Coffee Shop Business Plan

Need a Coffee Shop Business Plan?

We’re here to help! With decades of experience in helping to launch hundreds of independent coffee shops, we know that a successful coffee shop needs a coffee shop business plan. In fact, Roast magazine editors cited our education and training programs as a factor in choosing Crimson Cup as their 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year.

Founder and President Greg Ubert literally wrote the book on successful coffee house operations. You’ll find a coffee shop business plan template in his book, Seven Steps to Success in the Specialty Coffee Business.

Greg also has written about business plans for CoffeeTalk magazine, and our consultants have helped shape hundreds of business plans. More than 85 percent of the entrepreneurs who read Greg’s book and complete our 7 Steps to Success franchise alternative program are in business for five years or longer. By contrast, federal government statistics show that half of all new businesses – including coffee houses – shutter their doors within three years of opening.

Researching and writing a strong coffee shop business plan will craft a solid road map for transforming your initial idea into a flourishing business. And, if you’re seeking outside financing for your coffee house, a compelling business plan is an absolute necessity.

As Greg outlines in his book, your coffee shop business plan should include six sections. Most sections should be about a page in length. The financial data will take a few pages.

  • Executive Summary
  • Business Description
  • Management Profile
  • Background Information about the Coffee Industry
  • A Marketing Plan
  • Financial Data
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