Monday, January 11, 2010

Is It Spring Yet?

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Happy New Year to all of our readers! We hope that 2010 will be a great year for you, your family, and your business!

Spring is coming! For many of us throughout the US right now, it seems like spring is far, far away. As we battle below freezing temperatures, snow, ice and treacherous conditions all over the place, it's hard to believe that the first day of spring is only 68 days away.

I'm ready for it now! Are you?

As spring continues to creep closer, it's time to start thinking about a multitude of things related to your concessions business.

Are your permits all in order? Necessary insurances in place?

Is your equipment ready to go? Do you need to order replacement parts now?

Inventory...what's needed to start your season?

Is your stand all cleaned up and ready to go?

Are your prices still current and relevant for your stand?

What about your menu? Are you going to add or take away any items this season?

If you're adding new items, have you practiced making them so their preparation will not delay your normal operations?

Staffing...are you going to need additional workers? If so, when are you going to start training them?

These are only a few of the questions that need to be thought through and addressed. Throughout the months of January and February, we plan to dive into many of these questions (and more) and provide some good, solid answers for you based on our experiences.

We hope that you'll find this information helpful!

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