Liquid Accounting Franchise
Trade Your Late Nights for a Great Opportunity:
Start a Liquor Inventory Franchise Business!
Bar-i is providing a franchise opportunity by franchising our brand and software to aspiring liquor inventory business owners. In addition to providing our proprietary software to you, we will also teach you how to use it and provide ongoing training and support. Franchisees will receive the following benefits:
Exclusive rights to a geographic territory (literally twice the size of territories offered by Bevintel/ Sculpture Hospitality.
Use of Bar-i’s branding, marketing, sales, and training materials
A mentoring process involving help, training, and support from the people who created the system
This will provide you with all the tools necessary for success, allowing you to focus on building a client base.
Bar-i provides liquor inventory services to nationwide bars, restaurants and other on-premise establishments. Bar-i Franchisees will service clients with our 4 distinct, tiered product options:
Bar-i Free Count is a genuinely free to use software application which serves to introduce prospects to Bar-i with zero cost. As of April 2015, it has been downloaded more than 1500 times.
Bar-i Speed Count was launched in 2015 and enables users to significantly increase inventory counting speed and eliminate multiple manual steps. Users weigh open bottles with our proprietary software, and scales (accurate to the 100th of an ounce) at a rate of one bottle per two seconds and count full items using voice.
More info: bar-i.com
Bar-i Speed Count Pro is unlike any other system available on the market. It borrows elements of DIY and full service inventory systems to create a hybrid system which combines unparalleled speed, effectiveness and value with a high service oriented user experience. Speed Count Pro users count inventory using our proprietary counting software then submit raw data automatically through the cloud. Inventory audit reports are completed remotely by Bar-i’s independent experts saving our clients considerable time and results are ensuring the accuracy and independence of results. The value proposition of Speed Count is to provide an incredible easy to use system so that bars can precisely compare sales and actual product usage on a product by product basis. Speed Count Pro is a subscription service which creates sustainable revenue and reduces our clients’ liquor cost by more than fifteen percent on average. Due to the ability to service clients remotely, Speed Count Pro is uniquely scalable, efficient, and profitable.
Bar-i Full Service– We currently provide full service liquor inventory audits in Colorado. For these clients we physically go to the bar to count the inventory for our clients. This product currently represents around two thirds of our revenue. By franchising our business we intend to broaden the reach of Bar-i by having franchise partners provide a local sales presence and ability to perform full service audits across the nation.”
Our Franchise Philosophy
At Bar-i we are conscious of the constraints caused by lack of start-up capital. Therefore, our goal is to keep your initial costs as reasonable as possible in order to make the opportunity more widely available. Our Franchise Fee will be $20,000 including rights your exclusive territory of ~500 on-premise licensed establishments and full training and support. This compares favorably with Bevintel/ Sculpture Hospitality’s franchise opportunity which costs literally twice the amount and is considerably more restrictive of an arrangement.In addition, our franchisees will benefit from innovative training strategies made possible by modern technology. Part of your training will be conducted through one-on-one coaching sessions over the Internet, allowing you to:
Expedite the launching of your liquor inventory franchise
Save money on training cost for your new liquor inventory franchise
Maintain a closer relationship with your mentors due to more frequent interactions
Bar-i has grown to service clients in 7 States from coast to coast. While we can’t guarantee this kind of success in your franchise venture, you will benefit from having much of the leg work done for you, which should allow you to grow a client base even more rapidly. Our goal is to make it possible for you to make more money than you are currently earning managing a restaurant within the first 2 years of owning a Bar-i franchise.
Is the Bar-i Franchise Opportunity Right for You?
There are several important traits we are looking for in the ideal Bar-i franchise candidate:
• Managerial experience running a bar – Individuals with extensive experience running and managing a bar understand the unique issues and challenges impacting our clients. In addition, bar managers know firsthand the frustration associated with trying to manage liquor cost without an effective liquor inventory system that provides the comprehensive data necessary.
• Attitude – While it is not always easy to discuss the tangible qualities we are looking for in a franchisee’s attitude, it is nevertheless one of the most important elements we are evaluating in our potential candidates. The right attitude is particularly important since you will be working on your own and dealing with clients one-on-one. As a Bar-i Franchisee you will be representing the Bar-i brand. Ideal candidates will be hard-working, dedicated, passionate, and highly motivated. In addition, they will possess a willingness and ability to address challenges head-on and achieve a successful outcome regardless of the obstacles in their path
.• Desire for a more traditional work schedule – Bar owners and managers typically must work late at night and on the weekends since this is when bars have their highest volume of customers. Over time, these unsociable hours can become tiresome. Being a Bar-i Franchisee frees you from this arduous work schedule and allows you to spend more time with family and friends. You will once again be able to enjoy your weekends and experience the benefits of working a more traditional Monday-Friday schedule. Our owner, Scott, often works 7 am to 4 pm, and regularly picks his son up from daycare and cooks him dinner. These days few people enjoy that luxury.
• Ambition/desire to grow within a company – Bar-i is a young company that is growing rapidly. Over the next few years, there will be new roles developing within the company that don’t exist today. Franchisees can tap into this tremendous growth potential and help shape the direction that these new roles take. If you are motivated by the possibility of becoming a key member of the team, this is your opportunity to excel and demonstrate your leadership ability.It is an exciting time to become a part of the Bar-i team. If you are interested in transitioning into this sector of the bar industry, then our Franchise opportunity may be an ideal option for you.
“I love the accuracy and detail of Bar-i’s reports“- Mellow Mushroom, Denver
“In the first 10 months, we saw a $41,000 increase in bar profits“- Downstairs at Erics, Breckenridge
“They really care about our liquor cost and have taken the trouble to make their system work with our unique business“- Linger, Denver
Bar-i Founders Background
After more than 20 years in the industry, including more than 10 years running the busiest restaurant in Vail, Colorado, Bar-i founder Scott Douthitt decided to use his extensive skills and experience to help bar and restaurant owners maximize their profitability. He recruited one of his former Red Lion employees, Jamie Edwards, to leave his job in corporate finance where he had been honing his number-crunching skills. Together, they launched Bar-i and began helping bar owners streamline their business operations. After a few months, it became clear to Scott and Jamie that the liquor inventory software products currently on the market were not ideally suited to use in a real-life setting. They began the long, painstaking process of designing a more effective liquor inventory software system. Scott and Jamie went through six revisions of the product before arriving at the ideal system to effectively meet the needs of bar owners. The bar inventory system they devised is focused on ease of use, speed of counting and a low setup cost.
Our Mission is simple. We work to achieve three important goals for your business:
Make bar owners more money
Make life easier for managers
Enable bartenders to perform better
To learn more about franchise opportunities with Bar-i Liquid Accounting, please contact us today. 800-610-0292