Monday, May 27, 2019

Tips Open Successful Coffee Shop 2

- Take the time to find the right building

To be successful, you need the right location for your coffee shop. You probably want something centrally located, a place where people already gather, and a space that’s conducive to your vision. Jack Wilson, the owner of Radio Coffee and Beer, warns that finding this dream spot won’t happen overnight.
His team scoured city after city, scouting each location, even going so far as to count pedestrian traffic. He was looking for for a former restaurant space, so he didn’t have to remodel everything from scratch. Finally, one day when he dropped his keys on the sidewalk he noticed a tiny “for sale” sign in a former tavern window. After months of searching, he’d found his spot.

- Create a floor plan

A solid floor plan is vital for a coffee shop. You want customers to have space to form a line, employees to have the materials they need within reach to quickly make coffee, and a seating area that’s comfortable. It will take some time to produce a good floor plan, Wilson says.
“Walk yourself through every scenario you can think of,” he says. “If you’re making coffee, what needs to be near you? If you’re a customer, what do you want in a seating area? Visualize everything you can and start putting those ideas down on paper.”

Design your cafe floor plan online

Here are a few free websites you could use to kickstart your planning process. Once you’ve drawn up an initial sketch on paper, why not get it online and play around?
Autodesk Homestyler (free): This is probably my favorite of the lot. You can either start designing your floor from scratch, or choose from a gallery of designs and then personalize to bring your own look and feel into the picture. In fact, there’s even an option to experiment with real-world products and brands. When you’re done, share your design with your friends. They’ll be able to see it in 3D!
Floorplanner: This software is incredibly easy to use, with plenty of drag-and-drop furniture and other items to make your design look good. It’s clean and easy to use and displays your plan in both 2D and 3D. It can even be printed!
Gliffy: I’ve included Gliffy on this list because it’s a well-known diagram and flowchart application. If you’ve used it before for any of these things, you may want to give it a try, after all, the learning curve won’t be too steep. While you’re at it, you can even plot your SWOT analysis.
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