Tom’s Bistro’s soft opening didn’t go well, so he thinks it’s time to quit. Even though Ron recommends sticking it out, Tom is phased by the sunk cost fallacy; he loves quitting! April comes to the rescue and convinces him to at least try a full opening.
Entertainment 7Twenty is bankrupt, but Tom doesn’t understand how his company has gotten this far. Tom took the phrase “spend money to make money” a bit too literally and spent all of the money that was invested in the company, including a limousine with a hot tub in it. Unfortunately for Tom, the revenue didn’t follow.
Ben has been asked to help Entertainment 7Twenty manage their finances because their costs are way higher than their revenues. His first suggestion is a downsizing of the building and keeping better financials. Unless the firm starts generating revenue, they only have enough cash for another month of operation.