Purchasing equipment for a restaurant is a daunting task. There are three phases to successfully purchase restaurant equipment. The first is planning, see How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant - Planning Phase for more information about this phase. The second is research, go to How to Purchase Equipment for a Restaurant – Research Phase for an understanding of this phase. This article covers the third phase of purchasing equipment, using business finesse to negotiate the best deal.
Business finesse is the art of making a good deal in operating a business. Its the age old adage of buy low and sell high. There are a mulitude of methods, concepts, and personal tricks to achieve success. All of these are inclusive in the art of business finesse.
This is really an extension of planning. If done properly, this will take a few weeks of work for a new restaurant. The key is to go through your list and look at the different models for the needed equipment that are out there. Yes, it is OK to look at the new models because you want to look at the features the newer models have that you will not see or come across as you look at the older models.