Join SBA for a Workshop on Starting a Restaurant

SBA Georgia District Office

October 12, 2012




 ABC’s of Starting a Restaurant      and Food Service Business


Starting a restaurant or food service business requires you to do your research and pre-planning.  A hard reality is that many restaurants fail during their first year due to a lack of planning and good management skills.  To help you get started in the right direction, we’ve invited a subject matter expert to speak about starting, running or growing a profitable and successful food service business. 

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Ownership: Start-up considerations, Equipment, Salary Structures, Operations, Inventory control, etc.
  •  Financing: Debt vs. Equity, Equipment financing, Best Banks for your restaurant concept, etc.
  • Inspections: Permits, USDA Certification Process, Sanitation and Food Safety Requirements, Food Handling and Preparation, etc.
  • Site Selection: Leasehold Improvements, Negotiating Leases, Choosing the Right Location, etc.

  Date: October 29, 2012

  Location: U. S. Small Business Administration

  Peachtree Center—Harris Tower

  233 Peachtree Street, Suite 1900

  Atlanta, GA  30303

  Time: 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.


Instructor: Shannon Anderson, President of Firmus Consulting

 Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.