So now I’m working for a merchant cash advance company (I do their marketing). During a recent lunch break I found myself eating at a small falafel restaurant down the street from my office. The food is good, but the restaurant is a total dive. They don’t accept credit cards either. Having managed restaurants in the past, I started thinking about what I could do to make this restaurant better and more profitable. I thought about remodeling, marketing, expanding the staff and menu. Then I thought about the money that it would take to do these things.