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How to choose an mPOS solution for your business

How to choose an mPOS solution for your business

By Carina Perkins

Mobile point of sale (mPOS) systems have revolutionised customer service in hospitality venues, and as tablets take over from PDAs, the technology is faster, easier to use and more accessible than ever. BigHospitality looks at the key advantages of going...

Guide to mobile payments in Hospitality Industry

The future is now: A guide to mobile payments

By Carina Perkins

As mobile payment gears up to take the world by storm, BigHospitality asks what advantages it has for the hospitality sector, and how operators can introduce it into their business.

Hotel financing is a different between branded and independent operators

Hotel finance: The big divide

By Melodie Michel

It’s official: Money is back on the hotel market. Mergers and acquisitions deals are a weekly occurrence, surveys regularly rank London hotels as some of the most attractive investment opportunities, and real estate agents are celebrating the return of...

Infographic: A guide to restaurant fundraising

Infographic: A guide to restaurant fundraising

By Melodie Michel

There are now more financing options than ever for restaurants - between traditional bank loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, peer-to-peer funding and mini-bonds. This BigHospitality infographic makes the comparison easier.

Options are not lacking for businesses looking for expansion funds

Restaurant finance: Getting money for expansion

By Melodie Michel

You’ve made it! You raised start-up funding and opened a successful business that is generating profits. Now it’s time to think about expansion – and this time there are plenty of options offered to you.

There have never been as many start-up funding options as there are now

Restaurant finance: Start-up funding

By Melodie Michel

Every small business will tell you that the toughest part of any business is getting it off the ground in the first place. You’ve identified a niche in the market, have a great idea to fill it and people to help you achieve that, but where do you find...

Big data has the potential to completely revolutionise the guest experience. But what is it? And how do we collect it?

Back-of-house technology: The rise of big data

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on back-of-house technology, BigHospitality explores the emergence of big data and asks how it can help the hospitality industry improve guest experience and revenues.

When searching for a hotel you have to remain flexible -  your perfect property might not come up in the town or village you want every day

Property: Buying a hotel

By Carina Perkins

In the third part of our special feature on property, we ask experts for their tips on hunting for a hotel and calculating the future profitability of any potential property.

Finding the perfect pub can be hard work, but worth it in the end

Property: Finding the perfect pub

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on property, we discuss how to find the perfect pub and make sure it has a profitable future.

Make sure you find out as much information as you can about a potential restaurant site, in order to establish profitability and potential

Property: Buying a restaurant

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature on property, we look at some of the things to consider when buying a restaurant business, with advice from specialist agents.

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Planning for Christmas 2014: Holding Christmas events

By Lauren Houghton

In this third part of our special feature on planning for Christmas we take a look at what exactly goes into planning a Christmas event, with some expert advice on putting together your packages and choosing décor and entertainment. 

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Planning for Christmas 2014: Cutting costs and a sustainable Christmas

By Lauren Houghton

In this fourth part of our special feature on planning for Christmas we look at what venues can do to save themselves some money during what can be a very expensive time of year, as well as getting expert advice on how they can manage a more sustainable...

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