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					?Some restaurant businesses fail rather quickly within the first two years of operation.
The restaurant owner may have failed to understand the keys to managing time
efficiently and implementing strategic plans effectively. Without this keen
understanding, a restaurant owner subsequently misuses business tools, such as form
restaurant checklists and restaurant inventory sheets. Thus, business growth and
productivity elude the unprepared restaurateur.

For the wise restaurateur like you, however, preparation begins with knowing the
three keys to time management. Aside from that, you should know how to use
business tools, such as as form restaurant checklists, which you can download free
from helpful websites for restaurant owners and managers like you. With the aid of
these planning and financial tools, restaurant management becomes a breeze.

1. Understand How Your Business Works Inside and Out

The first key to efficient time management is a deep understanding of your restaurant
business. Managing a restaurant requires multitasking skills and interdisciplinary
knowledge. This means that as a restaurant owner you need to understand not only
how your business works, but also how each of your employees functions within your
business.

The more you understand, the more you can do to improve your restaurant's numerous
processes, such as food preparation, inventory control, and customer service
management. With the use of as form restaurant checklists, you can eliminate
unnecessary steps and delegate tasks for efficiency.

2. Identify The Common Issues In Your Business

The second key to efficient time management is to identify the common issues in your
restaurant business. When you plan for your business, take into account possible
situations that can hurt your restaurant operations. This does not only involve the
problems you will usually encounter in your restaurant, but also issues you may
encounter outside, such as new food and beverage laws or dealing with local
government regulations.

You should also create a network of friends and business partners, whom you can rely
on for business advice and assistance. Your business network can also be your source
for industry information that can possibly affect your restaurant business.
Conventions and networking events are the best places where you can build a network
of your own. You can also find good people you can rely on from the Internet, such as
SCORE.org and CalRest.org, which is also an organization of restaurant owners and
managers in California.

3. Create The Solution
The third key to achieving efficient time management is to create possible solutions to
possible problems. You have already gained a clear understanding of how your
business works and what each of your employees do for you. You have also identified
the issues and problems you commonly encounter in the course of expanding your
restaurant business. What you need to do now is to create the solutions, such as
systems and processes that promote efficiency.

Create systems that your employees can follow easily, but they should not hinge on
one or two people to accomplish. The more skills your employees have, the more
work they can do for you. When one employee who has a vital function in the process
had to take a leave of absence, another can easily take his place and pitch in until the
employee returns to work.

A good way to train your employees in different areas of your restaurant operations is
to provide as form restaurant checklists that they can easily fill up and follow through.
As long as the instructions are clear, your employees will not lose their way through
the different processes.

Even when you have a good system in place, hitches along the way will interrupt the
smooth flow of your business. Interruptions, such as emergency meetings or extended
hours of work, may require you to change your schedule.

Be cool and stay on track. If you take on two tasks at the same time and become
overwhelmed by them, then you might fail to complete both. It is better to concentrate
on one task at one time and finish it.

Practice the three keys to efficient time management on a daily basis. They will help
you sail through any difficult tide. As your restaurant climbs the ladder of success,
you should be in the right position to implement your time management skills
effectively.