Napa Sonoma SBDCSanta Rosa and Napa, California

PETALUMA: How Restaurants are Managing the Minimum Wage Increase

PETALUMA: How Restaurants are Managing the Minimum Wage Increase

Monday, September 23, 2019 9:30am to 11:30pm

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation in July to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025. Some states and cities have already voted in a higher minimum wage.

What do these increases mean for restaurants and how do we respond? What’s the wage increase for your area?


  • Raising Prices: Yes, No, How Much?
  • How should I tell my customers?
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Tech-based Sales & Marketing
  • Off-premise occasions
  • To tip, or not to tip

Taught by Louise Dawson. Louise brings to the table 30 years of experience in Hospitality and has been an advisor and instructor for the SBDC for nearly 15. She won a congressional award for her work with small business. Her passion is to help her clients realize their restaurant dreams and support them from concept to exit strategy.

Valerie Bible
Petaluma Community Center
320 N McDowell Blvd

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