How to Start a Coffee Shop in 4 Steps | Kitchenrama

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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 of a 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.

                4 Important Steps to start a Coffe Shop

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 achieving 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 a loan from the bank is an easy option when it comes to opening 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 accounts 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 within the stipulated time frame.

3) Essential Coffee Shop Equipment

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

There is in fact a variety of coffee shop equipment that 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 and refrigerators in your coffee shops.

4) Coffee Shop Furniture

Now finally, you need to decide on the furniture for your newly opened 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 a good relationship with the furniture dealer so that the furniture can be bought in installments 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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Mr. Vikas Suri
Founder and CEO of Kitchenrama