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Kevin Tam

Kevin Tam
Kevin Tam is an operations consultant for the hospitality industry with a specialization in liquor inventory control. He manages Sculpture Hospitality of Calgary, a liquor auditing practice that serves owners of casinos, hotels, bars, night clubs and restaurants in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is also a published author, speaker and trainer. His book – Night Club Marketing Systems: How to Get Customers for Your Bar, was published in Fall 2011 and is available on Amazon.com. He is a contributing writer for multiple trade publications, including Nightclub & Bar, Bar Business Magazine, and Bar and Beverage Magazine.
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Recent Posts

February 28, 2020

5 Tips for Surviving Slow Times and Protecting Your Money

There are times of the year when it’s just hard to make sales, no matter what you do. While there isn’t much you can do about certain times of the yea...
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September 04, 2019

6 Tips for Operators to Better Manage Their Finances

When people first get into bar ownership, there’s no instruction manual for how to manage the finances of a company.
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April 16, 2019

What You Need to Look for Before You Buy a Bar

Not everyone builds a bar from scratch. If you’re in the market to buy a bar that’s already been built, you need to know what to look for to improve y...
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March 08, 2017

4 Ways to Order Liquor Like a Pro

A wise bar operator once told me, “any schmuck can put together a liquor order, but a smart bar manager knows the fine line of ordering enough so they...
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February 28, 2017

3 Types of Content that Get Your Newsletter Read

Whether printed or emailed, many companies regularly publish newsletters in the hopes of getting customers returning for repeat business. But what dif...
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February 03, 2017

3 Reasons Why You Need to Keep a List of Your Guests

Most operators do not collect their customers’ contact information, nor do they have a follow up strategy to continuously communicate with customers o...
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January 26, 2017

Why You Should Apply for an Alcohol Producers & Manufacturers License

With constantly increasing prices on beer and spirits, many operators are expanding upwards into their supply chains to keep their costs in check, and...
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January 17, 2017

3 Unconventional Tips for Managing Multiple Venues

When a company grows to a certain size, the way its employees are managed must also evolve. Many bar operators start out as the sole owner/operator of...
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January 05, 2017

4 Keys to Exceptional Customer Service

Competition in the market has become fiercer than ever, so it is of upmost importance to operators that they ensure their customer service is of the h...
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December 15, 2016

How to Stay Organized for Large Liquor Orders

Growing nightclubs and bars with complex product needs require managers with above-average skills in the areas of organization, communication and judg...
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December 08, 2016

3 Ways to Get Your Staff Performance at Optimal Levels

Two of the biggest challenges in the hospitality industry are the management of people and ensuring employees are doing the tasks they have been assig...
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