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What you need to know about craft cider

What you need to know about craft cider

By Michelle Perrett

Like beer, cider is getting crafty. BigHospitality looks at what craft cider is all about and the opportunities it presents for pubs, restaurants and hotels. 

Three ways to get your dessert menu on-trend

Three ways to get your dessert menu on-trend

By Emma Eversham

The dessert course may be the last one on your menu but that’s no reason to forget about it. Ensure you hit the sweet spot with your customers by checking out our top tips to making your dessert menu on-trend.

How to choose the right coffee machine for your bar or restaurant

How to choose the right coffee machine for your bar or restaurant

By Carina Perkins

With the UK in the grip of coffee mania, restaurants and bars can no longer afford to serve up a sub-standard product. With so many options, choosing the right commercial coffee machine can be a tricky business – but this BigHospitality guide should help...

Hospitality recruitment top tips

Five ways to recruit better

By Emma Eversham

There’s no denying that recruiting staff to work in the hospitality industry is tough, but some companies are better at it than others. Read BigHospitality’s top five ways to recruit better and make the whole process a little easier. 

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.

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