Lisa Vanderpump Gives Business Advice Ahead of New Restaurant Opening

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Regardless of the personal opinions of Lisa Vanderpump, it could be agreed upon that she would give stellar business advice. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, who starred on the show for nine seasons, owns multiple restaurants in some of the trendiest locations in the USA.

The most recognizable is SUR Restaurant and Lounge in West Hollywood. It served as the backdrop for eleven seasons of the hit reality TV show Vanderpump Rules, in which Lisa is featured.

There’s also the recently opened Wolf by Vanderpump in Lake Tahoe, and soon to be opened, Pinky’s by Vanderpump. It will debut this summer in the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. And in honor of this new project, Lisa gave some much-needed business advice to fledgling restauranteurs.

Lisa shared what she thinks a successful restauranteur needs

Being a reality TV star certainly got Lisa and her businesses a lot of exposure. A fan base looking to dine out at her venues built since she joined RHOBH in 2010. But for the average restauranteur starting up, it’s not that easy. And Lisa advised loving what you do and growing a “thick skin.”

“The competition is so tough out there, it’s not for the faint-hearted,” she exclusively told The Entrepreneur. “You have to develop a thick skin. That’s very, very important.”

“I think that if you’re really doing something that you love, your passion for that is your motivation,” Lisa added.

The Vanderpump Rules matriarch likened the passion needed to play tennis.

“If you don’t like doing something, it’s like playing tennis. If you like playing tennis, you’re going to run for that ball just because you want to hit it,” Lisa explained. “But if you’re not motivated, you’re not excited by what you’re doing, then you don’t put the energy into it. Whereas the things I do, I’m excited. I don’t care how long I work, I don’t care how hard I work. I will get it done.”

Ultimately, it’s all about staying “focused,” Lisa stated. Certainly, willing investors also help.

“If things go wrong, you learn from it. There’s the good, the bad, and the ugly, and everything really, isn’t there,” she concluded. “Sometimes it’s overwhelming … If you really get going and get on it, you’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish.”

Catch Vanderpump Rules Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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