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The 39 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting an Independent Coffee Shop

Ever wish you could go back in time to give the younger version of yourself a key piece of information? While none of us has the option of going back in time, we do have the power to learn from other people’s experiences. With that in mind, we surveyed 39 coffee shop owners and industry […]

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Survey Results: Why Do Coffee Shops Fail? 232 Owners Share Top Reasons

According to the Coffee Shop Owners Survey of 232 coffee shop business owners conducted in April of 2019, between 50% – 74% of independent coffee shops will fail in the first five years. That’s not an alluring success rate. But why is failure rate so high? To get the answer we reached out to survey […]

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How to Create an Awesome Coffee Shop Floor Plan (Any Size or Dimension)

It’s finally time to design the layout of your coffee shop. In this stage of the process, you won’t be alone. Most jurisdictions will require a floor plan to be submitted to the city by an architect or contractor for approval to ensure the store meets local regulations. But this doesn’t mean your feedback and […]

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Secret Menu: Healthy Starbucks Drinks You Can Order Now

Starbucks may have grown to 80,000 locations worldwide based on the quality of its creative coffee drinks, the cool cache of hanging out for ours in one of their cozy dining rooms, and by figuring out how to effectively market a $7 cup of coffee with an 80% markup. But what they’re not as well known […]

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Coffee Shop Location Analysis: How We Found Our First Location

Finding the right location for your first coffee shop business is usually a make or break decision. Choose the right location and you could end up with a thriving business that can be passed down to your children. Choose wrong and you could lose everything financially. No pressure! This is the situation the Reynolds family […]

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