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Negotiating a Lease/Purchasing a Restaurant

  • West Business Development Center 185 East Church Street Ukiah, CA, 95482 United States (map)

$30 General Admission
$25 Women in Business or Chamber members
$20 West Center clients

Are you ready to start your restaurant and find the perfect building to support it? This workshop will provide you with the information you need to go out and secure the right location.

With this workshop you can build your knowledge base and become more resourceful as you plan your successful path. Instructors, Julia Siderakis and Steve Lamb, will cover the planning details so that you walk away confident and knowing what steps to take next. This class will guide you through property transactions, financial agreements and loans for start-ups or additional loans for operation.

Industry requirements and support systems will also be covered, including what types of licensing, financial agreements, equipment leasing, and qualifying for start-up and additional loans to operate!

What you can Expect to Learn:

➲What type of licenses will be required to operate with your preferred restaurant venture.

➲Month-to-month leases or long-term leases.  What’s better for the business, the lessor, and how can these options affect the application process when looking for additional funding.

➲ What is the lessor responsible for regarding property provisions, maintenance, and ADA Compliance.

➲ what can a lessee be expected to provide or maintain; covering rights of both parties.

➲Equipment needs and maximizing the space and monies to operate effectively and efficiently.

➲Real estate questions answered by experienced real estate broker and specialist Jeff Kram.

Coming away from this workshop will ensure that you are maximizing your physical space and restaurant knowledge to reach those projected business goals and produce your desired dining experience! Register for this workshop before space runs out!

Instructor: Julia Siderakis has owned and operated culinary establishments for 35 years. Recently retired from the local restaurant Ukiah Garden Cafe’ after 27 years, Julia Siderakis now has joined the West Business Development Center team as our restaurant advisor. She is an instructor with Mendocino Community College in the Culinary Arts Management Program and the Business Information Worker Program covering all aspects of customer relations and management.  

Instructor: Steve Lamb has worked with West Business Development Center clients since 2012.  Steve brings over 20 years of experience in management and operations in the telecommunications industry and has owned his own company, the Interview Team. Steve’s particular areas of expertise include strategic and tactical planning, budgeting and financial analysis, project development and creating and maintaining positive relationships with governmental and regulatory agencies.

Special Speaker: Jeff Kram, known as “The Hardest Working Man in Real Estate” will join this evening to share his commercial real estate expertise throughout the workshop and complete the evening with a “Q & A” so attendees can address areas of concern and interest.