As a restaurant owner, it’s all too easy to feel like you’re the only one out there looking out for your business. And we understand! Launching your very own business is no small feat, so entrusting others with vital aspects of your brand can be a truly daunting task.
However, it’s worth noting that partnerships are incredibly important to the long-term success of your business. Partnerships enable you to leverage partners and share customers, make your business more efficient, and even help you make those year-end targets much faster!
How so? Let’s walk through the partnerships you should be managing as you work to grow your business.
Partners in The Area
It’s understandable to see the pizza parlor next to you as more of a competitor than a friend, but the truth is, there’s a lot more to your neighbors than the possibility of losing money.
Think about the kind of food you sell, and consider your own eating habits. You may like eating at your place, sure, but there are nights you’ll want Southern food, or maybe Indian or Mexican food.
Everyone has differing tastes, and part of what’s great about being in the food business is being just one aspect of broader food culture! So if you sell pizza and your neighbor is in ice cream, it might be better to consider joint events rather than the cold shoulder.
Look for ‘competitors’ that are more allies than enemies, and start forming those relationships sooner rather than later. You may find that your neighbors want you to succeed because the entire community benefits!
Partners in Technology
Now that you know your local partners, it’s time to think about our virtual ones!
You may think of your business as singular, but that’s not the case! Those who bring the food to your stores are your partners; as are the companies that handle your online store, your cash register, and your time clock.
Your partners in technology want to continue working with you—after all, you are their customer. So, why not make sure the partners you have on board are willing to work to keep you around?
Make sure the companies you work with are willing to put in the work and make your business run perfectly. And, if you’re tired of having too many partners in technology, why not consider consolidating?
The Franpos Partnership
Franpos is a comprehensive technology and commerce platform that’s designed to make your life easier! The Franpos solution handles your time clock, customer loyalty campaigns, eCommerce platform, and much more. Essentially, you’ll be trading four or five platforms for one!
Plus, Franpos will give you a customer service representative and account manager—not a hotline to be placed on hold. You’ll have everything you need to grow your business.
So, are you ready to manage your partnerships and grow your restaurant? If so, reach out to schedule your free demo and see why hundreds of restaurants choose the Franpos solution to grow their business.