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Resolution Week logoIt’s that time of year again, the time when you earnestly commit to a list of New Year’s resolutions that, in all likelihood, will be forgotten by February. Here at Restaurant Insider, we want to make sure you follow through on those goals–at least the ones that pertain to bettering yourself professionally and growing your business. We’ve compiled some of our favorite articles to help get you on the right track–and stay there.

This is the year you’re finally going to open a restaurant. Or, maybe open your second. But before you go all in on your dream, make sure you have your tools. From licenses and permits, to hindsight from restaurant owners who have been in your shoes, don’t make any decisions without checking out these helpful resources first.

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1. Restaurant Licenses And Permits You Need To Open

Restaurant licenses and permits don’t have to be a headache. Here are some of the ones you’ll need to start a restaurant, and how to obtain them.

2. Owners Share: What I Wish I Knew Before Opening a Restaurant

Go into your restaurant opening with this valuable hindsight from those who have been there before–and learned the hard way.

3. 7 Considerations for Restaurant Business Expansion

Expansion is for those who have had growth, but it comes with hard decisions. Before you start, it’s important to take an honest look at your plan.

4. 10 Examples of Restaurant Mission Statements

A restaurant mission statement is a great way to build brand loyalty. Not sure where to start when writing yours? Consider these examples from restaurants.

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5. Restaurant POS Buyers Guide

Answer a few questions about what you’re looking for in your next restaurant POS system, and we’ll deliver a customized buyer’s report to use as a guide.

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6. 10 Questions To Ask When Opening A Restaurant

There are many variables that come into play when thinking about how to start a restaurant. In the restaurant industry, however, it’s even harder to survive.

7. I Lost My Restaurant in Hurricane Katrina. More Than a Decade Later, I’m Finally Reopening.

After hurricane waters damaged New Orleans mainstay Gabrielle, owners worked for more than a decade to finally get the kitchen running again.

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8. Restaurant Competitive Advantage: Mission Statements

It is important to have a restaurant mission statement that tells your guests about your values and helps you stand apart from your competitors.

9. Your Restaurant Is a Small Business, Fund it Like One

Make sure you have all the information you need before applying for a small business loan for your restaurant. This checklist can help.

Get a head start on another New Year’s resolution and check out the rest of our Resolution Week coverage, like these tips for upgrading your restaurant technology.

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