Opening/Operating Your NYC Bar or Restaurant November 16, 2021, 11:00am EST November 16, 2021, 1:00pm EST
Zoom Webinar

DURATION: 90 minutes, plus Q & A

11am to 1pm Eastern Time

This is a paid event costing $35.

There will be no refunds for this webinar unless SCORE NYC cancels it.


Want to open a new bar or restaurant in New York City? Need to manage or grow your existing food service business in the Big Apple?  During this time of evolving indoor and outdoor dining requirements, this webinar is for you!

Led by restaurant consultant Bill Belida, this session will lead you though the steps needed to open a bar or restaurant, tactics to expand your business, the growing importance of technology in all phases and any type of the food/bar business, and the standards for outdoor dining and drinking spaces. 


At the end of this webinar, you will have the knowledge and resources to:

  • Follow the basic steps needed to open a food/bar service establishment
  • Select the right technology for your own food service business
  • Prepare your business for the winter months
  • Identify where to go within New York City agencies for help 


For restaurant/bar professionals before they start to invest initial or additional time and money in this field, whether it’s just starting to open a new business or looking to consolidate/expand your existing establishment.



In 2008, Bill started a food services consulting firm and since has been involved in nearly one hundred projects in the industry. All the businesses on which he has consulted have grossed over $150,000,000 in first year sales, ranging from smaller existing operations to creating and establishing larger brands (some launching multiple locations). 

Growing up in a family that owned several restaurants, he worked in every position both front and back of the house and in the mid-90’s owned three restaurants consecutively for which he personally negotiated a successful buyout.

Bills expertise learned over the decades has allowed him to lead workshops on restaurant operations and openings for the New York City branch of SCORE (an SBA affiliate), the New York State Empire Development Corporation and the NYC Small Business Services.

Bill is a graduate of Georgetown University where he studied economics and has a post-baccalaureate degree in analytics from the Wharton School. Bill served in the navy with a rating in cryptologic intelligence.

Opening/Operating Your NYC Bar or Restaurant