Jim Laube works with independent restaurant operators who want practical advice to improve their business management practices to build a more profitable restaurant and valuable business.
Jim began his restaurant career at the age of 15 working in a quick-service foodservice operation and earned his way through college as a server and bartender. After earning a degree in accounting, he worked for a regional restaurant chain and an independent fine dining restaurant. In these organizations he held positions in both the operational and financial areas as a restaurant manager, controller and CFO.
During the late 80's and early 90's Jim practiced as a CPA and advisor to independent restaurants throughout the U.S. regarding operational, financial, cost control and profitability issues.
As an author, he has been a contributor to Restaurant Startup & Growth, Restaurant Hospitality, Nations Restaurant News, Foodservice.com, Pizza Today," the Society for Foodservice Management's "SFM Source," and the American Express "Briefing" newsletter. In 2012, Jim co-edited the latest edition of the National Restaurant Association's Uniform System of Accounts for Restaurants.
Jim is also the founder and publisher of RestaurantOwner.com, an extensive resource specifically for independent restaurant operators. It features business management, marketing and operational materials in the form of streaming, multimedia training programs as well as articles, business tools, downloadable forms, report templates, checklists and a wide variety of restaurant operating system and procedures.
During the past 15 years, Jim has conducted over 700 presentations and training programs to thousands of restaurant and foodservice professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe. His clients include Red Lobster, Papa John's Pizza, KFC, Marriott, Hard Rock Café, SYSCO Corporation, U.S. Foodservice, Foodservices of America, the National Restaurant Association and many state restaurant associations.