plan, financial accounting, site selection, leases, financing, equipment, management techniques, safety, taxes, and much more. An absolute "must" for anyone new to the restaurant business, Restaurant Business Start-Up Guide is an extremely useful reference guide with much of value to offer even the more experienced restaurant manager.
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Casper Winsor on May 1, 2002
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I purchased this book, wrote my business plan and within two months had financing. Within three months, I had analyzed the best site, based on demographic profiles spreadsheets that are at the Web site that goes with this book.
This book got me to my goal. I am a restaurant owner now. I recommend this book to anyone wishing to start a restaurant.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Tom Denney on June 6, 2009
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First the CD-rom does not come with the book as you might think by reading the description above. It is available to order for [...]. Having accessed the website to look at what was available I found NO sample business plan specifically for restaurants under the restaurant side of the site. I had to click on his other book title in order to find a generic business plan, and I do mean GENERIC plan, that is there, and is once again, only a 10 day shareware product. "If you use BUSINESS PLAN MASTER to help develop your business plan and don't pay for it, you are already starting your business out on a bad note." you will need to pay up another $44.00. The employee scheduling tool (also a 'pay me more' shareware) is so lame I laughed at it. I could build a better scheduling tool in Excel, and you should be able too also if you are considering starting a business, which would then give you the power to share with accountants and import/export data. The suppliers list is nothing special you could not find by a few simple web searches. Over all I am very disappointed in this purchase and am considering sending it back. There is nothing useful in this book you can not find for free on the Small Business Association website, or other helpful sites. if you cant find it free on the internet by doing a little searching you rally ought to consider waiting tables for a bit before owning and running your own restaurant.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Desmond Jacobs on March 29, 2003
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This is the best ... bucks I ever spent!
I bought this book. Registered it. Logged on to the Web site that comes with the book. Edited the sample business plan; and got financinig. All within 3 weeks.
Simple. Clean. Concise. Got for it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gary Thomas on July 26, 2009
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I was looking for a book to assist in starting a restaurant and purchased this book. I found the tandem Web site to be very helpful (Note: you can purchase a CD of the Web site contents if for some reason you don't want to access the Web site online; however, I found going online easy enough). For example, you can find there the Excel business plan financial template that goes with the sample business plan in Chapter 4 of the book. It comes with a 3-year Proforma forecast, which includes: sales forecast, profit and loss statements, cash flow, and balance sheets. All with assumptions footnoted. Very nice. The Web site also includes three complete eBooks: 1) How to Get a
Trademark 2) How to Get a Patent 3) Government Loan Resource Guide. There is also software for developing government required safety programs for:
1) Fire Egress 2) Employee Illness and Injury Prevention 3)Workplace Hazard Awareness. What time savers. As a bonus the Website includes shareware programs that can be used to help run a restaurant. One that I really liked is, "Scheduling Employees for Windows". I've always been a fan of shareware. This program is easy to use as is the Project Management program that can be downloaded - All-in-all this book has been a good investment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DP on July 29, 2014
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The book provided some useful information and as a beginner thought it was good. Chapter 7 and beyond was very useful. However, I had to give it 3 stars for the following reasons:-
1 - The beginning chapters were too generic.
2 - I am trying to access the website and tools and I am facing insurmountable amount of challenges. The key tools mentioned in the book is unavailable as the files are all empty when downloaded.
3 - There is no direct form of contact and Google search link appear broken.
On my last point, this is ironic as chapter 1 of the text speak to setting up a website, hopefully one that works.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Garcia on August 9, 2005
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A must read for any entepreneur wishing to start up a business in the food industry. It is packed with great tools, from the business plan to spread sheets for site surveys.
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