What are the crucial things to get started?
- Location! You need to be in a non-residential neighborhood, preferably near other bars and restaurants. You do not want to upset the community with noise, as can happen with Irish pubs.
- Create a business plan. Know where your money is coming from, keep track of expenses and focus on what the profit goal is for the pub. The profits will change as time goes on, but you initially need to know where to start.
- Get a liquor license and acquaint yourself with local ordinances. Know if you have to have last call at 2:00 am or 12:00 am. Keep your business safe.
- Hire a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Having poor quality in your staff will put out a negative word very quickly and keep patrons from returning.
Like millions of Americans, I am from a proud Irish heritage. My family came over to the United States in the nineteenth century. After a couple of generations of struggle, my great-grandparents were able to pull themselves up and become successful entrepreneurs