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5 Ways Your Café Can Stand Out From Local Competition

Making your business stand out can be a challenge especially since there are likely plenty of other restaurants to compete with in your area. With hard work and perseverance, your business can be more successful than you may believe. Instead of letting your café get lost in the crowd, take action by making an honest effort.

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Added by Kara Masterson on December 6, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments

How to Handle High Demand in a Small Coffee Shop

Growth is a good thing for small companies, but business owners must be prepared to scale up if they hope to take advantage of such growth. Such is the case with rapidly-growing coffee shops. To keep up with higher demand, these small coffee shops need to make some quick changes. If this rings true for you and your small coffee shop, read on for the most effective tips to help you survive.…

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Added by Kara Masterson on November 27, 2019 at 10:01am — No Comments

How to Make Managing Deliveries at Your Cafe a Cinch

The management of inventory and your deliveries is what is going to aid the success of your restaurant. Another reason that proper oversight is important is for your financial health. Here are some of the ways that you can go about ensuring that your deliveries go smoothly.

Utilize Tracking Systems

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on November 27, 2019 at 8:37am — No Comments

How to Create a Chill Atmosphere in Your Coffee Shop

If you run a coffee shop, you probably want to turn it into the type of place where people want to hang out, chat and sip coffee or other hot beverages. Right now, you might be happy with the beverages that you serve and other aspects of your coffee shop, but you might not…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 27, 2019 at 7:34am — No Comments

21st Century Updates for a Successful Coffee Shop

Coffee shops are one of the most popular types of businesses today. They are financially rewarding as well as easy to start up and maintain. The trends you set to update your coffee shop with a 21st Century appeal is an important factor in how successful your business venture will be.

Know Your Customer Base

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Added by Kara Masterson on November 26, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 Clever Coffeehouse Solutions for Shorter Wait Times

Long wait times is an issue that can soon find your customers turning to the competition. From mobile apps that make it easier to place a pick-up order to providing your staff with additional training, there are plenty of ways to speed things up. Shorter wait times mean greater customer satisfaction which can lead to increased sales.

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Added by Kara Masterson on November 20, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Coffee Machine Setup for future Cafe Business Owners

The position of your Coffee Machine can make or break your business....

Coffee Machine Setup - New Cafe and Restaurant Business Owners

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Added by Coffee Bean Comrades on November 15, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Coffeehouse Perks That Keep Customers Coming Back

Owning a coffee shop is a great business. There is a large demand for coffee. Of course, there’s also a lot of competition out there. Some of the competition are huge conglomerates with more resources than you. How do you beat them? Well, you develop a strong customer base. You do this by offering useful perks. Here are 5 perks that keep…

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Added by Kara Masterson on November 14, 2019 at 1:18pm — No Comments

5 stand out interior design tips for your cafe business

As a budding entrepreneur who dreams of their coffee shop becoming as big as a Starbucks or Costa Coffee, you’ll be keen to get every single detail of your business correct. You would have had ideas and inspiration flowing through your head as you look to piece them altogether, but bringing your dreams into a reality can prove difficult and often enough, a lack of planning and structure can result in disaster for your new cafe.…

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Added by Jamie Costello on November 13, 2019 at 6:53am — No Comments

4 Ways to Update Your Cafe With a New and Modern Look

Being in the café business means that you need to stay current in order to keep attracting customers. How you go about changing your look will depend on how long it has been since you last upgraded. Here are some ideas that you can use to get you going with creating a more modern café experience.

Improve Your Lighting

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on November 6, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

How to Choose the Most Successful Location for Your New Coffee Shop

Heading a brand new coffee shop can be an energizing and promising thing. If you're in the early stages of planning things, then you need to be as meticulous and thoughtful as possible. It's critical to put a lot of time into business location selection. You don't want to…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 25, 2019 at 7:48am — No Comments

Why The Algarve Is The Up And Coming Place To Enjoy Good Coffee

When you think of the Algarve, you probably think of white stretches of sand, crystal blue ocean and never-ending sunshine. However, Portugal, like most other Southern Europe countries, prides itself on its espresso. Cafes, and coffee, in particular, is a huge part of the Portuguese way of life and this passion goes well beyond a small cup of coffee. Instead, the flavour and quality of Portuguese coffee is now believed to be…

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Added by Jamie Costello on October 25, 2019 at 1:03am — No Comments

4 Food Items to Introduce to Your Coffee Shop Menu

Coffee shops are great places to relax and enjoy superb conversations with interesting folks. They're also naturally terrific places to savor amazing caffeinated beverages and food items. If you're a coffee shop owner, then there are all sorts of food items that you may…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 21, 2019 at 8:13am — No Comments

4 Surprising Health Benefits Of Caffeine

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and, thanks to the high levels of natural antioxidants and nutrients, it is actually quite a healthy drink. In the UK, it is estimated that 2.1 billion cups of coffee are drank outside of the home and the good news is that our huge caffeine intake does come with some health benefits. 

According to recent research, if you drink 2 cups of coffee a day,…

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Added by Jamie Costello on October 18, 2019 at 1:06am — No Comments

What Legal Aspects Do You Need To Consider When Starting A Coffee Shop?

Starting your own coffee shop business can be an exciting venture. With the likes of Starbucks and Costa Coffee seeing huge amounts of success, it’s probably considered a great business to start up. Let’s face it, everyone needs a morning fix too! Whilst it’s exciting to think about all the coffee you could potentially sell, it’s important to remember the legal aspect of the business too. Here’s a legal checklist that you need to consider before you start to…

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Added by Jamie Costello on October 17, 2019 at 7:39am — No Comments

New Coffee Shop Owner? 4 Maintenance Procedures You Might Not Have Thought Of

Running a new coffee shop can be a lot of fun. It's something that requires a lot of effort and work, though. If you want your new coffeehouse to be a total success, then you need to stay on top of any and all maintenance requirements. It can even help to zero in on…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 16, 2019 at 8:27am — No Comments

Keep up with Changes: 4 Ways to Modernize Your Café

A cafe is a great place to go for a good cup of coffee, a delicious snack, and some relaxation time. They’re also becoming a hip spot for college students and entrepreneurs to go when they need to study or meet up with a client. Modernizing your cafe with the latest style and technology is the best way to keep it competitive and draw more…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 9, 2019 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Cafe of Comfort: How to Enjoy Your Coffee in Peace

It may be your lifelong dream to run a cafe you can call your own. If you want your cafe to epitomize serenity and coziness, however, you have to put a lot of work into it. There are all sorts of “finishing touches” that can pave the way for a cafe that’s serene and attractive. You should go above and beyond to establish a setting that can promote…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on October 8, 2019 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

4 Ways to Cut Down on Cleanup in Your Coffee Shop

Many coffee shop owners don’t realize just how much time is spent cleaning up their storefronts, and that extra labor can cost quite a bit of money. In order to cut down on your cleaning time, you might need to invest in a few upgrades for your business.

Ensure Proper Ventilation

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 8, 2019 at 9:11am — No Comments

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