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How to Start Your Own Coffee Business

Mar 24, 2008
Starting just about any business takes careful planning and sometimes failure before you get it right. It doesn't always go smoothly and you may find that you are in way over your head. In order to start off on the right foot you may want to follow the steps below to lead you on the right path in starting your own coffee business.

You need money to start your own coffee business, and a lot of it. How much depends a lot on which coffee franchise you are going to go with, how much money is needed to get your coffee shop ready and other miscellaneous investments that you will need to make along the way. You can look at an initial investment of $100,000 and more. The total amount depends again on all the expenses you think you will encounter in order to open and stay open for a few months. One great thing about starting your own coffee business is the variety that you have to choose from. You can select a traditional coffee shop, specialty coffee shop, a drive through coffee shop and more. You can make your coffee shop any way that you want to, as long as you have the money.

Another factor to consider is the coffee company that you plan to go with in your franchise business. You may like the taste of a certain brand and that is what you want to go with. That company may cost you more money but you will feel better promoting their coffee product and confidence is everything when you are in business for yourself. If you do not have confidence in your business no one else will either.

The best ways to determine where to put your new coffee business is to do your research. Some of the things to determine include:

* How many coffee shops are in the area you are considering?
* Which coffee company do they use?
* Do you plan to offer anything else besides coffee?
* What hours does the competition keep?
* Can you purchase any of the existing coffee shops open now?
* How much expected business does the coffee business see daily?
* Is it open on weekends?

When you purchase an existing coffee shop, your expenses may be lower because you pay a flat fee for the entire package. You save time by not having to find a place, figure out all the red tape, find and purchase equipment, hire staff, insurance expenses and more. This has already been done with an existing business.

Whether you start your own coffee business from scratch or purchase an existing one you can personalize it to make it yours and to offer the customers the coffee that you like best. The initial start up of the coffee shop may be expensive but if you plan and run it right you will be there for several years to come. You will have satisfied customers who will return faithfully for a cup from your little coffee shop down the street.
About the Author
Stewart Baker writes for JavaBeanReview.com, a site designed for coffee business entrepreneurs. Get detailed information on this exciting business opportunity and to start your own coffee business. You will find Its a Grind, Maui Wowi and Starbucks coffee franchise information.
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