Aug 01 2017
Sarah Gurr
3 Minutes to read

Running a catering business involves more than cooking great tasting food. You also need to have some accounting knowledge. One of the top five reasons a restaurant will fail is because of the owner’s lack of accounting skills, says Business Insider. As a restaurant owner, you are responsible for keeping your business in the black. After all, part of the reason you created this business is so that you can pay yourself and that involves staying on top of your finances.

When you’re running a catering business, you need to keep your food and labor costs in check, know what you’re taking in each month, and monitor your profit margins. Not just one time either, on an ongoing basis. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started, or trying to clean up your books, here are six of the restaurant accounting equations you need to know.

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Sarah Gurr

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Sarah Gurr

Sarah Gurr is the Head of Content Marketing for ezCater. After managing digital marketing for pizza and sandwich chains, Sarah now focuses on providing insanely helpful information to ezCater’s customers and partners. When she’s not managing the ezCater blog, she’s baking new recipes and trying new restaurants in and around Boston.

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Tagged with: Budgeting, Finances