Alumna's book nominated for 2012 Small Business Book Award
Restaurants are an eternal industry. Every town has at least one, whether mom and pop or corporate chain. As popular as the investment is, there aren't too many "how to" books for getting into the industry. Robin Gagnon '95 MBA saw that void, and recently wrote to fill it. She and her husband, Greg, are the authors of Appetite for Acquisition, which is described as the "definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry."
The book has received great reviews, and was recently nominated for a 2012 Small Business Book Award in the category of startups. The contest includes online voting, and the Gagnons ask for your support.
Six out of every ten startup restaurants fail. Your restaurant should not be one of them. So say the authors of "Appetite for Acquisition."
Veteran restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon present their guide to buying an existing restaurant so you can beat the odds. The book aims to help readers know how to acquire a restaurant in a way that is less painful, more profitable, and delivers a better return on their investment.
It contains hands-on practical advice and real-life examples, and shows you how to avoid common pitfalls and navigate your way to buying a restaurant.
Votes can be submitted daily until February 15. Vote here.
Robin Gagnon is a member of the advisory board for the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship, and a member emerti of the Walker College Business Advisory Council. She is owner of We Sell Restaurants, which is an "industry leader in selling restaurants and food related businesses, franchise re-sales, and site location for the food service industry."
As part of a recent promotion event for the book, Robin Gagnon appeared on "The Donna Show," a radio program in Atlanta.
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