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So you think you want to start a café…

You’re not alone. We get heaps of people coming to us for advice on how to start a new business and we’re always more than happy to share our best tips.

While ditching the 9-5 and starting your business venture sounds exhilarating, there’s a lot of hard work that goes into making your new business successful.

We suggest doing some (or all) of the following;

  • Business Plan!
    • Write one, even if it’s a scribble on a napkin (some of the very best are)
  • Get a consultant on board, someone you trust and someone who believes in your ideas
  • Plan your direction & plan for growth
  • Make big decisions
    • Are you going to purchase an existing business or start a new one? Who is your target market? What role will you take in the business and how many people will you have working for/with you?
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Question : what coffee will you serve, who is the perfect supplier for your business, what machinery do you want to work with, and have you thought about brew methods?
  • RESEARCH
    • Suss out your competitors, your target market, your local demographic and what’s trending
    • Check out helpful websites such as http://www.smallbusinessbuilding.com.au/
  • Decide on your concept
    • start simple, do fewer things but blow people’s expectations out of the water
  • Build your brand
    • What is your new business ethos? What does your café brand stand for and what do you set out to change about the industry/community/world by trading?
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Question : what is your product offering, what is your specialty, what will you be known for? Photography by Amanda Alessi
  • Partner with like-minded people
    • The people you work with should echo your own brand ethos, morals and practices
  • Build a community
    • Get the people around you to feel as passionately as you do about your goals… they will help you achieve them and together you’ll build a network with your new business at the center.
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Photography by Amanda Alessi

For more information or tips get in touch with one of our café consultants in our consultancy team at Grouch & Co. Contact us via the online inquiry form on the website www.grouchandco.com

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