Don’t you already have enough on your plate?

Dispel the myths about your business opening and learn the pitfalls to avoid.

We can work with you at each step, from site selection through opening day.

Whether you’re planning to start a business, or you’re seeking to expand possibilities and profitability for your current business, Educational Advantage will help you cut costs, increase productivity, and boost sales.

Industries we serve:


Banquet Facilities
Catering Businesses
Hotel and Convention Centers
Minority and Female Owned Businesses
Nonprofit Organizations
Property Development and Management
Retail and Wholesale Operations

Business Products

Business Plans
Customized Orientation Videos
Customized Staff training videos
Detailed Opening Timelines
Employee Handbook
Financing Packages

Management Training Programs
Operations Manuals
Private Placement Memorandums
Quick Books Setup and Support
Staff Training Programs

Restaurant Opening Support

Alcohol Awareness Certification Program
All BOH Quality Assurance Systems
All FOH Systems
Architect Recommendations
Cash Handling Procedures
Equipment Purchasing List and Specifications
Equipment Specialist Recommendations
Food Product List and Specifications
Liquor Product List and Specifications
Management Training & Development Programs
Menu Development & Creative Sources
Ongoing Management Development Package

Ongoing Staff Development Package
Opening Marketing Package
Profit & Loss and Financial Reporting Systems
Restaurant Opening Staff Recruitment Package
Restaurant Operations Audit
Security Procedures
Serve Safe Sanitation Certification
Seven-day Staff Training Opening Agenda
Six-Month Opening Timeline
Staff Training Manuals: FOH & BOH
Train-the-Trainer Course for Opening Team
Trainer Manuals

Marketing Programs

Comprehensive Marketing Communication Programs
Lead Generation via Social Media, eBlasts, and Website Optimization
Appropriate Marketing Calendar for Your Business or Opening

Recommend PR and Special Event Marketing Firms
Coordinate all Direct Mail and Print Advertising
Effective Signage and In-Store Promotions

Other Key Services

Minority Certification

A tremendous amount of opportunities exist for minority and female owned businesses. We can help you with the application for certification as a Minority, Disadvantaged, or Female owned Business with Cook County, City of Chicago, and State of Illinois.

We also assist in the bidding process for City, State, and County contracts. Through our many minority and female owned clients, we can also make recommendations for to successful bid on these projects.

 Financing Opportunities

In this challenging marketplace, traditional funding sources have become almost impossible to utilize for small businesses. Educational Advantage can educate you on the various programs available with the City, State, and Federal governments.

We can also assist you in creating a winning package to obtain financing or attract investors.