April 20, 2015
Tips On Setting A Coffee Shop
It is a great feeling when you are passionate enough to serve coffee, cakes and sandwiches to people. Giving the people an excellent customer service and seeing the smiles on their faces is something that is worth all the hard work. It’s fantastic! Still, you need to remember that you are running a business. It is very important that you know how to control the business and understand what is going on. To do this you need to have learn this tips.
Setting up your coffee shop like a business – the thing you need to take note are knowing your margins, meet deadlines, have goals, set targets for yourself as well for your staff, meeting standards, do annual accounts, budgeting, training the staff and among all other things. This will probably take a lot but rest assured, your cafe will go a long way if you treat it as a business.
Keeping it Fresh, New and Exciting – after setting up the shop, you need to keep the look of the place fresh and exciting. You can ask a friend or hire a decorator to help with what style would look great on your cafe. If you want, you can also do it yourself and add your own style. Think about the customers. You will want to make to make them happy by offering something fresh and new to them, if possible, do it every week. A good example is doing a “sandwich of the day” on your menu.
Your Biggest Asset, Your Staff – This is true in all businesses. If you have good and well-trained staff, your business will surely flourish. You will need to have time with them in order to train and teach them. Also appreciate their work and make them understand what you expect from them. Note that you will need a staff that have pleasant personality and are good with other people since you are serving these people after all.
Spend money wisely – Do regular check on your inventory and spend money on top quality equipment. Take note of all expenses and as well as earnings. If you can’t buy the necessary equipment right away, then try to find leasing options.