How to Open a Coffee Shop in New Hampshire

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Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in New Hampshire? If so, you’re in luck! Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this blog post will give you tips and advice on how to make your coffee shop dreams a reality.

Remember that you don’t have to go through the coffee shop startup process alone – or pay hefty franchise or coffee school fees. Instead, you can learn how to open and run a successful coffee shop in New Hampshire through our proven 7 Steps to Success process.

Why take advice from Crimson Cup? We have decades of coffee industry experience since our founder started roasting coffee in 1991. Over three decades, we’ve won major awards, including Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year.

Plus, our experienced coffee shop startup consultants have helped entrepreneurs across the U.S. – most with little or no coffee shop experience – open over 300 coffee shops in 30 states.

Through the 7 Steps process, our consultants can help you develop a strong coffee shop business plan and get a handle on coffee shop startup costs in your New Hampshire community.

And that’s just the beginning! As a one-stop shop for independent coffee shop owners, Crimson Cup can also help you find a terrific location, lay out your shop, hire and train staff, market your shop, and more.

You’ll also gain access to award-winning coffee and coffee shop products that will keep your customers coming back!

Keep reading to learn more or call 888-800-9224 now to connect with our coffee shop startup consulting team!

New Hampshire is a Terrific Place to Open a Coffee Shop!

Skyline of Manchester New HampshireIf you’re thinking about opening a coffee shop, New Hampshire is a great place to do it. The state has a strong coffee culture and a brisk tourist trade, creating strong demand for coffee houses that provide specialty coffee and espresso-based drinks.

New Hampshire ranks fifth in the number of coffee shops per capita, according to a study by Zoma Sleep. The study counted 3,222 New Hampshire residents for every coffee shop in The Granite State.

And, with only 20 major coffee chain locations per 100,000 residents in New Hampshire, there’s plenty of opportunity to open and run a successful independent coffee shop in your local community.

Considering that 62 percent of Americans drink coffee, averaging three cups per day, it’s safe to say there’s room for more coffee shops in New Hampshire to serve both residents and the millions of annual visitors from other states and countries.

And, according to the National Coffee Association, coffee drinkers are flocking to espresso-based beverages brewed from high-quality beans. Consumption of cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas has increased by a staggering 50 percent since 2015, driven in part by strong popularity with 25 to 39-year-olds.

Small New Hampshire Cities and Towns Present Big Opportunities

Small businesses in Plymouth, New Hampshire.With many parts of New Hampshire underserved by major coffee chains, it might pay to consider starting a coffee shop outside of the Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth areas. Many of the smaller cities and towns in New Hampshire’s 10 counties lack a gathering place where locals can get together over a cup of coffee.

Does your city or town need an independent coffee shop where people can come to relax, work, socialize and hold meetings? With the right planning and execution, your coffee shop could be a valuable addition to the local economy.

Here are some ways a coffee shop could help your community:

  • Coffee shops can help to attract new businesses and visitors to your town.
  • They can provide a space for people to gather and connect with others in the community.
  • Coffee shops can offer a unique experience that helps to differentiate your town from other places.
  • They can be a source of employment for residents, helping to boost the local economy.

If you’re considering opening a coffee shop in your New Hampshire town, remember these benefits.

New Hampshire is Open for Small Business!

row of small businesses in new hampshireIf you’re an entrepreneur who’s thinking about opening a coffee shop, New Hampshire is definitely worth considering.

With no sales tax or income tax, the Granite State has a very favorable tax climate for businesses. Plus, New Hampshire ranks second in the U.S. for access to startup funding!

The state of New Hampshire prioritizes creating a business-friendly environment to help small businesses thrive. There are over 33,000 small businesses in the state, accounting for over 99% of all jobs.

You can access a range of helpful resources for starting and running small to medium-sized businesses on the State of New Hampshire government website. This site assists small and medium-sized New Hampshire businesses with:

  • Starting a business
  • Taxes
  • Workforce
  • Choosing a legal business structure. Many coffee shops operate as sole proprietorships or limited liability corporations (LLCs).
  • Getting a business license and various other licenses and permits, including local health department licenses for food establishments.

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center also assists entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business. Experienced business professionals offer management advice, financial analysis, marketing support, and more.

Get a Head Start with Our Coffee Shop Startup Consultants

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As a coffee roaster and coffee business consultant, Crimson Cup believes our company only succeeds when our customers do.

As a result, we support coffee shop owners at every step, from concept through opening day and beyond.

A one-stop shop for independent coffee shops, Crimson Cup supplies award-winning coffee and industry-leading coffee shop equipment and supplies.

Based on the book Seven Steps to Success: A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee by Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert, our program covers everything business owners need to run profitable coffee shops:

  • Writing a sound business plan
  • Choosing a terrific location
  • Calculating startup and operating costs
  • Designing an efficient shop layout
  • Choosing an espresso machine and other coffee shop equipment
  • Training your baristas
  • Marketing your shop to attract customers
  • And much more.

Backed by over 30 years of specialty coffee know-how, our 7 Steps to Success program has taught hundreds of entrepreneurs in over 30 states how to open and run successful independent coffee shops. We love small businesses.

We believe that small businesses build communities in ways that big businesses can’t. To learn more about how members of our community became successful in their communities, check out our testimonials.

Ready to Start Your New Hampshire Coffee Shop Journey?

7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup guide

Begin by reading the book that put hundreds of other coffee shop owners across the USA on the road to success!

Backed by a risk-free guarantee, Seven Steps to Success: A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee lays out a map for opening and running a thriving coffee shop serving your local community.

Inside the book, you’ll find a proven template for creating a solid coffee shop business plan, plus guidance on everything you need to get up and running.

Questions About Opening a Coffee Shop in New Hampshire?

We can help. Call 888-800-9224 to connect with our coffee shop startup consultants during regular business hours (Eastern time). Nights and weekends, you’re welcome to fill out this form and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

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