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Start Your Own Bar Business

How to Open a Nightclub, Open a Pub, 
Open a Sports Bar, or Open a Wine Bar

Imagine owning a profitable business that offers you fun, friendship, and freedom. By opening a bar, nightclub, or pub, you can have an exciting, creative career where you are in charge.

There are few businesses that offer so many benefits. When you open a bar, you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality. You will decide everything from the name of the bar to the decor to exciting special promotions

You will also decide what type of bar business to start. For example, you might choose to open a:

  • Brew pub
  • Neighborhood bar
  • Nightclub
  • Singles bar
  • Sports bar
  • Tavern
  • Wine bar
The type of bar, nightclub, or pub that you open will determine what type of customers your business attracts. 

You could open a nightclub that attracts crowds of singles every night. You could open a wine bar that attracts an upscale clientele. Or you could open a neighborhood pub where you get to know your customers and everybody knows your name

In addition to being a great place to meet people, a bar can also be a financially rewarding business even during tough economic times. 

In a 2009 MSN article titled "Recession libations: Even in tough times, it seems, we still want to go where everybody knows our names," journalist Bret Stetka writes:

"When the nightly intake has been tallied, bars across the board across the country seem to be doing fine... What may be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression can't keep Americans of all demographics away from their watering holes."
If being a bar owner sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Bar Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can start a bar business and  open a successful bar, nightclub, or pub. 

Lead author Brenna Pearce is a certified bartender and award-winning business guide writer. This guide shares with you insider tips and expert advice from successful bar owners to help you start your own bar business.

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open a bar, nightclub, or pub, including:

How to Start a Bar, Nightclub, or Pub

This section offers helpful tips and links to free resources to start a bar business in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a bar in any country. The guide includes:

  • How to create a business plan for your bar (includes a sample business plan for a bar)
  • Deciding what kind of bar, nightclub, or pub to open

  • An overview of your options for starting a bar business:
    • Buying an existing bar (including how to find bars, nightclubs, and pubs for sale)
    • Buying a bar franchise
    • Opening a new bar
  • What kind of company to form
  • Choosing a name for your bar
  • Where to get start-up financing for your bar business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Types of licenses you will need before you can open a bar, nightclub, or pub
  • Information about important business matters including insurance for your bar business
  • Tax information specific to the alcoholic beverage service industry
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your bar
  • What to consider when choosing a location
  • Interior and exterior design of your bar
  • Equipment and supplies you need to open a bar and where to get them
  • Information about POS (point of sale) systems
  • How to stock your bar and save money by buying liquor wholesale
Managing Your Bar, Nightclub, or Pub
  • How to develop effective systems for running your bar business on a daily basis
  • Deciding what to serve at your bar
  • How to profitably price your drinks and menu items
  • Accepting payments from customers at your bar
  • Critical factors can help a bar succeed (or contribute to its failure)
  • Working with bar employees
    • Finding staff before your bar opens
    • Questions to ask job applicants in an interview
    • How to check references to avoid hiring disasters
    • Effective ways to train bar staff

  • Marketing strategies for your bar, nightclub, or pub
  • Ways to attract customers to your bar through advertising and free publicity
  • Promotions and special events to attract new customers to your bar
  • Financial management for bar owners:
    • How to budget
    • The most effective way to track sales
    • How to calculate your costs of sales and inventory
    • Ways to reduce costs
    • How to build wealth 
  • Developing good customer relations to get repeat business and increase your profits
  • Security and crime prevention for bars and nightclubs
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • The best resources (magazines, associations) to keep up-to-date with the most recent market trends in the bar industry
  • Hands-on ways to learn about the bar industry
  • Valuable samples and checklists for starting your bar, including: 
    • Sample business plan for a bar
    • Sample bar floor plan
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample budgets for a bar
    • Sample daily sales report
    • Sample press release
    • Sample grand opening plan
    • Checklist to evaluate competing bars
    • Checklist for finding the perfect location for your bar, nightclub, or pub
    • Bar equipment and supplies checklist
    • Bar operations checklist
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about opening a bar, nightclub, or pub. The FabJob Guide to Become a Bar Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, and more.

The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to open a bar, nightclub, or pub.

This guide has been selling for up to $44.95 U.S. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Friday, November 21, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back the price of the guide your first day in business. And this guide can help you open your own bar, nightclub, or pub much more quickly and cost-effectively.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a bar owner and start your bar, nightclub, or pub business.

Don't miss the opportunity to have the career of your dreams. If you are undecided, take advantage of our guarantee. Buy it, read it, and if you are not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Bar Owner takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to open and operate your own bar, nightclub, or pub. By following the expert advice and using the valuable resources included in this guide you’ll be on your way to success in your new career as a bar owner."
—Brenna Pearce, Editor

"I enjoy being my own boss and having freedom to essentially do what I want when I feel like it. After spending six years tied to a desk on Wall Street, owning bars has allowed me a lot more freedom to enjoy life."
—Terry Brooks, Owner, The Big Easy, New York City 

“The work never ends but it seems the party never does either. I mean, how rough of a day can you have when you've gone to a high end restaurant for lunch to taste through a bunch of great wines?”
—Tom MacDonald, Owner of Webster's Wine Bar, Chicago's oldest wine bar

(Terry and Tom are two of the bar owner industry experts who give advice in this FabJob guide)


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Discover how to start your own bar business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Bar Owner is a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to start a bar business. Learn how to open a nightclub, open a pub, open a sports bar, open a wine bar, or open a tavern.