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  1. #1
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    Seeking info on starting shop - favorite resources?

    Greetings,

    I am a long-term consumer and considering opening a shop. I am the biz guy and the $. I will hire a talented barista to manage the place. I am familiar with business plans and operations.

    I am looking though to get up the experience curve. I am interested in knowing what your favorite resources are to learn about the business. Got any to share?

    For example, favorite books? I have nothing particularly good from Amazon.

    Professional societies that have great training and support for business owners? I am looking at SCA.

    Places to go to get a better sense of how to do store layout or other operational tips? My barista will be familiar and lead this but I want to improve my knowledge.

    Favorite websites, magazines, or other resources?

    Is there a recommended forum for business owners to chat and share info? Whether it is web based, slack, or something else - all good.

    Basically, anything you can recommend to someone considering ownership to get me up the learning curve would be most appreciated!

    Eric

  2. #2
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    Jun 2018
    Location
    Saint Petersburg Florida
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    Hi Eric22, I just joined the SCAA a couple of days ago and they have a “school” for coffee that allows you to specialize in a subject, like berista, coffee buying, and tasting.

  3. #3
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    Scott Rao is a wonderful resource for just starting out in coffee. He explains things at a very beginner level that is easy to understand and expand upon.

 

 

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