Opening a new venture could a tedious job, especially if you are new. If food is something that interests you more, then nothing could be a better option than opening a restaurant. However, just a keen interest in food is not enough to operate an eating outlet. Food can be a primary element, along with that you would require appropriate resources, relevant policies, extraordinary vendor support to run a successful restaurant business.
Vikas Ahuja owns a small eating outlet, although he witnesses quite a humble beginning, but churning immense profits now. He shares with us, “I started as a roadside food stall, and did years of struggle in transforming small venture into a full-fledged retail business. Today I possess the manpower of approx two hundred people, but in my early days I had merely two to three people. However, I always believe in better work conditions in order to manage right. “He firmly believes that no compromise should be made in implementing effective HR policies. This is essential to maintain a healthy workforce. “
He further quipped, “Owing to zero recognition and tight budget I had faced tough time in associating with suppliers and manufactures during my early days. During that period, it was tough to convince them. I was always asked for the security money. However, the scenario has changed drastically, in fact, these days there are various got funded schemes are in the fray, which are exclusive to wanna be entrepreneurs, who fall short on monetary terms.” Well, I had to struggle for many things.
He informed “ Is somebody is looking to try his or her luck in restaurant business, then the very first thing they should ponder upon is, what kind of restaurant they are looking to open, a casual or high end or exclusively to some specific cuisine, let’s say Indian, Thai, etc. Thereafter, allocate resources accordingly.” Pay extra heed on your business plan and allocate financial resources. Once you are done, start working on the menu, and start stocking kitchen equipments, and furniture for various areas of your restaurant.
“Keep in mind to adopt a proactive approach and positive attitude. These are the ingredients to excel in any area.” He added.