Ever since you were four or five, you have always loved baking and cooking and you have had a dream of opening up your own little coffee shop for the longest time but your late teens and early twenties were all occupied with college and working three to four jobs on an average day. Fast […]
Ever since you were four or five, you have always loved baking and cooking and you have had a dream of opening up your own little coffee shop for the longest time but your late teens and early twenties were all occupied with college and working three to four jobs on an average day. Fast forward a few years into the future and you are now financially stable and you find yourself with a lot of free time in your hands so the idea of opening up your own coffee shop pops backs into your head.
Opening up a coffee shop is not an easy business because it has been proven that most coffee shop businesses fail to stay in business due to various reasons but we have gathered a bunch of tips that will help you open up a very successful coffee shop.
If you are planning on opening your own coffee shop, take these factors into consideration.
Rent out a space
The first and foremost thing that you need to do when opening up your own coffee shop is to rent out a space and start working on putting the shop together but the importance of the space revolves around the location it is situated in. If you wish for your coffee shop to be known and busy at all times, you need to rent out a space in a location that is populated and not isolated.
Decorate the space
The fun part about the whole process is when you get to decorate the space so pay a visit to you local furniture store and pick out the furniture you would like for you coffee shop to consist of. The furniture could be anything from shop display stands to lamps.
It is important to not get lost in buying things such as shop display stands and artwork when you have to spend money on buying chairs and tables for your coffee shop so before you splurge thousands of dollars on other types of furniture, buy the essentials such as light fixtures, tables and chairs and kitchen ware.
Open up shop
When you first open up your shop, make a mark and go all out so if you could get a local artist to play at your coffee shop or something of that sort, you will definitely attract many customers. Prep in advance if you plan on having a grand opening as you are most likely to be stacked with people on the day of the shop opening. And put some proper notice board outside your coffee shop.