Start your own restaurant business

March 9, 2012 | Raya

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Do you ever wonder how much work it must take to run a restaurant?  Being successful in the food-service industry takes a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment but there are many rewards, be it financial, emotional or creative.

Many things need to be considered before starting such a business:  who is your competition, who are your potential customers, what are the industry trends and so on. Or maybe you want to start small with a pizzeria, sandwich shop or bakery. In any case it is very important to do your research and do it thoroughly.  Speak to people in the business, read books, get financial advice, check statistics and demographics. The Ontario Government provides individuals interested in starting a business with information on funding, taxes, how-to guides and much more through its  ONe-Source for Business . The Canada Business Network is a federal government site that also provides entrepreneurs with information on topics such as how to develop a business plan, how to finance your business, how to buy an existing business and more.

If you need a bit of inspiration to start your restaurant, take a look at these books:

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Or if you're already inspired and just need to know where to start, check out these titles:

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