Catering continues to be an expanding industry. The author is one of our top-selling home-based business authors and is an experienced chef with extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry. Spring of 2014 is a perfect time to do a seventh revision of this title to update any old information and expand on the role of social media.
Introduction -- 01. So You Think You Want to Be a Caterer? -- Do You Have What It Takes? -- Opportunities in Catering -- Does It Pay to Go to Cooking School? -- Starting as a Personal Chef -- Apprenticeships: Learning by Doing -- Learning from the Mistakes of Others -- Learning from Your Own Mistakes -- Getting Organized -- Leaving the Security of a Job -- How This Book Is Organized -- 02. Working Out of Your Home -- Setting Up an Office -- Training Family and Friends to Take You Seriously -- Employing Family Members -- Complying with City Ordinances -- Working with Your Local Health Department -- Sharing a Kitchen -- Renting a Kitchen on a Per-Day Basis -- Outfitting Your Kitchen -- Setting Up Your Pantry -- Transportation -- Establishing Relationships with Wholesale Purveyors -- Your Next Step -- 03. Your Business Plan -- How to Structure Your Business -- Writing a Business Plan -- Business Books, Software, and Online Resources -- 04. The Legal Aspects of Your Catering Business -- Why You Need a Good Attorney -- Insurance: Can't Live with the Premiums, Can't Live with the Risk -- Written Agreements and Contracts -- Working with Subcontractors or Suppliers -- Employees -- Becoming a Great Manager Booklist -- 05. Setting Prices, Estimating Quantities, and Writing Proposals -- How to Price Your First Menus -- Calculating Your Kitchen Labor -- How to Estimate the Right Food Quantities -- Quoting Other Party Costs -- The Art of Bidding and Writing a Proposal -- How to Stay Profitable When You're Working with a Fixed Price -- Closing the Deal -- 06. Sales and Marketing -- Sell, Sell, Sell -- Defining Your Niche -- Choosing a Name and Logo -- Designing Promotional Pieces -- Making Your Menus Part of Your Marketing Program -- Standing Out from the Crowd -- Keeping a Portfolio -- Putting Together a Promotional Kit -- Drumming Up Business -- Marketing with a Website -- Getting Referrals and Repeat Business -- Advertising -- Tracking Your Success -- 07. Using Photos and Recipes Effectively to Sell Your Home-Based Catering Business -- Photos -- Recipes -- 08. Crunching the Numbers -- Making Good Use of Your Accountant -- Accounting Systems -- Buying Computers and Software -- Invoicing -- The Artist versus the Businessperson: Why So Many Caterers Fail -- 09. Setting the Stage for a Successful Party -- Before the Party -- Organizing Your Time and the Party Setup -- The Menu and Start-Up -- Scheduling Staff and Assistants -- Arranging Transportation and Packing Out Your Party -- Catering a Buffet -- Getting Down to the Wire -- 10. Pulling It Off with Ease -- The Day of the Party -- Getting to the Party -- Arriving at the Party Site -- Winding Down: Why Your Party Has to End On Time -- Report Cards from Staff and Clients -- The Day After -- Two Days Later -- Three Days Later -- Two Weeks Later -- 11. Solving Problems -- 12. Catering Menus and Quantity Recipes -- Cooking Methods and Why It Is Important to Know Them -- Catering Menus -- Baby Shower Buffet Lunch Recipes -- Business Lunch Recipes -- Traditional Holiday Dinner Recipes -- Hors d'Oeuvres Cocktail Party Recipes -- Elegant Garden Wedding Recipes -- Deliciously Healthy Dinner Recipes -- Family-Style Vegetarian Dinner Recipes -- Crowd-Pleasing Tasting Menu Recipes -- Southern Picnic Recipes
Denise Vivaldo has catered parties from backyard cookouts to grand events for as many as 5,000 people. She is an experienced chef with a degree from the California Culinary Academy. Her catering seminars are featured at UCLA Extension, the California Culinary Academy, and Westland Culinary Institute. She lives in Los Angeles.
Brainy Books has created a detailed summary of Timothy Ferriss's, The 4-Hour Workweek. In our summary guides, we cover all of the key concepts and ideas that the original works aim to present to readers. In The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss, great concepts that will allow individuals to create highly efficient and effective business systems were explored. Inside you will learn:
Brainy Books created a summary guide of The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, to allow for quick reference, to educate readers, and to enhance the reading experience with thorough analyses by some of today’s top thought leaders.
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Publish Date: September 24, 2015
Pages: 34 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
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Thrive As A Freelancer. Your Guide To Self-Directing Your Career.
Gone are the days when college graduates sought lifetime careers with blue chip corporations. By 2020, almost half of the American workforce will be doing some type of freelance work. Technology has overhauled the job market into a self-serve entity, and in doing so, has given birth to the Freelance Nation. Its members independent contractors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and contingent workers build businesses, communicate with customers and sell goods. They do so from home, shared workspaces, or even the beach. This book is for you if: You've always wanted to escape the corporate life but don t know how. You re already a freelancer, but want to take your business to the next level. Having been a solo freelancer and also a manager of over 400 freelancers, J. Melissa Cooper opens up her world to share with you the secrets of working for yourself."
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Have you always wanted to make enough money to support yourself without stepping a foot in an office? If yes, this book will show you everything you need to know about how to start making money working from home. This trend has become very popular in recent years, because of the internet. Unfortunately, it has also led to a rise in scammers who charge lots of money only to give you information that does not make you any money in the end. There are a lot of ways you can make money while at home. Some of these will make you rich, while others will only make you enough to buy a cup of coffee. In this book, there is no hype. I will show you what works and what doesn't. If you have been looking for legitimate ways to make money while at home, this is a book you must read.
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Few entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits and opportunities available through the SBA. There are few resources available to guide entrepreneurs through the process. Approved was written to fill that gap by providing a step-by-step guide to the SBA loan approval.
"Approved" provides: Side by side comparison of traditional commercial loans and business loans backed by the SBA. How to qualify for the best loan programs most suitable for your unique business. How to highlight strengths and mitigate weaknesses so that lenders are more likely to approve your loan request. How to complete business loan applications without making the mistakes that cause approval delay and even loan decline.
For more than a decade, Phil Winn has assisted entrepreneurs obtain financing to start, expand and purchase existing businesses. Phil is a business graduate from the University of Vermont and has since trained under some of the leading experts in the SBA field. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs obtain financing in excess of $100 million.
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An in-depth analysis of today's top franchise opportunities.
"Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2015" assesses a wide variety of variables to give readers the leading franchises out of more than 3,500 under consideration. The final selection is based on a number of factors, including historical performance, competitive advantage, franchisee satisfaction, and financial stability. This book is an extension of other books on franchising published by Source Book Publications including "Bond's Franchise Guide, How Much Can I Make?, Tips and Traps When Buying a Franchise, Bond's Hottest New Franchises, Bond's International Franchise Guide, Bond's Veteran's Franchise Guide, and the Minority Franchise Guide."
Bond is an author, lecturer, and consultant regarded as an expert on the franchise industry. Since receiving his MBA from Stanford University, he has over 30 years of diversified business experience and an extraordinary record of achievements.
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> Overview Bestselling author of 4 books on property, Craig Turnbull has released the world s first book on Real Estate Crowdfunding. Craig believes fundamentally that owning property, and investing in...