I am in the learning stage right now but I intend to open and successfully run a coffee shop. I am from a small town in Kentucky, which currently does not have a coffee shop. There is great demand for better quality and variety than McDonalds offers so I would like to turn my passion for good java into a business I can pass onto my children. I am studying entrepreneurship in college right now and really need to get an idea of what else I need to be learning. I want to do this right, so I have come with an open mind seeking advice. I am 27 years old, which may seem a little young for this type of business but I am very capable and I am determined to make this a reality. So I am very open to advice but I prefer constructive criticism. All I ask is to be afforded respect and I will certainly return the favor.
I look forward to conversing with you fine folks!
12-18-2012 08:36 AM
Have you started a biz plan? I would recommend as it forces you to think through the whole process/concept. Do you plan on sourcing coffee from a roaster or roasting your own?
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Hello and welcome aboard!
Congrats on the plans to own / operate a successful coffee shop! Keep us posted on your progress!
Small town coffee
Originally Posted by KonaMonster
Congrats... and welcome....
I currently own a coffee shop in very small town of about 10,000.
We do have some coffee chains in town but not in downtown area.
We are not super busy store but we are very happy with the volume we are doing.
I am currently working on second location and also the third.
I am hoping to turn our business to something more special....
Look forward chatting with you in the future....