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7 Tips for Successful Restaurant Business Planning + Infographic

Are you looking to launch a new restaurant business? Check out the list below for tips on how you can set your compan…
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Financial & Business Management Assessment & The Power of Controlled Costs for Restaurants

As we leave 2020 and look ahead to 2021, the restaurants that assess their current situation, the ‘Now’, and look ahe…
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Why Are A Restaurant’s Prime Costs So Important?

This is part of our Restaurant Success Series. Click here to access other articles. Our restaurant clients are get…

Business Interruption Insurance For Restaurants: Are COVID-19 Losses Covered?

This is part of our Restaurant Success Series. Click here to access other articles. The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic…
Restaurant Partner

Why You Should Choose Trusted CFO Solutions As Your Restaurant Accounting Partner

Running your restaurant is time-consuming and every minute counts. We get it and this is why we leverage tools, proce…

Restaurant 4-Week Periods for 2022 & 2023 + Free Schedule Download

This is part of our Restaurant Success Series. Click here to access other articles. Now is the time to convert…
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Why Restaurants Resist Moving To 4-Week Periods & 13 Cycles Per Year (Instead of 12)

What are the common reasons that restaurants don’t use the 4-week cycle? While there are many reasons to use t…
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COVID-19’s Impact and Recovery for the Restaurant Industry — Cash Flow, Business Models, The Future, Crisis Lights, Cash Forecasting, & Survey Conclusions

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the restaurant industry. Uncertainty looms with the on-going challenges of …
Transform Your Restaurant Business

Are You Ready to Transform Your Restaurant Business?

You can with the Restaurant Success Email Series. As an owner or accounting and financial manager for a single or…

How Failing Bank Compliance Can Stunt Your Restaurant (or Franchise) Growth and What to Do

In 2016, a restaurant client with three locations elected to purchase the real estate for each site. The moment they …
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Restaurant Dashboards Guide: The Tracking & Visibility You Need To Succeed

At Trusted CFO Solutions, our restaurant clients partner with us to elevate their business from low-level financial v…
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How We Sync GetLinked With Sage Intacct To Power Up Our Customer’s Reporting

In May 2018 we announced our Trusted CFO Solutions partnership with GetLinked. Here are a few things we’v…

How We Integrate Bill.com With Sage Intacct To Construct Effective Client Billing Systems

How We Use It and Why Bill.com is a front-end inbox for the invoices our clients need to pay. All …

Webinars, Videos, & Podcast Episodes

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Webinar: “How The Third Financial Statement Is A Restaurant’s Secret To Success”

What Is The GRA? The mission of the Georgia Restaurant Association is to serve as the voice of Georgia’s restaur…
Why Most Restaurants Fail

Webinar: ‘The 2% Time Bomb – Why Most Restaurants Fail’

Have you heard of the two percent time bomb? The accumulation of numerous small, yet over-looked, expenditures will …

Cash is King — Effectively Managing Cash Flow Through a Pandemic

Why is a Strategic Advisor Essential For Companies During a Crisis, and What’s the Cost of Not Seeing BlindSpots? …
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NOW Is The Time To Pivot Your Business For The New Economic Paradigm

Is There Still Time for Companies to Pivot Their Business Model for the New Paradigm? The federal relief package was…

Marketplace Leaders — Now’s The Time To Master The Business Fundamentals

What Do We See On The Horizon For Companies and Business Leaders? There are countless unknowns in our collecti…

Stories of Restaurant Transformation

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Real-Time Reports, Weekly Recommendations, & The Power of Partnership —Succulent Hospitality Narrative Case Study

Trusted CFO Solutions specializes in working with restaurant groups. One of our wonderful clients, Succulent Hospital…
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Client Interview: Stars And Strikes Survives The Challenge Of Change And Saves Time And Money!

When we sat down to talk with Debby Ritnour, the second employee at 14-year-old Stars and Strikes, and Co…
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Affairs to Remember Streamlined Their Business By Optimizing & Outsourcing Their Complicated Financial Management System

After 40 years of operating a highly profitable operation, the Affairs to Remember team partnered with Trusted CFO So…
Table & Main Restaurant Finances

“Renewed Understanding Of How To Manage Costs, Balance The Myriad Needs Of The Business, And Ultimately Create More Profit”

Ryan Pernice is the Founder of R.O. (Reckless Optimism) Hospitality Group – Table & Main, a Southern tavern and b…

Additional Restaurant Resources

Sage Intacct For Restaurants

This demo shows you how restaurants can use Sage Intacct for consolidations, reporting, real-time analysis, and smarter decisions

Help Your Mangers Win The Restaurant Game – Ebook

Are you helping your managers win the restaurant game or do they quit before they even get on base? Fill Out our Form & Receive Our Ebook, The Restaurant Industry’s Hidden “Moneyball” Metric, and you’ll have the information you need to keep them from leaving.

Rescue Your Business With Bar Rescue Consultant Jon Taffer

The no-holds-barred star of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue explains why excuses are the common denominator of all failing businesses—and exactly how to kick them to the curb for good.

Launching the restaurant of your dreams

Inspired by her lifelong love of vegetables, Melissa Harwood’s restaurant, Spinach, was the realization of her dream. But when did she know it was time to take the plunge?

Franchising Your Restaurant

Joe’s career has focused on helping early stage franchisors achieve their expansion goals while avoiding common industry pitfalls. Clients often remark that he brings order to the chaos of the start up process, and bestows peace of mind for their franchise’s future. Joe shares his insight for franchising in this Powerpoint presentation.

What if scale wasn’t the goal?

“What would happen if you created something noteworthy and worried about scale only after you’ve figured out how to make a difference?”

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

The ONE Thing is a book for busy people.

Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan demonstrate that the results you get are directly influenced by the way you work and the choices you make. You’ll learn how to identify the lies that block your success and the thieves that steal time from your day. By focusing on your ONE Thing, you can accomplish more by doing less. What’s your ONE Thing?

IDEMA. A Framework For Capturing & Sustaining Ideas.

IDEMA, Ideate > Discover > Execute > Maintain > Audit, is a problem solving structure that helps organize business. It guides the creation process for making a living blueprint for your project, department, or company. Every idea has a place, where does it now belong?

Organizing for growth By Seth Godin

“Maybe it’s (finally) working. Maybe demand is up, opportunities keep presenting themselves and people want to work with you. So why are you so stressed out? It might be because different organizational choices lead to different paths for growth.”

Do Things the Hard Way Every Once In a While to Improve Your Process

If you can do something the easy way or the hard way, why would you ever pick the hard way? While the easy way is fine most of the time, you might want to try the more difficult path every once in a while to learn how to improve your process.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

“Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.”

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say

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