How to Purchase a Restaurant and Negotiate a Lease

How to Purchase a Restaurant and Negotiate a Lease

Monday, February 17, 2020 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Restaurant Specialist, Louise Dawson shares the differences between buying an existing restaurant location and leasing directly from a landlord in order to obtain operational permits for a build-out.

. How much rent you can afford?
. The importance of location
. Successfully negotiating a lease

Louise has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, owning and operating two successful restaurants and a large catering company specializing in the movie industry. She began advising with the SBDC in 2005. Louise won a congressional award from Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for her work with small business.

Louise Dawson
(707) 567-6739


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