Posted by Allpoint on
Aug 28, 2013
Building a business model is not an easy project. Moving it forward and producing a profit can bring about an even greater challenge. Having great food, service, menus, atmosphere and team are simply not enough to achieve financial success.
You need to keep-up with local and national trends, discover new avenues and evolve.<.p>
Change can bring on a real sense of anxiety.
In the startup, you spend a great amount of time putting everything in its place. This might have worked for the first few years, but when you find yourself going from black to red, change must occur for financial success.
Change is about taking calculated risks with a clear vision, integrated with an attainable plan.
It’s tough to accept, but don’t let the fear of change hold you and your business back.
It’s perfectly natural to hold onto supplies, vendors, guests, team members and plans that were the original foundation of your business. But, at some point, you have to let go.
Not of the whole thing, but open-up to change and allow your business plan to grow successfully.
I’ll share a quote that has stuck with me over the years, which explains my passion on this, “It’s not the strongest of species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin.
The majority of restaurants do not require a re-branding, but merely need a href="branding/">a simple brand-refresh.
But, you must be 100% committed because when you attempt to evolve without change, you send a very confusing message to your guest and, more importantly, your team.
Don’t go too fast. But generate a buzz. Let your guests and staff know all the big & exciting changes that will have a positive impact on operations, while keeping your original principles. Loyal guests will support the change and will be excited along the way as your business grows.
Embrace the positive change. Let go of the past. See the future. Embrace it and evolve.
Evolve as an owner and an operator.
Evolve your team and business.
Evolve in life.
And, most importantly, have fun along the way!