Workshop 2 (Fee: $250)
Essential Business Skills — Proven Ways to Build Sales, Reduce Costs and Improve Your Profits
With Jim Laube
There’s more to operating a restaurant than great food, friendly service and loyal customers. Restaurant operators also need solid business skills to control costs, maximize profitability and make sound business decisions. Many owners haven’t developed the skills and know-how needed to turn their restaurants into successful businesses. This workshop will provide you with practical, proven insights and tools to dramatically improve your ability to manage the financial or business aspects of your pizzeria. Under the instruction of experienced restaurant-business consultant Jim Laube, you’ll learn how to implement practical, easy-to-understand systems and apply techniques to get a complete picture of how your restaurant is performing. With the skills you develop in this workshop, you’ll understand how to build a more profitable and valuable business.
Jim Laube is the founder and CEO of RestaurantOwner.com, an online provider of systems, business management and leadership resources for independent restaurant operators. He previously held positions as a restaurant manager, controller and CFO for a regional restaurant chain. Then for 15 years Jim practiced as an independent advisor and CPA to independent restaurant organizations, working primarily in the areas of financial management, internal controls, development of operating procedures and enhancing profitability. He is a highly regarded speaker and trainer whose clients have included Papa John’s, KFC, Red Lobster and numerous independent and small chain restaurant companies.
Register for Pizza Expo and this workshop.
“One of my big takeaways was that chain restaurants have higher profit margins than independents like us because they put all of these systems and measures into place. We’re implementing more and more of what I learned in the workshop, starting with inventory management.”
Morris East, Halifax Nova Scotia
School of Pizzeria Management
Certificate of Completion
Attend any of the Sunday and Monday workshops and receive a suitable-for-framing certificate from the School of Pizzeria Management highlighting your name, the course completed and the date of attendance.