Posted by Cory List on 21st Apr 2014

​Help Doing Café Research?

Help Doing Café Research?

Being in business is a lot of work, especially if you are merely starting and have no definite experience in the industry. Always, give room for yourself to grow—your journey may be likened to someone learning a bike with training wheels. In the beginning things will difficult and you will not know what to do, but you will eventually gain a stable stance over things.

Whatever business you are looking to start, you need to write out a plan. By doing so, you are able to trace your path to progress. By planning the direction you will bring things to order. If you are starting a café, and find yourself at a dead end, right at the beginning, you can take the following tips to get things going:

  • Know what you need. Before even attempting to go out and start consulting different businesses, you should sit down and identify your needs. This should give direction and purpose to your endeavour. At least you will know where to start and you can keep on going from there.
  • Consult a business mailing list. While you can do this on your own, researching on the names and contact details of companies related to your business, you can save yourself some time and effort by acquiring a mailing list. You can purchase a list from a company and gain access to information about potential suppliers you could work with.
  • Hire a business consultant. If you want to be guided by a professional and find out trends, you can choose to work with a business consultant who can give you his insight about the business you wish to start. He can help you plan what your business initially needs to run, specific quantities to use and so forth.
  • Hire experienced staff. If you are not learned about the ins and outs of the business, you can employ an experience team or an experienced manager who can run the business alongside you. If you are thinking of building a café, you can hire an experienced chef or a restaurant manager with ample experience in the industry.
  • Buy your supplies and materials in bulk. Wholesale prices are usually set much lower so if you are buying your cutlery, crockery, cookware and glassware, it will be smart for you to buy them in bulk or even consider buying them all in one place so you can request for a discount.