Once you have decided to go ahead and start your coffee shop, there are certain things that will need to be considered. There are a few secrets that successful coffee shop owners know and practice very rigorously. If you know these secret, chances are you will also have a successful coffee shop business as discussed in GCQRI.
If you are going with a coffee Franchise, then take your time in selecting one that you like most rather than one in which you think there is more money. If you are building from scratch, visualize and imagine what your perfect coffee shop should look like and build it that way. The interior decor, the staff uniform, the coffee cups etc are all the things that you can have preference. If you don’t like your coffee shop, chances are you will not suddenly start liking it a year down the line. Therefore, it is important to design it and build it in a way that makes you passionate about it.
The second secret is be passionate about your business. If you are passionate, then you can overcome the hurdles that will come your way. Don’t be disillusioned that it is going to be easy. It isn’t. There is a lot of hard work that needs to be put in at the initial stage, and you will have to do it without feeling the burden. And the way to do it is if you are passionate about it, it happens automatically.
Don’t be shy of hard work. and don’t think you can do it without a lot of hard work. Building real business requires hard work. Therefore, it is better to have this mentality from the beginning. In the beginning few months, you may have to work up to 16 to 20 hours, and the weekends as well. Don’t while about it. Because in the long run, you can actually skip work altogether and watch as profits roll in. But it takes time to get there.
Make the work fun for you employees and be good to them. Sometimes employees will go out of the way to ensure success for your business. For that you need to build an environment where employees feel that they are part of a team.