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Meet the Restaurant Experts (Webinar)

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Meet the Restaurant Experts

How to Launch a Restaurant the Right Way

If you are in the process of starting a restaurant or you just have an idea for one, learn how to get it done the right way from top restaurant experts in NYC.

Join us for a webinar, where four restaurant experts from NYC Hospitality Group ( will provide you with practical steps on how to:

• Create a business plan to guide you through the startup process

• Secure the right location that will draw in customers

• Obtain licenses and permits to start and operate your restaurant

• Protect you and your business legally and with insurance

Meet the Experts:

Tara Berman, is the founder and managing partner of TaraPaige Group (, a full service management advisory firm that excels in long-term strategic business planning, maximizing store operations and developing & analyzing financial models for profitability.

Elke A. Hofmann, Esq is the founding member of Elke A. Hofmann Law (, PLLC, a law firm providing innovative legal advice to restaurants, bars and wine and spirits stores.

Derek Sherman, is an independent insurance professional ( specializing in the restaurant and hospitality industry since 2002. He consults his clients on the risks and costs associated with opening a new business and securing compliance related insurances such as lease, liquor and lender requirements including state mandated workers compensation and disability insurances.

Colby Swartz, is a director at Suzuki Capital (, a real estate and business financial brokerage firm specializing in Commercial Real Estate for the hospitality industry.

Date: Monday March 10th 2014

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: WEBINAR (From wherever you have access to a computer)

* Upon your RSVP, we will email you the passcode and telephone number to access the webinar.