Business planning

We've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your new pub business. You'll find a selection of Excel spreadsheets and online calculators that can help you to make sure you have everything covered.

Business Plan template

You'll need a formal business plan to take on a Greene King Pub. If you haven't done one before this can be a big task to set up. The good news is that we have done the hard work for you. Just enter your information and you have a ready-made plan!

To use this plan, you'll need Excel, Microsoft Office or Open Office.

Business Plan template (.PDF)

Business Plan financial templates (.XLS)

Drinks Margins template

This is a simple tool that lets you set the profit margin for any product. You can:

  • Decide what margin will achieve a certain price
  • Decide what price you should set to achieve a certain margin
  • Decide what to charge of you want to make a certain amount of money.

To use this tool, you'll need Excel, Microsoft Office or Open Office.

Drinks Margin calculator template (.XLS)

Coffee margins template

Good coffee is a high margin product that is easy to serve and really popular. It's also something that you can 'upsell' by asking customers if they want one after a meal. Selling extra coffees is a great way to boost profits – this template shows just how much those extra sales could be worth.

To use this tool, you'll need Excel, Microsoft Office or Open Office.

Coffee Margin calculator template (.XLS)

Cost dishes and sales template

We all want to serve brilliant food, but there's an art to making money from it. You need to cost your dishes properly and forecast sales so that you don't over order or create too many dishes that spoil. These tools will help you understand your food and see the profits you'll make.

To use this tool, you'll need Excel, Microsoft Office or Open Office.

Dish costing tool (.XLS)

Food margin calculator template (.XLS)

"We've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to plan your new pub business with templates, Excel spreadsheets and useful calculators."