Accounting For Your Money

How to cure the pain of plate costing

QUESTION:  I know that plate costing is important, but it seems almost impossible. How can I do a better job of keeping track of it?   ANSWER: It all starts with finding the right software. Unfortunately, not all plate-costing programs are created equally. Let’s say that cash flow is … More

Accounting For Your Money

Hiring a Tech-Savvy Student Intern

QUESTION:  I’m a small independent operator with limited resources, but I’d like to be able to take better advantage of new technologies to improve my restaurant business. How can I do this affordably?   ANSWER: I’ve learned over the years that many pizzeria operators are simply too busy to … More

Accounting For Your Money

Is your data secure in the Cloud?

QUESTION:  How can I make sure that my restaurant’s data is truly secure in the “cloud”? ANSWER: If your accountant has offered to provide a service that will store your restaurant accounting data in the “cloud,” there are four security questions you should ask: What type of protection does … More