Tag: business plan for a coffee shop

So You’ve Opened a Coffee Shop. Now What?

April 25, 2019 (Published: January 31, 2014)

If you’ve recently opened a coffee shop, you might be wondering what to do next. With the hustle and bustle of the opening behind you, it’s easy to be lulled into a period of relative inactivity. As Greg observes in a recent edition of CoffeeTalk, “A lot of coffee house owners begin with the impression […]

Business Plan Basics: Determining Your Breakeven Point

December 16, 2013 (Published: November 20, 2013)

Dreaming about opening a coffee shop? Then it’s in your best interest to master business fundamentals such as writing a business plan and calculating your breakeven point. As Greg observes in a recent issue of CoffeeTalk magazine: “Most coffee shop entrepreneurs begin with a dream. Perhaps they’re passionate about coffee and want to serve the […]

The One-Day Coffee Shop Business Plan

April 25, 2019 (Published: November 6, 2013)

Writing a business plan is an essential step in opening a coffee shop. But if you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you view the process of developing a plan with reluctance. As a result, you may drag out the process, making it more difficult and painful. As Greg observes in the October issue of CoffeeTalk, putting […]

How to Wow! Your Business Banker

June 14, 2022 (Published: October 17, 2013)

As an entrepreneur, cultivating a relationship with a business banker is essential to your long-term success. Bank loans are often a key component of opening or expanding your coffee business. Bankers can also become trusted advisors and connect you to other members of the community who can help your business grow. So how do you […]

Take Time for Training

May 10, 2022 (Published: June 12, 2013)

Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert is writing a series of columns about running a coffee shop for Coffee Talk magazine. The series continues in June with, “TAKE TIME FOR TRAINING.” “Thorough training for both owners and baristas is one of the most critical factors in starting and running a successful coffee house,” Greg writes. “Training sets […]

Franchise or Independent – Which Coffee House Business Plan is Right for You?

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 28, 2012)

Specialty coffee is a great business for entrepreneurs. Coffee is the second most-traded commodity in the world, trailing only oil. And coffee shops continue to grow in popularity as more consumers demand great-quality coffee. However, opening a coffee shop may be harder than you think. And starting a business without a plan is a recipe […]

Driving Traffic to Your New Coffee House

May 10, 2022 (Published: March 7, 2012)

Many new coffee house owners have misconceptions about the work involved in opening a coffee shop. One of the most prevalent myths is that you will be inundated with business as soon as you open the doors of your coffee house. If Crimson Cup had $1 for every person opening a coffee house who said, […]