In this comprehensive guide, Jill Sutherland offers practical and realistic advice, designed to take would be sandwich bar owners from idea, to opening. Packed with top tips, real-life examples, checklists and anecdotes, it provides a stage-by-stage guide to your first year, from the planning of your business, to it's opening and becoming established. You'll learn how to: - Develop and research your sandwich bar 'idea' - Write a professional business plan - Find the right shop unit, and fit it out - Decide on suppliers - Manage food hygiene and health and safety - Create your menu and source produce - Budget, forecast and manage cash flow - Launch and generate interest - Employ and manage staff.
At the age of 28 Jill Sutherland, and her husband of 30 Richard Willis, decided to swap their careers in Public Relations and Advertising for the challenge of starting their own sandwich, salad and smoothie bar. Now, three years later, Taste (UK) Ltd is a firmly established and multi award winning Essex based business; proof that despite the influx of big name chains onto the high street, there is still room for enterprising independent sandwich and coffee bars within this exciting sector. To find out more about Jill, and her role as a business mentor, visit www.sutherlandcomms.com
Acknowledgements; Introduction; How to use this book; 1. Before your take the plunge!; 2. Planning your business; 3. Preparing to open; 4. Opening and the early days; 5. Surviving sandwhich start-up; Excerpts and examples; Helpful links and contacts; Index.