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Coffee Shops are flourishing in business and they are making good money out of this business. The system of your body is always in need good supply of caffeine and hence to get a precise dose of caffeine they directly head towards the nearest coffee shops for a hot java to jump start their day. Because of its popularity and higher profits, there are people who want to start a coffee shop in their locality and this guide would be helpful for those who want to start a coffee shop in their neighborhood.

1) Create Strong Business Plan – 

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The very first step is to create a business plan which would describe how the business will be operated and how it will serve the customers and more. The part of the business plan must include a goal that you intend to achieve with this business, the feasibility study along with the step by step guide to achieve the set business goals.

 2) Financing the Business –

The first step towards opening a coffee shop in your locality is to think about the financing options for your business. Taking loan from the banks is easy option when it comes to open a business. But, before you take up the loan you need to consider the accounts payable and ensure that the profit that you make from the business is sufficient to pay off the loan. There are short term account payable options which will usually last for one fiscal cycle of the business and hence you need to repay the loan within one year of operation. Long term financing options are also available which you may opt for and promise to repay them within the stipulated time frame.

3) Essential Coffee Shop Equipment’s

Once you are done with the financing option, it is the time to create a checklist of coffee shop equipment’s and utensils that you will require to run your coffee shop business.

There are in fact a variety of coffee shop equipment’s which you will be requiring in your coffee shop to cater to the specific needs of your customers. This ranges from Espresso Machine to Espresso Grinder, Regular Coffee Grinder to Brewers, Smoothie and Frappe Blenders to Ice Tea Brewers to Ice Tea Dispensers and more. Apart from the regular coffee blending, grinding and dispensing machines you also need to have a collection of cooking equipment’s and refrigerators in your coffee shops.

4) Coffee Shop Furniture

Now finally, you need to decide the furniture for your newly open coffee shop. You will find many good deals on coffee shop tables and chair sets which are the must-have and basic coffee shop furniture.

But avoid buying the coffee shop furniture with your outright cash, instead develop good relationship with the furniture dealer so that the furniture can be bought in installment or you keep some accounts payable with the furniture shop. But you need to decide the type of furniture that you are going to use in your business and buy it accordingly. No matter how big the coffee shop is, it is always better to start with traditional wooden furniture for your coffee shop.

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Written by Vikas Suri
Mr. Vikas Suri, the founder and CEO of Kitchenrama is a veteran in hospitality sector with over four decades of experience. He started his career in hospitality with Oberoi Hotels and moved on to a German firm selling Commercial Kitchen lines in India. Later, he joined WIMPY’s marketing division and established it as one of India’s first fast food chain. He then moved to the US where he got some valuable experience in selling Commercial kitchen equipments across the world. In 1996 he decided to move back to India and founded his first company. KITCHNRAMA, founded in 2003 is one of the foremost commercial kitchen equipment providers in the country today. Mr. Suri’s has spent years planning kitchens in hotels, restaurants, cinemas and catering units all across the world. His philosophy of achieving excellence through knowledge and honesty makes Kitchenrama what it is today – a company known to serve the best, to the best. His biggest asset is his never say die attitude and an insatiable appetite to grow…