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Have you had previous experience in the pizza industry but now want to open your own pizzeria? Do you want to feel more comfortable negotiating a new lease? While you will have acquired some important knowledge about baking and serving pizzas, there is still much to be learned about hanging your own shingle (in any business).
While there are plenty of things you can do right now to lower your pizzeria’s impact on the environment, having a long-term plan is a smart move, says Lucy Cullen, a consultant with Terus, a Toronto-based sustainability consulting company for restaurants.
For a growing group of your customers, personal values are more important than personal benefits such as cost or convenience.
Lighting can be an important way to attract customers to your pizzeria and highlight your pizzas and other fare. It is also important to use lighting sensibly and to understand some of the basic principles of retail lighting so as a pizzeria owner you can achieve the benefits of good lighting and avoid pitfalls.
As we speak throughout North America, we routinely advise our audiences of the importance of proper site selection. The commercial space chosen by a tenant can, in fact, be a deciding factor in the success or failure of the business.
Toronto – The old way of handling wastewater from industry in Ontario municipalities is not working, and smaller businesses in particular need solutions to manage the problem "at source" that are affordable and practical, according to a panel discussing the adoption of onsite and sustainable water solutions. Bloom Sustainability Applied reports. | READ MORE
Simcoe, Ont. – The rapid increase in electricity costs in the past five years has been challenging for business. Politics, clean-energy initiatives and the economy – they all affect the energy market and they have all had their part to play in rising prices.
Measure twice so you pay only once.
If you’ve been in business for more than five years and you haven’t done any improvements or renovations to your location, you probably already know that your place could use an update.
Relocating your pizzeria to a more desirable area requires a big commitment and the decision should be made only after you’ve done extensive research to determine if it would benefit your business.
If you have been thinking about expanding your pizza operation by opening more stores, you might consider expanding your existing store instead to increase your income.
If you want to negotiate a lease renewal that involves a rent reduction, you need to get organized and do your homework.
Anyone who has purchased or leased a commercial property in the past can appreciate the importance of the steps that need to take place before the new location is up and running.
When it comes to renting versus owning your pizzeria’s location, I’ve discovered in the last few months that there are pitfalls and pros to both situations.
Pizza may be a marvel verging on the supernatural, but it does not drop on us like manna from heaven. Pizza has to be made and sold from a physical location on earth. The location will probably be rented, so the question is, “How do I protect myself when renting?” Here are some things to keep in mind when renting a building for your establishment.
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