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Let's be honest. It seems like when one walks into the typical coffee shop, they appear to be yet another clone of Starbucks. For some shops, it has worked out just fine. However, for most that I have seen, it has been to the impending doom of their business. In many ways, it is ok to model some great things from a successful corporation. However, like any business, there has to be something special that makes a customer decide to change from one store to another. The ultimate goal really is to have that customer come back a second time AND BRING A FRIEND. Truthfully, there should be several special things that will influence a customer to come again, but the best way to start is putting your best foot forward through a good first impression.

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30 May 2016 by Administrator
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In the 90’s and mid-2000’s the coffee shop industry was booming. Ma and pa coffees were opening up everywhere. During that time the big box coffee shops opened a can a whip of …, and many of those smaller shops were assimilated or put out of business. As a local coffee shop owner, you might want to look at the way you run your business by becoming more community friendly. This will attract traffic and make for a more satisfying ownership experience.

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05 May 2016 by Administrator
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In 2009 I had the bright idea of opening up a coffee shop. But, let's be honest it had been brewing (no pun intended) for quite some time. The truth is that has been my life's ambition. So I followed my heart and opened up Coffee House and Bistro. Now years later, I can say I have checked it off my bucket list. Let me share what I learned from the experience.

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05 Apr 2016 by Administrator