Since 1990, A-List Marketing Solutions and Tim Borden have provided services to restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other leisure destinations including complete bar/restaurant concept development, pop-up restaurant development and execution, business plans, location development, project management, marketing and sales of products to the F&B industry, fund raising for bars and restaurants, plan/execute agency field marketing programs, music and entertainment services, marketing, advertising, promotions and public relations services.


Any business can benefit from better marketing and promotions, and by developing new income streams. Talk to us about the many low-cost or even free ways to grow your bottom line, whatever your line of work.

Whether you are in the hospitality business (restaurants, bars, nightclubs), retail or have another type of business that could benefit from better marketing and development of new income streams, A-List Marketing Solutions can help you succeed.

  • HOSPITALITY LOCATION DEVELOPMENT  Stack the odds in your favor when opening your new restaurant, bar, nightclub or other leisure destination.  This includes both “pop up” and permanent locations. A-List Marketing Solutions has developed and marketed more than 40 successful hospitality locations, most of which are still in business today.  From “soup to nuts,” A-List Marketing Solutions can assist you with Research, Concept Development, Location Names/Themes, Sales Projections/Proforma, Business Plans, Fund Raising, Contracting, Project Management, Time Lines, Purchasing, Menus, Personnel, Operations, Security, Government/Community Relations, Music/Entertainment, Marketing, Advertising, Promotions, Publicity and much more.  A-List Marketing Solutions can assist in just a few areas or manage the entire project.
  • HOSPITALITY MARKETING & PROMOTIONS  Even successful operations can always do better with some innovative new marketing programs.  A-List Marketing Solutions has planned and executed thousands of advertising programs, events, PR campaigns and promotions.  Tap into decades of experience to learn what works and what does not, how sponsors can pay your promotion bills and much more.
  • MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT  Is your music “just OK?”  Music is one of the most under-developed sales building tools, and in most hospitality venues there is lots of potential for improvement, often at low or no cost.  Music programming is a “specialty of the house” at A-List Marketing Solutions and you’ll be surprised what a difference excellent music and entertainment can make.
  • NEW INCOME STREAMS  Don’t leave money on the table!  Learn about quick, easy ways to pump up your bottom line by developing New Income Streams.  Most are FREE or low cost to start and can provide a big boost to profitability. It starts with thinking about your enterprise in new ways, looking beyond business as usual.  A-List Marketing Solutions can help.
  • MARKETING FOR EVERY BUSINESS  Even if your business is not in the food and beverage category, you can leverage the experience and knowledge of A-List Marketing Solutions to improve your sales and profits through innovative and effective marketing, promotions, advertising and publicity campaigns.
  • WRITING, EDITING & PRESENTATION SERVICES  A-List Marketing Solutions has created hundreds of business plans, proposals and presentations as well as written ad copy and directed design for thousands of print ads, radio spots, menus, flyers, billboards and much more.  Writing is a core competency at A-List Marketing Solutions, and excellent communication is vital to helping your development and marketing projects thrive.

Why Pay For Advice?

In all stages of business, a marketing and hospitality development company with over 20 years experience and hundreds of successful projects can help immensely in avoiding expensive problems and improving chances of success for your new or established business, resulting in revenue far in excess of cost of services.

In building a new restaurant, bar or nightclub, we could literally save you a million dollars in mistakes!


(312) 725-3888


Most projects can be quoted on a flat fee basis, just request a free proposal via email at  Hourly rates range from $25/hr to $125/hr.

We are currently offering a free introductory 30 minute personal consultation.  Simply link with us on Twitter @tbchicago1, or Facebook at A-List Marketing, or LinkedIN “Tim Borden” and ask to schedule a chat session.

Further background on Tim Borden’s current range of business activities:  I am available for bar/restaurant/club consulting on a fee basis and also for product/service representation to the industry on a mixed fee/commission basis. I am currently investing in residential real estate but not in business partnerships or commercial property at this time.

Rates may vary due to special circumstances of a project or availability.  Deposit may be required.  All rates and information on this website are subject to change without notice.


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