The first step toward planning A Soiree To Remember is hosting a great event at a restaurant is to start planning early, especially as we get into the holiday season and the best dates get snapped up. Start with a few restaurants you really like, recommendations from friends and restaurant reviews. Speak to the managers of these establishments about renting a room — or the whole place, depending on the size of your party. Discuss the menu, the drinks and payment packages, including gratuities. Ask if they offer a prix fixe menu and if it includes wine, beer, sparkling and still water. Can you bring your own cake? If yes, do they charge a “cake fee” or a “cutting fee”? Create and sign a contract for the services, and be prepared to pay a deposit. Arrive early the day of the party and decorate if allowed and/or desired. Now it’s time to mingle with your friends, enjoy good food and beverages and have a terrific time. Afterwards, pay the manager the remaining balance, and tip like you just won the lottery — it’s a surefire way to ensure you’re welcomed back with open arms for your next special occasion!
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.