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.

The Independents’ Day campaign celebrates the contribution small businesses make to the UK

Independents’ Day 2014 to celebrate small hospitality businesses

By Lauren Houghton

Charity for the hospitality industry People 1st is running this year’s Independents’ Day campaign which celebrates the contribution small businesses make to the UK. Previously focusing on retail outlets, 2014 is the first year the hospitality industry...

Leverage social media tools and review sites to create an online presence without your own website

Ask the Experts

How to use social media and review sites to build an online presence

By Elliot Adams

Not every business has the resources to create its own website, but by maximising social media and review sites, you can give yourself and your customer a voice. Here Elliot Adams, communications manager at Yelp, shares his tips on building an online...

The rate relief extension will help Welsh pubs avoid £250,000 in tax on the previously proposed increases

BBPA welcomes Wales' Small Business Rate Relief

By Luke Nicholls

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to extend Small Business Rate Relief to March 2015, which will avoid a £3.4m bill for thousands of pubs across Wales – as campaigned for by the industry’s Better...

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 and falls on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving

Small Business Saturday: Kick-starting a profitable Christmas

By Luke Nicholls

As independent businesses across the UK countdown to Small Business Saturday on 7 December, successful hospitality entrepreneur Sarah Willingham has given her top tips for smaller operators to stay profitable during the festive period and beyond.