For most BC liquor licensees (and most business owners) the word “audit” conjures up images of CRA accountants pouring over your books looking for taxes you owe. Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors provides audits too, but instead they provide significant benefit to liquor licensees. Here’s how:
Our BC liquor licensing audits aim to 1) safeguard your liquor license by checking compliance with government regulations; and 2) improve operational practices with the goal of increasing profit and operational efficiency.
Having worked with countless liquor businesses over the years, and having owned our own hospitality business, we understand what your business needs to succeed.
In our experience, BC liquor licensees don’t have the time or the inclination to deep dive into compliance and operational efficiency, because they are too busy running the day-to-day. Thrive consultants do the time-consuming and sometimes confusing work of auditing a business, so that business owners and managers can continue uninterrupted in their work. An audit from Thrive is like an “apple a day” for your business; it’s a preventive measure to keep your business healthy.
Another very good reason to use Thrive auditing services is that we bring an unbiased, objective view to the table. With a clear and impartial perspective, we frequently see things missed by business owners. We see “the forest for the trees”, but also see the “trees” that need tending.
Following is list of BC liquor business auditing services we provide most often for our clients:
We ensure that your business is following BC liquor licensing requirements and laws. It doesn’t take much for a business to become unwittingly non-compliant. Businesses often don’t know they are “breaking rules” that could cost them money in fines, time, or even their liquor license!
During an inventory audit we try to identify the winners, losers, loss-leaders and optimal seasonal products in your stock. An audit can ensure that you purchase the right products, in the right amounts, at the right time.
Optimizing the layout of your liquor or wine store, brew pub or other retail liquor business can increase capacity, sales and efficiency. Optimized customer traffic flow, layout efficiency and equipment placement can dramatically affect your bottom line.
“Employee churn” is a fancy way of describing how long your employees stay at the job and how often you have to re-hire and train to fill a position. If you find yourself having to fill certain positions often, it may be a problem with employee acquisition, including your job descriptions, methods of vetting candidates, training, or pay and benefits.
Our BC liquor licensing, operations and strategy services are tailored to suit your business needs. We can do all of the audits described above at one time, you can choose the audits you think would benefit your business most, or consult with us and we’ll provide a recommendation.Book a Free 30-Minute Consultation Today!