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HOW TO RUN A CAFE WITH BUSINESS PARTNER

HOW TO RUN A CAFE WITH BUSINESS PARTNER

HOW TO RUN A CAFE WITH BUSINESS PARTNER Running a cafe is not an easy task. There are several ways to run a cafe, via franchise, single owner operating, under a management or finding yourself a business pattern that can either operate the cafe with you or run as what...

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Is Owning a Café Profitable in Australia?

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What is the coffee shop running cost in Australia for 2021?

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WHAT IS A GOOD PROFIT MARGIN FOR A CAFE IN AUSTRALIA?

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increase cafe sales: tried and tested strategies for 2021

increase cafe sales: tried and tested strategies for 2021

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Many people start a coffee shop thinking that it will be an easy-to-manage lifestyle-driven business. It surely CAN become that, if you know what you are doing. But just having a cool name and offering cheap breakfast combo options is not enough to stand out. So the biggest challenge is to make your cafe successful.

Well, when it comes to making your coffee shop a successful business, the tried and tested recipe is the following: make sure you have a great location. And if you don’t, study how you can overcome specific challenges of the area where you are located. Then, make sure you are offering high-quality products. See if your brand is in place. And lastly, be flexible and open to learning.

Throughout more than 10 years operating in the coffee industry, we have learned some strategies from very successful coffee shop owners and also tested others in our own coffee shops which made them a success as well. So we have put together a quick guide with tips to turn your coffee shop into a successful business.

What will make your cafe successful?

If you are not sure where to start, there are four main points that, if you can master, will for sure help you move forward in the journey of making your cafe successful:

a great Location

At this point, we might sound like a broken record. We have said this in so many of our previous posts: location is key when opening any business, but especially a coffee shop.

We have one dedicated post just to that theme, so if you are interested, you can check it out by clicking here.

But the main takeaway here is: it requires so much more work to build up a business in a poor location that it is rarely worth it. Finding a location with a good volume of walking traffic, parking and that is not entirely seasonal is key.

offer Quality

With the great offer that we find in the coffee industry, customers these days really know between good and bad produce. Even more, if it is something they consume every day, such as brekkie and coffee. Also, people are willing to pay a fair price for high-quality products, so no need to worry about that. Focusing on quality should be the baseline for a successful coffee shop.

USe Branding to make your cafe successful

Nowadays, coffee shop owners are fighting in a highly competitive business scene. At a good location, especially if in a busy city center, it is very likely that a cafe will have competitors in the very same street. A unique brand strategy can be just the way to stand out from the crowd!

Create an experience-based branding: don’t focus only on the name and logo of your business. Try to create an atmosphere, an environment that people can recognize as being your brand. Friendly service, chill ambiance, cool music, colourful paintings on the wall, plants everywhere… make it your own.

Be Flexible and Learn

Unless you’ve already set up a few different cafe businesses, chances are that you’ll be going out into the unknown. This means that you will make mistakes – it’s part of doing anything new. If you do make any mistakes, the best course of action is to admit and rectify them quickly. You’re only human, but if you are willing to learn from these mistakes, you will become a better coffee shop owner!


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HOW TO RUN A CAFE WITH BUSINESS PARTNER

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Is Owning a Café Profitable in Australia?

Profit is one of the primary motives for starting a business of your own. Of course, you’ll also have the privilege of setting your schedule and being your boss, especially in the coffee shop industry; but the money-making potential will make or break you. So the big...

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Would you like to run a coffee shop? In this post, we will show you the average coffee shop running cost in Australia for 2021! Australia has a coffee culture that is second to none. Coffee shops are a social hub, as many people meet their partners or friends over a...

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  Are you looking for an answer to what is a good coffee shop profit margin? According to our experience, a coffee business's profit can range from 5% all the way up to 30%. So you might be asking yourself: what makes me go further to the left or right in that...

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