Posts made in March, 2016


Planning an Exit Strategy Wait, we’re talking about the exit strategy already? Before we’ve even started? Yes, because you’ve got to plan for the end before you even begin!  You can’t start a business without knowing where you’re going, because decisions you make throughout either will or won’t support these goals. So what are things to consider in planning for the end? Here’s a great place to...

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Well, at this point we are officially a coffee shop business. Minus the coffee shop… but it’s a start! In fact, it’s pretty easy to become a licensed business here in Colorado and it can be done in a day. I can’t wait to share our business name and logo, but it’s not quite the right time yet– just be patient!! What does becoming an LLC entail? It will depend on where you live, but here are some...

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Our original idea has always been to start our coffee shop from square one with our own concept and vision… but there was the one time we almost bought a coffee shop. I had no idea where to start in the variables to consider with this decision, but for the short time period this option was available and running through our minds, I gathered some insight for future reference. These basic and introductory points are a good...

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Storytime! Sometimes I hold off on posting things that come up in this process while we’re in the midst of them, because it’s hard to describe your thoughts when you’re caught up in the whirlwind of things. It helps for the dust to settle and then look at it with a clear perspective, so I suppose now is a better time than any to tell you about the one time we almost bought a coffee shop! Know this post is less...

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I don’t know how starting a coffee shop normally goes, but this part [post-location find/pre build-out] has been the most complicated so far! I now understand why there aren’t a lot of online resources to prepare you for the technicalities of opening up a shop. They tell you the basics to look out for, and the importance of contacting the permit/licensing authorities involved, but how do you prepare for things you’re...

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