tar·tine (tär-tn) -noun-
A French open-faced sandwich, especially one with a rich or fancy spread.

As a "Tartine's Corner" operator you will be no stranger to hard work and long hours. However, not only is this business demanding, it is also just as rewarding.

Market research is essential if your business is to be a success. While identifying your market is not a precise science, there is more to market research than just assuming your customers will be anyone who is hungry.

The target market of a "Tartine's Corner" does vary greatly according to location. However, it is vital you put in the basic market research to begin with so you know the market you are likely to serve.

Again, location choice will be a large factor in the type of customers you are likely to draw from the surrounding area.

Your equipment needs will also have to be considered. One obstacle for new business owners is finding the cash to buy the equipment required to set-up the business. You may have a list of the equipment you need but not enough capital to cover the expense.

You will also have to be aware of food handling regulations and hygiene standards and abide by them.

Remember, not only is starting a business a major life-changing decision, it is also a major financial investment. As a result, you will need to make sure you are fully aware of the commitment you are about to make and what is involved.

We will help you to arm yourself with the appropriate information. Information that is accurate, up-to-date and applicable to your individual circumstances.

We will also outline:

* How to attract more customers and keep them coming back
* Interior design and decoration of your soup bar
* Efficient production methods
* Selecting the right staff
* The legal requirements for running a soup bar
* Food hygiene standards
* How to monitor and order stock
* How to price your products

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