Our Restaurant Business Partners & Affiliates
Bench is a boutique bookkeeping company specializing in taking accounting off the plates of small businesses like yours. By linking your bank and merchant accounts, their team automatically categorizes your expenses and revenue. It can give you in-depth and comprehensive looks into the financial health of your business. Like many small business owners, I don’t have time to do my books and am intimidated by endless excel spreadsheets and Quickbooks. Some of their plans start at less than $200 a month, which is a steal compared to the amount of time I spent trying to balance my books.
Gusto handles all of my employee on boarding paperwork like W2s, I9s, and automatically running payroll and time roll tracking for less than $45 a month, which is way less expensive than running it myself or hiring larger businesses like ADP. They also offer incredible built-in benefits services like health plans, 401k, and other low or no-cost benefits that can help your business attract and retain great employees.
Discounted Hardware and Installation
Toast Tab is our favorite all in one restaurant POS solution. They offer incredibly easy to use hardware, inexpensive but valuable monthly services and have the knowledge base and customer service skills to help you succeed. Click to link and send us an email and we’ll put you in touch with our contacts at Toast and get you some great insider deals on hardware, services and installation.
Square Merchant Services
Square is a great first step in establishing your restaurant, catering company or meal prep business. They offer a ton of solutions for accepting payments, building a website, POS systems as well as customer loyalty, gift cards and more. The first $1000 of credit card processing fees are free when you use the referral link, and once you’re a customer, you can share your link to get more free CC processing!
Parsley Recipe & Inventory Management
Every good restaurant is built on a solid food costing percentage calculations; pick a food cost percentage goal for your restaurant based on your industry/menu items and stick to it. Parsley is an all in one recipe writing, menu planning and restaurant inventory and ordering management system that is incredibly affordable and gives you the tools you need to make informed decisions about food cost, menu pricing and efficient ordering to prevent waste and keep your food costs down.
Fiverr Freelance Services
Fiverr is a great place to go for freelance website builders, logo designers and social media marketers. You can find almost any service you can think of and their turnaround times are quick and reliable. Before you shell out thousands of dollars for an expensive custom website, maybe consider hiring a freelancer to build a mockup just to get started. Follow the link for 20% off of your first Fiverr order.