Alcohol licensing is often the hardest part of opening a business in the food and entertainment industry, no matter where you’re opening. In Texas, there are a unique set of requirements to be navigated that aren’t hard but are specific. A misstep means lost time, so often the best choice for a speedy opening is to get help with your TABC license from an experienced consultant. If you’ve never used a business consultant for additional expertise, they’re a great way to invest in your own success for several reasons.
Catch Errors Before They Cost You
It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a TABC license or simply trying to improve your inventory tracking and reduce shrinkage, the same principles apply to hiring your consultants. You want to make sure they can increase your knowledge and skill base while training the personnel affected by the issue in their duties. Effective consultants save you more than they cost fairly quickly, as they often reduce losses while building staff and management skills that contribute to higher revenue.
If you’re working on an application, that means having a set of expert eyes looking at everything multiple times to iron out errors and avoid missed steps. That alone can be worth the cost of the service, but the additional knowledge your staff gains about navigating the beverage code and defending that license is also very important, because errors in practice can set you back even more than errors on your application.
Improve Processes by Learning Best Practices
In many cases, companies that have established processes can still reshape them to be more efficient, even if they seem to be working fine. There’s a difference between setting up a process that keeps the business moving and setting one up that gets the most out of your money and labor. Understanding the gap and working to do better means learning best practices for everything from controlling access to alcohol to training new hires on their legal obligations under the code, which can be done through TABC certification.
Consultants help you set up those long term processes so that the staff they train have support for continued performance excellence afterward. Licensing consultants are no different, so it’s a good idea to use their help to set your training and quality control processes around the beverage code’s requirements and obligations as well. That way, you can keep your investment on track by developing the internal training programs that set new hires up for successful certification by the state.