Finance & Operations

Free Online Resources Every Restaurant Owner Needs

By Jackie Prange

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Whether you’re new to the restaurant scene or you’re a seasoned vet, you know how hard it is to keep on top of all the industry’s latest tech advancements, philosophies and findings. Sure, you’re eager to learn the latest social media platform, find out what’s new in food safety, or create a better balance sheet, but learning takes time and energy – something you don’t find in abundance the restaurant industry.  

In an effort to save you some precious time, we’ve prepared a comprehensive list of resources that will set you up for life-long restaurant industry learning. Enjoy!

How to Get Free Publicity for Your Small Business


BizLaunch is an online resource for small business owners. With this course, you’ll learn a few tricks of the publicity trade that you can use to increase your credibility, establish your business as an industry authority, and increase traffic to your website. BizLaunch will also arm you with 10 free ways to get free publicity to help position you as an expert

Financials for Non-Financial Small Business Owners


Looking to have all of those fancy finance terms explained and understand the key ratios you should be monitoring? This online resource will help you do just that, and to top it off, you’ll uncover four main factors you should consider for your small business.

Diploma in Food Safety


If you’re involved in any facet of the food service business, this Diploma in Food Safety  from’s online learning community should be first in your mind. Learn everything from water quality, pest control measures, to food service accidents and incident management.

The Basics of Social Media for Small Business Owners

Constant Contact

Gain a better understanding of what makes each social media platform tick, thanks to Constant Contact. Such as, how many times you should post on Facebook per day, which content has the longest lifespan on Twitter, or the benefits having a Pinterest account can have on your business.

Hospitality Management Studies – Food and Beverage Services


Another goodie from, this Food and Beverage Services course will show you all you need to know about hospitality management. The modules range from food and beverage services, to restaurant operations and planning, ending with a minor assessment.

Instagram for Restaurants

The Restaurant Boss

This in depth Youtube “How To” is perfect for any restaurateur hoping to – successfully – take on the world of Instagram. From posting strategies, to myths of the app explained, this video will show you the ins and outs of what to do -and what not to do- on your business’s Instagram account.

Building a Profitable Restaurant, Cafe or Take Out Business

Marketing for Restaurants

This Marketing 4 Restaurants podcast covers everything you need to know about building a profitable restaurant, from hiring processes, to food costs, and lest we forget, rent. Bonus: you’ll be exposed to three plans you should definitely have in place if you’re hoping to make your food business a big success.

Smart Way to Marketing Your Food Truck


Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran in the food truck business, FoodTruckr’s Smart Way to Marketing Your Food Truck podcast will help take your mobile restaurant to the next level. This podcast in particular will show you how using different website functionalities, social medias, and a lot of other golden information you can use to help successfully market your food truck.  

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by Jackie Prange

Jackie was a Content Marketing Specialist and Social Media strategist at TouchBistro before moving into business development role. She covered the latest food, dining, and technology trends for the restaurant industry. A lover of all things coffee, Jackie’s hobbies include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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