starting a restaurant in south africa PAGE 2

Success tips for winning restaurant business

To increase the chances of success, the following tips will surely help entrepreneurs and startups who are considering this business idea.

(a) Never compromise hygiene, food and service quality

No matter the concept or type of restaurant you decide to start, quality and hygiene must remain top on your agenda. Hygiene is great for your customers and keeps you on the good side of government health and sanitation inspectors.

(b) Work on creating a loyal customer base

Because people must eat every day, repeat business is the easiest way for restaurants to succeed. It’s much easier and cheaper to keep your existing customers satisfied and coming back than always trying to get new customers.

Making a Plan

You need a business plan in order to make your business idea a reality. How to write a business plan

How to fund your business?

You can finance your business by any or all of the following ways:

  1. Fund your startup yourself.
  2. Pitch your needs to friends and family.
  3. Applying for a Business loan
  4. Finding your business through crowdfunding
  5. Apply to local angel investor

Investors invest into things that they know and understand, only talk to investors who know your industry. Conversations with anyone else are unlikely to be productive. You also want to do some research into your investor. To fnd out What does an investor really want to see from your business pitch read more

Register Your Business Name

Your business name plays a role in almost every aspect of your business, so you want it to be a good one. Once you have chosen a name for your business, you need to register it. Click here for a step by step guide on how to register your business

Insuring your business 

From the day an entrepreneur starts a business, he exposes himself to certain risks, find out how you can insure your business.

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