What tips would you recommend to someone wanting to open their own coffee shop?
follow the leaders... starbucks and dunkin donut's do incredible amounts of business. Don't be a copycat, but use their best practices.
Don't skimp on the quality of the coffee. There's nothing worse than a nice coffee shop selling rubbish coffee
Limit WiFi use if you offer it...Friends of mine have shops and they say this is their biggest pet peeve - also, request customers talk on their phones and screaming kids outside....
Offer healthy food options (cut fruit, low fat sandwiches) along with the high fat goodies (guessing you'll have some snacks)...and, merchandising helps...
It'd be great to see more coffee shops helping to promote local musicians - perhaps playing their music in the shop and selling their CD's. If you have enough room, you could have a live singer/songwriter night or a "reading" night for local authors.
It's always great to get the community involved - they'll get to know your place and treat it like a home away from home....communities need more places which aren't huge corporate chains and local businesses need participating communities..Good luck!
Hi, Earl. I thought a longer answer was called for than could be given here so I wrote a hub -
Pick a location that is central to the heart of some area for starters. Right downtown is always good if your willing to fork out some cash.
The best advice I would give anyone opening a coffee shop, is to work in a coffee shop for at least a year or two so that you learn all aspects of the company and that you are certain that this is something you enjoy doing! Consider it on the job training. This makes good sense, instead of investing all that money and then you realize you don't know what the heck you're doing, or that running a coffee shop isn't your bag!
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