Archive for July 22, 2013
Kerry and Patricia McNamara spent years planning out their retirement years. “Patricia was raised in Savannah Georgia,” said Kerry, “and we decided years ago that when I retired, sink the retirement money into a small Irish restaurant there.” They found the perfect location for their new restaurant, bought a small home with a view of the Savannah River, and six weeks after Kerry received his gold watch, their new restaurant was open for business. Two months after that, they were in danger of losing their business, their home and their retirement dreams.
“We soon found that the restaurant market is pretty flooded in Savannah,” said Patricia. “We worked so hard. We put fliers on doors, bought a billboard, took out advertisements in the newspaper. We had a detailed marketing plan,” said Kerry, a dejected look on his fac