While Small Business Saturday isn’t until November, it is important for restaurant owners to start preparing now. The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the restaurant industry and SBS offers a great opportunity to make up some of the lost revenue. Here we take a look at how to get your restaurant ready for Small Business Saturday.
Strategy and tactics will only get you so far. Being on your mental game is vital to the success of your small business. Being able to think clearly, control your emotions and keep a positive eye toward the future will have a greater impact on the growth of your business than most strategies or tactics ever will. Conquering the mental aspect of owning and growing a small business can be challenging.
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Now more than ever, delivery services can significantly increase restaurant revenue. Families have been at home cooking their own meals for several months, while many are still reluctant to choose dine-in options, to-go and delivery food items are very popular right now. Many people are also returning to work now and are busier than before trying to catch up, so they are heavily leaning on other dining options. Because of this, delivery is a huge component for choosing a restaurant, so it is important that you give just as much attention to this aspect of your business as you do your in house patrons.
Now more than ever, customer service is the life blood of small businesses. With businesses closing and contracting nationwide, service and satisfaction will make your customers stay loyal to you through the hard times we are in, and the ones that lie ahead. Repeat business is what will fuel the bottom line, so ensuring your customers are satisfied with every visit and purchase is vital to continued success. It’s important to realize that every customer experience needs to be treated with care. With information becoming so easily available online it opens your business up for increased exposure as well as criticism. For a fledgling business, just one bad review could mean a significant drop in revenue. There are many aspects of great customer service and it is necessary to train your staff to handle any situation. Here are some of the key ingredients of quality customer service.
Live streaming is one of the newer ways to leverage social media to market your small business. While the thought of putting yourself in front of an audience without a net can be intimidating, the benefits can be significant. Live streaming allows you to connect with your audience in a more personable way and engage with them in real time.
Topics: Small Business