So You Want to Know How to Start a Coffee Shop

how-to-start-a-coffee-shopOwning and running your own coffee shop sounds like a great adventure for someone who loves coffee and business. But do you know how to start a coffee shop and make it not only fun but profitable?

You don’t want to be one of those who gets a fun idea and jump into the business side before you know what you are doing.

That’s where this guide will help. You can learn just about all you need to know about how to start a coffee shop and make it profitable right from the start.

How to Start a Coffee Shop

Before I get into the how to of starting a coffee shop I want to say this. I don’t have a coffee shop. But I do have good business sense and know how to find resources to help me along the way. And find an excellent resource for starting a coffee shop I did. This book is packed with all you need to know about setting up your coffee shop the right way.

This guide is well laid out with all you need to know. The authors have this unique way of showing you how get started and how to make your coffee shop profitable.

Starting with the Business Basics

You have to start with basics. Why coffee and why you? These questions are covered right from the start. No guess work, just good business basics.

They teach you how to set up your business plan and getting authority on your side. Branding is a huge part of a coffee shop business. This is going to be your business so pay close attention to what they have to say about branding. You don’t want to miss anything here.

Location, Location, Location

I know you’ve heard this before, but it is so true. A great shop in the middle of nowhere is nothing more than a building. No customers, no business. Choosing your location is so important if you want to stand any chance of succeeding.

Running a Coffee Shop as a Business

The day-to-day side of the business can be grueling and very stressful if you don’t have grip on just how to run the business side of your coffee shop. These are a few more points covered in this excellent guide.

  • Setting Up Shop
  • Planning Your Decor
  • Equipping Your Shop
  • The Layout & Design
  • You’ve Got to Have a Crew
  • What to Sell
  • Choosing Suppliers
  • Money Matters
  • Get Your Name Out There!

It’s your business and these are just a few of the things you need to know. I know you are excited to learn how to start a coffee shop and that’s why I suggest you get your copy of  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting And Running A Coffeebar (Idiot’s Guides). It will help you get started fast and on the right track.

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