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Restaurant Legends are the profitable businesses run by experienced, successful owners and operators. Their dreams of opening a restaurant and hours of restaurant planning created winning concepts. They are the entrepreneurs who made it through the bad times and reveled in the good times. They reveal their secrets to success for this master class on life as a restaurateur. ‘It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.’ –Harry S Truman
 
Badass Business Owners are Small Business Owners serving their local communities who are tired of living job to job and want to grow their business income & their personal income. If it seems like the harder you work, you still can't seem to grow your profits as fast as you want, I'm here to help. So, if you are ready to MAKE MORE MONEY IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS then you are in the right place!
 
Chef Jamie Adams and Leonardo Moura are co-owners and business partners with over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry. We all love to eat well, drink and be merry and we got pretty good at selling that whole thing with our two Atlanta based restaurants, il Giallo and Lagarde, so we’ve decided to share our food and wine experience in a podcast that covers our experiences and expertise with a great sense of humor and without taking ourselves too bloody seriously. Welcome to Katze ...
 
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I learned how the restauranteurs and hotelier I talked with represent some of the unknown faces of the war with Russia. I’ve talked with brave people who chose to stay where they were to give support to their neighbors, who lost everything and the military by keeping their restaurants and hotels open not only for a feeling of business as usual. But…
 
Unemployment is low, and hiring is tough! There just aren’t enough good people out there to hire! Yes, there is! They just happen to work for someone else right now! Why are you waiting around for them to come to you? You need to always be hiring, creating an amazing workplace, and looking in places others aren’t. _______________________________ Th…
 
Five years and 500 episodes later, I’m still here each and every week for my Badass Business Owners! How did we get here and why has this podcast meant so much to me? I’ll share in this week's special 500th episode! - Tammy _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS _____________…
 
Many other restaurant business podcasts promise a marketing solution or tips for entrepreneurs on managing restaurants. If that’s what you thought this was that podcast …keep scrolling. But if you stay you’ll get what makes Restaurant Legends so singular. But in the meantime, I thought it was time talk about who I am and how I make this podcast dif…
 
How would you like to do a focus group with your last 20 customers? What would they say about you and your business? Would you be prepared to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly? _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS _______________________________ Want to Help Support the …
 
Have you heard the saying “You have created a job for yourself vs building a business”? Often times, you are chastised for not having created an actual, profitable business vs making a great employee living. All the money you make in your business is while wearing the employee hat vs the business owner hat. But is this a bad thing? Let’s discuss… _…
 
When a business is struggling, there are only a few places I go to get a quick snapshot of what might be going on. Whenever I take a look in these areas, I get tons of insight and know exactly where we need to start to turn the ship around. _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSIN…
 
I recently did a video on how to read a balance sheet and I felt that it needed more conversation. So, in the podcast episode, I’m going to discuss the balance sheet in greater detail, so you understand why a balance sheet is a great tool in your business’s toolbelt. You will love having the ability to know your business's value, anytime you want! …
 
When the restaurant shutdowns happened in 2020, many operators looked at it as an impending apocalypse for the industry. It was even referred to by several influential people in this business to be an “extinction level event”. From which, the industry may never recover. But being the glass half full kind of guy I am. I saw this as a once in a lifet…
 
Business is simple. We make it hard. Ok, it really is hard! But here are 5 mistakes small business owners often make. If you focus on them, your profits and sales will go up. I promise, if you work on these 5 simple things, your business will become easier to run. _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING …
 
What do you do when you get sick? Or maybe a loved one has a major emergency, and you are needed? Sometimes life is cruel, and your business has to compete with setbacks you weren’t prepared for. How should you handle it? _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS _______________…
 
Have you ever stopped and walked your business through the eyes of your customer? When you walk a big box retailer using your customer's eyes, it can give you insight into what your customers are experiencing in your business. _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS __________…
 
Passion is a huge motivator in your business. But what happens when the passion disappears? Can you still be successful? How can you reignite the passion once it is gone? _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner Podcast - TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS _______________________________ Want to Learn Your Business Number…
 
You have kicked butt and your sales are through the roof! You can’t wait to take the business to the next level! You have a sales goal in mind, but…. SLOW DOWN TURBO! Before you go chasing that next level of sales, you need to slow down to speed up. Let’s spend 6 – 12 months focusing on your profits before you go chasing more sales. _______________…
 
Business is booming and you need more space. Should you expand into a brick-and-mortar business? Maybe rent a warehouse or purchase some land? It is a question small businesses face as they grow beyond their home office and garage. Let’s discuss what you need to have in place before making that big leap. _______________________________ The Badass B…
 
We need to talk. I’m finding quite a few of you need to have a good honest, conversation about your hiring, your team development, and running scared when it comes to your employees. Having employees is never easy, but why are so many of you making it harder on yourself than it needs to be? _______________________________ The Badass Business Owner …
 
What Keeps You from Learning Your Business Numbers? Sure, you might be profitable but how profitable could your business be if you knew and understood your business numbers? Your numbers hide the key to unlocking massive profits and sales. _______________________________ **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** _____________________________…
 
Are you one of those business owners that shoot from the hip and buys stuff for the business before you even run the numbers on the return you should get from it? Spending money in your business ca not be done willy nilly, you really need to stop and ask yourself would you spend your own money on it. Every time you spend money in the business, you …
 
I get asked all the time how much money should be set aside for advertising in a small mom-and-pop type business. While many small businesses can do very well with zero to no advertising, most will spend some money each month. It isn’t about how much you spend but rather what type of return on that advertising budget are you getting. Let’s discuss……
 
Want to grow your business and thinking about expanding into other parts of town or new towns or cities? Before you decide to chase sales in new areas, make sure you are focusing on your ideal customers. I promise you, you are only tapping the surface of what you can tap into in your own community. **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** W…
 
How often do you feel like you are a fraud and it is just a matter of time before your customers & fellow business owners discover it? You are so not alone. Almost all businesspeople go through this at some point or another. It is just you stuck in your head telling lies that you are allowing yourself to believe. **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMA…
 
We are all flawed business people. You are not alone. Stop beating yourself up. It is what you do with that knowledge that matters the most. **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some popular videos I have on YouTube: HOW TO PRICE YOUR PRODUCTS CORRECTLY HOW TO PRICE YOUR SERVICES CORRECTLY HOW TO READ A PROFIT & LOSS…
 
When you “head off to work” what is the first thing you do? For most small business owners, they just dive right in and get to work vs making this their first priority of the workday. **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some popular videos I have on YouTube: HOW TO PRICE YOUR PRODUCTS CORRECTLY HOW TO PRICE YOUR SER…
 
You want more sales and more profits and are always looking for tips or tricks to make more money. This one sales hack will help you capitalize on the past to create even more profit going forward. It is one of the most underutilized yet powerful tools in your toolbelt. **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some popul…
 
Yes, you need to know your customer's pain point, but you also need to be aware of small business owners' pain points as well. It is just a matter of time before these issues start to wear you down have you question if you should continue to be a small business owner. **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some popular…
 
How on earth do businesses with poor customer service even stay in business? Does this mean that you don't even need to focus on customer service? Does it even really matter? ``` **TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE SMALL BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some popular videos I have on YouTube: HOW TO PRICE YOUR PRODUCTS CORRECTLY HOW TO PRICE YOUR SERVICES…
 
Over time the inventory in our business tends to grow. Next thing you know, you have hundreds if not thousands of dollars tied up that could be used to help the business grow! If you wish you had money to buy some equipment or invest in some advertising, then take a look at your extra inventory and how you can get rid of it to create some needed ca…
 
You are having a great year. You are ROCKING IT! Good money at the end of the day. But are you profitable? Do you make the sale, pay the bills and live off the rest? Then you might want to listen to this episode, as your business might not be as profitable as you think you are. **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Want mo…
 
What Is It You Do? | The Answer Might Surprise You Mindset is HUGE in your business. Sometimes it is the little things we say that give insight into what blocks us from huge success and profits. The answer to this one little question of “what is it you do” can really make the difference between earning employee wages and having a successful, thrivi…
 
Yes! You Do Have Cost of Goods in Your Business! There are many small business owners who own a service-based business and their bookkeeper is telling them they don’t have costs of goods only expenses. Or they just take a lump sum of money at the end of the month and do not properly account for the labor hours that are part of the service. Let’s ta…
 
The number one mistake many small business owners make is failing to save for their taxes for their small business. This can lead to thousands of dollars in back taxes. We will discuss the best practice that can help save you from having the IRS on your back. **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Want more? Here are some p…
 
The most powerful and important thing you can do to earn more money in your business is to learn your business numbers. By knowing your business numbers, you make better decisions on how to price and where the spend the money you take in via your sales. Make a commitment to know your business's numbers and watch your profits grow! **SMALL BUSINESS …
 
Time to finish the year strong! Sales dip so what can you do to increase your sales at the end of the year? Here are 3 things you can do that some businesses find some great success with. Always remember, finish the year strong so you can start the new year even stronger! **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Want more? He…
 
Start 2022 Strong in Your Business by Focusing on These 3 Areas You want to finish 2021 strong but more importantly, start 2022 even stronger than you started 2021. The best way to do this is to dive into these 3 core areas of your business. They will have the biggest impact on your profits, time & money. Free eBook: 10 Questions to Ask in Your Bus…
 
You know it happens every day in the restaurant business. A friend meets you after he’s just had a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and says, “you should open a grilled cheese restaurant!” And then you do A through-put that worked was a discovery after opening. It's a term used primarily by those in the quick service or fast casual arenas.…
 
You should always check your prices at least twice a year. As we head into the new year, it is time to make any adjustments you might need to start the new year off correctly. Your pricing needs to cover costs, labor, and expenses. You also need to make sure you are paying yourself correctly when setting your prices. Want more? Here are some videos…
 
How long should you reinvest your profits into the business? There is a difference between profits and a fair wage for yourself. Don’t make the mistake of not separating these out and you for sure want an end date. ~~~~ **SMALL BUSINESS OWNER TIPS for RUNNING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS** Click to Get Your Badass Business Owner Merch Get the Free eBook: …
 
What was the last time that you stopped to think about your customer and what they want long before they even pick up the phone to call you? Knowing what your customer is thinking and the basic needs they have, can give you a competitive advantage over your competition. I’ll walk you through a series of questions that you will want to ask yourself …
 
Do you find yourself not hitting your business goals? Looking for a better method to have more focus and accomplish more in your business than you ever have? You might find that the 12 Week Year Method is perfect for you. But what is the 12 Week Year? How does the 12 Week Year work? More importantly, how will the 12 Week Year help you create more s…
 
Sales Do Not Mean Someone is Profitable Way too often we hear someone is doing some amazing sales and we think, dang they are rocking it. But are they? At the end of the day, it is about the profits and not the sales. Someone doing $200,000 in sales can actually be making more money than someone doing $500,000 in sales. Make sure you are focused on…
 
What is it that makes a restaurant, any restaurant, stand out above the competition? Quite simply, it is making sure you can deliver on your basics…meaning the promises of good food and drinks, a comfortable atmosphere and service that makes the guest feel like they belong. Scott Redler is a co-founder of the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburger…
 
More sales and profits are left on the table due to business owners who simply do not get back with customers that have money in hand, ready to spend on their business! Are you really doing that well that you don’t need new business? ~~~~ Click to Get Your Badass Business Owner Merch Get the Free eBook: 8 Steps to Earning $100,000 in Income in Your…
 
The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs These two kids came into our office to stock their little snack business. They couldn’t be more than maybe 7 & 9. Watching them reminded me that they are the next generation of entrepreneurs we are building! ~~~~ Get the Free eBook: 8 Steps to Earning $100,000 in Income in Your Small Business The Badass Business…
 
Within each business owner lies two people. The you that is passionate about your business and always thinking of ways to drive your sales and the business-minded you that should be slowing down the passionate you to take a look at the numbers to make sure that the great ideas you come up with will also be profitable! ~~~~ Get the Free eBook: 8 Ste…
 
If you want to increase your business profits, then you might want to see if you are making one of these 5 common mistakes that could be costing your small business thousands of dollars in profits. Business doesn’t have to be complicated, and it is often times the things we know deep down that are costing us the profits our business needs. Sales ar…
 
This is Richard Melman, founder of the Chicago based multi-concept restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises with over 120 restaurants in operation now and several more on the drawing board. The conversation, at times, sounded just like a couple of guys who have not talked in awhile. Each reminiscing about the old days. But there are also …
 
When we need more profits, we automatically think we need more sales and that just isn’t true. There are plenty of places to find profit in our business and honestly, this is where you should always start. There are only so many hours in the day and before you can increase your sales you need to ensure your business profit is maxed for what you are…
 
Check Your Pricing | Here is What to Look for When Reviewing Your Pricing You should check your prices in your small business at least twice a year. You need to make sure your prices are hitting your profit goals. You need to ensure you are being competitive on pricing yet not racing to the bottom on pricing. You also need to make sure that your pr…
 
What are Your Business’s Weaknesses? The best CEOs focus on the weaknesses of the business. Celebrate the successes but always know what is holding your business back from sales and profits. While you can always find tons of opportunities, by keying in on the top 2-3 weaknesses your business has, you can have a huge impact on profits and sales. ~~~…
 
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