Ownership. I wants it.
July 22, 2010 9:31 AM Subscribe
I want to open a bar in San Francisco. This is my first step.
posted by danny the boy to Work & Money (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I know it's hard. I know (abstractly) that liquor licenses are expensive, if you can even get one. I know what advice others have given
in the past.
I've been putting off thinking about pursuing this for a long time because I convinced myself it was going to be impossible. But I keep meeting folks who have done this and managed to be very successful. I quit my job a few months ago to think about what I want to do next, and this feels more and more like what will make me happy.
Tell me what I need to know. What books should I read? Is talking with a bar/restaurant consultant a good idea? What kind of funding will I need? How can I get that? How can I protect my personal assets if I fail? What are the things you learned along the way that you wish someone had told you? Is there a course here in SF like the one in NY
? Am I right in thinking that it will be much harder without a partner(s)? Are you someone who has done this, and can I take you out to lunch?