Many people around the world are enjoying drinking coffee, so it must be a good chance for you to open a coffee shop. There are many reasons that motivate people to drink coffee, and they are what you should know before opening coffee shop. In order to be successful in your coffee business, you really need to know about some important steps as well as what to do in every process of your business. If you are a new businessman and want try a coffee shop, you should not overlook some steps below.
1. Make a survey
Actually before you run your business, making survey is the best way for you to know the detail about how many percent of people in your local like drinking coffee, what kind of coffee products that they like to drink, what prices that most drinkers can afford, or how often that they drink coffee etc.
2. Choose your coffee shop location
Location is such the most important thing that can lead your business to be successful. If you are overlooking about this, you should reconsider and try to seek a suitable location for your coffee shop. Usually, the most attractive location for coffee shop is the place near schools, companies as well as other business areas. Most people must choose your shop to be the most comfortable place for their business talk, doing school works or discussing.
3. Set a business strategy or plan for your coffee shop
It’s not strange to prepare a plan for running a business. If you decide to open a coffee shop without having a plan, your business will never be successful. In you decide to create your business plan, it should be about the coffee products, prices, income, costumers target…
4. Have enough money for running your business
Actually, opening coffee shop for the first few months, your coffee shop might not be able to appeal to much clients and you might not get much profits yet. Thus you should have enough money to pay for your staffs, your products as well as your services. Some people might not think about this, and after they run it they can’t afford the expenses of your business that’s why most coffee shop businesses fail in the first year.
5. Advertise your coffee shop
In order to make your business successful and well-known, advertisement is considered as one important mean. If you want to get your coffee shop’s name known throughout the locality, your coffee shop should be advertised through the magazine, newspaper, internet and social media, brochure and television (if possible since it costs much money). Advertisement is such an effective way to increase your clients, but make sure that you are affordable to advertise it.
6. Have a concentration on quality of your services and staffs
Quality of your products and services might be helpful for building the popularity of your coffee shop business. Therefore, you should not choose any products because of its cheapness, but its quality is very low. Besides to this, your staffs must be trained both physical and skills. For example, they have to be friendly, mannered, helpful, and kind. And about skill training, the staffs should be familiar with the products, good at communicating, knowledgeable about how to operate the coffee machine or computer.