Risk Management

Thieves can break in and take your profits out in large sums, or you can hire thieves who work from the inside to nickel-and-dime you to death as employees. Either way, a good video surveillance system and the latest technology upgrades can help bar owners lessen their losses from the break-ins, employee theft, and unnecessary…
Whether you've just recently opened a trendy nightclub or have been running a profitable bar for years, the time to begin preparing to sell your bar business is now. Six out of ten U.S. business owners plan to sell their companies over the next decade—a noticeable increase over previous years. Many are baby-boomers, with an…
By Bob Johnson, CBM While draft beer can be one of the better profit sources for bar owners, it can also be one of the worst profit drains. Proper maintenance and awareness of potential scams can help keep your cash flow from foaming over.I’ve been in the bar business for a long time (50 years…
Your front door is an entrance and an exit, an ally and an enemy. You want your patrons coming and going safely, and you want trouble permanently on the outs. Here’s how you can secure both. Everything that happens in your establishment, good or bad, starts at your entrance. The crowd, the vibe, the fights,…
By Larry Stoddard III Last week my law firm received a call from a bar owner that had recently been sued and wanted to know if there was any way he could protect his business. As I do with any such calls, I asked how he found my number. He told me that he had…
By Brian J. Warrener I recently completed a consulting assignment for a large operator with annual food and beverage sales in excess of $1.5 million dollars. This operation was managed and staffed by smart, competent, honest people with tens of thousands of dollars in the latest point of sale and accounting hardware and software at…
The Association of Bar and Lounge Establishments (TABLE) is partnering with Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) to showcase the importance of licensed beverage establishments across the country participating in Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS). TABLE is the premier association for businesses focused on beverage service. The association provides a core of valuable resources for bar and…
This April, the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) joins organizations across the country in recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign recognized by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise awareness of the problems that alcohol abuse can cause for individuals, their families and their communities. “Alcohol…
By Mark B. Stumer, Esq.   With all the media attention on the subject lately, the number of sexual harassment cases filed each year against bars and their owners are escalating at an all too rapid pace. As an attorney, I am often called after-the-fact (i.e. “I’ve been served with a sexual harassment lawsuit.  What…
HEINEKEN USA (HUSA) is proud to announce Andrews Distributing Company of North Texas has been selected as this year’s recipient of the company’s 1864 Award for Responsibility. The award, which recognizes a top distributor for best-in-class practices promoting responsible consumption and moderation, was presented to the Dallas-based company February 26th, at the HUSA annual National…
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