Starting a coffee shop business and being one’s own boss can seem very romantic and glamorous. It’s easy to imagine peaceful days chatting with customers, hanging out in a beautiful location, making friends, and bringing in big money for doing a job that sounds fun: making delicious coffee or tea drinks and making people happy.While it is good to have a positive outlook, one must also consider the possible downsides to being a business owner. What if the coffee shop business is not successful right away? What if finances are tight and there are no paychecks for a few months? What if long hours are needed to run the business? These are the kinds of questions a future business owner will want to think about carefully.