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Date: 23 Oct 2006 12:18:31
From: sabrina
Subject: New to this...
I am currently in college for a business degree. I am very interested
in one day opening my own coffee house. Can anyone give me some
helpful hints on how to get into this field? If anyone has any tips on
any aspect of the business, I would definitely appreciate the feedback.
Thanks!





 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 18:54:26
From: Dan
Subject: Re: New to this...

"sabrina" <chefbud@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161631111.200251.312670@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
>I am currently in college for a business degree. I am very interested
> in one day opening my own coffee house. Can anyone give me some
> helpful hints on how to get into this field? If anyone has any tips on
> any aspect of the business, I would definitely appreciate the feedback.
> Thanks!
>
Oh, and factor in the income level of the population above or below the
national average during due diligence. It affects your bottom line and was
the one of the many causes of my failure to finance my attempt.

Good luck.




 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 18:07:44
From: Dan
Subject: Re: New to this...

"sabrina" <chefbud@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161631111.200251.312670@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
>I am currently in college for a business degree. I am very interested
> in one day opening my own coffee house. Can anyone give me some
> helpful hints on how to get into this field? If anyone has any tips on
> any aspect of the business, I would definitely appreciate the feedback.
> Thanks!
>
Location, location, location.

Join (or become involved in some way) in the chamber of commerce or the
business association in the area of town where you want to set up shop. You
may run into political opposition (yes, even for a coffee shop) or other
road blocks, even when you have the perfect place picked out.




 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 02:18:20
From: Scrodge
Subject: Re: New to this...
Yep all I can say is learn to make coffee really well and don't cut any
corners what so ever... oh yeah and money is good too :-) I've seen
many awesome places fail because of a lack of backup capital and
through trying to scrimp.
My 2 cents.
Peace



 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 15:07:38
From:
Subject: Re: New to this...

sabrina wrote:
> I am currently in college for a business degree. I am very interested
> in one day opening my own coffee house. Can anyone give me some
> helpful hints on how to get into this field? If anyone has any tips on
> any aspect of the business, I would definitely appreciate the feedback.
> Thanks!

Sabrina, I will be really glad to help you

Sincerely
Jorge

www.donevelio.com
www.tarrazucafe.com



  
Date: 23 Oct 2006 23:54:43
From: Matt Johnson
Subject: Re: New to this...
>
>sabrina wrote:
>> I am currently in college for a business degree. I am very interested
>> in one day opening my own coffee house. Can anyone give me some
>> helpful hints on how to get into this field? If anyone has any tips on
>> any aspect of the business, I would definitely appreciate the feedback.

1- get a part time Barista job to learn the ropes
2- get some books... here are the best of the best:
http://www.espressosupply.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=esp&Category_Code=040




 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 19:25:56
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: New to this...
Work for a handful of established independent coffee shops and watch &
learn. Ask the boss to mentor you.
--
Robert (duck & cover) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r

"sabrina" <chefbud@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161631111.200251.312670@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
>I am currently in college for a business degree. I am very interested
> in one day opening my own coffee house. Can anyone give me some
> helpful hints on how to get into this field? If anyone has any tips on
> any aspect of the business, I would definitely appreciate the feedback.
> Thanks!
>