Need some help

lovetocamp

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I have been in business several years (not the coffee business) and recently have been asked to be on the advisory board for a small church that opened a coffee shop as a mission project. They are located on a college campus where there is no competition but I am wondering how much traffic you need to have to be successful? They opened a week ago and have only been averaging about $200 per day. The inside of the shop is beautiful and I think it's as nice as any coffeeshop I have been in.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

CCafe

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Figure out their overhead. Utilities, rent, maintenance, supplies, employee costs, and everything else I didn't mention.

Only after you do that can you determine if $200 will make or break you.

The question I have for you is, how is the church classifying this business? Is the church nonprofit or profit?
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lovetocamp

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It's a non-profit and they are considering it a mission project for the college students in the area but the church has very few assets so it needs to support itself.
 

Aliya

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$200 a day

Only a week at $200 a day... all I have to say is that businesses take time. The place will slowly start to build clientele and make more... but you can NOT determine anything from one week of business.
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