It's been soom time - business is still growing, although slow. I have 4 employees. Wife still works many hours a week for free, we still homeschool our two kids, I still have my day job, our town is still small, our Monday night Bluegrass Jam is a WILD success. Employees come and go, Rent is still the same, beans are getting better, roast is getting better, local newspaper articles and writes ups are nice but in a small town don't net you much. Facebook page is good for local folks. I need to move our location to main street instead a a streat just off main. Nothing open rigtht now that would work. MOving on main would greatly increase our foot traffic and sales. Must move!
01-02-2013 12:22 PM
Thanks for updating us on your progress. I'm sure it's all been quite a learning experience for you. I'm always impressed to hear when someone has "hung in there" and has been slowly (but surely) making things work. Relocation to a main street sounds like a good idea. I'm sure you'll find a way to make it happen.
I currently own a small coffee shop in small town in Michigan. Our family purchased the coffee shop about 8 years ago and moved the shop to main street. The business was very slow before the move and now the business grown and I decided to take the business over. We do not roast our own bean but we do purchase very good quality coffee. Our town has two chain coffee shops but not on main street. I am the only coffee shop here and have changed habit of people and we are still growing.