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There are a lot of ways of defining your coffee shop business plan, an organic coffee shop, a fair trade coffee shop, even a tea shop business idea. All of them are great!
However you choose to identify your business, this business plan for a coffee shop will set the path for your financing.
We grew up with coffee shops and coffee houses. We know what they are. Let me rephrase that: We KNOW what they are. Your banker too.
And that is one of the hardest things about writing a business plan for a coffee shop. It can get real boring real easy. Don't let that happen. There is a very good reason -- or two or three -- that made you decide on this particular business at this particular time in this particular place. You are excited about it.
So convey that enthusiasm to your banker. (and you thought this was going to be easy?)
OK, so it won't rival a new biotech. But it really has an excitement all its own. Here are some things we can do to add a bit of mystery and excitement to the presentation:
1. Get Your Web Site Up and Running. You probably can't do the whole thing, but you can do enough to show how you will build your community online, a tremendously important consideration in this day and age.
2. Apprentice Yourself Out. If you have never run a coffee shop before, go become an apprentice for a while and learn the ropes. You will gain a mentor for life, and impress the dickens out of your banker.
3. Create A Nice Looking, Comprehensive Business Plan. Don't just throw some numbers together. Do it right. Show that you are proud of the new business.
4. Spotlight Your Unique Quality. There is something that makes your coffee shop unique. Maybe the beans. Maybe the coffee cake. Maybe the person making the coffee cake. Whatever it is, do spotlight it. It is important.
5. Know Your Numbers. Show a respect for, and understanding of, the financials in your business plan. Few entrepreneurs do. Set yourself apart.
While none of these ideas will set the world on fire, taken as a whole they go a long way to gaining your banker's interest and respect, no small accomplishment.
As you gather the information and put your business plan together, be sure to review:
Your coffee shop will be as unique as you are. Your business plan for a coffee shop will be unique too. So here they are, all three things you need to make a great coffee shop business plan:
It seems like a daunting task: creating a coffee shop business plan. And it can be. So we've made this as easy to use as possible. Your business proposal for your coffee shop business will be finished in no time, in 7 easy steps.
USE PROGRAMS YOU ALREADY KNOW!
EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.
Your coffee shop business plan will come together quickly with all the resources that we have included -- lots of organizations, websites and business plan samples. All in one place.
Julia Samuels (Wichita, KS). "For years I have wanted to open a little espresso style coffee shop just for seniors in the area, and there are lots of us! I dreamed of decaf delights and sugar free munchies. My husband got so tired of hearing me talk about it that he got me your book for my birthday. What a lovely, lovely gift. I got some financing from the SBA, and I am now looking for a little place, about 2,000 square feet, big enough for me and my friends to share some wonderful stories and wonderful fair trade coffee (and even some teas!)"
Jackson. ""After working for someone else for over ten years, I figure I know the territory. I have just opened my first organic coffee house. I say 'first' because there are going to be more. None of that high priced coffee stuff. Just good coffee and good eats. What a way to make a living!"
Sherry Shaunessey. "I was scared to death of bankers. Starting aa coffee house is easy; talking with a banker is not! Believe me, it felt so much better walking into the bank with your business plan in hand. I also got your Start Up Right Now ebook, and I really appreciated the section on questions to ask the banker. I think she really thought I knew what I was talking about -- lol."
Jessie and Don Cookson. "Well, I'm the paper person (I'm Jessie) and Don's the doer. So I got the job of writing the business plan. Good thing too. Because I found the 7 Step Business Plan: Coffee Shop, and I actually understood it. Now that we've got the financing, it's up to Don to make the whole corner coffee shop thing a reality (with a little supervision from me, of course)."
Andy Pesa (W.VA). " I tried using of the other business plans on the market, and couldn't even get started. Yours was just so much easier to understand."
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally
transform one million realities.
MAYA ANGELOU, Poet
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