As a small business owner, one of the most difficult things to do is let someone in management go. Especially in an independent restaurant, these people can be like family to you and have put a lot of themselves into your business. But as you grow and adjust your expectations, some people just can’t grow in the job. Other times, they are just not a good culture fit. No matter the reason, concluding that it’s time for that manager to go sucks. Nobody likes to fire people, especially when you really care about them personally. In this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I want to teach you how to know when it’s time to fire a manager, why I would rather run short staffed than have the wrong people on my team, and what to do put yourself in a position where when a manager leaves voluntarily or through disciplinary action, you’re not worried about it. This episode is full of examples of how restaurant owners I coach have dealt with this issue and what happened once they followed through.