Opening a restaurant, bar or pub start-up

Building a new hospitality start-up is not an easy task. Not only finding the right location, but a concept, design, menu, staff, training, and internal controls are integral parts of a successful enterprise. You also need to have the right partners and vendors to make your dream into a reality.

JV Business Solutions will provide you with the skills needed to set you up for success. No matter what the stage of your project, we will work with you to accomplish your goals. We will be your partner in this challenging yet, rewarding industry.

What is a Start-Up?

“A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed,” says Neil Blumenthal, co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.

“The South African food industry is an exciting sector to operate in and industry knowledge is easily transferred ensuring that entrepreneurs with the right attitude can create successful businesses,” says Wendy Alberts, director of the Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA). She does, however, warn entrepreneurs not to walk in blindly as it is often the small things like bad kitchen flow or poor administration that can turn the dream into a nightmare.

The food sector is not for the fainthearted. It requires long hours and excellent people.  A recipe for restaurant success skills and presents a unique set of challenges. Success lies in the details and the factors outlined below should be considered and planned for, before you invest.

Read more – A Recipe For Restaurant Success, an article by

A sample of our hospitality start-up services is below. For more information, please see our full list of services

  1. Budget Development
  2. Competitor Analysis
  3. Market & Feasibility Analysis
  1. Name
  2. Logo
  3. Design
  4. Menu & Recipe Development
  1. Front Of House Design
  2. Kitchen Design
  3. Design & Construction Management



  1. POS selection
  2. Purchasing and Inventory Management Systems
  3. Beverage Purchasing
  4. Vendor Sourcing
  5. Cost Analysis
  1. Management Development
  2. Service Standards Development
  3. Systems Management Development
  4. Pre-Opening Training
  5. Two Weeks Opening Training
  6. On-Site Start-Up Support
  7. TIPS Training