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Finally opened my doors. I'm a business owner.

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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The 'other' big one




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: slowisfast

I'm salivating.. please drop an address so i may partake. I'll treat JinMI!

Drop an address in my PM.. Mmmmmmm



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 12:21 AM
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I have always thought a restaurant would be great to own. At least you know everyone that comes in is there to buy something. So if the food is good and your pizza looks great people will come back.

I have a small retail store and alot of people come through without buying anything so I would like to make enough money and buy a Mcdonalds or something.

Or one of those Tom and Chee franchises from SharkTank. No one goes into a restaurant to window shop.

Good luck and be nice to everyone.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: slowisfast
a reply to: DBCowboy

The 'other' big one


How's the view from your resturant?

Now you've done it! All of us locals to the area and beyond gonna show up.



IMO local pizza places are the only ones worth eating at anyway.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:04 AM
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Grats!! It looks absolutely gorgeous in there...warm and inviting. Brightest blessings for your success!



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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Best of luck


Very nice pizza, I love authentic pizza.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:39 AM
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Congratulations! Keep in mind food is a VERY tough business, I was a general manager and upper management and consultant in several restaurants/fast food joints. The key is service service service, you can have mediocre product but if the service is phenomenal people will return for the experience itself.

You will likely run a negative bottom line for at least a year, most likely 2, so be prepared for that. A HUGE mistake several new business owners make is taking out an extensive loan out of panic. Don't do that. Unless you have enough capital to survive 2-3 years without a paycheck, you will indeed have to take out a loan, just make sure you do it through a reputable lending source with fair rates, and ONLY borrow as much as you will need to live on the bare minimum. I have actually known several franchisees to end up actually living in their establishment for periods of time when rent/mortgage is no longer doable.

It's tough at the start, but extremely rewarding if you get over that initial hump. Keep your head up and always tell yourself it will get easier, because it really will

Cheers to you



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:43 AM
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The restaurant looks stunning... And the pizzas


I remember living in a small village where they use to make stone oven pizzas every Thursday, the best I ever had!

I wish you much success.
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posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:51 AM
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Wow, Congratulations! How exciting! I wish you the very best in your new wonderful restaurant!!



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: slowisfast

that's awesome, congratulations. If you put in a couple of ping pong tables you can get free advertising.




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 02:17 AM
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Amazing!
You didn't realize what you did. This could be the first place for ATS members. I would like to go for that pizza, probably I will get 2 just for me.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 02:18 AM
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helped my mom and aunt run a restaurant for years, it can be very stressful, but very rewarding!

So very happy for you on your new venture my friend youre going to do great!

I might just have you ship me a pie!



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 03:54 AM
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I wish you every success in your endeavour. There are few things as stressful as starting a business, particularly a business with actual premises. I congratulate you on your intestinal fortitude, and hope that you have all the luck in the world in making a win out of this!



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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Congratulations on following your dream and all the best for the future of your business , now I want Pizza.

Build it and they will come



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:06 AM
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You can never go wrong with pizza. Pizza is our friend, just like bacon.




posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:09 AM
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BACON PIZZA!

I rest my case.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:12 AM
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Well Done! wish you all the very best in your endeavours.



Take aways



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:49 AM
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Pizza looks great! I'll take one to go!


You have to love what you do, which is the key to a successful business. I worked in the food industry when I was in high school. I walked away from it realizing it's one of the hardest working businesses to be in. All the preparation, and the balancing act dealing with food perishables and dealing with inspections.

Best wishes to you and your new business!



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 05:51 AM
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Congratulations on your new business, the pizza looks yummy.



posted on Jan, 6 2017 @ 06:08 AM
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Ummm...cool...all the best to you and yours...

Are those pennies covering the exterior of your wood fired pizza oven...?
Really cool use and effect if they are...

Best of wishes...aaannd...where's my reservation...?


EDit to add:...Oops...I see EightAhoy already mentioned the pennies and your response...






YouSir
edit on 6-1-2017 by YouSir because: I just read the whole thread...



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