All businessmen, whether big or small have one common goal; that it to maximize profit. One way of maximising the turnover is by increasing the efficiency of the work flow. This can be achieved in many ways and not all of them are costly. Of course, there are some costs that you have to bear if you want to earn more!
Identify the strengths of the staff
When I say staff, I mean you too. You are not excluded just because you own the place. Get to know the strengths and weaknesses of every one and, if you want you can even list them. Analyse the list and identify who can do what best and who will make mess of things if a certain job is assigned to him or her.
For example, you may have a staff member who is really fast in delivering orders but is not too good in writing down the orders. In this case, you can, may be ask him or her to record the order when the customer is ordering so that you will not miss a thing. This is fairly easy as everyone has phones nowadays.
Automate the processes
It is easy to automate the inventory control and item checkout processes if you have point of sale systems installed. You do not have to worry about running out of supplies and discovering at the last moment when the suppliers may not be able to meet your order as the software will prompt you when the minimum threshold is reached.
It may be a supplier-buyer relationship or a service provider-customer relationship; you have to work hard to improve that. If you are not in the suppliers good books, they may not pay enough attention to your order unless you are the biggest customer they have. Similarly if you do not have a good connection with the customers and you do not find time to stop by them and chat for a few minutes, they may opt for a different place the next time.This is one juncture where POS software can really help you out. If you have automated most processes for restaurant you will have less to worry about leaving you with enough time to chit chat without affecting the flow of business.
Offer incentives to both workers and customers
You can introduce a commission scheme to the workers to make them work more efficiently and diligently and you can give discounts, organize special events such as family packages for special occasions and celebrations or you can just give free Wi-Fi.
Rethink marketing strategies
Review your marketing strategies regularly and look at the others in the same business to gain advertising motivations.
All, in all, at the end of the day, you will have more profit if you succeed in increasing the efficiency in running the business.