Posts Tagged "first steps"


Our “design process” started from day one. Even though we didn’t know what look we were going for, and were truly at an amateur level, we slowly started moving forward to build a vision we were excited about. This is what the process roughly has looked like for us and what we’ve encountered along the way, and though it’s happened in this order, it’s always a combination of going back and forth,...

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We came up with a menu back when we wrote the Products & Services section of our business plan, but we’ve definitely made edits along the way as we’re getting closer to what we actually see ourselves serving. Even though it’s still not final, it feels so good to see it come together! During our research phases of visiting coffee shops and reading different coffee start up books, we got a range of ideas of how we...

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If you can’t already tell, I’m more of a thorough person. My [Coffee Shop] Business Plan series is a few posts long with detailed checklists for each section. But if you’re more like my husband and would rather skip the intensive business plan, that’s okay too! Did you know you can do a one-page lean business plan? I know right, why didn’t I tell you before? Some entrepreneurs would say a lean business...

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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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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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