Thoughts of a restaurateur: Are you really ready to run a business?
Blair Anthony Robertson, SacBee, June 22, 2012I get lots of emails, but there's one each month I always make sure I read -- the newsletter from Cafe Luna's co-owner David Van Buskirk. It's smart, funny, poignant and always entertaining. The restaurant is in Placerville and is always a good bet for creative and delicious food, good wine and an enjoyable dining experience.
Van Buskirk's latest missive covers all kinds of terrain, but I wanted to excerpt one area because it touches on unrealistic expectations of starting a business. It certainly applies to some who go into the restaurant business and think it will be sort of glamorous and fun.
Here's what Van Buskirk wrote:
Speaking of business on Main Street: I don't know if you know this, but Gary and I own Creekside Place where Cafe Luna is housed. We rent the spaces out to people looking for a business opportunity for themselves. But lately, we are shocked by what a new person - never in business before - anticipates for their business. Owning a business is ...