Business plan outline and sample business plans provided. Site also offers financial modeling services.
Find instructions as well as sample start-up plans, business plans, marketing plans, web plans and more. Sample business plans (including coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, etc.) are represented.
CCH Business Owner's Toolkit
Guides to planning, starting, running, and marketing small businesses. Searchable.
Find USDA wholesale food prices, searchable by city name. Also find food cost trends, and restaurant news. Membership services include reports showing how your operation compares to similar restaurants in a region, among other benefits.
Drawing Conclusions: Foodservice Design
Drawing Conclusions is a monthly column which covers issues related to hospitality and foodservice design. Includes archive.
The Restaurant Doctor
Bill Marvin's interesting and informative site on restaurant management. "Bill works with good restaurants that want to be great and with managers who want to get their lives back!" You will find restaurant management agreements, tips and tricks to running a smoother operation, articles, a newsletter, and recommended readings.
Specializes in working with restaurant operators who want practical advice on how to make their companies more profitable and foodservice organizations that want to create a more positive and productive working environment. Resources includes articles and advice from restaurant operators, and downable tools on financing, staffing, menuing, technology, and service.