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Lets discuss “How to start a Business?”.

  1. I’d really like to start my own business, but I don’t know anything about the business world. Where should I begin?
  2. What are the best ways to start a successful private tutoring business?
  3. How do I start a landscape business?
  4. How do I open a coffee shop?
  5. How do I start a preschool?
  6. How do I start a preschool?
  7. What are the basic requirements to start a business like Flipkart from the zero ground level?
  8. How do I start an MLM business?
  9. What steps must all startups take in order to be legally established and open for business in the US?
  10. Is there any place in Asia that I could go and learn how to start an online business? Like a bootcamp or something like that?
  11. How do you start a tech support business?
  12. How do I start a business with $35 dollars?
  13. What is reseller hosting and how do you start a reseller hosting business? I already know the basics of reseller hosting but need more detail.
  14. How do I start a profitable eBay drop shipping business from a budget of 500$?
  15. What are the best online home business to start in 2018?

Case 1 | You like to start your own business, but you don’t know anything about the business world.

  1. StartUp Business | Design a Business idea yourself
    Luckily, it doesn’t take extremely long to start a business today. With the power of the internet, you can design a business concept and potentially be in front of a thousand customers within days of your business idea’s conception.

    You can work in a small business, say a retail shop. Get some experience, preferably in more than one role in that small business. Get under the skin and find out how it works, where the profit comes from. Take a year or more, then review how much you have learned, and whether you are suited to run something yourself. Along the way, you may notice a business opportunity you could make use of yourself.
    Get success formula in three simple steps-

    • Know your products/Services better than anyone
    • Know your targated customers, and
    • Have a burning desire to succeed
    Think of things you like to do, things you are good at, or problems you think you can resolve.. write them all down and think what products or services could be related to the things on your list.
    Do any of the products or services seem like a viable business?
    Could you monetize these things on your list?
    If so narrow your list down to what seems like the most viable concept. From there research, research, research.. competition, cost, ways to execute the idea, resources, any and all aspects of the idea. The more you read and learn about your concept the more insight you will gain on how to launch it as a business.

    Hi there, I have just started a type of work at home job with website Social Superstore – its great for fashion, foodies, pets and gifts. You create your own shop and earn revenue through UK retailers. I have really been enjoying it, check out the link, anyone can do it .I found it on Facebook and got a couple of links to show you what to do and how to make the most of it. If your interested I can always post them on here for you too! you can be as creative as you like by adding your own photos and making several shops for different things! I have a Christmas gift shop and baby shop.

    Every new business starts with an idea. Maybe there’s something you’re really knowledgeable and passionate about, or perhaps you think you’ve found a way to fill a gap in the marketplace. Wherever your interests lie, it’s almost guaranteed that there’s a way to turn it into a business.
    Once you’ve narrowed your list of ideas down to one or two, do a quick search for existing companies in your chosen industry. Learn what current brand leaders are doing, and figure out how you can do it better. If you think your business can deliver something other companies don’t (or deliver the same thing, but faster and cheaper), you’ve got a solid idea and are ready to create a business plan.

    Starting a business is not difficult. What you need to do is identify problems starting from where you stay to your country of residence, then provide solutions to those problems.
    With the internet, this can be very easy. As you start with forums and social media to identify major challenges faced by people.
    Secondly you should know that solutions you provide can come in two forms
    Product delivery
    Service delivery
    You can also leverage the Internet by building your online store or platform to deliver to target and deliver to a wider demographic more efficiently. This is not difficult too.
    So from henceforth, look out for problems you can solve. Listen to people around you, check up forums to see what they are complaining about. It could be anything, so far what you provide can solve a problem. You’re in business already.

    I agree! There is a lot of great information out there but at the end of the day, you’re usually still asking yourself HOW to actually implement everything. There are a lot of steps to the process. I like to group them into six stages:

    Hone in on your IDEA:

    • Creating a solid foundation upon which your business can grow
    • Getting realistic about your idea’s strengths and limitations
    • Learning market research musts

    Organize the basics of your BUSINESS:

    • Finding the right business structure
    • Defining your unique selling proposition (USP)
    • Outlining all legal implications

    Develop your OFFERINGS:

    • Specifically defining your ideal consumer
    • Broadening your money-making potential
    • Strategizing your sales

    Build your unique BRAND:

    • Capturing creativity
    • Creating a personality for your business
    • Designing graphics and brand standards

    Design a strong WEBSITE:

    • Designing a strong website inside and out
    • Crafting a strategic SEO strategy
    • Capturing email addresses for lead generation

    Strategize to MARKET:

    • Systemizing your social media
    • Figuring out the extent of your online advertising
    • Getting traffic, leads and customers to SELL YOUR OFFERINGS.
  8. Plan your business steps | Check list for setup a business
    From a legal perspective, you should begin from a business setup checklist.
    To start your business, you should take various legal steps in a certain order. You should, among other things:

    • Choose a legal firm for your business
    • Prepare corporate documents
    • Register your company with proper name according your business
    • Register with Government for Tax payment ie. GST, EIN
    • Register for federal, state, and local taxes
    • Obtain licenses and permits
    • Protect your intellectual property.
    There are many avenues to begin and could make your head spin in circles.
    I can only speak on what has helped me and my eCom business take off and become profitable.
    I was introduced to this webinar that should me certain tips and secrets on how to start/build my own online business from nothing. It totally helped me out and things that I thought I new how to start my own business, I didn’t.
    I was thankful for what I learned from the webinar and applied to my eCom business.
    The best part the webinar is FREE. If your truly serious in starting and don’t know where to begin. Take some advice and my opinion and watch the webinar. It will help and guide you and get your business started.
    One of the best feelings in the world is when I get a sales from my eCom store, i hear the Chi-Ching sound telling me I just got a sale.

  10. Online Business examples
    Actually, there are so many people don’t know anything about the business, but they do it very well in the near future. So, why not take this chance and have a try.
    There are so many business ideas without any money at all. You should just know some online business marketing knowledge and skills, that’s OK.

    • Online Store (eBay)You can also open an online store in the internet. Through some online marketing methods, you can operate the business very well, such as, blogs, forums, social media, SEO & SEM, articles, press release, B2B and so on.
    • Blogs with ads (Free)You can also build your own blogs for the specific products, such as, blogger/WordPress/LiveJournal/Tumblr/over-blog and so on. And do it better, then you can have get some advertisers’ attentions with text-link ads or from the good Adwords.
    • Join Affiliate Marketing (Free)Now so many companies have the affiliate marketing policy to pay certain
      commission for the affiliates, if you want to start the business without any money or risk, you can join the affiliate marketing. All you should do is to promote the products, and bring the customers to the companies. The more sales, the more commission you will get.
    • Drop – Shipping (Free)There is another way to start the business, that is, drop-shipping. Drop-shipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.
    Starting a business in today’s market is not difficult or complicated. You just need to figure out what type of business you want to start.
    First, I’d recommend an online business because it’s cheaper, easier and has several more benefits compared to a traditional business.
    While you don’t need experience to start, you do need to get the knowledge. Here’s a free training series where I share my most effective business models.
    There’s a lot of ways to start an online business, it really depends on what type of business you want. I always recommend to the students to follow your passions, think about what you love to do, what you enjoy or what you have experience in.
    You need to figure out what it is you want to do and start there. You do want to make sure there’s a market for what it is you’re going to do. A little research can go a long way.
    (1) Sell Someone’s Products
    For those of you that are new, affiliate marketing is likely one of the best ways to build a business. With affiliate marketing, you don’t need your own products and services. Find an affiliate program you like, sell their products and make a commission for each sale.
    Tip: If you plan to do affiliate marketing, stay niche specific.
    (2) Start A Store
    One of the most popular business models to use is Drop Shipping. If you use a drop shipping model, there’s several benefits as compared to other business models for ecommerce. With drop shipping, you have no inventory, no shipping requirements or no need for a big warehouse or rent.
    Tip: Keep your stores category specific.
    (3) Consulting
    Consultants can be found in every imaginable niche and market, giving you endless opportunities to start a business.
    If you have experience in a specific field and you can help get what people want, you’ll never do without clients. There’s business consultants, marketing consultants, weight loss consultants, real estate consultants and thousands of related fields.
    Tip: Be clear with your message and the value you can provide.
    The Opportunity Is There
    More importantly than anything, you need to realize you can build a business with no experience. I’ve built 3 businesses and I’ve seen students build many more.

    One major mistake people who want to go into business for the first time make is to listen to too many voices. Everyone will recommend something; go into farming… rear chickens…. sell ladies’ shoes or handbags…. sell vegetables….. Start a freelance beauty service business… A lot of those voices will simply confuse you.
    Be very careful otherwise you might exhaust all your resources as you try out different businesses. Money gets finished really fast when you don’t have a source of income so take care of EVERY coin.
    1. Never get into a business you know nothing about simply because someone has recommended it or is doing well at it. If you were given the work to cut down a tree, you would not rush to start cutting. No. You would take time to sharpen the axe first. Taking a week or two to do thorough research before you try out a business will save you a lot of money and heartache.
    Investing in acquiring relevant skills either by pursuing a short course or learning informally such as attending relevant forums or using online resources will increase your chances of success. Rushing to start without adequate information and while I’ll equipped is too costly.
    Learn about the need or gap you seek to fill, the market, who else is in the market and how they are doing, the challenges they face, etc. Listen to those who speak positive things and those who speak negative things about that business. You will learn from both.
    2. Be very slow in putting money into ventures you are trying out. Start small and grow. Anything new that requires you to spend a huge sum of money upfront is to be avoided. Don’t invest more than a third of your savings in any business.
    Selling other people’s products online is a great way to get started because you don’t need to spend money upfront for stock, premises, employees, office equipment, etc. All you need is a computer and reliable Internet connectivity and you are good to go. There are many different websites where you can sign up for free as an affiliate, identify goods or services you can be passionate about and get busy building a business. This article might provide extra tips about how to build an affiliate marketing business: How to make money online through affiliate marketing

    If you don’t know anything, the first step is to learn the basics. If you like a cheap, fats and easy business model, I recommend drop shipping and for that, I recommend the following Free course for your foundation:
    FREE 7-Day Drop Shipping Crash Course
    Discover what dropshipping is all about.
    1st Day
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    Learn how to find a profitable drop ship niche.
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    How to set up your dropship selling platform.
    3rd Day
    Supply It
    What suppliers are best and how to get approved with them.
    4th Day
    Optimize It
    How to optimize & customize your platform for best conversions.
    Day 5
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    How to quickly prove & validate your marketing for sales.
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    What key stats to measure to grow business & sales.
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    Finally, learn to scale & automate in your dropship business.

    Here is my side hustle which I spend around 4 Hrs/week to make $4000/mo
    I see many people posting about what business to start but no one really seems to explain HOW to start your business.
    Here I tried to outline the exact method I use to earn an extra $4000/mo. I hope that you can benefit from these ideas and reach your financial freedom.
    The best part is that this method requires only 4 hours/week to maintain. You put in an initial effort for a couple of months and then collect the fruits of your labor.
    Step 1 – Choose your Niche – I’m sure that you have something which you are passionate about. Based on that you can target people who are also passionate about that specific field. You should have a clear niche where you aim for a low amount of people who are very passionate about the niche you are selling in.
    If you are a parent, a great niche would be baby products. You might sell items which could make peoples lives easier.
    Your story is your biggest selling point, there are millions of stores around with the same products. It is the ones who have a better story to tell & sell, who wins the game.
    So, don’t just create a baby product store and expect people to buy, tell them your story. Tell them how and why your products matter.
    Step 2 – Create a store – I used Shopify to create my first store. Shopify basically is an e-commerce site creation platform. They have a very user friendly platform which you can use to create a functioning store in less than an hour.
    Of course you need to spend around 4–5 hours to make the store pretty and customized.
    Even if you don’t know how to do a minor tweak, there are many videos on Youtube which explains exactly how to do that.
    If you want to see an example store you can check the link in my bio. Also, you can message me if you need help creating a store like that.
    Step 3 – Find cheap products – Go to Aliexpress or Alibaba to find cheap products relating to your Niche. Attention, finding cheap products doesn’t mean that you should sell them cheap, it just means that try to keep your Cost of Goods as low as possible.
    You should be able to find a product which is $3–5 on these sites and sell them for $10–15 on your site. We will talk about this in a second.
    Also, DO NOT sell something which you don’t think is worth buying. The quality of your product is key to your success.
    Step 4 -Dropship – Drop shipping is a form of sale without inventory. You present the product you want to sell in your own BEAUTIFUL store and the customer orders the product. Now that you have the clients address and received a payment, you go to Aliexpress and enter your CLIENTS ADDRESS and ship the product there.
    Aliexpress handles shipping and you collect the profit in between, without even spending a penny on inventory.
    Step 5 – Market – There are few ways to market your store and the more ways you use the better.
    Promoting your store is the most important step in my opinion. You could have the prettiest store in the world but you won’t make a single sale unless there are people around to buy from you!!!
    Instagram account – This is a must. You have to have an Instagram account which adds at least 50 followers every day. Post 4–5 posts a day relating to your Niche and products.
    Facebook page – Here you will sell your story. Try finding people who are interested in the same niche. You want to create an environment where people are excited about your niche and your product will satisfy their needs.
    Influencers – There are many accounts on Instagram related to your niche which has +200K followers. You can send them an email which goes something like this. “Hi, I really like your content and feel like my products would fit very well with your follower base. How much do you charge for a shout-out.”
    They tell you how much it costs, and you send them the post you want them to share along with your URL which you want to attract traffic to.

How do I start an MLM business?

  1. How do I start an MLM business?

    It’s a fairly simple question. I’ve written a cool blog post about this and how to pick a perfect company.
    But you figure out what company has a product or service that you can really get behind. Something that will completely light you up from the inside out.
    A product you can see yourself taking over and over and telling the world about it because that’s how a lot of money is made.
    DON’T look at the money, compensation plan first. There will be a time and place for that. You need to get hooked on the idea that YOU can love a product so much, you can tell everyone about it.
    If you don’t your business for selfish reasons, you’ll always find yourself trying to get yourself going and you’ll be a con-artist. Most people can’t sell being like a con-artist.
    Find a great leader within that company.
    Of course, if you want the whole scoop, head on over here to my juicy blog post.
    The next thing is within that company is to find a leader who has demonstrated success and promptly do exactly what they teach you.
    Seriously, you’ll want to lock arms with someone that can prove results and the way you want them.
    For instance, you don’t want to get involved with someone that generates business by doing home parties if you want to do it online.
    Lastly, there are 5 more reason to join a network marketing company. Head over here to get them.
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    “The Live Networker”


    Originally Answered: What is the best way to begin a new MLM business?
    Have you already chosen a company to work with? Most companies have getting started training programs, and there is plenty of info if you google it. I would be happy to discuss further with you, if you’re open to that.


    Hi please read the following blog post Start an MLM Company to know about how can you jumpstart your own MLM Company


    If you really want to start your MLM Business then first you should know about what is MLM or multi-level marketing then you should go for it. If you are starting your MLM business without taking its basic knowledge then you will get losses in your startup. So take advice and learn about it and follow these top tips for MLM Software.


    Begin with ordered promotions as they are the most practical of all advertisements. Mail a direct mail advertisement handout and request shape out to individuals who react to your ordered promotions. Get back to individuals when they ask about your network marketing opportunity. Enlist merchants into your business on a progressing premise.
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    #1- declare your ultimate goal: toys, lifestyle, vacations, etc.
    #2- declare your “why” which is your motive emotionalized
    #3- determine how much money you will need a year to live that life
    #4- mathematically map out how you will achieve that income through your company’s compensation plan
    #5- Declare who in your active upline is actively growing and coaching and see if they will coach you.
    #6- Verbally commit to yourself (daily) that you will work this business, contributing a little bit every day, for a minimum of 2 years.
    #7- Never quit!!!


    1) Let’s start with where you’re starting from:
    What’s your experience as a distributor, owner, investor or executive in MLM?
    Second, give me an understanding of your REASON for starting an MLM.
    a) You have a product that you want to share with others
    b) You have a desire to help others find financial freedom
    c) You have a belief that you can create an MLM company better than other companies and you have a strategy to implement
    d) You have a desire to create a culture of people who can work together for a common cause
    The next steps are
    1) Know your resources (experts, finances, knowledge, contacts, etc)
    2) Develop a strategy
    3) Implement, adjust, improve


    Below are some of the important things you should need to know before starting your own MLM business
    First decide the products you want to sale and also. You should choose product which people may find useful and in demand
    Then decide about the MLM business plan which you want to launch. There are various kinds of MLM business available that includes Binary Plan, Uni-Level Plan, Matrix Plan and more. So choose the best plan that is profitable and done with the formalities
    Once you are done with all the formalities, next step is is to develop fully featured, secure and reliable MLM software and tools. You can hire reputable MLM software developers like AJ Matrix to assist you for MLM consultancy, MLM software development and IT service
    These are some of the important steps that you should do to start a MLM business. All the best for your efforts

    Ranvir Das
    Ranvir Das, Tech Head (2013-present)
    Answered Jan 8
    Well, starting MLM business is similar to that of starting any. Hence, you need to go through the same procedure. Therefore, you need to acquire GST number, registration number, ISO number, and all the other legal documents.
    The moment you acquire them all, you are good to go off. Hence, now you can launch your business. Now, successfully launching an MLM business doesn’t guarantee you the big achievement in it. Hence, you need to do the following things right, so that you can achieve great height in it.
    Here are the things you need to do right:
    1.Possession of online portal: Online portal is absolutely important to excel in MLM business. Hence, you must put a serious thought behind it, since having an online portal does help to a great degree to make join more and more number of people into it.
    2.Possession of software: Just having an online portal is important but having a software is equally important, since software is faster. And it can also be operated from everywhere. Hence, you must put some serious thought in possessing the MLM software.
    3.Integration of pin system: Pin is an integral part of MLM business. Hence, you can’t ignore it at all. In fact, e-pin or pin system is such kind of thing by which one can add user into it.
    4.Integration of e-commerce system: E-commerce is equally important as well in MLM system. Hence, you must have e-commerce in your MLM system. Needless to say, this does help you cause in the long run.
    5.Website replication: Website replication is also important in MLM business, since you want your new user to have his or her customized website; so that the person can personalize it.
    Following these 5 tricks definitely help anyone’s MLM business to a great degree. So, if you are planning to start a one, you just simply can’t downplay them at all. Therefore, you must have these tricks implemented in your MLM business and see the differences.

What are the best ways to start a successful private tutoring business?

  1. I am assuming that you wish to start seeing results of your marketing efforts quicker and for this reason I recommend you first look into traditional tutoring. Whilst you might be tempted to look into online tutoring, the customers and money will arrive much slower, which might discourage you.
    Both my parents and the parents of my wife have made a comfortable living off tutoring. They are all qualified teachers but moved on to tutoring as it offered a flexible career alternative with an almost guaranteed income and a lot less stress.
    I recently published an article on YFS Magazine answering your question in much more detail. There are some points which others have answered below, as well as other suggestions to really grow your business, if you wanted to.
    The key to tutoring is recommendations. If you are good at what you do then people will talk to other people and your customer base will grow. So before you focus on the glitz and glamour, of furnishing a classroom or spending money on marketing, focus on getting the information you will teach organised and be confident.

    There are many way to start your own private tuition business. At present there are many teachers who provide ib study tips to students to improve there study level.

    What kind of tutoring are you aiming for-offline or online because the your approach has to suit the particular mode. One thing is common for both, that is, your reputation as a teacher. This is specially true if you want to teach students from higher grade. Your strategy also depends on whether you want to teach yourself or employ teachers.

    Hi, you can create your own website so people can track you. You can make a short video to introduce yourself and your teaching abilities. You can have students to talk about you and share their experience. Create a Facebook page of your business and invite all of your friends to create awareness of your business and start a mouth to mouth approach so people will get to know you. At last you will have to create a system to manage your business and keep a record of your students details.

    There is two ways to startup as a tutor one is offline and other is online. In offline, you can start classes at your home or place where you want start by distributing flyers, by place hoardings or by mouth to mouth marketing.
    In online, you have to build a website or you can join an online tutoring marketplace like, where you can earn money by helping students for their studies, homework or assignments. You can also make money by uploading your old study documents.

    Having solid LOCAL online presence is very important.
    Since parents/students search online for tutors closer to their home, list your tutoring profile for fee in website like KidoServ ( which helps parents and tutors to connect locally. It is completely free for both parents and tutors. Worth giving try.
    Since tutoring business is very competitive and you need to competitive not only in price, but also in marketing in both traditional, social media etc
    Local flyers, craigslist, nextdoor may bring business in short term since they act like news feed and people tend to forget after some time. For long term, you have to build good online reputation with good reviews as single point of reference.
    Get good reviews under your tutoring profile like Kidoserv and use it as testimony for future clients.
    Also Word of mouth and friends, family reference is very important.

    Starting a private tutoring business takes a measure of planning, but you can typically start out on a budget and gradually expand your business over time.
    Starting a private tutoring business takes a measure of planning, but you can typically start out on a budget and gradually expand your business over time. Tutors are always in demand, to help struggling students keep up with their classes or to stimulate the minds of gifted students. Sometimes people even need tutors to help them pass important examinations or prepare for advanced education. You may eventually get so much business you have to hire other tutors to help you meet the demand.

    Congratulations on taking the first steps into starting your own tutoring business.
    There are several things to consider in the beginning. Here are a few to start with.
    I would definitely come up with a business plan, even if you don’t need much money to get started. It will help you assess the competition in your area, demand for lessons, how affluent certain areas are. You want to attract people who can pay a good hourly rate.
    Make sure you create your payment terms and a solid cancellation policy. You need to protect your income.
    Set up a website. Have a home page, lessons page, about page, testimonials page, contact page.
    Come up with a solid marketing plan. You need to try different strategies to attract students to your business. This is definitely the hardest part and you’ll need to put in the time for this, especially in the first few months. It generally gets easier as your student numbers grow. Create some business cards, flyers and set up an Adwords campaign to start with.

    Find your NICHE and run with it! That is the single best way to do it.
    Success in tutoring is the same as success in any other business setting…you find a pain point in the market and you alleviate it.
    If you see that there are certain geographies w/tutoring services that don’t cover certain topics or are overpriced, than market a lower price point or a specialization in those topics.
    If students at your university or high school are complaining about a particularly hard topic/subject, than focus your services on that topic/subject.
    If there are a bunch of independent tutors that are having trouble finding work, than use your network/sales skills to secure them work and take a % commission.
    Be sure to do your research, keep a pulse on the market, and when you see an opportunity be sure to go for it.

    Online tutoring is growing and is a great option for many learners and tutors these days.
    However, despite claims to the contrary, it can often take years to build a following online, but it is one of the most reliable ways to draw traffic to your site. I’ve had a few blogposts that have brought in thousands of viewers, but these have been inconsistent and unreliable sources of traffic. This blogpost for instance brought in a burst of 17,000+ viewers but the traffic was short lived and there were few conversions because the traffic wasn’t targeted
    It’s more important to build up streams of traffic that will grow steadily over time.
    What you want is a business where you can do what you love and help people in a meaningful way. You need reliable patrons to achieve this.
    Look into programs that will help you schedule posts to social media (e.g. like Hootsuite). Drive social media traffic to mailing lists and directly to your website. Don’t spam. Play the long game. Be patient.

    There is two ways to startup as a tutor one is offline and other is online. In offline, you can start classes at your home or place where you want start by distributing flyers, by place hoardings or by mouth to mouth marketing.
    In online, you have to build a website or you can join an online tutoring marketplace like, where you can earn money by helping students for their studies, homework or assignments. You can also make money by uploading your old study documents.

How do I start a landscape business?

  1. Create a promotional flyer with your services and contact information. Distribute it to every house you want to landscape. If you get any clients, you have started a landscaping company! If you don’t, you have started nothing….

    For starting any business money plays vital role. But in landscaping business creativity skills of art are also required. Plus deep knowledge of all basic material is needed. As Landscape Designer combine nature and culture to fulfil the space between landscape architecture and garden design.
    Bolton Landscape Design & Masonry is the Best Landscape Designer in CT. We have a way which demonstrate the breathe of landscaping talent.

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    Rick Fritzler
    Rick Fritzler, Willing to give the better, sometimes less popular answer. Business Designer
    Answered Sep 6, 2014
    Originally Answered: How do I start a small business doing landscaping?
    Look around you for small landscapes, find out from the owner what services would be most apealing to him/her for their small landscape. Determine which of those needs you are qualified to serve and go make them an offer.
    Or did you mean you wanted to keep your business small? Kind of a bonsai business, where you constantly pluck off anything that looks to be growing well…
    I guess you could do that. Anytime you find a niche that is really profitable, you could stop serving that niche. If one client started giving you too much business you could drop that client. That should keep your business small.
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    Christopher Soucy
    Christopher Soucy, studied Business & Engineering at Pelham High School (2018)
    Answered Apr 10, 2017
    Landscaping businesses are the most simple endeavors to start. It takes a small amount of capital to purchase some equipment (some of which you probably already have). The things you should have should include but are not limited to:
    ride-on lawn mowers
    weed wackers
    rakes (leaves and dirt)
    leaf blower
    trash bags
    weed killer sprays
    fertilizer and spreader
    These are some of the basic things that you should have that are relatively low in cost but you still need something to carry them. I recommend you get a cheap truck and trailer (not too cheap so it deters others) with some nice decals and your business’ name. You will also have to legally get your business a name, policies, etc. Hope this helped and I wish you luck!
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    Kit Veerkamp
    Kit Veerkamp, Principal at Ecological Design (2009-present)
    Answered Feb 24, 2017
    What do you know about landscape construction? If you have experience, get you license if it’s required in your state. If you don’t have much experience, go to work for a reputable company and learn every aspect of the business that you can, from estimating to installation. Start small so that mistakes don’t kill you and build a portfolio. Team up with a designer if you aren’t good at that, because most people want at least a basic plan to see what you are going to do. The ability to provide design/build services will set you apart from the average landscape construction business. Take pictures before, during and after your projects and put them in to a portfolio to show potential clients. Show up on time and do what you say you are going to do! And if there is a local Landscape Contractor’s Association, join it. And go to the classes and seminars they offer to advance yourself.
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    Scott Orton
    Scott Orton, Economic Activist – Grad School Reject
    Answered Jun 14, 2014
    Start with a Market survey of sorts, nothing more than a drive around your proposed market. What kind of homes are there? Are there lots for sale? How many appear empty? Banks who own homes occasionally hire landscapes firms to avoid homes looking too distressed, this prevents further loss in market value and keeps the neighbors happier. Real Estate agents want their houses to look great to get the best price. Lastly, residents who obviously have toys that take them away from the house on weekends are more apt to use landscape services, boats, jet ski’s, RV’s all indicate that the home owner might want his or her weekend for other activities.
    Check the local laws, you will need a business license and probably a resale number to avoid paying taxes on things like fertilizer and weed killers. If the laws are hard to understand, check with a lawyer, SCORE often offers this service for free, check for a local branch.
    Create a marketing plan for each group of potential clients. Update these often with testimonials as you add clients.
    Set up a budget and an accounting program, get help if needed.
    Make sure you have enough equipment to get started and the means to transport it.
    Offer seasonal services, spring cleaning, winter prep, etc.
    Avoid procrastinating, these things can be put off forever.
    Good Luck!
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    Jim Dalton
    Jim Dalton, Recovering stockbroker, now potter
    Answered Sep 18, 2014
    I had good friend in Charlotte, NC, who owned a very successful landscape business. I asked him one day how he got into the business. He said that he was laid off from his job as a low level manager in a retail store, a few days later he was talking to a neighbor, a lady who lived alone, and she asked him if he knew anyone who would mow her lawn. He replied that he would be happy to do it, but he would have to borrow her lawn mower, as he did not own one.
    They made an arrangement whereby he would mow her lawn regularly, and she would pay him a small amount. Another neighbor saw him working and asked him to do their lawn. He said that from the beginning, he was passionate about doing the best work possible. Even using borrowed equipment, he sweated the details. Sweep off the driveway and sidewalks, edge the lawn, trim the shrubbery, fertilize, water, and seed as needed. Always solicit feedback. “How did I do?”, “Is there anything else you need?”, “Do you know anyone else who might need me to work for them?”
    Fifteen years later, he was still doing the same thing, only now with lots of employees, a fleet of trucks and other equipment.
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    Brian McDermott
    Brian McDermott, I share musings, insights, expertise and experiences
    Answered Oct 20, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start a landscaping business?
    This I can answer with authority. At age 14, with significant — critical in fact — encouragement from and the full support of my mom, I started a lawn care service for elderly persons in my region. This wasn’t really an effort to create a business but it certainly was a business. Within a year I was engaged in landscaping projects and also building flower beds, and putting in gardens, designing and digging koi ponds too.
    It was a lot of fun and never felt like work. Although I didn’t continue this as a job/ business at age 18, I certainly could have and it would have been a very successful enterprise for me. Given this is your interest I’m assuming these activities are enjoyed by you and so, if that’s the case, you’re in for a very rewarding line of work and one that has much demand.
    First thing you need to do is identify all of your marketable services, which is determined by the equipment and tools that you own, or have available, and all of your skills and abilities — including the use of these tools and/or other equipment such as mowers, and if these are deliverable to a job site with a vehicle such as a truck with a trailer. Make a list on paper and save that document.
    Next, assess your strengths, weaknesses, limitations and constraints in all areas specific to you personally — mentally, emotionally, physically, social and financial as well, including your savings and cash available — and also specific to this line of work.
    Then, do the same for your enterprise-to-be — project what the strengths of your enterprise is likely to be the case; and what are the weaknesses of your enterprise; and what limitations and constraints apply.
    All of this is what tells you what you need to be doing, what you ought not to do, nor attempt to offer, how much capital is needed to get the business off the ground (pun not intended), where and what the liabilities are, who might be available to assist you/ your enterprise in one way or another, risks and costs, and much more.
    For example, here are a few personal strengths required for this line of work: a nonsmoker — if you smoke you’re going to be taking a lot of breaks to stop and smoke on the job, which decreases your efficiency, adds an hour or more time to the project for completion, not welcomed by the customer, who’ll see you taking these breaks, your discarded litter on their yard (your cigarette butts) presents a liability, etc — and having physical fitness and conditioning, including the ability to work nonstop without many if any breaks, attention to detail, meticulousness, a personable nature and excellent communications, etc.
    Business strengths include all of the equipment that is basic — a mower, weed abatement tools, shovel, work gloves and durable clothing, boots, pruning tools, a level, a vehicle for transporting these items to the job site, marketing and sales abilities, networking skills, etc.
    Invest the time right now to identify all of this and write it all down, not attempt to do so in your mind. These data form the basics of what will be your operational business plan and management that plays to your skills and skill sets, strengths and abilities, minimizes your limits, avoids the weaknesses you have, be honest with yourself, there is no room for any deception of yourself or else your business is doomed.
    You need to know yourself in order to know how to engineer, plan, build, develop, market, sell, direct, manage, deliver, and assure the success of all that you do via your enterprise. Its revenues, profits, customer service, risks, costs, liabilities, your satisfaction doing the work, etc all is determined by the decisions you make….
    And you want to make savvy decisions so that what you do, the services you offer, the way you structure your business, all operational aspects, etc— the entire business — is all specific to you personally and the business’ best interests, which centers on what the customers’ best interests are.
    Once you have all of this, the next consideration is who will you market and sell to? Identify this via an assessment of who is already providing this type of service and who are they catering to — think in terms of market segment and demographics; try to get into the mind of competitors so that you can understand their package of strengths, weaknesses, limits and constraints.
    That is what will give you the competitive edge not to mention reveal who and where your ideal target audience is and with that data, you’ll then be able to identify how to reach them and market your service.
    Then, all you need to do is follow through and let these people know who you are and what you offer, which could be door-to-door marketing if that is allowed/ legal and safe to do in your target market — soliciting is not the best way these days in some markets; and in some areas that can actually pose a risk to your safety and also how you are perceived as a business. If someone were to show up unannounced on some properties you could be shot at, yes seriously. So when you take into account the business risks, brainstorm every possible risk and avoid them.
    Back in my day, in the mid 1970’s I went to the senior centers, community centers, churches, the government offices, police dept, small businesses/ stores, and such to promote myself and pass out business cards with my name/ phone number. Those are very effective tactics because it gets word out to a large number of people via a single visit onsite and organizations not only allow but often encourage this sort of thing.
    So, identify if your target markets offer these opportunities for reaching them. Once you have a half dozen customers put your energy on giving them the best service and always, always, always do more than what you say you will do, without any additional fees/ charges. That will cement in your customers’ minds that you are an exceptional provider and the one whom they recommend to all whom they know.
    That word of mouth is exactly what you want and yet that is something that must be earned and continuously re-earned, never taken for granted nor a complacency setting in that puts that trust/ earned trust at risk. That word of mouth recommendation from satisfied and happy customers who are so ecstatic about the standard of work, work ethic and quality of work that you’re providing, will give you more customers than you can handle.
    Before you do any marketing however, be sure you obtain all necessary business registrations and licenses that provide the right to operate the business in that region. You may also need or would benefit from risk management strategies including liability insurance, in the event a homeowner/ property owner sues you for damages, etc.
    You have to convince people of the value of trusting you to deliver a service, and this is earned by the business and you both — as a business owner, you are the company; 100% of your actions and attitudes is a direct influence affecting how your business is perceived. Never forget that.
    Also, competition is usually fierce, because of the low costs of entering this line of work (most people have equipment/ tools already, thus don’t need to go buy them, which makes it easier for practically anyone to do this work). You’ll have to differentiate yourself in some way, ideally many ways.
    I wish you much success!
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    Alex Zorach
    Alex Zorach, Founder & Editor at RateTea (2009-present)
    Answered Apr 4
    Landscaping businesses have very low startup costs, because all you need is equipment, tools, sources of supplies (both tools and things like mulch), and expertise.
    I have done odd landscaping jobs, and I know a number of people who are not professional landscapers, who have made considerably more money than I have, doing isolated projects and odd jobs. It doesn’t take much to scale up from here. Scaling up organically minimizes risk, because you will be building a client base gradually, and you can get better at the work as time goes on, offering more services over time.
    I personally think that right now, there is a huge need for (and short supply of) landscapers who are more knowledgeable about plants and ecology, and who practice more environmentally-sound practices.
    The conventional landscaping business model harbors hidden risk.
    If you take the generic approach of “Let’s get a truck and attach a trailer with a ride-on mower, leaf blowers, and power trimmers and edgers and go from there.” you are going to be competing against all the generic landscapers in your area who already do this. These people already have a client base, name recognition, established employees or subcontractors, and experience. Competing against them will be hard.
    I also think that this business model is going to reach a saturation point soon (if it has not already done so) and see a steep decline. Several communities across the country have already banned gas-powered leaf blowers, most communities place time limits on lawn care, and some place decibel limits on sound produced by landscaping equipment, and I think these limits are likely to get stricter in the future. There is also a growing consensus in the younger generation about lawns themselves being damaging, particular the sort of chemically-treated monoculture lawns that a lot of these businesses promote.
    Because the way most landscapers approach their business creates a public nuisance (esp. through noise and kicking up of dust, and sometimes through spraying of chemicals which can damage plants on surrounding properties), it angers the public, including both residents (who may not be your clients) and people who may be working in an area or just walking in it or spending time there. Just because one homeowner wants to hire you doesn’t mean you can ignore their neighbors, especially if they may be at home when you’re running power equipment, or if you spray chemicals and there is any drift onto their property.
    Going into such a business is risky…not only are you competing against established businesses, you risk facing negative consequences to your business if the laws change or if you anger others in the community. Your business can rack up negative reviews from people other than your clients who may feel negatively affected by your business. You can be taken to court if you accidentally damage someone’s property (such as by herbicide drift; I’ve seen this happen), you can also be sued by unhappy clients, and in the case when you anger neighbors you may even risk being targeted by crime or harassment. I know a case in which a landscaper had the keys to their truck stolen by a neighbor who was angry about their use of loud equipment, and frankly, I am not convinced the neighbor was in the wrong. I have spoken with a number of people who harbor frustration and hostility towards landscapers. Neighbors and people can also vandalize your equipment, and if your standing in the community is iffy, you may find local police reluctant to prioritize investigating your case.
    If, on the other hand, you can establish yourself as offering a service that these conventional business models cannot — such as quieter equipment, zero-emissions services, services free of synthetic chemicals, greater knowledge of trees, shrubs, and perennial landscaping plants — you will not only stand out from these businesses, but you will protect yourself against harassment, vandalism, and unfavorable changes in local laws, through your positive standing in the community. You will probably also make more money.
    Knowledge of plants, especially trees, shrubs, and perennials helps.
    I am very knowledgeable about plants, and I find it easy to find work that pays $15 an hour or more, doing things like invasive plant control, and advising people about what plants to grow. Such pay rates are higher than most landscape workers are able to earn, except for a foreman or supervisor. I have seen a huge increase in the number of people willing to pay people for invasive plant control and consultation-type work in recent years; five years ago it was only possible to find volunteer work in this field, and recently, I’ve had enough options for paid work that I’m turning work away (this type of work is just a side-job for me).
    A lot of landscapers, frankly, don’t know much about plants, and as a result they need to do a lot of unnecessary work. For example, they plant shrubs too big for an area, and then those shrubs require repeated pruning in the long-run. This makes them more money short-term, if they’re getting paid by the hour, but it may lead clients to become unhappy if they believe or come to believe that they could be maintaining their property at a lower cost. I also have frequently seen landscapers plant plants not adapted to an area, and then some of them die or start looking unsightly. If the results are bad enough, it can result in unhappy clients, often requiring you to do free work to avoid a bad review, or worse, a lawsuit.
    Knowing more about plants can help your business’s bottom line hugely in the long-run. One of my friends ran a landscaping business for some time that was based on low-maintenance permaculture. Because she knew plants well, she was able to set up landscaping for a property that would thrive in the local conditions, look attractive year-round, and require minimal care. She was thus able to charge long-term maintenance fees lower than her competition, but work less, leading to her enjoying a higher rate of profit while her clients were more satisfied.
    In Summary
    It’s easy to start a landscaping business, and the safest and most risk-averse way to do it is by starting doing odd landscaping jobs that you already know how to do well, and have the equipment to do (or can easily buy the equipment to do), and then scale up the business organically, offering more services as you see demand and develop the skills to meet this demand.
    The conventional landscaping model, heavily reliant on gas-powered tools and sometimes synthetic chemicals, and low on knowledge of plants and ecology, is already close to being saturated as a market. It can also anger people, resulting in neighbors or others who may leave you negative reviews, or even harass you and steal or vandalize your equipment, and you can also face possible restrictions from changing local ordinances that could harm your business. A more ecologically-sound model, based on quieter and zero-emissions approaches, can both help you stand out from existing businesses, earning a higher hourly rate, and help you maintain a more positive reputation in the community, protecting you from sudden or unexpected loss and ensuring your business can be profitable long-term.
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    Larson Laing
    Larson Laing, Owner/President at Avara Group (2015-present)
    Answered Apr 19
    Starting a landscape business is one of the easiest businesses to start in most cases as it can be started with very little capital however keeping one operational, profitable and legal can be difficult. Start off by creating a business plan that includes market detail, cash flow projections, competitors and market cap. This will give you a good grasp on what your market can bare and give you a perspective on wether or not you have potential to stand out.
    The industry is changing from the old way of landscaping and the new way. The major differences are social media, branding and marketing. Keep your name broad so your company has the potential to expand into different markets. For example: AVARA LANDSCAPING, AVARA PROPERTY CARE, AVARA DECKS & FENING… You will have the apabilities of expanding into new markets in the future and not be tied to your name.
    Once planing stages are complete, start looking to obtain your proper licensing and insurance needs. Register your business with your city and the license Beuro and obtain liability insurance of around $2,000,000 which is typically standard. It’s also time to start looking for accountants and a little later on lawyers, depending how you set up your company. For accountants, they can do bookeeping, payroll and year end financials and government reporting. It’s good to pay for a decent accountant but they should be saving you wherever they are charging. For example: if they are charging you $6,000 for the year, they should be looking to save you at least $6,000 a year in other ways in forms of tax deductions, tax benefits or business advice. For your first year, you might be inclined to take care of your own books using Freshbooks or Quickbooks, just make sure you are on top of your numbers! Just keep your business legal and off of the grovernment radar as much a possible (play by the rules)
    Next is marketing. My opinion, the most effective way for marketing is social media/google, trade shows and door hangers. For social media, host contests such as like, share, tag a friend. This technique has gained us a decent following in our area and has gained us a lot of views mainly on Facebook and Instagram. Spend the money on a website and apply google AdWords on your website. This will eventually increase your organic ranking on where your website is placed on search engines and you will show up near the top depending on competition in your area.
    Trade shows can be great to get your name out there but it depends on the booth prices in your area. Ideal space for us is a 10’x30’ booth to host a creative landscape scene filled with grass, patios, water features topped off with furniture and a bbq. This typically cost us around $1,700 in our area but makes us stand out, gets the name out there and most importantly puts a name to the face. This usually pays itself with the first or second client depending on your
    Two main things for paper marketing material is door hangers and business cards. When creating door hangers, design them so they can have the door hanger part cut off and you an use them as a flyer to hand out at trade shows for example. Once tradeshow season is over, take them out to your target areas where you wish to do business.
    Once you start getting calls, offer free estimates for the first few years until customers get familure with you and your name. Eventually you can offer free consultation, which giveaways the client an hour of your time and you can give a ballpark number. If they want something more solid, you can charge $25 for an estimate. This helps eliminate the “tire kickers”…
    Landscaping is a very Cash flow demanding business so make sure you KNOW YOUR NUMBERS. Top two reasons landscaping businesses fail, they don’t know what it cost to run their business, or they are any licenced/credible… A rule of thumb is material cost multiply by two to get labor and add your gross margin. This may be high in some areas or really low in others so do your due diligence… example: material: $1000 x 2 = $2000 (material costs and labour) x 50% = $3000 estimated project cost. Generally overhead is 30%-40% of your gross margin and profit can be around 7%-18% depending on the services you offer and volume of your highest margined/profitable service. You might be able to get this in your area but it all deepened on how the other landscape companies are doing… lots of undercutting in the landscape business so again, do your due diligence and stay on top of it! Don’t expec to make 20% profit your first or maybe even your second year as you will most likely need to adjust your prices to compete with other landscapers however, don’t take the project if you know you’re going to lose money. DONT BE DESPERATE! Let the other landscaper you’re are competing against loose money… Another good tip is to plan for a contingency of 3% – 5%.
    Ask for a 50% deposit, 40% progress bill and 10% due upon completion. The deposit will pay for materials and most of labor just in case things go sideways, you at least have most of your expenses covered. Be sure to follow rules in your areas as some laws prohibit contractors asking for deposits. If this is the case, do phase or progress billing. Note: don’t expect to be noticeably profitable or efficient until year 3–5.
    You’re ready to put shovels in the ground, great! Before you do, make sure you have a signed copy of the Work order/estimate to complete work. Also make sure you have proper permits, contacted call before your dig and have notified your clients and the city you are starting work. A good gesture is to also notify neighbors a few days before hand. Hand them a business card in case they are having any issues during the construction or more importantly, in case they need any work done. You’re already in their neighbourhood, now they have a person to contact. Chances are, if they are looking, you will the first company trey contact.
    For the first year, you’re most likely going to need to sub out subcontractors to help you if your focusing in the landscape construction sector. This includes skid steer work, hauling, and maybe even patio pavers. Don’t be afraid to mark up work on your subs to your clients. Typically 18% on top of their invoice and if that’s too high, ask the sub if he can knock off 5–10% off his invoice to make it competitive. After the first year, you will notice you didn’t make a lot of profit as it went to paying out subcontractors so you will be tempted to buy equipment (skid steers, trailers, trucks, etc) make sure you plan accordingly for these purchases… Lots of landscapers will take deposits, think they are rich or off to a good start, go buy equipment with that deposit and might be able to ride it out till the end of the year if they were accurate with their cash flow/income for the year. If you didn’t, then you have new skid steer but no money at the end of the year to complete the last project. Remember, cash and cash flow is king. When buying equipment, make sure to plan and get a grasp of how the year actually looks… Don’t forget maintenance, insurance and gas. Your liability with equipment goes up quite drastically. All it takes is a hourly paid employee to take out a clients wall, gas line or even worse a fibre optic line. Plan for all scenarios and risks when buying any piece of equipment and determine that true cost for that piece.
    Employees… Employees are going to be a learning curve to try and lead. Even if you had supervised a team before, it’s even worse after you are dealing with your numbers which is ultimately your livelyhood… There is no right answer of who makes a better candidate… You can hire a trained person that is coming over from XYZ landscaping, but he might bring drama/baggage and improper training and will most likely want to be the highest pay on your team. This can go either way (good or bad) OR hire a person that is willing to learn, you can teach them the way you want it done and they don’t expect to be the highest paid member on the team but typically require a lot of attention so they can learn. Again can go either way. Best thing to keep in mind is don’t hang on to bad employees for too long and to make the best attempt you can to keep the good employees without them taking advantage. Put the hammer down and let them go if you must. The landscaping season is too short for a wrecking ball to stick around for 3 months. In most places, that’s half of your season. If thy aren’t grasping it the first month in, don’t waste their time and more importantly yours! If you find people you genuinely want to keep. Invest in their learning. Great quote in this case: what happens if you invest in someone and they leave? More importantly, what happens if you don’t invest in them and they stay? Send your genuine team members seminars, training courses or order lunch to the job site. Team moral is big now a days. If they know you have their back, they will work harder to have your back. This does not mean becoming friends with your employees! There is a fine line that will take practice for you to figure out… A few years in, consider a bonus program. If they finish projects within budgeted days, consider paying them a bonus for that quarter. This will guide them to be efficient on their sites, reduce the amount off call backs and increase moral. Pay this out per quarter not per job inside their is a call back. Lastly, pay yourself first!
    Make sure you keep your word to your clients in terms of schedule, quality and professionalism. Some factors you can’t change is weather or product delays… Also remember you can’t please everyone… be prepared for clients not to pay you. Make sure you stay professional, record every transaction and if you’re in the right, go after what you think is yours. Seek legal advice, don’t go tear up the clients yard, don’t threaten to sue until you know where you stand. Typical options are debt collectors, lien property or sue if the dollar is high enough as it’s the most costly of the three… always have money saved in the bank for these exact situations!
    Now your making money and numbers are going through the bank. BAM, winter hits and the landscaping season is over. Be sure to plan 3–6 months ahead of you especially in the commercial markets. Start figuring out snow contracts, Christmas lighting, snow hauling perhaps renovation (if you’re into that). If you bought that equipment make sure you keep it moving otherwise your cash will be eaten up in winter paying for you go live, insurance and your Netflix subscription…
    Personal advice, keep your balance with family, friends, business and your personal self. Also, if you’re wanting to take the glory for your success, make sure you take the fault of your failures as this will give you a better perspective. The means not to blame everyone (government, economy, employees, clients etc) you are ultimately the person in control of this ship. You are responsible for the day to day operations and everyone on board.
    Hope this helps! Takeaways: Cash and cash flow is king, make relationships with your suppliers and even your competitors, keep up to date with technology and marketing, pay yourself first and the major thing is, you cant please everyone so do honest work and karma will come around eventually. This should help any landscapers for the most part in whatever sector you’re in. Lawn care or full landscape construction.
    Have fun! Make sure you enjoy this industry before you start so you can stick through the rough patches. Trust your gut, just start but at the end of the day it business. As with any business, high risk, high reward. Be prepared to brace failure and rejection.

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    Peter Baskerville
    Peter Baskerville, Founded, owned and managed over 15 cafes and made over 100,000 cups of coffee.
    Answered Jan 13, 2015
    Most people, including me, start a coffee shop or any business for that matter, by just doing what comes next. See, once you make your first commitment to starting a business, the next step pretty much materializes as does the third after the second and so on. But having opened 15 coffee shops in Australia and now being asked to answer this question, I will reflect on the process that I followed and write it here for interest sake, not necessarily as a path for you to follow in building yours. I trust that you will bear in mind that this article is based on my experience in Australia, which may or may not reflect the process to follow in your country. Either way, I will try to answer the question as generically as possible, making it as appropriate as possible for all jurisdictions.
    This answer is rather long-winded because so to is the process of starting a coffee shop, but here is the really short version:
    Step 1 – Make a real personal cost commitment.
    Step 2 – Decide on the style of coffee shop
    Step 3 – Find a suitable location
    Step 4 – Negotiate and execute an appropriate lease
    Step 5 – Build the infrastructure according to your selected style and architect’s drawings
    Step 6 – Prepare the premises to trade
    Step 7 – Set up your opening day offer and open.
    In this answer I will assume that you are planning to do what 99% of independent coffee shop proprietors do, which is to lease empty premises in which to build a coffee shop business. In the interests of time I will focus purely on the process, not on what I have discovered to be the ‘best practice’ in each step. One good step before even continuing with this rest of this article is to read what I have discovered about Why do most café startups fail?
    Unlike other businesses there is not much pre-planning that you can really do because central to all coffee shop plans is the type of premises and location which you currently haven’t yet found or secured … and as you will see later, it’s not that easy to find one and when you do find one, it is highly likely to change your original plans anyway.
    So what is the first step?
    Well, it’s going to be different for each person, but the outcome is that same – commitment. Nothing will happen without it. Your own brain won’t even believe you are serious until you take an action that is irreversible in terms of personal cost.
    In my first business it was spending money registering a trading name, but once I had spent that money it was going to be a complete waste if I didn’t go ahead with opening the business. It wasn’t a lot of money but it was enough to turn a day-dream and hope into the beginning of a reality. Yours might be visiting an accountant to discuss the financial and business structure arrangements or pay to speak with a mentor, consultant or business coach about your concept and budget or take a trip to the bank to organize the necessary finance or engaging a draftsperson/architect to sketch out some plans to document your concept. Taking a step like this proves that you are serious and will help validate or otherwise, your views about the scope of the venture.
    So step 1 – Make a real personal cost commitment.
    OK, you’re in. We’re going to do this. Now what?
    Well I’m assuming that you have at least looked around at the various competitors in your chosen market and decided on the style of coffee shop that your think will be successful in this market. The style can range from a hole-in-the-wall takeaway espresso bar to a full commercial kitchen serving 100+ seats or any configuration in between.
    The decision in this regard has a lot to do with (1) available finance (low = espresso bar, high = 100+ seat) (2) expertise level (low = espresso bar, high = 100+ seats) (3) availability of appropriate premises (small = espresso bar, large = 100+ seat) and your own views on which style will be the most successful in your market, given your skills, knowledge and resources. In terms of building a coffee shop for financial success, I would first direct you to this answer I wrote previously What’s the secret to a successful coffee shop? You will see in this article the coffee shop style that I found was the most financially successful in the Australian market.
    Early in this process you should have determined and registered the name and domain name of your coffee shop, designed the logo and chosen the corporate colors that you want to represent your coffee shop’s brand.
    So step 2 – Decide on the style of coffee shop
    OK, so you have the right amount of finance and expertise for the style of coffee shop that you have in mind and you believe that it will be financially successful in your chosen market. Now what?
    Well, now comes the hard bit … finding a suitable location. Chances are you won’t find one. What you will find are locations that you will just have to make suitable. Possible locations range from small footprint Central Business District (CBD) locations to large spaces set aside in a big shopping centers.
    The trouble is, competition for suitable locations is fierce. Not just with other independent coffee shop proprietors, but with the big end of town as well. Banks, telecoms, fashion chains, fast food or even café chains … the list goes on. If it’s a good location for a coffee shop, it will also be a good location for other businesses as well, and I’m sorry to break this news to you, but a small independent coffee shop proprietor ranks close to the bottom of the list in terms of significance.
    When you do find an available location that a landlord is prepared to lease to you, then you will generally need to revisit and revise your original business model because of the changes caused by the differences in the target market, shop size, shop utilities (ventilation, trade waste, fire systems, air-conditioning), floor plan layout and surrounding competitors.
    So step 3 – Find a suitable location
    Having found a location that you can make suitable plus found a landlord that is prepared to lease it to you, then comes the next step of – negotiating an appropriate lease. This is a two staged process (1) negotiate the commercial terms (2) document and execute a lease that includes these commercial terms. While a lawyer is essential for (2) they will generally expect you to know what you are doing in (1). If you don’t, then make sure you have engaged an experienced mentor, consultant or business coach to help you.
    Now remember, you will be under pressure here to make the negotiations and decisions in a timely manner due to your status on the significance list. This is a good time to prepare a revised total budget for the venture to ensure that you have sufficient capital before you commit yourself big time. It might also be good to allow at least an additional 10%+ for the contingencies that you just can’t see at the start of any project.
    It is also important at this point to ensure that statutory authorities will allow the premises to be used as a coffee shop. So check this out now as well as get a clear understanding of the specific regulations relating to the fitout of a food businesses in this area.
    You will be expected to reach a ‘heads of agreement’ or ‘intention to lease agreement’ with the landlord’s representative (typically a real estate agent), backed by a non-refundable deposit from you that is usually equivalent to one month’s rent. Important terms to get right in stage (1) is the rent amount, lease term (including options to renew), allowable usage and trading times, amount of the outgoings, rent free period for your fitout time, landlord contribution to leasehold improvements (if possible), rent increase provisions and assignment conditions in case you want to sell your business and assign the lease to the new owners at some future stage.
    At this point you will need to determine the entity that will enter into the lease agreement. This will depend on what your funders and accountant have determined earlier in the process. It may be just you as a sole proprietor, a partnership or a company or another entity type depending on the laws in your country. The execution of the lease will usually require the payment of legal costs + a rental bond (typically 3-6 months’ rent), so be ready with some hefty up-front cash before you even get to take possession of the premises.
    It may be prudent at this point to get your lawyer to have your lease interests in the property noted on the lands title documents that are held by government departments and statutory authorities.
    So step 4 – Negotiate and execute an appropriate lease
    After the lease is signed and executed, the clock is now ticking. Every moment you waste now is running down your rent free period and will soon start running down your working capital which hopefully you will have in the bank after you open to fund the losses over the 2-4 months that it is likely to take for your coffee shop to break-even.
    As soon as it looked like that you were going to secure the lease you should have had your mentor, consultant or business coach map out the floor plan and create a capital expenditure and working capital budget for the venture. At this point you need to become or engage a builder or project manager or shop fiter who will start with a floor plan and architect’s drawings that are based on your chosen coffee shop style.
    Trades to be engaged include a plumber, electrician, plasterer, tiler, graphic designer/sign writer, fire systems expert, air-conditioners, exhaust ventilation experts (with a commercial kitchen), painter and stainless steel installers. You will be called on to select equipment, furniture, furnishings and fittings as the shop fitout rolls on. As a rule, fitouts go from ceiling to floor and from back of house (kitchen) to front to house, with someone coordinating the trades to ensure minimal downtime and maximum efficiency in construction.
    Of particular importance to a coffee shop is the equipment and ergonomic setup of the area that will house your espresso machine and grinder and allow your barista to work effortlessly. Being such a busy area and one that generates a significant part of your revenue, it is important to get this area right.
    About this time, if you are planning to use the footpath for seating you will need to make the necessary application for approval (if necessary) with the statutory authorities in your areas.
    So step 5 – Build the infrastructure according to your selected style and architect’s drawings
    As the infrastructure build is coming to an end you need to then be preparing the premises to trade. The first step is cleaning up after the trades people, removing the protective coatings from equipment as well as removing the wayward splatters of paint and plaster on everything and getting the premises up to food-grade cleanliness.
    This is a good time to be interviewing staff and engaging them in this cleanup and pre-opening preparation process … nothing like a staff bonding and staff attitude test in a general cleanup exercise.
    You will also need to decide on your utensils, crockery and cooking accessories with your cooks and kitchen staff as well as deciding on your take-away packaging, particularly how you will sell your take-away coffees as this may make up a big part of your revenue. (This is a good stage to be deciding on your advertising strategy for your opening.)
    Once the premises is up to food-grade cleanliness, it is important that you re-engage with your statutory authority to get the necessary approvals or notices of adjustments to the fitout, that are required to open your business. Towards the end of this step you will be taking to potential suppliers in the area who will have been watching your fitout with interest, so you probably won’t need to go out looking for them.
    So step 6 – Prepare the premises to trade.
    With staff busy cleaning/testing equipment and armed with your statutory authority approvals, you will now need to focus on your opening offer and opening day. So you will need to decide on your starting assortment of products that will be sufficient to satisfy your initial customers without creating huge complications for your as yet untested systems, staff and equipment.
    At this point you will be executing on your opening advertising strategy as well as your pricing strategy for both your opening and the ongoing establishment of your business. You will be deciding on how the products and prices will be displayed. There are various strategies to use when opening a new coffee shop but regardless of the strategy you choose, the opening day eventually happens and you get to start your own independent coffee shop.
    So step 7 – Set up your opening day offer and open.
    There you have it. Pretty much the process I followed in the establishment of the numerous independent coffee shops that I started during my business career in Australia. You might also get some value from the other questions I have answered here on Quora relating to coffee and coffee shops here What you should know about coffee and cafes and here What common things do people forget about, or completely mess up, when planning to setup a cafe/restaurant business?
    If you want to know my opinion on the ‘best way’ to do any specific part of this process, you could always ask that as a separate question on Quora and include me in the “Ask To Answer” if you want.
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    Alex Flow
    Alex Flow
    Answered Jun 4
    Most of the people can not imagine their mornings without a cup of coffee; some prefer to enjoy its taste even in the evening.
    If you own a cozy coffee shop, that type of business can bring good enough profits. But what’s the way to go to open a good-quality coffee stand with a delicious drink and a variety of desserts?
    You can go three different ways:
    Buying a franchise. In a few words, it is the ability to run a business under a well-known brand (trademark) in a specific location on the basis of an agreement between a franchisor and a franchisee. All the essential business decisions are made for you.
    Purchasing an existing business. Buying a ready business is an excellent alternative to creating a company from scratch. This option will require a large number of different inspections. To avoid mistakes when buying a business, collect as much information as possible. Make sure the business is profitable enough to go further.
    Opening a business from scratch. This option requires much time, efforts, and attention. At the same time, it offers much more freedom and flexibility. Here you control the process, make decisions and take responsibility for any action performed.
    Let’s pay more attention to the coffee shop from scratch and discuss the main steps how to start a coffee shop successfully.
    The main steps to open a coffee shop
    Learn as much as possible about your industry
    You might ask yourself, “How do I open a coffee shop?”, “How do I open a cafe?” or “How much does it cost to start a business?” Nobody is born with the expertise of opening a business. Starbucks owner is not an exception. He did not launch his business knowing absolutely everything about running a coffee shop. Everyone needs to get this experience and acquire the necessary knowledge from somebody somewhere. And that is fine.
    To be a successful entrepreneur, it is not enough to have ambitions only. It is necessary to learn and research all the time, to learn some new tendencies in your business area, to investigate someone else’s experience. If the entrepreneur follows this rule, he moves forward.
    Evaluate your skills and knowledge you have and decide on where you need to invest time and energy to open a successful coffee shop. Communicate with other owners of coffee shops, ask questions, research. Attend coffee events, seminars, workshops, trade shows. Visit your local coffee shops, take a cup of coffee, sit and observe. This is a good investment into your knowledge base.
    Think over your vision and make a business plan.
    Choose a location.
    Working with a local broker to find a perfect place for your coffee shop will save your time and energy, but make sure you are aware of the fee 7-10% of the total lease costs.
    The coffee shop should be in a lively place. It is best in the business or student area, close to major transport stations, in a large shopping center. A quiet area should not even be considered as an option: the coffee shop will be paid off with a high number of daily visitors.
    Check out if there are many vehicles or people pass by this place within a day. People are always looking for good-quality food and drink, and your coffee shop will have a good chance of building a loyal clientele if it is in such a high-traffic area.
    You can open a small coffee shop on an area of 50 sq.m., but for a larger place, you need 100-150 sq.m. You will need enough space for drinks and selling, separated from the hall by a coffee shop counter.
    Think about your brand identity.
    Interior design and equipment.
    Look at some popular coffee shop styles below.
    Ecostyle. There is not much fresh air in a big overcrowded city. Surround your visitors with greenery, wood, and upholstered furniture in pastel colors to cool their overloaded brains.
    Minimalism. The minimalistic interior is clean, spacious and simple: painted white walls and a color touch of some particular detail, for example, mint green lamps. This design creates an atmosphere of freshness and allows guests to focus on the delicious drinks and warm talks.
    Loft. Subdued lighting, warm colors, a lot of wood, brick, and iron — these are the hallmarks of the Loft style. Despite its simplicity, industrial urbanism requires a professional approach of the designer – otherwise, your coffee shop risks becoming a dump of industrial waste.
    Vintage. Vintage is an excellent solution if you want to emphasize the reliability and old traditions.
    A coffee shop is quite a liberal place, so you can express your imagination in its design and implement all your coffee shop ideas.
    The place for coffee brewing can be decorated with a bar counter or a beautiful showcase for desserts. Do not forget to buy the right dishes. Each type of coffee is served in a special cup. Coffee equipment and equipment for a kitchen is quite a costly part of the business plan. Since your guests will be coffee lovers, you will not be able to save on the quality of coffee shop equipment. Each type of grain needs its own coffee grinder. You can cooperate with the local suppliers to provide you with coffee shop supplies, including a coffee machine or professional coffee grinder.
    So, you will need refrigerators and freezers; a coffee machine and several coffee grinders; a mixer; a juicer; a microwave and oven for baking; a cash register; mobile terminals for waiters, and necessary furniture for the kitchen.
    An indispensable condition for a good coffee shop is a rich selection of coffee, so the range must include cappuccino, espresso, latte, americano, mocha, ristretto, etc. The further range and menu of the coffee shop depend mainly on the desire and imagination of the owner.
    !!!!! Marketing
    Start marketing before you officially open your coffee shop. Your business needs to be advertised to be popular and make a profit.
    Make sure you create a profile of your coffee shop in all the popular social networks. Drop off some free coffee to local businesses with a flyer that promotes your opening day. Advertise yourself on TV and radio, invite famous food bloggers and influencers to try your coffee and enjoy the atmosphere of your fabulous place.
    Public surveys show that 70% of consumers trust brands that have their own websites or social media pages. On the website, you can publish a menu, photos of the interior of the coffee shop, workshop events, etc. You can also have a coffee shop blog on your website.
    Visit Website Templates | Web Templates and take a look at a great number of the Coffee Shop Templates and Themes. They are extremely simple to install and configure, and they do not require a big money and time investment.
    Let an experienced TemplateMonster team create a beautiful website at an affordable price. You only need to provide your project information (compatible hosting and login information) to get started. Typically, installation is completed within three hours, and you will be able to test your website after.
    You can read more information here: How to Open a Coffee Shop?.
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    Rhian Wolfe
    Rhian Wolfe, Senior Marketing Executive at Adept Media
    Answered Feb 9
    Considering that you already have sufficient funds, here are other things you should consider:
    location. As every business go, your location is important
    Your Cafe design. This matters more than you think. Do you want a sofa? or is it for people to come and go?
    Your menu. What do people in the area like? Or what do you want to have in your cafe?
    Here are some list of common vendors for a cafe:
    Payment systems and inventory management
    When it comes to payment systems, it’s no longer enough to just have a cash register. The pervasiveness of mobile devices and on-the-go payment options such as mobile wallets have fuelled customer demand for payment systems that are cashless, efficient and easy-to-use. Even cashless payment options such as the credit and debit card is slowly being dropped in favour of mobile payment methods. As such, it’s important to source for a reliable payment systems supplier that can offer you point-of-sale (POS) technology that can cater to cashless and mobile payments.
    These POS technologies not only speed up the payment process by its ability to accept all forms of payment, it also comes with inventory management capabilities that prove to be really handy when making orders for café business supplies. Some POS technologies are also capable of managing staff attendance and payroll, leaving café business proprietors plenty of time to focus on other matters. It’s important to select a vendor that offers great after-sales service to ensure that you have easy access to assistance in the event of a system issue.
    Staffing arrangements
    If you’re running a café with limited space and offer a small number of dishes on the menu, you probably don’t require much in terms of staffing numbers. However, bigger cafés would naturally require a higher number of wait staff, chefs, as well as general helpers. In this case, it’s good to be aware of the many types of software out there that could make it easier for you when it comes to hiring reliable help. Software such as HigherMe significantly improves the efficiency of the recruitment process, giving you one less thing to worry about. It boasts features such as mobile-friendly online job applications, an applicant tracking system, customised application and assessment features, SMS-based interview scheduling, and even paperless onboarding. For a café’s daily operations to run like clockwork, it’s essential to have reliable staff members, and investing in software that covers all your staffing needs is one of the best things you could do for your café business.
    Food and drink
    For a café business, it’s especially important to source for a supplier of good coffee beans and tea leaves, as coffee and tea would inevitably be the highlight of your café business when it comes to beverages. To reduce costs when sourcing for these commodities, it’s good to buy in bulk. Coffee comes in bags, bottles, packets and pods, and feature different roast levels such as light, medium, dark and extra dark. Some variants also come with a number of flavours like chocolate, french vanilla and hazelnut, so be sure to understand the preferences of your customers and offer them a healthy selection of beverages. Do take note that customers have differing dietary requirements and may want options such as decaffeinated coffee, or even sugar-free and kosher. It’s also important to ensure that the meals you serve are top notch.
    Studies show that future food trends going into 2020 will include local sourcing, fresh produce, healthy eating and an emphasis on authentic items. So, if your restaurant business is looking to impress today’s discerning diners, it’s important to have a steady supply of fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products, with the occasional seasonal ingredients. As with coffee beans and tea leaves, you can keep the costs for purchasing fresh produce low if you buy in bulk from local farmers. They are usually able to give you a steady supply of fruits and vegetables at lower prices. Buying from local farmers also means that you get the freshest daily produce, something that can make all the difference in the food you serve.
    I hope this helps!
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    Graham Douglas
    Graham Douglas
    Answered Aug 1, 2013
    Originally Answered: Opening a coffe shop, what works best with coffee shop? Any crazy ideas?
    Good Coffee.
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    Boyd Thomson
    Boyd Thomson, Entrepreneur, yogi, cyclist, nerd.
    Answered May 19, 2015
    Originally Answered: What is the best way to open a coffee shop?
    Find a fabulous location in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Lock in your lease at a great rate.
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    Fivyolen Qiu
    Fivyolen Qiu, works at AIESEC
    Answered Oct 26, 2015
    Originally Answered: I’d like to open a cafe. What should be my first steps?
    Connection and partnership. That’s how you should do.
    Promotion too, that’s important.
    Make the society know that your cafe is opening really soon! If its in Indonesia, I’ll be glad to be the first comer xx
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    Bryant Hughes
    Bryant Hughes, works at Wall Street on Demand
    Answered Nov 21, 2015
    Originally Answered: I’d like to open a cafe. What should be my first steps?
    Writing a business plan is always a good start. A business plan should cover all the major areas of your business you’ll need to consider, and will make you think about some questions you maybe haven’t yet.
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    Harvey Kravetz
    Harvey Kravetz, Consultant and advising coffee shops on all phases of brewing & roasting.
    Answered Dec 1, 2015
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my coffee shop but I know nothing about coffee nor how to run a coffee shop. Where should I start?
    Yes, work in a coffee shop and ask questions. Nothing like experience. You can not learn experience.
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    Prashanth Nagaraj
    Prashanth Nagaraj, Coffee Connoisseur and Brand owner
    Answered May 28, 2016
    Originally Answered: What do I need to start my own cafe?
    Lots of things.
    Place/location, staff, theme of the cafe, types of beverages, seatings… start by penning it down to understand why do you want to start and whats the uniqueness is the coffee or ambiance or food….
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    Mark Rigotti
    Mark Rigotti, 30+ years as a CPA in public practice
    Answered Oct 31, 2016
    Originally Answered: What shoud I learn for starting a cafe’?
    A very difficult question to answer. However, I think the real answer is to learn just the amount of time that is required to own and run a cafe. You’ll be there essentially every waking hour of your life. You’ll have little personal/social time for yourself.

    Anand Chauhan
    Anand Chauhan, I own PureJoy – Cold Pressed Juicery & Eatery .We are expanding to other cities
    Answered Mar 31, 2017
    Originally Answered: What are the best ways to open a cafe in a city?
    You can open a Franchise location of an existing cafe or hire a good partner who is into Restaurant industry.
    Do not get into any business without knowledge or experience.

    Saqib Ilyas
    Saqib Ilyas, Digital Marketing Strategist at Abtach (2017-present)
    Answered Oct 16, 2017
    Originally Answered: What do we need to open a coffee shop?
    Simple look for a place. A crew of 2, coffee machine & coffee beans….! After you are done with this do go for online advertisement to build brand recognition.
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    Chris Gniewosz
    Chris Gniewosz, Built, owned and operated a coffee shop
    Answered Dec 20
    Originally Answered: What do I need to open a coffee/food shop?
    The most important thing is location. Then you need money and the ability to manage people and run a business.
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    Javed Khan
    Javed Khan, works at Hospitality Industry
    Answered Dec 20
    Originally Answered: What do I need to open a coffee/food shop?
    hi will be provide you all cafe shop setup kitchen setup staffing menu planning so please contact.
    Chef javed
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    Aman Sood
    Aman Sood, ICO Advsor at Cryptocurrencies
    Answered Mar 8
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my own café. Where should I start?
    In UK, it’s very difficult business with not much profit. Start by checking out business for sale website and meeting owners through there
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    Kyle Walcutt
    Kyle Walcutt, Product Developer, Research & Development at Weston Foods (2016-present)
    Answered Mar 20
    Step 1) Find a coffee shop
    Step 2) Go to the coffee shop
    Step 3) Open the door to the coffee shop
    Congratulations! You’ve opened a coffee shop! Now reward yourself with a nice latte.
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    Mark Hefner
    Mark Hefner, former US Army (1983-2003)
    Answered Nov 9, 2014
    The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has, as part of it’s Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Tourism Professionals, a Trainee Manuel called Manage and Operate a Coffee Shop. You can find the manual here.
    Page on
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    Shishir Gupta
    Shishir Gupta, works at SR Holdings
    Answered Jun 11, 2015
    Originally Answered: How can I open my own restaurant/cafe?
    For starting up a restaurant or cafe you need to identify the following:
    1. Location
    2. Segment
    3. Staff
    4. Vendors
    5. Customers
    When you identify them, then you can look rent or buy a commercial place to open up, recruit the staff, design a menu, fill the kitchen and start promoting it.
    I would recommend you to consider taking a franchisee of an established restaurant or cafe if you don’t want to get into much hassle.
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    Loretta B DeLoggio
    Loretta B DeLoggio, higher ed admission, Colonial philosophy, and LGBT history
    Answered Jun 23, 2015
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own special cafe?
    First decide what will make your cafe special. Will it be vegetarian? Caffeine-free juice bar? All bread baked on the premises? European pastries (very rich, not much sugar)? You cannot pick a location, get investors, make a business plan, without a product.
    In the rare case that you already have one of those: “My grandfather died and left me a house about a mile from Duke University. I’d like to turn it into…” let the location determine the product. But as you have worded it, we can’t really help you.
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    Paul Marsland
    Paul Marsland, One sale at a time
    Answered Oct 23, 2015
    Originally Answered: I’d like to open a cafe. What should be my first steps?
    Study existing cafes in great depth;
    Food suppliers
    Traffic patterns
    Inspection data
    Operational methods
    Prospective clientele
    Management styles
    Symbiotic businesses (wholesale, catering, meeting space for events, etc)
    Customer service
    Niches, filled and available
    The first few things I can think of
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    Karthik, senior executive- Corporate Sales at (2016-present)
    Answered Feb 7, 2016
    Originally Answered: How do I start up a new cafe?
    Starting a new cafe is same as starting a restaurant. The licences that are taken are pretty similar. I will tell you how to start a restaurant business. How to start a restaurant business? – Business awareness
    I can even tell you how to start any business at low cost. Start business from low investment – Business awareness
    Hope this helped you 🙂

    Amit Nahar
    Amit Nahar, Planning To Franchise Expand Your Restaurant ? ask how to franchise experts now
    Answered Mar 31, 2016
    Originally Answered: How does one start a cafe with no experience in the hotel management industry?
    Explore a #Cafe #Franchise #Opportunity. The franchisor (owner of the brand) will teach you everything that you need to know in order to run the cafe successfully. You dont need to have any experience in the hotel management industry as most cafe franchises have detailed training programs designed for new comers to be able to operate the business properly. You could explore several cafe options at

    James Harper
    James Harper, Small Business Entrepreneur & Expert
    Answered Aug 20, 2016
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own coffee shop?
    Find out ALL expenses involved. Overhead, rent, admin, ect.
    Take out a business loan. Should be less than 50k – Budget for marketing. Then just start…. I know this sounds general. But if you really want to open a coffee shop and don’t have an investor. You have to get a loan and nail down a location and start.
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    Ray Dunaway
    Ray Dunaway, International Business and Project Turnaround professional.
    Answered Nov 2, 2016
    Originally Answered: What shoud I learn for starting a cafe’?
    I agree with the previous poster – don’t do it. I was raised working in my father’s cafes and soda fountains. Terrible pay for the hours. If you feel you must start a café (assuming you haven’t been working in one) get a job where the firm offers good training. It will save you tremendous time and money in the long run. The experience will also let you determine if you really like the food business.
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    Pierpaolo Mangeruga
    Pierpaolo Mangeruga, works at Interactive Consulting Solutions
    Answered Nov 4, 2016
    Originally Answered: What shoud I learn for starting a cafe’?
    2 things:
    a) How to start a business and make sure that your business plan fits your financial targets and/or your life objectives (check this out
    b) What it is the business of a coffee shop (not sure where to re-direct you, maybe national association of coffee shop owners?)
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    Songjong Choi
    Songjong Choi, SMB expert and Practical Philosopher
    Answered Jan 31, 2017
    Originally Answered: How can I open a cafe/bar?
    Hey, I know how you feel when you try to start business, it is like very unknown and also a bit scary at the same time urgent feeling.
    I found nice video materials and contents that can help you to prepare to open a cafe.
    Everything starts from nothing or rather thoughts in you.
    This channel deals from business concepts to the very practical tips for opening a cafe.
    I recommend you to watch this 🙂
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    J Rockwell
    J Rockwell, CEO at OakTreeLiving
    Answered Feb 1, 2017
    Originally Answered: Whatare the steps to open a coffee shop?
    I would first start off by visiting your city’s Chamber of Commerce website and get information on business startup. Small Business Administration is also a great resource. Here’s an article that will break down each step in starting a business. The Ultimate Guide for Small Business Startups and Networking

    Nasir Pervaiz
    Nasir Pervaiz, Coffee & Espresso Senior Tech (1997-present)
    Answered Mar 2, 2017
    There is a lot that goes into opening a coffee shop. Money, location, and business licenses. Here is a article that you should read:
    Opening a Coffee Shop? Find Out How Not To Fail!

    Shannen Wehrman
    Shannen Wehrman, Digital Marketing Specialist
    Answered Dec 1, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe?
    Before you open a cafe you first need to write a through business plan outlining your projected income and profits, and also determine your break-even point. Within your business plan, it’s important that you consider the following:
    Cafe start up costs
    Concept and Location
    Branding and marketing
    Licensing and insurance
    Hiring and training staff
    There’s a great resources from Nisbets Australia that outlines the entire process: How To Open a Cafe

    Adéla Štaubertová
    Adéla Štaubertová
    Answered Dec 7, 2017
    When opening a Coffee Shop do not forget to create website as well. Through the website you can be in touch with your guests and attract new potential visitors by your menu’s, pricing, team members, photos of your delicious cakes, news etc. Creation of the coffee shop website can be easy and fun, just take a look at this article where are some useful tips:
    href=“…“>Create a Coffee Shop website using WordPress theme

    Munif Ali
    Munif Ali, Angel Investor, Publisher, CEO Thinkruptive Media
    Answered Dec 20
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own coffee shop?
    Before opening a coffee shop make a solid business plan as it is going to help you identify the market, financial requirements and the competition. From a small drive-through coffee stand to a big coffee shop, everything needs a planning. When the business plan is in order it’s time to consider the legal parameters such as registration, permit, and licenses. Spend enough time to find a location for your coffee shop that is easily accessible to the customers. After all, it is going to be the deciding factor for the success of your business.
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    Roy Huff
    Roy Huff, former Research Scientist at University of Hawaii at Manoa (2009-2013)
    Answered Jan 18
    Originally Answered: I’d like to open a cafe. What should be my first steps?
    Start with your why. Have a clear vision of why you want it. Next, find a mentor whose already done it successfully. Take there advice. Once you get rolling, be sure to have adequate systems in place. I’d recommend reading The E-Myth Rivisited by Michael Gerber.
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    Rafiq Islam
    Rafiq Islam, BBA Marketing, Bangladesh University of Professionals
    Answered Mar 8
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my own café. Where should I start?
    I assume you want to know the process of starting?
    First make a list of nearby cafes and analyse their offerings. You probably can visit those cafes and spend time observing customers and the overal business over there.
    Then plan your offerings and location. Of course before doing all these, you need to collect/organise resources. I think you already have money to invest since you’re asking where to start. Now, manage Human Resources. Find the people you actually can trust on.
    These are the basic requirements I think. Good luck.
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    Neha Ruchandani
    Neha Ruchandani
    Answered Mar 9
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my own café. Where should I start?
    Hi There,
    Find your target audience.
    Decide the Menu.
    Search where you can attract most of your target audience from.
    Set up Cafe there.
    Keep Prices initially moderate and maintain the quality and hygiene(People usually prefer).
    Note: If you have planned for Coffee, Maggie, snacks, sandwiches etc stuffs for your cafe, then opening near a college or mid-small size offices are the best place.

    Anurag Uniyal
    Anurag Uniyal, Mechanical Engineering, Uttrakhand Technical University (2012)
    Answered May 27
    Originally Answered: How do I start a successful cafe business?
    I am from Dehradun and there are many cafes here. I have been into many.
    More than coffee , people enjoy the ambiance.
    Most of the cafes here have managed to decorate there cafes very beautifully. It attracts the crowd.
    Well the quality and price of coffee do matter but I think it is secondary.
    So for opening a cafe you need to find a good place and make the ambiance viable for relaxing.

    Diogo Almeida
    Diogo Almeida
    Answered Jan 20, 2011
    Originally Answered: What is the best way to start a café?
    To some extent, I agree that you should have a profitable business and then attach the café to it. However, it’s no less true that a café can be profitable on its own.
    For the second, I find it very important for the café to offer something exclusive to its clients. There are good cafés everywhere, literally everywhere. Find a certain type of customer that you wish to focus on, know their real needs (e.g. excellent place to work with great internet connection) and satisfy them like no other.
    I’ve seen a number of cafés starting this way and they are doing great. Those that I find to be having problems are exactly those trying to please everyone, ranging from school kids with to seniors.
    Avdi Grimm
    Avdi Grimm
    Customer focus only works, though, when the customers are lucrative. Providing a great experience…
    Trey Billingsley
    Trey Billingsley, worked at Cricket Wireless
    Answered Aug 1, 2013
    Originally Answered: Opening a coffe shop, what works best with coffee shop? Any crazy ideas?
    This idea is a bit “crazy” yet simple. Open a coffee shop you can smoke in. A cigarette and a cup of coffee is the original breakfast of champions. Smokers hate to sit in a coffee shop and having to smoke AFTER they finished their coffee.
    Now if your looking for more of an outside the box crazy idea, I always thought coffee and chocolate was a good combination for the taste buds. So why not serve chocolates? Not just any chocolates though. Chocolate covered things like ants, grasshoppers, crickets etc. There are endless possibilities with these chocolate covered exotics. You should look into it. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be the only coffee shop of its kind.
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    Gabby Collins
    Gabby Collins, studied at Marketing
    Answered Nov 25, 2014
    Originally Answered: How do I start a coffee cafe business? (I’ve few nice ideas to create a sensation into the traditional cafe business). What are some suggestions, roadmaps, pointers, and experiences?
    Hello. Starting a new cafe business can really be challenging especially when “known” coffee shops are already in your area which means there will be a huge competition. The best thing that you can do is to focus on what other cafes “DON’T OFFER”. Like for example, if they charge $2 for a cup of coffee, you can come up with $1 per cup to beat the price. There are a lot of cost-efficient way to make a really good-tasting coffee. Focus on your branding too, come up with a creative logo or design for your take away paper cups. You can also provide free (to borrow) books that your customers can read. You just have to be creative in coming up your strategy. Good luck!
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    Chandan Mishra
    Chandan Mishra
    Thanks Gabby.. And I totally agree with you. But what they all offer is a traditional coffee cafe…
    Kunal Goel
    Kunal Goel, Product Manager at Paytm
    Answered Feb 8, 2015
    Originally Answered: How do I start up a new cafe?
    1. Figure and document your business plan in detail
    2. Secure the required funds from various sources you’d have figured out
    3. Get done with legalities like registering, licensing, insurance, etc.
    4. Investigate various locations according to budget, market and regulations
    5. Change the decor according to your theme
    6. Purchase equipment required
    7. Build your menu trying to be as original as possible
    8. Develop relationships with suppliers and distributors
    9. Market your cafe before opening to create a buzz
    10. Hire and train your kitchen and waitstaff
    11. Open the doors and be prepared for certain kinks here and there
    Maybe offer a loyalty program or other forms of discounts
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    Sirin Steele
    Sirin Steele, studied at Victoria, Australia
    Answered Oct 29, 2015
    Originally Answered: I’d like to open a cafe. What should be my first steps?
    You need to sit down and work on your business model. This will help you really establish the elements of you business that will make it work. It will help you to understand exactly what is involved in running the cafe and how it all comes together. I have an easy to use business model tool that you can use on my blog
    Why your Business Model is more important than your business plan! If you decide to use it and have any further questions or need information feel free to pop a comment on the blog post and I will do my best to help you.
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    Avanth Praveen
    Avanth Praveen
    Answered Dec 1, 2015
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my coffee shop but I know nothing about coffee nor how to run a coffee shop. Where should I start?
    Setting up a coffee shop.., nevertheless a bad idea.
    Skill to prepare a coffee with taste will definitely get clicked in no time. People love to spend time in coffee shop just not to just while a way time but to have quality time to get their work done. Same way ., your coffee should match with their expectations and have better reach.
    Same goes with one of my friend who loves to read and know about the film news but is scared in setting up a portal exclusively for entertainment news. Same pitch was given for thought and now a portal … which draws movie lovers similar to lifestyle ., everyday.
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    Jeffrey Knott
    Jeffrey Knott, Open, manage, and consult for cafes.
    Answered Jan 27, 2016
    Originally Answered: What are requirements I would need to start my own cafe?
    The most basic requirement is money. Cafe’s are very expensive to open up. A specialty cafe in the US can easily range from $300,000-$500,000 USD. You can open a cafe on a much smaller budget, but it will just depend on what your goal is.
    A degrees isn’t necessary, however to successfully run a cafe you will need to understand the fundamentals of finance and accounting. One great way to learn how to run a cafe without owning one is to manage an existing cafe.
    If you have (or can get the financing) knowledge of the industry is what you would need the most. Who will train your staff, set up SOP’s, create the menu, then price it… If you are in a position to hire this skill set, that is also a possibility. So once again it circles around to financing.

    Joshua Daniels
    Joshua Daniels, Coffee expert and content writer at Seasons for Coffee
    Answered Jun 15, 2016
    Peter, some amazing advice. I hope people can take inspiration from your tips and make their dreams a reality.
    The main brands such as Costa and Starbucks remain dominant and control more than half of the market as a whole, but there is ample opportunity for newcomers to quickly make their mark and establish their brand.
    I’d like to add a little to this discussion as these steps are also fundamental: How to start a coffee shop with 5 Practical Steps
    Thanks again Peter for contributing such a valuable and action-packed post!
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    Richard Pere Owota
    Richard Pere Owota, SME Consultant
    Answered Nov 19, 2016
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe?
    Do you mean a coffee shop? Then I advice you go visit the best coffee shop in town and buy a cup of your favourite coffee, relax and enjoy it. While you are at it, pen down two things you’d done differently if you were to be the owner.
    Don’t look at his systems & services, I mean his product; the COFFEE in your hand. If you can find even a different idea about the product’s taste and feel, then you’ve got yourself a start-up.
    Go implement your idea, it won’t be long for customers to line up. Product innovation is key in the coffee shop business.
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    Muskan Bhatia
    Muskan Bhatia
    Answered May 31, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own special cafe?
    you can do this in remembering some steos in your mind such as-:
    Finalizing a location:For a business strategy like this you have to be very particular in choosing a level of location that is crowded and where you think that your idea will work.
    Always having a planned budget :Having a budget planning is very important because it will help you in getting the best input and output.
    Having a crative model and mind to tackle difficulties and various situations :The ambience of the place is a very important factor to influence the people in your path. Moreover having creative mind and ideas will help you in getting profits and developing skills.

    Anna Barton
    Anna Barton, lives in The United Kingdom
    Answered Nov 15, 2017
    You can consider some bank for the loan as for renting a place you would need some capital and also to buy the basic things. Then you can contact some retailers to get the best affordable place.
    You will also need some containers for the storage of the ingredients. You can buy it from some warehouse as it will be cost-effective and you can select the best container available. The plastic containers are more reliable than glass jars as they are not easily breakable and can be easily stacked upon one another without worrying about the cracks.
    These are the few things that you can keep in mind while planning to open a coffee shop.

    Jordan Westfall
    Jordan Westfall, Infinite Learner, Community Builder at (2015-present)
    Answered Mar 8
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my own café. Where should I start?
    Local laws
    Every cafe in a 25 mile radius
    Cafe business
    Big successes
    Big failures
    All costs involved
    If you’re offering refreshments, look into licensing and insurance.
    If you’re offering internet, look into licensing and protection.
    Know what a strong backbone for a cafe looks like and then, build a community around you. As you’re building, selecting, brainstorming, document your journey via blog and social media.
    Attend local events, host and sponsor local events. Become a regular face to see and a high value person to know. Do great things for your community, volunteer, odd jobs.
    This doesn’t scale fast but it’s more soldified than going viral once and milking it until it dies off. The you struggle with paying for ads with competitors. To be top 10% business, be a top 10% human.
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    Avdi Grimm
    Avdi Grimm, Human
    Answered Jan 20, 2011
    Originally Answered: What is the best way to start a café?
    So I’ve never started a cafe, but I’m a keen observer of cafes closing. Which they do. A lot.
    There is one cafe near me that I’m not worried about closing down. It’s at an upscale farm market/orchard. People come in from all over the place to buy their produce and baked goods. They are doing business like crazy.
    A year or so ago they opened up a coffee shop as an adjunct to the main farm market business. It’s actually a great little coffee shop – great coffee, good internet access, plenty of space, wonderful view of the orchard.
    I doubt the coffee shop is making them any extra money. If anything, it just keeps the shoppers in the building a bit longer. But it doesn’t matter because they are making money hand over fist on their main business.
    Here’s the point: unless you have a perfect location, from my observation the best way to open a cafe is to first open a profitable business and then attach the cafe to it.
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    Dan Pepper
    Dan Pepper, Early career was in the hospitality industry
    Answered Jan 21, 2011
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe?
    The amorphous nature of your question suggests that you may be better suited for a franchise operation where everything is packaged and training is provided for you. Here are some links for your review:…
    A popular “cafe” concept like Panera Bread outlines the considerable cash requirements of a franchisee:…
    While there is a popular myth that the failure rate for restaurants is 90 percent, recent studies show the failure rate is closer to one out of four, or 26 percent, in the first year, with lower failure rates in subsequent years, Among franchised chains, the cumulative failure rate was 57 percent during the first three years and 61 percent for independent restaurants.
    And if you feel franchising or striking out on your own is right for you, you can find opportunities here:

    Subramanyam Pidaparthy
    Subramanyam Pidaparthy, worked at Consulting
    Answered Aug 1, 2013
    Originally Answered: Opening a coffe shop, what works best with coffee shop? Any crazy ideas?
    Sorry .. Dont open a Coffee Shop
    Open a Tea Shop or call it Tea Den
    1. See that it will open early morning at 4 AM
    2. 4 AM to 8 AM Tea Shop will see all kinds of Herbal Teas – ( all kinds) like Elachi Tea, Mango Tea, Tomoto tea, Tulsi Tea, Oinion Tea, Nimbu Tea and many more. And this is for joggers essentially.
    3. You learn the Tea making from Hyderabad and once you lean that – like coca-cola i give you some formulas and make them special
    4. You can make Tea in different varieties so, you make them
    5. In the evening – from 8 to 11 you make a different Tea.
    6. Buy wholesale tea from Calcutta or Assam gardens
    7. Get the tea leaves from there and use to prepare green tea
    You devise / search/ find a good name for this and once you have established the brand open Coffee shop also.
    8. Include wi-fi net connection free…
    9. Arrange large tables so people can use that as their offices with laptops
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    Stephen Richard Levine
    Stephen Richard Levine, 40+ years of entrepreneurship and consulting activities in a multiplicity of fields.
    Answered May 18, 2015
    Originally Answered: What is the best way to open a coffee shop?
    Have a business plan to separate the talk from the walk.
    Start with a proven and sustainable need for your product or service; with due consideration to your ubiquitous competition, and the relative ease of competitive entry into the marketplace.
    Secure adequate financing and prepare to implement financial controls.
    Do not overlook the most important factor: location, location, location.
    Then provide an attractive atmosphere with suitable fixtures.
    Then provide tasty and profitable products (including teas and baked goods to expand revenue streams).
    Watch profit margins and personnel costs like a hawk. Especially during down times.
    Consider renting out the facility at night for small community and social meetings if you do not plan to be open to the public.
    It is critical to have a business plan … Free Cafe and Coffee Shop business plans
    Best of luck in your new venture.
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    Jerry Hall
    Jerry Hall, works at Web Development
    Answered May 18, 2015
    Originally Answered: What is the best way to start a café?
    My two cents include:
    Buy used equipment
    Sign a short-term lease with option to renew at your discretion
    Work the shop at least a year to build culture with customers and so employees will continue
    Use electronic POS and take inventories to monitor food/beverage sales. Analyze costs relentlessly.
    Sell quick food one person can make along with drinks too
    No discount or frequent-flyer cards
    Build rep on Yelp and FB and encourage people to share.
    Free wi-fi with a funny password (tipyourbarrista or tipsrule 🙂
    Open and close an hour before area competition (you’ll keep those customers long-term since they know you get it)
    Encourage tips to keep low-wage employees happier. And please, every staff should say thank you for every tip. We appreciate hearing that and will actually like doing it.
    Start with a really small menu.
    Build brand by being socially conscious ie. all fair-trade coffee, no this or that (ingredient) etc. Point being customers stay loyal and will switch to you if you’re being socially responsible, aligning with their beliefs. Employees are more proud and invested too.
    Outsource your accounting to an online service (it’s cheap).
    Take days off 🙂
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    Sagar Kale
    Sagar Kale, Spectator
    Answered Jun 22, 2015
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own special cafe?
    I’ve been trying getting into the line as well since a while now. Here’s what I think is needed:
    1) Plan your finance: Get a general idea about how much you can raise to start a cafe. You also need a contingency plan. What if the cafe does not attract as many customers as you hoped? Keep aside some amount so that you can run the cafe without profit atleast for a year.
    2) Location! Location!: You don’t necessarily need a hot happening space, or glorified crowd. Start small and be practical in choosing your location. Remember your aim is to get people, so any crowded place is gold.
    3) Staff: Obviously you’ll need a cook, and a cashier. In case you are planning to do it both, you’re good to go. Else you would need a person who you really believe in (Money takes its toll)
    4) Partner: Preferably, get a partner to run your cafe. This is where I’m stuck for now. Sharing financial (and etc) risk is always better than dealing with stuff by your own. You also get a different perspective in your business decisions.
    All the best!
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    Mike Winters
    Mike Winters, former Espresso Bar/Caffè Owner/Operator, still using my Cimbali M-30 at home
    Answered Jan 15, 2016
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my coffee shop but I know nothing about coffee nor how to run a coffee shop. Where should I start?
    I must ask, where’s the passion? Do you even like coffee? Coming in without a deep devotion and study could be very dangerous. What if a Starbucks opened up on your block, etc?
    Start by frequenting coffee shops and figuring out what you like and don’t like. Try them in your area, and far away, even overseas. When you finally find something that you feel strongly about and JUST HAVE TO REPLICATE then you are there.
    I loved the espresso bars in Florence and Sicily, and also loved Caffe Greco in North Beach area of San Francisco. They served as my inspiration. After figuring out how superb espresso was made in Italy, ( see Why does an espresso in almost any Italian coffee shop taste so much better than an espresso anywhere else in Europe (or the world for that matter)? I knew I just had to either move to Italy or open my own shop.
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    Kevss Keval
    Kevss Keval, Co Founder at Jk Construction (2015-present)
    Answered Apr 23, 2016
    Originally Answered: What all do you need if you wish to start a cafe?
    First thing plan for DA location where you wanna start a cafe,which could help tour business like make it near college campus, bus stand railway near malls etc. next to it just have a sketch up plan for cafe interior like placing kitchen, hall cashier cab.just a one innovative theam which can be added to do the cafe.
    First thing in managing a cafe u shld have a at least experience in this field knowing all type of knowledge in it as cook waiter manger cashier allover u can manage it. Next a NYC upcoming ads, place it over the popular place near your proposed cafe which people’s may await for it. Have a planned accounting trajection over the cafe which may help u in cafes finicial. More over try to give best in least at ur market, accept less profit margin tillyour cafe stands for some name.
    And good luck
    Lastly never wait for the things make it soon if u think ur fit for it.
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    Yor Balini
    Yor Balini, Restaurant Owner at Mustacchio Caffe (2013-present)
    Answered Jan 24
    Originally Answered: What are the steps of starting a coffee shop?
    Logistic is quite a complicate word:
    If you mean the set up than you will need to scout the area and take note of your direct competitors. Price\service\offer\location\etc. Than make sure to have a decent business plan to understand what kind of turnover you need in order to pay the rental (shouldn’t be more than 12% on your turnover but it really depend on the business and the amount of money that you will move)
    Once you know your offer (coffee? Coffee and cakes? Coffee and food? Coffee and breakfast?) you can understand what kind of equipment/employees you will need.
    Always ask yourself. Why customers should come to me instead of the competitors?
    Don’t make the big mistake to consider your network like a resource. If you know many people is a good thing for your business but don’t expect to generate an incoming on your friends.
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    Sam Hanafy
    Sam Hanafy, Bachelor of Business Adm Hospitality Industry & Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees, Les Roches Int…
    Answered Jan 27
    Well thank you for trusting my knowledge I. Answering your quiry:
    Before the logistics and the most thing in any business or startup is to have a good planning : I am gonna go through the with the minimum crieteria to start the business, though if you still feel you need further assistance we can take by mail ,
    1- business plan ( minimum of three years forecast ) the BP , should includes the following items ,
    1- Capital
    2- cost of goods ( furniture, equipment, fridges, ovens, any vehicles if available ) in addition to the following ,
    2 salaries and wages, rentals , income taxes , social security, etc…
    3- location réhabilitation or renvoyions
    3- Food Cost
    4- bank or shareholders loan .
    Once you are done with the above ,
    1- site location and selection criteria
    2- try as much you can to study the demographics of the neighborhood. To know the approx the spending average ..
    3- look for a contractor.
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    Nhung Nguyen Phuong
    Nhung Nguyen Phuong, Marketing and Engagement Assistant (2017-present)
    Answered Mar 8
    Originally Answered: I would like to open my own café. Where should I start?
    My opinion is: First you need to do a market search (search if it’s a good idea to open a cafe in the area you choose, people’s preferences, your target customers, etc.). When you find out that it’s a good opportunity, find signature things that make your cafe stand out of the crowd. Excellent customer services should not be in this list as I think it should be a must.
    There are some things that I have in mind: A signature coffee (a drink that only your store has to offer), a signature hospitality (like every customer will receive a big smile or a special way of ‘hello’ when getting in your cafe, or a small thank-you card to make your customers feel special), etc.
    After build up every idea for the cafe, I suggest you can then think about management and finance, I mean, how you would manage your store and get success. I hope this helps.
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    Kevin Connors
    Kevin Connors, business plan Specialist
    Answered May 4, 2017
    It’s a competitive business, so planning the venture properly from the beginning is important. Since this is a brick and mortar operation, you will need to find a location to rent. Location for a coffee shop is very important and should not be taken likely. A coffee shop business will need fixtures, furniture and equipment, so you will need to take the costs for this into account when you capitalize the business. You will need licensing of course to operate, employees, suppliers, a menu and more. There is a really good business plan for a coffee shop that has an extensive Excel financial workbook to gather all your details together. It could prove helpful for you.
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    Harshit Sekhon
    Harshit Sekhon, Founder (2017-present)
    Answered Jan 21, 2011
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe?
    When I was toying with a similar idea I read the following book to get an idea about what’s involved.
    If you’re still true to the cause, read up on the next book:
    They’re both available on Amazon.
    P.S. Links not posted to avoid flak for posting affiliate links.
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    Alexandre Chamberland Labbé
    Alexandre Chamberland Labbé, 5+ years as a coach and consultant, working privately and for the government.
    Answered Aug 15, 2016
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own coffee shop?
    Here are a few tips to help you get started in the right direction:
    The first thing to do will be to choose your clientele as this will determine much of what you will need to do to succeed (see my previous posts on the subject). At the same time, since you’ve already decided on the specific service you want to provide and since traditional coffee shops both create and provide their value at a (mostly) fixed location, you’ll want to make sure that there is a large enough number of the kind of people you want to serve in the are you want to be doing business in. If you don’t mind a long commute or are ready to move to where your clientele is however, then disregard the previous point.
    Once you’re done with the previous steps, make sure that the community you’ve targeted matches the persona you’ve built. Then confirm that their frustrations or unfulfilled desires are those you think they are, and that they are and a strong enough motivation for those people to change their habits (to go to your place instead of the one they know and trust), as well as for them to be willing to pay what you’ll have to charge to address their need in a fashion which will turn them into your evangelists while making a decent profit. Then adjust your offer or persona as best you can and repeat the testing until it’s conclusive.
    Need help with that or on how to move on from there? If you’re serious about achieving great success and are ready to fully commit to becoming the person who can make your dreams come true, e-mail me at…
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    Jacoby Steele
    Jacoby Steele, works at Coffee
    Answered Aug 17, 2016
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own coffee shop?
    There is a lot to that question! I suppose I would ask some clarifying questions to really dig into a solid answer!
    Do you love coffee and the processes behind it?
    Do you want somewhere for people to come together?
    Are you just tired of your current line of work?
    So if you answered yes to the third question, I would encourage you to look into a different business. Coffee shops are extremely hard to get off the ground- and require tons of your time for very little financial reward for the first few years of business.
    If you answered yes to the second question without answering yes to the first question- I would encourage you to pursue a business that combines coffee and other food/beverages/experiences that draw people together. There are tons of coffee shops- most of them are not good coffee shops, but none the less people gather in them for the sake of gathering… Give them something worth assembling around!
    If it’s yes to the first and second question- really make sure you have prime real estate. Secondly, make sure you can really nail the product in a timely manner. Lastly, you’ll need to think long and hard about money. My current employer started the company I work at now little by little as a roasting company until there was enough work to leave his old job. Financing is always an option, through a bank- or even a well thought out crowd funding effort like kick starter. Just remember, there are tons of coffee shops, mostly bad ones- dedicate yourself to making a truly good product, serve your customers with love, and foster an environment that makes people feel welcomed and a part of what you’re doing.
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    Will Hedley
    Will Hedley, Consulting an training within the independent hospitality business
    Updated Jan 18
    Originally Answered: What shoud I learn for starting a cafe’?
    Hi! Although this is an objective question for a very subjective situation, from my experience, to open a successful cafe you will have clearly understand what sort of place you want, then hire people who have their own specific skill sets relevant to your goal, mainly because you couldnt do everything yourself anyway. You want great skill sets in the most important areas to deliver the best you can to your customers, these revolve around:
    Products – your food and drink, and anything else you actually sell, in line with your business objectives.
    Place – This is the fundamentals of the business as a whole. Your cash flow, structures, strategies, marketing, and operations.
    People – Your management and service skills. All of you staffing and stakeholders
    So your main skill sets to learn in order to successfully run a cafe business will be around what makes one successful, and how to handle your business and management responsibilities.
    You’re best off hiring a chef if you want to do food, a decent barista for your coffee, and some front of house super stars to handle your customer service interaction.
    What you should focus on learning:
    management and business skills – prodecure, structure, marketing
    Expectation of quality – learn what you consider the best to be in your competitors, so you know what great service, food and drinks looks like, so you can create plans and hire appropriately to deliver it.
    Hope this helps, check out the link for more insights:
    Flysoup developers Training – The Hospitality Blog – The restaurant cafe & bar trade
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    Zach Pinnell
    Zach Pinnell, creator. 10 years in E-Commerce
    Answered Jun 16, 2017
    Originally Answered: How can I start up a cafe?
    Please, PLEASE do not start a restaurant with the expectation of making money from said restaurant.
    Unless you have deep and lengthy experience managing and operating in the food service industry, you are almost certain to lose your shirt (and work really, really hard doing it).
    There are a lot of reasons restaurants don’t work.
    The start-up costs can be outrageous if you are not savvy. You need to run at least a 70% gross margin. Then out of that 70% you must pay utilities, rent, payroll, payroll taxes, maintenance, legal, accounting, software, disposable wares, etc, etc.
    After all of that, somewhere you have to leave money on the table for yourself (then pay taxes on it).
    A cafe, of all restaurants, will only have significant business, what, 3 hours of the day? 365 days a year? 30 customers an hour at $7 revenue each, for 3 hours a day plus odds and ends makes you $250k.
    10 full-time employees at minimum wage + taxes + training/churn… let’s call it $10/hour (generous).
    10 x $10 x 40 hours x 52 weeks = $208k.
    You’re already running a loss with 70% margin.
    Somehow do it with 5 employees, at $104k, and now we’ve got $71k left to spend on everything not food/employee related (including your take home)…
    I realize you may have significant passion for this idea. That does not make it a good business decision. A cafe may very well be a great way to settle down after building a nest egg, however. In that case, have at it.
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    Garfield LI
    Garfield LI, former Manager
    Answered Jul 26, 2017
    Ah,to open a coffee shop is not a easy work although is a dream of many people.You need to find a coffee bean supplier,to determine beverage varieties and make preliminary propaganda to attract customers.Oh!You also need to rent and decorate a shop in a big traffic place.Em,talking about indoor decoration,I’d like to recommend a genius and the global exclusive home decoration product to you.the “no pen mural”!So amazing! You can change your decor style whenever you want. Do not need to use a pen or have any painting skills, You can finish a full-wall artistic wall painting in 2 hours without any pollution or noise. It’s named ”no pen mural”. I am sure it will be the new trend of home decoration. You can search “no pen mural” to know about it in detail. Haha,maybe you will change your invest decoration after you detailed explore the “no pen nural”.

    Alex Szaki
    Alex Szaki, Small Business Owner & Attraction Marketing Specialist
    Answered Oct 1, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start my own coffee shop?
    My advise would be to find a mentor first. Go into other coffee shops not in the area you want to open yours of course and just ask to talk to the owner.
    I own a small business and would be more than happy to answer questions if they wanted to open a business like mine. Just make sure you ask nicely, tell them what you want to do and most important, ask them when it would be a good time to ask a few questions.
    A complement wouldn’t hurt either. Like “I love your shop and have a dream of opening one like it myself one day. I would love to ask you some questions before I get in to deep and since you are clearly good at what you do, I would love you as my mentor. Is this something you could help me with if I was to work with your schedule?”
    If they say no, move onto the next one. I am willing to bet that they will want to help. This way you will either be prepared or will decide it’s not for you. Either way, you win.
    I am in the coffee business myself along with being the owner of a retail business. If you find that starting your own shop isn’t in the cards but you still want to be in the coffee business, let me know. I might be able to help.
    Send me an email to and I can send you more information if you’re interested.
    Good luck!
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    Prerna Bhatena
    Prerna Bhatena
    Answered Mar 15
    If you’re dreaming of opening a coffee shopCrimsonCup Ribbon 300×253 Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?, the two questions you’re probably asking yourself are: How much does it cost to open a coffee shop? Do I need a coffee shop business plan?
    There’s no hard and fast answer on how much it costs to start a coffee shop. Your costs will depend upon the type of coffee shop you want to open, the costs of retail space in your community and many other variables.
    Here are some ranges for the costs of opening various types of coffee businesses:
    Coffee kiosk: $60,000 to $100,000
    Mobile coffee food truck: $50,000 to $100,000
    Coffee shop with seating: $80,000 to $250,000
    Coffee shop with seating and drive-thru: $80,000 to $275,00
    You’ll find a more detailed discussion of coffee shop start-up costs, including an entire coffee shop business plan at Coffee Shop business plan Template.
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    Jeff Cho
    Jeff Cho, works at Snaptech Marketing
    Answered Aug 1, 2013
    Originally Answered: Opening a coffe shop, what works best with coffee shop? Any crazy ideas?
    Alright, so.
    1: Where is your coffee shop?
    Depending on your location, you’ll have to consider your client base, local suppliers, local goods or specialties you can offer, and so on.
    2: What do you serve?
    I don’t mean coffee, or pastries, or anything of the sort. A quality product is the base line for any good business. I’m asking you what you serve OTHER than that. What makes you unique. Why should I go to you instead of Starbucks, for example? What do you have that Starbucks doesn’t? I don’t mean the fact that you have lattes made out of almond milk or anything, I mean “emotional benefits”. Does buying from your store support local suppliers? Are your drinks far healthier, and do you make an effort to tell me that? Does your store make me feel welcome and relaxed, and does it welcome people to come in and sit for extended hours? Take a look at your unique points, and use them to your advantage. Make those your selling points.
    3: Where’s your web presence?
    I cannot stress this enough, use the internet. Get connected to social media, join local food forums, get a facebook page and get a website. Social Media is, in many ways, extended word-of-mouth. Let’s say I’m a tourist visiting your town, and I’m trying to decide between your store and Starbucks. Which scenario would make me more likely to try you out: If I read a post by my friend or a friend of a friend who went to your store before and, using Twitter or Facebook, talked all about how your store has great local flavours and has “authentic” local treats, or if I just decided I didn’t want Starbucks that day?
    Before I can really go into any more details, answer these for me, would you?
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    Asen Gyczew
    Asen Gyczew, I have helped established and run numerous retail and restaurant business
    Updated Sep 4, 2016
    Originally Answered: What’s the best why to start up a cafe?
    Have a look at the presentation How to open a restaurant – a practical guide where it is shown step by step what and how to do it.
    In short what you have to figure out is:
    What is the segment you want to address – age, lifestyle, coffee preferences, food prefernces, how often do they go out and for what reasons?
    Do some store checks of the competition – especially check how many customers they get per day, average spending per visit, produc range, size etc – more on this free on-line course: Market Research in practice. Below short example how to do it:
    Store check example
    Have a acquisition plan – how do you get the customers to your concept. Is it just location or you will use heavly coupons (how do you distribute them, detailed conditions etc)? Are you attracting traffic through other platforms: social media, daily deals sites (i.e Groupon), bloggers, affiliate programs, sms, newsletters? Will you have your own loyalty program or yous multibranded one?
    Concept. Cafe is too broad and there are many options in terms of look and feel of the cafe, product range, customer service etc. Pick one and interate through lean methods to the best solutions (more on lean here: Running Lean). An example how can it be done in food sector is here:
    If you think about cafe business a good book is also: The Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice. They have plenty useful staf on Hospitality (restaurants and hotels)
    Hope it will help you
    Take care
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    Afina Najib
    Afina Najib, works at Leo Burnett – Arc Worldwide – Alpha 245
    Answered Oct 17, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe?
    To start a cafe, first you need to figure out the necessities which are:-
    Now that you have the above figured out, here are a few tips on opening up your cafe and getting traffic right away:
    Cafe Interior Design & Lighting
    Depending on what type of cafe you intend to set up, the cafe interior design should reflect its theme.
    This task would be made easier by hiring an interior designer. Different interior designers specialise in different areas.
    Cafe equipment & machines
    Before you open a cafe, investing in good cafe equipment such as espresso machine and good roasted coffee blends would improve the quality of your coffee. A typical commercial espresso machine from La Marzocco would cost anywhere between $16,000 to $25,000.
    Reliable Suppliers
    Finding a supplier that is trustworthy and cost-saving is important in order to keep your business afloat during its early years. To spread the risk, it is wise to fine more than one supplier in the event that one supplier cannot meet the demand.
    Copywriters, IT services and marketing
    When setting up a cafe, it is important to hire a team of copywriters, digital and content marketers as well as IT services to help market your café to maximise customers’ outreach, increase brand awareness and create a loyal customer base.
    My advice is to take your time, and plan your business well before you get into it.
    All the best 🙂
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    Answered Dec 4, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe shop this year?
    You need to find a hot place and invest a big amount of money to start a cafe shop this year. My uncle in foreign country told me a popular website named “global new exotic”, covering all the most hottest patented high-tech products like smart home appliances, high-tech materials, exotic tourism products, and other leading high-tech products in all walks of life worldwide.
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    Andrea Larson
    Andrea Larson, Dreamer | Thinker | Traveler
    Answered Dec 20
    Originally Answered: What do I need to open a coffee/food shop?
    You need to know how to make it a success.
    You need to know what the major small business failure reasons are and how to avoid them.
    More than half of newly created enterprises fail within the first five years.[1]
    This means that at least one out of two coffee shops opened in 2018 will fail.
    Small businesses keep failing as you read this answer.
    Try to be the one that does not fail.
    Know and be prepared for those failure reasons beforehand.
    Read this Monster Guide for the detailed analysis of small business failures: Why do Small Businesses Fail: Top 10 Reasons and Best 50 Solutions
    [1] Why Small Businesses Fail: Top 10 Reasons and Best 50 Solutions
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    Jaydeep, former Team member at AIESEC Baroda
    Updated May 24, 2016
    Originally Answered: How do I start a coffee cafe business? (I’ve few nice ideas to create a sensation into the traditional cafe business). What are some suggestions, roadmaps, pointers, and experiences?
    Ideas can never be stolen. So don’t afraid to ask and share with people. May be people could answer and help you out properly by better understanding of your business ideas.
    Second, Business is not just about adding few ideas that you can make recipe spice-up and serve the people. People can copy cat your recipe but can’t make it exactly that you can make it. You’re a true chef master of your invented recipe. 🙂 And Business is all about problem that will solve it and how you execute it and make it done. Execution man. Execution.
    People don’t just go to cafe for having a coffee but to spend some quality time with colleagues, friends. It’s an “Experience”. I would not like to demoralize and discourage you but I must say its suicidal investment. I guess you would have some creative and innovative ideas in cafe business that you think you can implement and can deliver better customer experience than others. But, Think out of the box. Like remove the sole purpose of the business, “Coffee” now what you have remained that you could attract customers by it? Do you think these (your) ideas are worth stronger and enough that can be able to beat Starbucks’s, CCD’s , Barista’s customer experience. Believe me you just cant beat the strong players like Starbucks in aspect of customer experience and brand positioning. They’re much much experienced players since many years how to take care of the customers, creating emotional bonding and love. I would still say “Just focus on better customer experience, Shared experience, Customer Bonding NOT branding, storytelling, and niche brand positioning than current major market players.
    e.g. Starbucks=Third Place between work and home. And you can’t make the fourth place. 🙂
    apart If you think you will offer excellent quality, coffee recipes, books, music, etc. in your business. Then you’re absolutely wrong. Just trash all those ideas into the dustbin. Useless it is.
    Anyway if you need any help. Feel free and ask anytime. I’ve had done some research before may be it could help you out in establishing your startup.
    P.s: I had also thought of starting Coffee cafe once upon a time. 🙂
    Good Luck.
    Please go through this presentation.…

    Hong Zhang
    Hong Zhang, native Chinese speaker
    Answered Jan 20, 2016
    Originally Answered: How can I open a cafe/bar?
    Have no idea where r u from, but here are 3 steps to running a bar in China.
    As the world’s largest beer market, China offers a lot of opportunities for beer aficionados and the seasoned brewer alike. Beer consumption has been steadily increasing in the country, with per-capita beer consumption rising at an annual rate of 5.1 percent from 2008-2013. As the Chinese middle class develops tastes for heavy lagers and IPAs, there has been a significant increase in demand for foreign imports, with U.S. beer imports to China more than doubling between March 2013 and 2014.
    These trends have prompted many investors to start considering ways in which they can tap into China’s beer market, whether it be importing beer or opening up a bar or microbrewery in China. The process for opening a bar, entertainment venue, or microbrewery is in many ways quite similar to the process for opening a restaurant or café. However, there are some additional licensing procedures and considerations that investors need to be aware of before embarking on their business operations.
    Step 1: Finding the Right Location
    Like finding a location for a café or restaurant, finding the right location for your bar or microbrewery can be a very tricky task. In order to avoid renting out a location that will be denied business registration, investors should take extra precautions to find a business location that can pass inspections. It is encouraged that investors first ask for consultations from the Environmental Protection Bureau, Hygiene Bureau, and local department of the Ministry of Commerce and the Administration of Industry and Commerce (AIC) to verify whether or not the location will pass regulations. For bars, it can be particularly important to make sure they can pass stringent regulations regarding fire safety.
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    Jamie Axe
    Jamie Axe, studied at Boston University
    Updated Mar 29
    I have been interviewing many coffee shop owners in this subject. A lot of them are still going on, and some of them have failed and left. The main point is that if the starting is good, the continuation is also good.
    Here is how we get a good start a coffee shop. It is a complete guide.
    It has been described as being experienced with a lot of stories I’d learned as a result.
    If I share these, first of all it is a general business, and it does not show any change except the details according to the country.
    The most important and tricky point is to progress step by step.
    Completing one step and moving to the other.
    So you need to know what the steps are. If I look at a few titles from the article I have added,
    1. Prepare Your Coffee Shop business plan
    We need to have a plan that includes everything from our name to our logos, from marketing to finance.
    2. We have to do some swot analysis.
    Swot means: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
    This gives us that. We see our business, sector and competitors in detail. It’s like providing a full 360 degree image.
    3.Benchmarking for Coffee Shop
    It is necessary to do a very good analysis at this stage.
    4.Find The Best Location
    It is always the most difficult and the most asked and curious in stages.
    There are 12 + 1 bonus stages in total. If you want, you can check it out!
    I hope it will be successful and maybe we can find an opportunity to meet with you as owner a coffeeshop.
    Here is a slide detaily.
    If you have any questions or suggentions, you can connect me.
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    Aastha Maheshwari
    Aastha Maheshwari, Bcom hons from University of Delhi (2018)
    Answered May 27
    Originally Answered: How do I start a successful cafe business?
    To start a successful cafe,you must follow these tips:
    Create a solid business plan: This plan will spell out exactly what your business is, how it will be profitable, define your customer base, explore competitors, plan for growth, and provide troubleshooting strategies that would help you.
    Find the right building : You probably want something centrally located, a place where people already gather, and a space that’s conducive to your vision.
    Create a floor plan: 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
    Get local help for funding: TTalk to friends and family about investing in your cafe first. If not possible, go for local loan options.
    Save money for your own expenses: make sure you set aside enough money to cover your personal expenses for at least six months.
    Shop around for everything: keep a list or spreadsheet of all the things you’ll need and compare prices.
    Network your heart out: Join the local chamber of commerce, a business association, or partner with a local charity. Be visible in your local community.
    Start marketing before you open: If you start marketing the day you open, you’re already behind. On opening day, you want people excited to come in. You’ll actually need to start marketing several months before you open.
    Affordable marketing options include:
    Dropping off free coffee to local businesses with a flyer that promotes your opening day.
    Creating a presence on social media. It’s free advertising.
    Giving away coffee samples at a few local events before opening.
    Doing a small direct mail campaign that sends coupons to local residents.
    Calling everyone, including the media, to tell them about your plans to open the shop.
    9. Don’t just focus on the interior of the building: “Pay attention to the landscaping, signage, and exterior appearance because that’s the first thing people see,”. Some people decide whether or not to come in based on their first impression of the building, so make it count.
    11. Have a positive attitude
    Like every business, you’ll face challenges to get your shop off the ground. Keeping a positive attitude when things aren’t going your way is a must.
    12. Hire slowly: Hire a few friends, or neighbours who will volunteer to help you out for the first few weeks. Slowly, bring on staff.
    Follow these tips and you are good to go.
    Best of luck!
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    V Jean Smith
    V Jean Smith, I live breathe and think F&B.
    Updated Sep 7, 2017
    Originally Answered: What are the steps of starting a coffee shop?
    “What are the logistics of starting a coffee shop?”
    What a bold and pronounced question. The logistics would be the same as opening any other business. I have published some online guides here on Quora.
    I love meeting new businesses when they are born. The phase that you choose your name, that’s where I’m at. Helping you decide what brand image you will take, pointing you towards your target consumer market. Setting you apart….with your unique spark.
    Whoever you chose for your creative, make sure that you guys co-create. Don’t just let them do what they want. Give them feedback and info prior. Here’s what you will tell them:
    This is the feeling I want….describe it
    These are the colors I like for branding…..give sets
    This is what I want my customers to feel when they are walking away
    This is how I want my customers to feel welcome when they are coming in
    Your brand will be consistent across all platforms of media. Same colors, same logo, same theme. Likewise, so will your restaurant.
    What works best in design is finding semantic things that go together, colors, shapes, solids, patterns. The whole idea is a feeling you want to create. Your business communicates through it’s atmosphere. This is what they walk into, and walk away from. You want them to feel welcome coming in, and as they leave, you want them to feel fond.
    Coffee is easy. Print some loyalty cards that you can hole punch. Make sure you get a special punch that isn’t easy to duplicate. Craft stores carry these. Aside from your interiors, you don’t need much printing.
    A theme I really like lately for coffee shops and cafes is the chalk board theme. The dark grays and white or ivory chalk really set the mood and make the guest feel like it’s old times again, when people were nice.
    What are some unique and catchy names for a coffee & pastry shop?
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    Sam Priestley
    Sam Priestley, Co-founder of The Wren Coffee in London –
    Answered Oct 23, 2015
    Originally Answered: I’d like to open a cafe. What should be my first steps?
    I set up a coffee shop in London in 2014.
    When we set out it was a totally new experience. Neither me or my business partner had run a land based business before and neither of us had ever served coffee before. So we had a lot to learn.
    I explain in detail all the steps we took here: How to Start a Coffee Shop – The Wren. It’s a long article, but the main take away is to do as much research and planning before spending any money.
    We found a venue, got quotes for all equipment and furniture, found our initial staff and built an in-depth business plan before even setting up a company and spending any money.
    It’s very difficult to make money from a cafe, so you really need to be 100% sure you’re going to make it before committing. A quick word of warning.
    I have a friend who I will call Jane to protect her anonymity. Jane quit her job to start her dream of running a small shop. She borrowed $100k to pay for the initial stock and refitting. She also signed up for a 5 year lease on the property.
    Jane worked 100 hours a week and took her income out of the profit. At the end of year one she had made $20,000. That meant that she earnt less than $4 an hour! But it’s a new business, and it made a profit in year one so it must be successful, right?
    Jane had reached burnout and couldn’t continue working 100 hours a week so she hired someone to help out. At the end of year two the business had grown, but after paying the staff member there was still only $10,000 left for her. She has earnt less per hour than in her first year!
    But what could she do? She had three years left on her lease, she had a big loan which she had to personally guarantee and she had a lot of money tied up in hard to liquidate stock.
    There is no minimum wage for a cafe owner and quitting your not-really-failing not-really-succeeding business can be very very difficult.
    If after that story you’re still keen to go ahead I recommend you start with finding a potential venue and speaking with suppliers.
    Until you find a venue your business plan is all guess work. But once you find a potential location then you can start costing for rent, rates and refitting. Plus you can estimate footfall and check out the competition.
    Our coffee roaster was amazingly helpful. They’ve been involved in setting up hundreds of coffee shops and so knew everything that we needed to do. They even introduced to suppliers for all the equipment in our coffee shop and helped train our staff. If you can get on with your suppliers it’s in their best interest to help you succeed!
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    Akshada Gaikwad
    Akshada Gaikwad, Writer, Adviser,
    Updated Dec 12, 2016
    Originally Answered: What shoud I learn for starting a cafe’?
    you have to learn A to Z about cafe business, opening cafe or restaurant is not a easy thing,
    first learn about the food and beverage service, you know their is a 18- 22 types of coffee available in market included cold and hot. this are basic coffee, now a days their is lot;s of variations available in to it.
    The two main types of coffee bean are arabica and robusta, with Arabica accounting for around 70% of the world’s coffee production. Arabica have a sweeter, sugary taste with a higher acidic content, whereas robusta beans have a much stronger taste, and the caffeine content is about twice that of Arabica coffee beans.
    for some basic information go through below link
    22 Types Of Coffee Around The World And How They’re Made
    List of coffee drinks – Wikipedia
    The Different Types of Coffee Beans
    coming to the food part, than their is infinite food options available to serve in your cafe
    please refer Lillicrap Food and Beverage Service Book.
    after learning everything about the food and beverage service i suggest to gain little experience by working in coffee shops, (optional, but recommended )
    Before buying or investing in space for your coffee shop please do the surround survey is necessary to know your surround before establish any shops, restaurant business. because the surround only decide your customer, and your plan of action.
    iIf your open a lavish, very professional cafe near slams or lower middle class area, than you need to shut down your cafe very soon.
    Open your cafe near malls, college, commercial complex, higher middle class, higher class locality.
    The people resided or visited this type of area, will ready to spend if they are get quality of food and service.
    After selecting space for you cafe you need to make some registration under some important acts license and need to take some permissions ( NOC ) .
    you need to gain a commercial licence
    need to register your business/ company as per government rules and regulation
    you need permission from fire department
    need to do police verification
    need permission from municipal corporation ( Water Department )
    Food and Safety License
    Certificate of Environment Clearance
    Different type of Insurance
    Prevention of Food and Adultery Act.
    and so on, for more information kindly go through link given below
    Licenses for Opening New Restaurant
    What all licenses are required to run a Restaurant business?
    After clearing all this thing you can start you cafe,
    for running you cafe you need a team of professional people that included
    Kitchen Staff
    Service Staff
    Housekeeping Staff
    Maintenance Team
    Sales team
    Marketing team
    Social Media team
    Account Department
    Human Resource
    Legal Adviser
    There are a lot of small but important things you have to focus on i.e. Menu Planing, Interior of cafe, cutlery and crockery selection, Machinery selection , staff uniform Selection and list keep increasing.
    opening a cafe is not a small or easy thing make you mind you have to long way to go, and start you journey with full of passion you will reach your destination soon, just don’t give up in the middle of journey. ALL THE BEST
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    Alessandro Bergnach
    Alessandro Bergnach, always involved in food and food related business |
    Answered Sep 17, 2015
    Originally Answered: How can I open my own restaurant/cafe?
    I launched about 30 point of sales when I was working for larger corporations (café, wine bars, self service, table service, bakery just to give you an idea) . Now I am ready for my own start up.
    When we are talking about a restaurant or café launch, it is not a matter of whether mistakes will occur, but only when and to what extent!
    If you are preparing yourself and your team for a new opening, whether it’s a franchised concept or an independent brand, you should be prepared and keep in mind few simple rules that can channel the activities toward desired success.
    1) IMAGINATION. When you design a restaurant is essential to imagine the logistics flows and operations. Unloading goods, the movements in the service room, the right dimension for bar counter, kitchen and warehouse according to the possible peaks of scheduled work. Don’t let it in the hands of architects and designers who have no experience of the local operations. This is crcucial because hardly can be modified in a latter moment.
    2) PLANNING. Restaurant business is a business, not a hobby. If this is not clear you may be incurring in significant losses in a really short time. It requires a proper economic and financial planning. Key performance indicators such as number of daily tickets, average receipt, food cost, cost of the staff per hour or amount of other operating expenses must be impressed in the head of the operator, not delegated to some external accountant. In any estimation, it is just as important to be realistic and pragmatic.
    3) DO NOT RUSH TO THE OPENING. Often on the opening day is scheduled just few days after the completion of construction works. Wrong! You must dedicate sufficient time to the training, to motivate the staff, to test the kitchen and facilities, to secure a service above to expectations. Taking the right time to warm-up the overall organization is an additional investment that pays off in the long run in terms of customer loyalty.
    4) COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN. You are launching a new business. Tell it everybody. No matter if it is a well established brand or not. If you do not tell the reference community, your potential customers, that you are alive, do not complain if the restaurant is empty. It is essential to plan and budget a proper amount to the campaign at least a few weeks before and after opening. The local marketing is not a choice, it is an obligation.
    5) SOFT OPENING. While the marketing campaign is raging through billboards, flyers and radio, is ideal to experience the rhythms of the real operations in the dining room as well as in the kitchen. Organize “VIP” lunches and dinners for a list of selected customers. Even relatives and friends are fine. Ensure enough customers to fill the room. Obviously, a reasonable discount to counterbalance the inevitable mistakes of start-up will leave guests in a good mood and will facilitate a positive word of mouth.
    6) ASSUME MORE STAFF THAN WHAT YOU NEED. It is part of the initial investment, should be taken into consideration. More staff is needed because 1) part of that, especially the less experienced, will leave quickly because too hard, not suitable for them or simply was a temporary solution to get some money; 2) lack of experience and knowledge of the processes are inefficient by nature. After the first few weeks the number of hours required for the administration will be reduced in a natural way.
    7) TASKS AND COMMUNICATION. It is necessary to clarify the duties, responsibilities and hierarchies: who can give orders and who should receive them. Implement clear communication tools, such as bulletin boards for the shifts, billboards in bullet point to clarify the critical actions or small notes that give instructions about how to use the technical spaces. These are small tricks that replace the omnipresence of the manager.
    8) KEEP CALM AND STAY FLEXIBLE: Do not lose your temper ever. Even if things do not run as expected, showing agitation or insecurity do not benefit the staff nor the customers. There is always a way to review your strategy and organization. After all, the restaurant is a service and therefore is made up of people who generally do make mistakes.
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    Shruti Gadigaonkar
    Shruti Gadigaonkar
    Answered Jun 22, 2015
    Originally Answered: How can I open my own restaurant/cafe?
    Determine a food concept. A food concept is the first thing to consider when planning on opening a restaurant. Are you aiming for a family-style steakhouse, upscale French cuisine or a quick-service ethnic restaurant? Having a food concept will give your potential customers some idea of what they can expect from your restaurant. Determining a food concept from the get-go will also help you to structure and organize other aspects of your business.
    Some potential food concepts include: seafood, steakhouse, family-style restaurant, casual-dining restaurant, ethnic restaurant, pizzeria, sandwich shop, coffeehouse, bakery.
    Once you have decided on a food concept, you can begin crafting your menu. Don’t worry about pricing or exact recipes to begin with, just try to get a sense of how your menu can best reflect your chosen food concept. Some things to consider when planning a menu include: what potential competitors are offering, where you will source the required ingredients, special equipment or layout requirements for the preparation of menu items and whether any special personnel skills will be required.
    Consider the ambiance. The ambiance or atmosphere of the restaurant is another important factor, relating to the food concept. Many varied factors contribute to the ambiance of a restaurant, such as furniture, lighting, dish and glassware, servers’ uniforms, music, serving style and clientele. Having an idea of the ambiance you wish to create is important as it will help to guide you during the decision-making process. Always keep an image of what you aim to achieve in mind.
    Plan on a serving style. Your food concept, target customers and location will all play a role in deciding on a service style. There are three main service styles: quick-service, mid-scale and upscale. It is important to decide which category your restaurant falls in to, as this distinction will help shape future decisions, such as staffing requirements and pricing.
    Quick-service restaurants, or fast-food restaurants, are known for their low-cost menus and quick preparation. Examples include burger joints, pizza restaurants and ethnic foods.
    Mid-scale restaurants fall halfway between fast-food and upscale restaurants. They offer full service and good value menus. Some mid-scale restaurants include buffets and salad bars.
    Upscale restaurants pride themselves on providing excellent food and high quality service. Fine-dining establishments are the fanciest type of restaurant available – they offer the best quality food at the highest prices.
    Research the cost. It is imperative that you are fully aware of how much your new business venture is going to cost. Do your homework. Talk to other restaurant and local business owners. Find out about rent, insurance and permit costs. The more information you have, the more financially prepared you can be.
    Craft a business plan. A comprehensive, accurate business plan is the most critical component of opening a new restaurant. In fact, the success or failure of your restaurant can hinge on the strength of your business plan, so make sure to do it right. When you’re writing a business plan you should include:
    A comprehensive description of your concept.
    A description of your target customers.
    An outline of your menu and potential pricing.
    As much financial information as possible. Include details on your start-up capital (how much money you have and where its coming from), as well an estimate of your long-term income and expenditure.
    Information on how you plan to market your restaurant.
    Details of your plan to hire and train employees, as well as an outline of any employee retention programs.
    You should also include a section which addresses how you plan to cope with the pressures and problems that you, as a restaurateur, will have to face on a daily basis. Working out a possible exit strategy in your business plan may also be helpful
    Choose a location with proper zoning. It is vital that you research local zoning ordinances and regulations before deciding on a location for your restaurant. Zoning ordinances deem that a commercial property, such as a restaurant, cannot be located in a residential zone. Therefore, you should contact the town manager to find out if your potential property is properly zoned for a restaurant, before contacting the landlord about lease options.
    Zoning laws also regulate how you intend to use the space within your property, along with any renovations or improvements you plan on making, so it is important to understand all of the ins-and-outs of the zoning laws regarding that specific property before you commit to a lease.[2]
    If you intend on having a bar in your restaurant, be sure to ask about serving alcohol in that particular area as well. Some towns prohibit the sale of alcohol in certain zones.
    Clean the place up according to federal, state and local safety laws. Once you’ve determined the location to be in the proper zone for a restaurant, you need to know how safe it is. A local building inspector or code enforcement officer can walk you through all the safety requirements needed to pass a building inspection. Along with a fire suppression system in the kitchen, the building may require an entire sprinkler system. The code enforcement officer will also look at the general safety of building to decide if it is fit to operate as a restaurant.[4]
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    Rosanie Bans
    Rosanie Bans, 7 years in Sales and Marketing
    Answered Jan 17, 2017
    Originally Answered: How do I start a cafe?
    Learn for success story of coffee shop owner : CASE STUDY: The Importance of Branding for Cafe’s – My Paper Cups
    2. Read this article:
    Behind every coffee shop is a dream turned into a reality. A dream where the coffee is excellent, every table is full, every staff provides great service, and the store is brimming with customers. Unfortunately, this dream is rarely fulfilled. Most businesses make the mistake of thinking that sourcing high quality coffee and employing highly skilled people are enough to have a successful coffee shop. They are not aware that there is still that one ingredient missing in order to make the coffee shop a profitable business. Marketing is often disregarded as unimportant, especially when a business owner becomes preoccupied with the day-to-day operations of running a coffee shop business.
    This should not be the case because the competition can be very tough, with all kinds of coffee shops sprouting at every corner. No matter how great your coffee and how excellent your services are, you need to be brilliant at marketing as well. Marketing is not that difficult, and it does not have to cost you a fortune. If you want to have a business that is sustainable and will last you for a long time, then you need to learn how to market it. Here are some of the marketing strategies you can implement in order to ensure the success of your new coffee shop:
    · Social media  — You can leverage social media to promote your coffee shop so that your target audience will become familiar with your brand. Having a Facebook business page has become a necessity for many companies in the food and beverage industry. There are many ways that you can promote your business through social media in order to establish trust and deepen your relationship with your customers. You can use Facebook to run contests and promote your coffees. You can use user-generated content by reposting photos of customers that have been in your shop. The capability to get your brand out to a huge number of people is one of the main reasons why businesses have achieved marketing success within Facebook.
    · Local SEO —  You need to implement local SEO strategies if you want to be found by busy commuters or people who are new to the area. Because of the resurgence of coffee culture which has led to the opening of various shops both large chains and independent ones, you need all the help you can get, and that includes Google. Optimize your business for local SEO by creating a business listing through Google My Business. Ensure that everything is accurate, up-to-date, and most importantly, follows Google’s guidelines.
    · Content marketing  — You can regularly update your blog and improve your ranking within the search engines by using content marketing. At its core, content marketing is all about helping people. You can create blog posts, e-books, and white papers that educate people about the different types of coffee and different coffee brewing methods. By offering great and free content, customers will trust you and become loyal to the brand. You can create blog posts about unique coffee blends, and accessories that elevate a customer’s coffee experience. The content you create on your website or company blog can be shared on your social medial channels. This will help improve the traffic both on your website and in your store.
    · Email marketing  — You can use email marketing to promote daily specials and send coupons to subscribers. You need to use a great email marketing software such as MailChimp or AWeber. Then, begin building and growing your list. In order to attract subscribers, you can offer a small reward in exchange for their email addresses. For example, you can send a coupon that offers a 10% discount for every newsletter subscription. Aside from promotions, you can also use free content and use it as a lead magnet — one that will require people to submit their email addresses.
    · Paper cup advertising —  Aside from doing online marketing, you need not forget about your in-store marketing activities as well. Getting the word out about your business can be done by having your brand or logo printed on your takeaway paper cups. By placing your brand in the hands of your target audience, they become more familiar with it and become instant walking billboards as they drink their coffee using your takeaway paper cups.
    In order to build a successful coffee shop business, you need to be passionate when marketing it. There are many ways to go about it. You can go online and use social media, local SEO, content marketing, and email marketing to reach out to your customers. You can also do offline activities such as paper cup advertising in order to reach out to people who do not go online. By implementing these marketing activities, you will be able to grow your coffee shop and turn it into a lucrative business.
    Source: Effective Marketing Strategies for a New Coffee Shop Business
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    Francesco Wang
    Francesco Wang, B.A. from University of Manchester
    Answered Jun 29, 2015
    Originally Answered: How can I open my own restaurant/cafe?
    Target Markets
    No single food-service operation has universal appeal. This is a fact that many newer entrepreneurs have trouble accepting, but the reality is that you will never capture 100 percent of the market. When you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. So focus on the 5 or 10 percent of the market that you can get, and forget about the rest.
    With that said, who is eating at restaurants? Let’s look at the main market categories of food-service business customers:
    Generation Y. This generation, also tagged the “millennial generation,” the “echo” or the “boomlet” generation, includes those born between 1980 and 2000. Generation Y is the most ethnically diverse generation yet and is more than three times the size of generation X. They are a prime target for a food-service business. Members of Generation Y go for fast-food and quick-service items. About 25 percent of their restaurant visits are to burger franchises, follow by pizza restaurants at 12 percent.
    Generation X. Generation X is a label applied to those who were born between 1965 and 1980. This group is known for strong family values. While earlier generations strove to do better financially than their parents, Gen Xers are more likely to focus on their relationship with their children. They are concerned with value, and they favor quick-service restaurants and midscale operations that offer all-you-can-eat salad bars and buffets. To appeal to this market group, offer a comfortable atmosphere that focuses on value and ambience.
    Baby boomers. Born between 1946 and 1964, baby boomers make up the largest segment of the U.S. population. Prominent in this generation are affluent professionals who can afford to visit upscale restaurants and spend money freely. During the 1980s, they were the main customer group for upscale, trendy restaurants. In the 1990s, many baby boomer were two-income households with children. Today, those on the leading edge of the boomer generation are becoming grandparents, making them a target of restaurants that offer a family-friendly atmosphere and those that provide an upscale, formal dining experience.
    Empty nesters. This group consists of people in the age range between the high end of the baby boomers and seniors (people in their early 50s to about age 64). Empty nesters typically have grown children who no longer live at home, and their ranks will continue to increase as the baby boomers grow older and their children leave home. With the most discretionary income and the highest per-capita income of all the generations, this group typically visits upscale restaurants. They are less concerned with price and are more focused on excellent service and outstanding food. Appeal to this group with elegant surroundings and a sophisticated ambience.
    Seniors. The senior market covers the large age group of people age 65 and older. Generally, the majority of seniors are on fixed incomes and may not often be able to afford upscale restaurants often, so they tend to visit family-style restaurants that offer good service and reasonable prices. “Younger” seniors are likely to be more active and have more disposable income than “older” seniors, whose health may be declining. Seniors typically appreciate restaurants that offer early-bird specials and senior menus with lower prices and smaller portions, since their appetites are less hearty than those of younger people.
    Restaurant Service Styles
    Restaurants are classified into three primary categories: quick-service, midscale and upscale. Quick-service restaurants are also known as fast-food restaurants. These establishments offer limited menus of items that are prepared quickly and sold for a relatively low price. In addition to very casual dining areas, they typically offer drive-thru windows and take-out service.
    When people think of fast-food restaurants, they often think of hamburgers and french fries, but establishments in this category also serve chicken, hot dogs, sandwiches, pizza, seafood and ethnic foods.
    Midscale restaurants, as the name implies, occupy the middle ground between quick-service and upscale restaurants. They offer full meals but charge prices that customers perceive as providing good value. Midscale restaurants offer a range of limited- and full-service options. In a full-service restaurant, patrons place and receive their orders at their tables; in a limited-service operation, patrons order their food at a counter and then receive their meals at their tables. Many limited-service restaurants offer salad bars and buffets.
    Upscale restaurants offer full table service and do not necessarily promote their meals as offering great value; instead, they focus on the quality of their cuisine and the ambience of their facilities. Fine-dining establishments are at the highest end of the upscale restaurant category and charge the highest prices.
    Selecting a Food Concept
    Restaurant patrons want to be delighted with their dining experience, but they don’t necessarily want to be surprised. If you’re anticipating a family-style steakhouse (based on the name or the décor of the establishment), but you find yourself in a more formal environment with a bewildering–and pricey–gourmet menu, the surprise may keep you from enjoying the restaurant. Concepts give restaurateurs a way to let patrons know in advance what to expect and also to provide some structure for their operation. Here are some of the more popular restaurant concepts:
    Seafood. Quick-service seafood restaurants generally offer a limited range of choices, often restricted to fried seafood. Midscale and upscale seafood restaurants offer a wider selection, prepared in ways other than fried, such as baked, broiled and grilled. Seafood can be a risky area on which to focus, as prices are always changing, and many kinds of seafood are seasonal. Also, quality can vary tremendously. When shopping for seafood, make sure the items are fresh and meet your standards of quality. If you are not happy with what a distributor offers, you can be sure your customers won’t be, either.
    Steakhouses. Steakhouses are part of the midscale and upscale markets. Midscale steakhouses are typically family-oriented and offer a casual environment with meals perceived as good values. In terms of décor, comfort is emphasized and Western themes are popular. Upscale steakhouses offer a more formal atmosphere and may serve larger cuts of meat that are of better quality than those served in midscale restaurants. Upscale establishments also charge higher prices, and their décor may be similar to that of other fine-dining establishments, offering guests more privacy and focusing more on adult patrons than on families.
    Family-style restaurants. As the name implies, these establishments are geared toward families. Since they charge reasonable prices, they also appeal to seniors. They offer speedy service that falls somewhere between that of quick-service places and full-service restaurants. Their menus offer a variety of selections to appeal to the interests of a broad range of customers, from children to seniors. Family-style restaurant prices may be higher than those at fast-food restaurants, but these establishments provide table service to compensate. The décor of family-style restaurants is generally comfortable, with muted tones, unremarkable artwork, and plenty of booths and wide chairs. Booster seats and highchairs for children are readily available.
    Casual-dining restaurants. These establishments appeal to a wide audience, ranging from members of Generation Y to Generation X to baby boomers with families to seniors, and they provide a variety of food items, from appetizers and salads to main dishes and desserts. Casual-dining restaurants offer comfortable atmospheres with midrange prices. Many center on a theme that’s incorporated into their menus and décor.
    Ethnic restaurants. Ethnic restaurants enjoy a significant share of the U.S. restaurant market. They range from quick-service places with limited selections to upscale eateries with a wide variety of menu items. Their menus typically include Americanized versions of ethnic dishes, as well as more authentic food. The three most popular kinds of ethnic restaurants are Italian, Chinese and Mexican. Other popular ethnic restaurant types include Indian, Thai, Caribbean, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean and Vietnamese. An even wider variety of ethnic restaurants can thrive in areas with a culturally diverse population, such as large metropolitan areas.
    Pizzeria. You have two primary choices when entering starting a pizzeria. One is a to-go restaurant in a modest facility with a specialized menu highlighted by pizza and beer, limited seating and a self-service atmosphere. The other is a full-service pizza restaurant with a menu that features not only a variety of pizzas, beer and wine, but also Italian entrees like spaghetti, ravioli and lasagna, side dishes such as salads (or even a salad bar), and a few desserts. The foundation of a pizzeria is, of course, the pizza. If you don’t know how to make a good pizza, hire a good pizza cook who does. Invest in top-quality ingredients and preparation methods, and make every pizza as if you’re going to eat it yourself. Do that, and your customers will keep coming back for more.
    Sandwich Shop/Delicatessen. One reason sandwich shops are so successful is that they enjoy high profit margins. Sandwich shops and delicatessens can also change their menus quickly and easily to adapt to current tastes. For example, with the growing interest in health and nutrition in the United States, sandwich shops and delicatessens have started offering more low-fat, healthy ingredients in their sandwiches, salads and other menu items. In addition, many sandwich shops and delis have been able to keep up with workers who eat at their workplaces by adding delivery and catering to their sit-down and take-out operations. Sandwich shops and delicatessens can be differentiated by the foods they serve. Most sandwich shops serve only sandwiches, possibly with some side dishes or desserts. A delicatessen usually offers a more extensive menu, including sandwiches, prepared meats, smoked fish, cheeses, salads, relishes and various hot entrees.
    Coffeehouse. With more than 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is the world’s most popular beverage. But beyond the beverage itself, people frequent coffeehouses and espresso bars for a variety of reasons: to meet with friends, for a quick lunch and a drink to perk up the afternoon, or simply to start off each morning with a great cup of coffee to start off each morning. Most successful coffeehouses have heavy foot traffic and high-volume sales. The majority will serve up to 500 customers per day and manage up to five customer turnovers during the lunch hour, despite having limited floor space and modest seating capacity. Profit margins for coffee and espresso drinks are extremely high–after all, you’re dealing with a product that’s more than 95 percent water. At the same time, your average ticket amount is around $3, so you need volume to reach and maintain profitability. Besides specialty roasted coffee by the cup, most coffeehouses also have espresso-based drinks (cappuccinos, lattes, etc.), assorted teas, bottled water and fruit juices, along with an inviting assortment of baked goods, a selection of desserts, and coffee beans by the pound.
    Bakery. With the emergence of strip malls and competition from supermarkets that have in-store bakeries, “bread-only” retail bakeries have almost disappeared from the United States. Bakeries today offer cakes, scones, bagels and coffee drinks, and sometimes even offer full dining menus, including sandwiches, hot entrees, beer and wine. Consumers love fresh bakery goods, but the market is extremely competitive. As you develop your particular bakery concept, you’ll need to find a way to differentiate yourself from other bakeries in town.
    Carving Your Niche
    Before you can begin any serious business planning, you must first decide what specific segment of the food-service industry you want to enter. While there are many commonalities among the various types of food-service businesses, there are also many differences. And while there is much overlap in the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, your own personality and preferences will dictate whether you choose to open a commercial bakery, a coffee cart, a fine-dining restaurant or another type of operation. Then, once you have decided what business best suits you, you must figure out the niche you’ll occupy in the marketplace.
    For example, are you an early riser, or do you prefer to stay up late and sleep late? If you like–or at least don’t mind–getting up before dawn, your niche may be a bakery or a casual breakfast-and-lunch operation. Night owls are going to be drawn to the hours required for bar-and-grill types of restaurants, fine-dining establishments and even pizzerias.
    Do you like dealing with the public, or are you happier in the kitchen? If you’re a people person, choose a food-service business that gives you plenty of opportunity to connect with your customers. If you’re not especially gregarious, you’ll probably lean more toward a commercial type of business, perhaps a bakery or even a catering service, where you can deal more with operational issues than with people.
    Some other types of questions to ask yourself include, Do you have a passion for a particular type of cuisine? Do you enjoy a predictable routine, or do you prefer something different every day? Are you willing to deal with the additional responsibilities and liabilities that come with serving alcoholic beverages?
    As you do this self-analysis, think about your ideal day. If you could be doing exactly what you wanted to do, what would it be?
    Once you’ve decided on the best niche for you as an individual, it’s time to determine if you can develop a niche in the market for your food-service business.
    Working in a Restaurant
    Dealing graciously with customers and playing the role of elegant host are only part of a restaurateur’s many duties. Food-service business operators spend most of their time developing menus; ordering inventory and supplies; managing personnel; creating and implementing marketing campaigns; making sure their operation is in compliance with a myriad of local, state and federal regulations; completing a wide range of paperwork; and performing other administrative chores. Certainly the financial opportunities are there–as are the fun aspects of the business–but starting, running and growing a food-service business is also hard work.
    Regardless of the type of food-service business you intend to start, the best way to learn the ropes is to work for a similar operation for a while before striking out on your own. Doing so will give you significant insight into the realities and logistics of the business.
    Successful restaurateurs agree that the best preparation for owning a restaurant is to work in someone else’s first. Think of it as getting paid to be educated. Certainly you should read books and take courses, but you should also plan to work in a restaurant for at least a few years doing as many different jobs as possible. And if you’re not actually doing the job, pay attention to the person who is–you may find yourself doing it when your own restaurant is unexpectedly shorthanded.
    Ideally, you should work in a restaurant similar to the type you want to open. You may find you don’t like the business. Or you may find you’re more suited to a different type of operation than you originally thought. Hopefully, you’ll discover you’re in exactly the right place.
    “As soon as I started working in a restaurant, I realized this was my passion,” says Scott Redler, “when you have a busy restaurant, and you’re watching everything happen as it should, it’s just a wonderful feeling of satisfaction.” Redler has worked in various restaurants for 11 years, he opened a Chinese fast-food place at the age of 26. That venture failed within eight months, then Redler went to work for a large restaurant company, where he eventually advanced to the position of senior vice president, overseeing 15 operations. But he still yearned for his own place, so he developed the concept that became Timberline Steakhouse & Grill in Kansas (which he sold in 2011). He recognized that the fast, casual segment was gaining momentum, so he created Freddy’s Frozen Custard, which offers hot dogs, hamburgers, and (as you might expect) frozen custard. Freddy’s Frozen Custard is now a franchise operation with 60 stores in nine states.
    Writing a business plan
    Armed with practical experience, you’re ready to put together your business plan–the most critical element of your restaurant. Map out everything on paper before you buy the first spoon or crack the first egg.
    When you’re writing a business plan you should include: a clear definition of your concept; a description of your market; your menu and pricing; detailed financial information, including data on your startup capital (amount and sources) and your long-term income and expense forecasts; a marketing plan; employee hiring, training and retention programs; and detailed plans that outline how you’ll deal with the challenges restaurateurs face every day. Including an exit plan in your strategy is also a good idea.
    Funding Your Business
    How much money you need to start depends on the type of business, the facility, how much equipment you need, whether you buy new or used, your inventory, marketing, and necessary operating capital (the amount of cash you need on hand to carry you until your business starts generating cash). It’s easy to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars starting a restaurant, but it’s not essential. For instance, when Borealis Breads owner Jim Amaral started his first bakery in Maine, he rented a space that had been a commercial bakery and came complete with mixers, benches, ovens and other equipment. He was able to start with just $10,000 he’d borrowed from family and friends, and used that primarily for inventory.
    Regardless of how much you need, you will definitely need some cash to start your food-service business started. Here are some suggestions of where to go to raise your startup funds:
    Your own resources. Do a thorough inventory of your assets. People generally have more assets than they realize, including savings accounts, retirement accounts, equity in real estate, recreation equipment, vehicles, collections and other investments. You may opt to sell assets for cash or use them as collateral for a loan. Also look at your personal line of credit. Many a successful business has been started with credit cards.
    Family and friends. The logical next step after gathering your own resources is to approach friends and relatives who believe in you and want to help you succeed. Be cautious with these arrangements; no matter how close you are with the person, present yourself professionally, put everything in writing, and be sure the individuals you approach can afford to take the risk of investing in your business.
    Partners. Using the “strength in numbers” principle, look around for someone who may want to team up with you in your venture. You may choose someone who has financial resources and wants to work side by side with you in the business. Or you may find someone who has money to invest but no interest in doing the actual work. Be sure to create a written partnership agreement that clearly defines your respective responsibilities and obligations. And choose your partners carefully–especially when it comes to family members.
    Government programs. Take advantage of the abundance of local, state and federal programs designed to support small businesses. Make your first stop the SBA, but be sure to investigate various other programs. Women, minorities and veterans should check out special financing programs designed to help them get into business. The business section of your local library is a good place to begin your research.
    Choosing a Location
    Depending on how much money you have to invest in your food-service business and the particular type of business you choose, you can spend anywhere between $70,000 and $1.5 million on a facility.
    Not every food-service operation needs to be in a retail location, but for those that do depend on retail traffic, here are some factors to consider when deciding on a location:
    Anticipated sales volume. How will the location contribute to your sales volume?
    Accessibility to potential customers. Consider how easy it will be for customers to get into your business. If you are relying on strong pedestrian traffic, consider whether or not nearby businesses will generate foot traffic for you.
    The rent-paying capacity of your business. If you’ve done a sales-and-profit projection for your first year of operation, you will know approximately how much revenue you can expect to generate, and you can use that information to decide how much rent you can afford to pay.
    Restrictive ordinances. You may encounter unusually restrictive ordinances that make an otherwise strong site less than ideal, such as limitations on the hours of the day that trucks can legally load or unload.
    Traffic density. With careful examination of food traffic, you can determine the approximate sales potential of each pedestrian passing a given location. Two factors are especially important in this analysis: total pedestrian traffic during business hours and the percentage of it that is likely to patronize your food service business.
    Customer parking facilities. The site should provide convenient, adequate parking as well as easy access for customers.
    Proximity to other businesses. Neighboring businesses may influence your store’s volume, and their presence can work for you or against you.
    History of the site. Find out the recent history of each site under consideration before you make a final selection. Who were the previous tenants, and why are they no longer there?
    Terms of the lease. Be sure you understand all the details of the lease, because it’s possible that an excellent site may have unacceptable leasing terms.
    Future development. Check with the local planning board to see if anything is planned for the future that could affect your business, such as additional buildings nearby or road construction.
    Layout and design are major factors in your restaurant’s success. You’ll need to take into account the size and layout of the dining room, kitchen space, storage space and office. Typically, restaurants allot 45 to 65 percent of their space to the dining area, approximately 35 percent to the kitchen and prep area, and the remainder to storage and office space.
    Dining area. This is where you’ll be making the bulk of your money, so don’t cut corners when designing your dining room. Visit restaurants in your area and analyse the décor. Watch the diners; do they react positively to the décor? Is it comfortable, or are people shifting in their seats throughout their meals? Note what works well and what doesn’t.
    Much of your dining room design will depend on your concept. It will help you to know that studies indicate that 40 to 50 percent of all sit-down customers arrive in pairs; 30 percent come alone or in parties of three; and 20 percent come in groups of four or more.
    To accommodate the different groups of customers, use tables for two that can be pushed together in areas where there is ample floor space. This gives you flexibility in accommodating both small and large parties. Place booths for four to six people along the walls.
    Production area. Too often, the production area in a restaurant is inefficiently designed–the result is a poorly organised kitchen and less than top-notch service. Keep your menu in mind as you determine each element in the production area. You’ll need to include space for receiving, storage, food preparation, cooking, baking, dishwashing, production aisles, trash storage, employee facilities and an area for a small office where you can perform daily management duties.
    Arrange your food production area so that everything is just a few steps away from the cook. Your design should also allow for two or more cooks to be able to work side by side during your busiest hours.
    Creating a Menu
    As you put together a plan for your food-service business, be aware of some of the trends in terms of menu content and design: These factors could–and, in fact, should–influence the type of food-service business you open.
    Restaurant operators report that vegetarian items, tortillas, locally grown produce, organic items, fusion dishes (combining two or more ethnic cuisines in one dish or on one plate) and microbrewed or local beers are gaining in popularity. Pita dishes and wraps continue to be in high demand, too, as an easy-to-consume alternative to sandwiches. You will also see a strong demand for bagels, espresso and specialty coffees, and “real meals,” which are typically an entree with a side order. Consumers are also eating more chicken, seafood and beef dishes than they have in recent years. At the same time, people expect to see meatless alternatives on the menu. Consumers are also demanding “comfort food”–the dishes that take them back to their childhoods, when mothers baked from scratch, and meat and potatoes were at the center of each plate.
    Menus are also showing a number of ethnic dishes and spice-infused offerings. It’s not surprising to find Thai, Vietnamese, Creole, Tuscan and even classic French cuisines on the same menu and even the same plate.
    At the same time, be sure to keep the kids in mind as you plan your selections. If families are a key part of your target market, you’ll want a range of four or five items in smaller portions that youngsters will enjoy. If you serve snack items as well as entrees, note that kids are choosing healthier snacks more often than they did a few years ago, thanks to concerned parents. For example, while both sweet and salty snacks remain popular, yogurt is the fastest growing snack food based on consumption frequency among kids ages 2 to 17. While most restaurants still offer fixed kids’ meals, you might consider allowing your young diners to choose among a selection of nutritious options.
    Though menu variety has increased over the years, menus themselves are growing shorter. Busy consumers don’t want to read a lengthy menu before dinner; dining out is a recreational activity, so they’re in the restaurant to relax. Keep your number of items in check and menu descriptions simple and straightforward, providing customers with a variety of choices in a concise format. Your menu should also indicate what dishes can be prepared to meet special dietary requirements. Items low in fat, sodium and cholesterol should also be marked as such.
    Most regulatory agencies will work with new operators to let them know what they must do to meet the necessary legal requirements. Your state’s general information office can direct you to all the agencies you’ll need to be concerned with.
    Hiring Employees
    One of the biggest challenges businesses in all industries face is a lack of qualified labor. As the food-service industry in general continues to grow and thrive, the demand for workers in an already-diminished labor pool is also increasing. Finding qualified workers and rising labor costs are two key concerns for food-service business owners.
    The first step in developing a comprehensive HR program is to decide exactly what you want someone to do. The job description doesn’t have to be as formal as one you might expect from a large corporation, but it needs to clearly outline the job’s duties and responsibilities. It should also list any special skills or other required credentials, such as a valid driver’s license and clean driving record for someone who is going to make deliveries for you.
    Next, you need to establish a pay scale. You should do research to find out what the pay rates are in your area. You’ll want to establish a minimum and maximum rate for each position. You’ll pay more even at the start for better qualified and more experienced workers. Of course, the pay scale will be affected by whether or not the position is one that is regularly tipped.
    Every prospective employee should fill out an application–even if it’s someone you already know, and even if that person has submitted a detailed resume. A resume is not a signed, sworn statement acknowledging that you can fire the person if he or she lies about his or her background; the application, which includes a truth affidavit, is. The application will also help you verify the applicants’ resumes, so you should compare the two and make sure the information is consistent.
    Here are some tips to help you find and keep great people:
    Hire right. Take the time to thoroughly screen applicants. Be sure they understand what you expect of them. Do background checks. If you can’t do this yourself, contract with a HR consultant to do it for you on an as-needed basis.
    Create detailed job descriptions. Don’t make your employees guess about their responsibilities.
    Understand wage-and-hour and child labor laws. Check with your own state’s Department of Labor to be sure you comply with regulations on issues such as minimum wage (which can vary depending on the age of the workers and whether they’re eligible for tips), and when teenagers can work and what tasks they’re allowed to do.
    Provide initial and ongoing training. Even experienced workers need to know how things are done in your restaurant. Well-trained employees are happier, more confident and more effective. Plus, ongoing training builds loyalty and reduces turnover. The National Restaurant Association can help you develop appropriate employee training programs.
    There are several categories of personnel in the restaurant business: manager, cooks, servers, busboys, dishwashers, hosts and bartenders. When your restaurant is still new, some employees’ duties may cross over from one category to another. For example, your manager may double as the host, and servers may also bus tables. Be sure to hire people who are willing to be flexible in their duties. Your payroll costs, including your own salary and that of your managers, should be about 24 to 35 percent of your total gross sales.
    Manager. The most important employee in most restaurants is the manager. Your best candidate will have already managed a restaurant or restaurants in your area and will be familiar with local buying sources, suppliers and methods. You’ll also want a manager with leadership skills and the ability to supervise personnel while reflecting the style and character of your restaurant.
    To get the quality of manager you want, you’ll have to pay well. Depending on your location, expect to pay a seasoned manager $35,000 to $55,000 a year, plus a percentage of sales. An entry-level manager will earn $28,000 to $32,000 but won’t have the skills of a more experienced candidate. If you can’t offer a high salary, work out a profit-sharing arrangement-it’s an excellent way to hire good people and motivate them to build a successful restaurant. Hire your manager at least a month before you open so he or she can help you set up your restaurant.
    Chefs and cooks. When you start out, you’ll probably need three cooks–two full time cooks and one part time. Restaurant workers typically work shifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 4 p.m. to closing. But one lead cook may need to arrive early in the morning to begin preparing soups, bread and other items to be served that day. One full-time cook should work days, and the other evenings. The part-time cook will help during peak hours, such as weekend rushes, and can work as a line cook during slower periods, doing simple preparation. Cooking schools can usually provide you with leads to the best in the business, but look around and place newspaper ads before you hire. Customers will become regulars only if they can expect the best every time they dine at your restaurant. To provide that, you’ll need top-notch cooks and chefs.
    Salaries for chefs and cooks vary according to their experience and your menu. Chefs command salaries significantly higher than cooks, averaging $1,300 to $1,800 a week. You may also find chefs who are willing to work under profit-sharing plans. If you have a fairly complex menu that requires a cook with lots of experience, you may have to pay anywhere from $575 to $650 a week. You can pay part-time cooks on an hourly basis; check around for the going rate in your area.
    Servers. Your servers will have the most interaction with customers, so they need to make a favourable impression and work well under pressure, meeting the demands of customers at several tables while maintaining a pleasant demeanour. There are two times of day for wait staff: very slow and very busy. Schedule your employees accordingly. The lunch rush, for example, starts around 11:30 a.m. and continues until 1:30 or 2 p.m. Restaurants are often slow again until the dinner crowd arrives around 5:30 to 6 p.m.
    Because servers in most establishments earn a good portion of their income from tips, they’re usually paid minimum wage or just slightly more. When your restaurant is new, you may want to hire only experienced servers so you don’t have to provide extensive training. As you become established, however, you should develop training systems to help both new, inexperienced employees and veteran servers understand your philosophy and the image you want to project.
    Marketing and Promotions
    Every business needs a marketing plan, and your food-service business is no exception. But even as you consider various marketing vehicles, keep this in mind: Research conducted by the National Restaurant Association reveals that word-of-mouth is still the best method of advertising. More than four out of five consumers are likely to choose a table-service restaurant they haven’t patronised before on the basis of a recommendation from a family member or friend. So make the foundation of your marketing program an absolutely dazzling dining experience that customers will want to talk about and repeat.
    Ask every new customer how they found out about you, and make a note of this information so you know how well your various marketing efforts are working. You can then decide to increase certain programs and eliminate those that aren’t working.
    I hope this helps. 🙂
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    Juan Mariu
    Juan Mariu, Juan Mariu
    Answered Jun 19, 2017
    Originally Answered: How can I start up a cafe?
    There are 2 ways to get started in the cafe business.
    Purchase an existing cafe (which usually comes with regular customers.)
    Lease a shop and design the cafe from scratch.
    It is far easier to purchase an existing cafe, however, you may be restricted as to how much you can change in it depending on the existing fit out.
    An emerging trend these days is to create what is called a ‘Pop Up’ which utilizes the space in an existing retail shop/warehouse and you set up temporarily. This lowers the risk because you aren’t signing a long term lease so you have an exit strategy but at the same time you get to experience what it would be like to operate your own business. If you can find the right arrangement, the space you rent in an existing retail store is possible because it brings the retail storefront more customers and they make money on the rental.
    Anyway, back to the original question. It would be better if you could be more specific but I’ll do my best to answer this.
    You can start up a cafe by finding some partners with the same goal and work together.
    Find a financial backer to help you set up and operate the cafe.
    Work in a cafe until the owner wants to sell it – you will probably have first option if you let your employer know you would like to purchase it upon commencing your employment.
    Find someone who has previously owned a successful cafe and team up with them or hire them as a guide.
    Consult an expert in cafe operations and design to point you in the right direction.
    Lease a shop and start building a cafe.
    I would recommend starting with option 5. Consult an expert in cafe operations and design before moving forward.
    If you are seriously considering starting a cafe I would recommend you look into these options as well:
    Starting a cafe that also sells retail items such as clothing/accessories/magazines/home coffee gear/coffee cups etc. because people who are hanging out in cafe’s usually go there to relax and they take note of people and things that are around them. If you have other items available of interest for sale then you will make extra sales. Take a look at these cafe’s that also double as surf shops and florists etc.….
    Roasting your own coffee. This is a big one because you need to have some expertise in coffee but you can always hire someone to manage the coffee roasting. Some of the best cafe’s in the world have a coffee roastery joined to it and it serves as a type of Willy Wonker factory feeling where you can look though the glass windows into the next room and see all of the coffee beans being boxed and transported around. A major bonus in roasting your own coffee is that you become an expert in this field, not to mention saving $$ on buying roasted coffee. It costs around $30 for a high quality kilogram of roasted coffee but you can get good quality green beans for around $10 per kilogram. If you do the maths, say weekly you need 20kgs of coffee x $30 = $600 where as you could buy your own green for $200 and hire a 15kg coffee roasting machine for $90 + tax for one hour (…), which would save you $300 per week as long as you learn how to roast coffee properly. If you would like information on how to start roasting your own coffee, check this out How To Start A Coffee Roasting Business, otherwise take a look at some of these cafes that roast their own coffee onsite: A). The Grounds of Alexandria, B). The largest Starbucks in the world is a window into the future of the brand, C). Allpress Espresso Sydney, D). Code Black Coffee Brunswick, E). Humblebee Coffee Roasters. (These are mostly Australian coffee roasters)
    Automating the coffee making process. This means having equipment in your cafe that will save you money and do things faster. Waiting unusually long for your coffee is the worst thing whenever you visit a cafe so look to speed things up where you can and don’t compromise on quality. This does not mean that you buy an automatic coffee machine, instead do some research on what products are saving cafe’s time and money starting from grinding coffee to steaming milk. A). Consider a coffee grinder that weighs the output of the coffee such as: Mazzer SPP Smart Portafilter Platform – Mazzer, this means you will have the same amount of coffee in every basket which equates to consistency. You may also save coffee because barista’s won’t over-grind coffee and then if it doesn’t fit in the basket, they’ll just throw it out. Another bonus of this is accounting for the coffee – because you keep filling up the same amount of coffee in the portafilter – you can predict to some extent how many coffee’s you can get out of each bag and your usage needs for the cafe becomes a little easier. Finally there’s the taste, there’s nothing worse then getting a great coffee one day and then a bad coffee the next day. B). Stress free, consistent, flat tamping by: Puqpress Home | Puqpress, if you don’t already know, tamping is an art form. It is extremely hard to use the exact same amount of force everytime you tamp the coffee in the portafilter basket. The Puqpress will use the same amount of force everytime and it tamps evenly so you get an even pour from the spout when the coffee is split. The best thing about this device is that it saves your staff from fatigue and/or doing some damage to their wrist/elbow from overuse syndrome. Take care of your staff and of your coffee! C). Integrated scales into coffee machines: La Marzocco ABR Auto Brew Ratio, or Black Eagle Gravimetric VA388 BE Gravitech, These two coffee machine manufacturers lead the way in terms of automatically weighing your coffee extractions so you don’t need to think about it. The benefit of weighing coffee is unbelievable. This is the only way to guarantee your coffee tastes consistent day in and day out. This system is used all over the world in the most high quality establishments. D). Automatic portioning, heating and frothing of the milk with the touch of a button is the biggest time and money saving investment you can make in the process of preparing coffee, look no further than: Ubermilk Ubermilk – Revolutionary Milk Steaming Perfection, this is the one stop shop for all of your milk needs. Basically this product fixes the problem of going to the fridge, picking up a milk container and opening it up then rinsing the milk jug/pitcher and pouring in the milk into the milk jug, placing the milk jug under the steam wand, turning on the steam wand, positioning the milk jug in just the right spot so you can start adding air into the milk and then adjusting the milk jug so you can get the milk spinning in the jug, making sure you stop heating the milk at just the right temperature and then turning off the steam. You also need to clean the hot steam wand on the coffee machine without burning yourself. This whole process has been turned into the push of a button with Ubermilk. You can now get perfectly hot milk by tapping on the touch screen and you get to choose how much milk you need, what the temperature of the milk should be and how much micro-foam (froth) you need in your milk jug. There is also another alternative to the Ubermilk, which is Caffe Assist. Caffe Assist is a hands free milk steamer / frother that is just as handy. With these parts all in sync (A, B, C & D) of the coffee making process, you can take a middle schooler and put them in front of this equipment and they will probably make the best coffee of your life, or at least have the capability to do so! This combination eliminates the need for an experienced barista but don’t forget that you need someone with the knowledge to program/adjust the equipment.
    Be known for something! Have something on your menu that you specialize in. For example, here is a cafe that specializes in Freakshakes!, these look amazing!! @freakshakes • Instagram photos and videos With 10,000 followers on instagram, they are definitely a hit!
    Be nice. The best thing about a cafe is the people! If you can provide a friendly atmosphere with a cool vibe than you can make a cafe work. Just remember that people remember people and experiences but mostly the way that it made you feel. When you think of memories, you can easily think of something good/bad/sad by feeling it, so remember to be nice and polite and it will go a long way!

How do I start a preschool?

  1. Few steps to start a preschool:
    Write a business plan.
    This is a big task, but due diligence and hard work at this stage will inform the rest of the process. Here you’ll hash out your mission statement, marketing plan, organizational plan, staffing, operations, budgets, and more.
    Get insurance.
    Depending on the type and size of your school, you’ll need insurance policies of several different types, including liability, property, workers’ compensation, and business insurance. Again, check the licensing requirements for guidance.
    Prepare your facility.
    You’ll need furniture and teacher supplies, obviously, but you’ll also need safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, disaster supplies, etc.
    Develop policies and procedures.
    Working off of your business plan, write out policies, procedures, and handbooks for your staff and families. Child Care Aware offers a detailed guide to this process. You’ll also develop a disaster or crisis management plan and health, safety, privacy, and nutrition protocols, all under the guidance of your local preschool licensing requirements.
    Hire staff.
    Verify the licensing requirements for staff ratios and teachers’ educational backgrounds. Preschool staff are subject to criminal background checks and fingerprinting, and be sure to rigorously verify references and education levels. A school is only as good as its teachers, so make your hiring decisions carefully.
    Prep your curriculum.
    Your mission statement will guide this step, whether you are following an existing pedagogy or you have your own vision. A well prepared and thought-out curriculum is crucial to the quality of your preschool program.
    Seek accreditation.
    According the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), only one in 10 preschools [1]in the U.S. are accredited. This step is optional, but it will go a long way in your recruitment process, as it gives parents peace of mind that your program is high quality.
    Select tools and resources for managing the day-to-day.
    Take advantage of the fantastic technology available to preschools these days. Streamline your administrative tasks and you’ll have more time to focus on providing your families a top-notch preschool experience–which is your whole goal anyway, right?
    Market your school and seek applicants.
    At the very least you’ll need marketing collateral and an online presence. List your school in any local directories of preschools and participate in preschool enrollment fairs in your area. Advertise through local businesses, parent groups, local events, popular blogs.


    Originally Answered: How do I start preschool?
    It really depends on what country (or town, for that matter) you’re in. Most town’s have a local webpage and contact information there. Call them up and ask them. Or you know, go to a local preschool and ask to see the principal or just go to the front desk, they can usually help you.


    Preschool classrooms must be composed remembering a couple of things. The most essential three parameters are the requirement for them to be protected, instructive and fascinating for the children. It is imperative that a preschool classroom is a fun put and subsequently setting up preschool needs to remember the beneath specified things. check How to Set Up a Preschool Classroom?


    Easy to think about. It’s harder to do.
    1. First determine what your local state regulations are for preschool- both home and facility based. They will include a number of specific requirements that include teacher education requirements, specific training, space requirements, bathroom requirements, forms, etc. Once you understand that you can think better about what you need to do in terms of
    location (home or facility)
    education levels
    For example. CA licenses preschools through the CA Dept of Social services. Teachers require a minimum number of training hours, directors are required to have a different level of training. There is also a space requirement of 35 square feet per child indoor, 75 square foot per child external.


    Look up what is required to start a preschool in your jurisdiction.
    Find a person with preschool teaching and program development to assist in building a curriculum.
    Find funding to begin logistics and program development.
    Comply with jurisdiction’s regulations.
    Find a suitable place to hold classes that comply with regulations if any.
    Make people aware of your new preschools
    Buy supplies and equipment to start school
    Hold an open house for parents to visit your school
    Hire staff based on enrollees from your open house
    stRt school with enrolled students!

    Anna Crowe
    Anna Crowe, Freelance SEO & Marketing Strategist / Unicorn
    Answered Sep 4, 2015
    Agree with Lynn, you need to determine what your local state regulations are for preschool.
    It’s important to note that there are no national standards for governing child care for preschoolers. In fact, I ran across these 17 Bizarre Preschool Rules You Won’t Believe Exist . I can’t believe some of these are actually real!
    It’s really difficult to find out about preschool regulations because it’s spread through multiple resources, and they are sooo0 boring to read. But, it’s vital you check out a State-by-State Guide for your local community as soon as you can.
    These can vary greatly. For example, California offers both center-based and home-based care. Most of the programs require licensing. California is also one of the most progressive preschool models in the country. California passed a budget that offers preschool spots to 40,000 low income 4 year-olds. Not ever state can do that!

What are the basic requirements to start a business like Flipkart from the zero ground level?

  1. Some of the most important things are mentioned by Yatit Already I will mentioned other two most important factors needed:
    Passion – Thou obviously everyone says have passion if you want to be successful but here as competition have become really really tough you need to be really passionate about it. you will be facing a lot of unexpected issues you din’t thought you will face and it will make you wanna give up so unless you put your total passion in it and do not give up no matter what you won’t be successful.
    Marketing – Flipkart is more well known in India then Amazon even thou Amazon has billion dollar company long before Flipkart. What amazon lacked here in India was the method to market the company. Once you have good products inventory , User friendly website and Everything make sure to Market it properly. You can start with online marketing which will be cheapest and here hard work is more needed then spending money so you might beat even good companies like FlipKart if you put twice of work on it then the online eCommerce portals are putting. ( Saying it from personal experience in online marketing for ecommerce)


    From a ground 0 level you firstly need to devise or think deep on what different you want to sell/ project in the existing cut-throat market. It can be anything and it can gradually evolve or absorb more things.
    You need to pick and choose from the right vendors/sellers. Shop around until you find a vendor you want to do business with long-term. It does impact your business
    Once you gather some initial revenue and formulate the pipeline you can always approach investors with your idea
    Start Marketing Early , set up social media profiles, blogs and a website with “coming soon “ page to grab attention of the interested audience so as to sign them up early
    Most importantly, make sure that your business stays compliant with legal , tax issues and contracts. Best to know about them from Legal and Tax Compliance for an E-commerce startup in India – Wazzeer Blog


    Here are the things you’ll need (in no particular order):
    Inventory – It helps to have a good amount of everything. It doesn’t just come from nowhere though. You can’t just have a whole bunch of many things in small quantities and expect it to work. This is why it helps to find a niche first. Amazon started out selling books. So did Flipkart (I wonder where they got that idea from?). Once you establish yourself in your niche, then you can expand your inventory to carry more and more things.
    Logistics – You definitely need to have the logistics behind the distribution network figured out. How long will shipping take to each part of the country? How will you calculate what you have in stock (and how many quantities)? What is a scalable way for your web platform to track all of this without crashing?
    Financing – Inventory costs money. Setting up the web platform requires time. Time is money. How will you finance this? It will require some initial capital, and make sure that capital is spent very very carefully. Once you get some traction (aka revenue), then you can approach investors and hopefully expand past books (or music) or whichever niche you start out in.


    Here is my side hustle which I spend around 4 Hrs/week to make $4000/mo
    I see many people posting about what business to start but no one really seems to explain HOW to start your business.
    Here I tried to outline the exact method I use to earn an extra $4000/mo. I hope that you can benefit from these ideas and reach your financial freedom.
    The best part is that this method requires only 4 hours/week to maintain. You put in an initial effort for a couple of months and then collect the fruits of your labor.
    Step 1 – Choose your Niche – I’m sure that you have something which you are passionate about. Based on that you can target people who are also passionate about that specific field. You should have a clear niche where you aim for a low amount of people who are very passionate about the niche you are selling in.
    If you are a parent, a great niche would be baby products. You might sell items which could make peoples lives easier.
    Your story is your biggest selling point, there are millions of stores around with the same products. It is the ones who have a better story to tell & sell, who wins the game.
    So, don’t just create a baby product store and expect people to buy, tell them your story. Tell them how and why your products matter.
    Step 2 – Create a store – I used Shopify to create my first store. Shopify basically is an e-commerce site creation platform. They have a very user friendly platform which you can use to create a functioning store in less than an hour.
    Of course you need to spend around 4–5 hours to make the store pretty and customized.
    Even if you don’t know how to do a minor tweak, there are many videos on Youtube which explains exactly how to do that.
    If you want to see an example store you can check the link in my bio. Also, you can message me if you need help creating a store like that.
    Step 3 – Find cheap products – Go to Aliexpress or Alibaba to find cheap products relating to your Niche. Attention, finding cheap products doesn’t mean that you should sell them cheap, it just means that try to keep your Cost of Goods as low as possible.
    You should be able to find a product which is $3–5 on these sites and sell them for $10–15 on your site. We will talk about this in a second.
    Also, DO NOT sell something which you don’t think is worth buying. The quality of your product is key to your success.
    Step 4 -Dropship – Drop shipping is a form of sale without inventory. You present the product you want to sell in your own BEAUTIFUL store and the customer orders the product. Now that you have the clients address and received a payment, you go to Aliexpress and enter your CLIENTS ADDRESS and ship the product there.
    Aliexpress handles shipping and you collect the profit in between, without even spending a penny on inventory.
    Step 5 – Market – There are few ways to market your store and the more ways you use the better.
    Promoting your store is the most important step in my opinion. You could have the prettiest store in the world but you won’t make a single sale unless there are people around to buy from you!!!
    Instagram account – This is a must. You have to have an Instagram account which adds at least 50 followers every day. Post 4–5 posts a day relating to your Niche and products.
    Facebook page – Here you will sell your story. Try finding people who are interested in the same niche. You want to create an environment where people are excited about your niche and your product will satisfy their needs.
    Influencers – There are many accounts on Instagram related to your niche which has +200K followers. You can send them an email which goes something like this. “Hi, I really like your content and feel like my products would fit very well with your follower base. How much do you charge for a shout-out.”
    They tell you how much it costs, and you send them the post you want them to share along with your URL which you want to attract traffic to.
    Some numbers – Let’s say that our niche is Golfing and you sell fun office golf toys.
    This is your product:
    This costs you $10.28. We know that golf is not a cheap sport. So, we can expect our customers to be willing to pay a higher amount than that. Let’s say we want to sell it for $30.
    We can expect people to buy this mug because, it is
    A wonderful gift for a golf enthusiast
    Both functional and entertaining.
    Amuses the customer the first moment they see it.
    Profit in this case would be 30$–10.28$ = $19.72 . Let’s just assume there are some extra costs and round the number to $18 of PROFIT/sale
    Now we have to market it. Remember we were talking about influencers right?
    Here is a golf related Instagram account:
    Another thing we have to make sure is that they have a high engagement rate. If they have 300K followers but only 5K people liking their content, it would’t make sense to put your money into.
    You should aim for at least 20% engagement rate. Which is calculated by dividing the average like number by the total follower number.
    Luckily these guys have a high engagement rate:
    You can see that 71K people engage with this content. Which means that on an average post you will have at least 30–50K people to land their eyes on your product.
    Now comes the fun part. Let’s say that they are willing to share your post and are charging you $15–20 for the post.
    There are 50K people who are seeing the post
    Even if 2% go to your website, that is 1000 people visiting the store.
    Even if you have a %1 sales conversion rate (you will have more, I’m just stating the worst case) you will sell 10 items.
    That is 10 x $18 = $180 in revenue – $20 for the shout out = $160 profit.
    $160 Profit just from a single post with extremely low balling numbers. That’s not bad huh?
    Once you hit a stable sale number/day, you can expect the following returns:
    1 sale a day :$18 x 30 = 1 x $540 = $540/month
    2 sale a day :$18 x 30 = 2 x $540 = $1080/month
    4 sale a day :$18 x 30 = 4 x $540 = $2160/month
    You get the idea. Consistency is key. And once you reach a stable amount, just keep scaling upwards. Reach out to more influencers and put in more time expanding your facebook/Instagram accounts.
    Disclaimer: This is not a get rich quick way. Like everything in life you have to put in effort and keep learning. Again, consistency is key!
    You started with just $0
    You created a killer business in >10hrs
    In 3 months you can expect +$1000
    In 6 months you can expect +$4000 or even more
    Best part is, it takes 4 hours to maintain each week
    You can find the 14-day Free trial for Shopify here
    I also can help you set up a store. Just message me if you are interested.

What steps must all startups take in order to be legally established and open for business in the US?

  1. $200 is doable but may be tight to get a business legally started depending on where you live and/or if you want to form a corporation or LLC.
    Check out our free Guide to Starting a Business that has the steps to starting a business in every state and in particular interest for you including choosing a business entity, securing a business name, business licenses and registration, applying for an FEIN, sales tax number and more. All of the links to the various agencies are there so you can quickly get your business started.


    Most businesses will first need to get a federal EIN (employee identification number) prior to beginning your business.
    The next thing you will want to do is check with your state and local governments to see what is necessary in your local.
    Depending on your type of business there may also be zoning regulations. Many businesses can be run out of your home but make sure to check your particular situation based on the type of business you are running.
    If you need more information on starting online businesses, you can visit my site at HOME – J.R. Fisher – Expert Ecommerce Educator


    What makes this question crucial is the word “legally”.
    To start a business in the U.S., you must take certain steps from a legal perspective. Depending on circumstances, those steps vary from case to case. The most common steps are as follows:
    Choose a legal form of your business;
    Check availability of your business name;
    Prepare corporate documents;
    Form your company;
    Publish notice of formation, if applicable;
    Get a federal tax ID (EIN) number;
    Register for federal, state, and local taxes;
    Obtain licenses and permits; and
    Protect your intellectual property.
    To complete these and other steps, get and follow a professional checklist. To this end, feel free to download our infographic Business Setup Checklist: 27 Actionable Steps to Start Your Business Legally


    So you think you’re ready to live the American Dream and make America great again? If you’re looking for steps a startup must take to be legally established in the US- well, here you go:
    State Level- Inc, LLC or Trust and DBA if necessary
    State Level- Sales Tax ID
    Federal Level- Federal EIN (The equivalent of a social security number for a business)
    If this is your first foray into the fun world of starting a business I would highly encourage you to start at your State business website that will have some sort of funnel for startup entrepreneurship. The next thing I would suggest is work with a CPA or accountant or attorney who will do this paperwork for you. It should cost less than $500 (high estimation). In the state of Florida this is an awesome starting point Starting a Business in Florida
    Best of luck! Do it slow and meticulous but don’t wait too long. You’ll need to take a risk. This might be the best one in your life!
    My experience? I’m an entrepreneur and I assist others in starting up foodservice businesses from restaurants, bars to food trucks. I’ve sat with tens of thousands of entrepreneurs over the course of the past decade and sit with new dreamers every day. You can be both your own best cheerleader and your own worst critic… take the risk. You can’t lose if you never try and you can’t win if you never pass go.


    Yes, a startup can potentially be setup comfortably with $200. There are other cases where $200 will not cut it. You first need to decide which type of business you want to be. Is this a small business or a tech startup? If you are trying to build a large company and sell equity to raise funds from investors (like Uber, AirBnB, etc), a C-type Delaware corporation is the traditional route. If this is business where you are ready to start offering a service or product in your hometown right now and you want the shortest path to be legally able to sell it, then you can setup a sole proprietorship (general partnership if its more than 1 person). You could be up and running the same day for cheap. However, if it’s a corporation or a multi-partner LLC where not all the partners are actively involved in the business, then you will want to get a lawyer involved and you will need more than $200 for that reason.
    As I mentioned, it depends which route you want to take for your business. Variables that come to mind as considerations are the number of individuals involved, sources of funding, business speed (steps to make business decisions), personal liability in business and taxes.
    The legal trade-offs between sole proprietorship (included general partnership) and corporations is a choice between the taxes and personal liability you want to have on the business. Sole proprietorship, for example, has pass-through taxes; the business itself does not pay taxes, you as an individual pay them. Corporations pay taxes but they have a layer of legal protection.
    If the business gets sued as a sole proprietorship, your personal assets are exposed (but you pay less taxes than corporation). If you have a corporation and the corporation gets sued, your personal assets are protected (but the corporation pays more taxes than the sole proprietorship). This is a very general simplification, I will add.
    LLCs are a nice in-between but, depending on the state, they restrict the number of investors you can have and you can’t sell stock (although between partners you can simulate multiple ownership as stocks). If your business is a legal firm, for example, there is a particular form of LLC that is very appropriate for the partners.
    The types of business and their legal requirements are actually quite varied. I would say there is not a single path that would fit them all.

Is there any place in Asia that I could go and learn how to start an online business? Like a bootcamp or something like that?

  1. You could definitely learn a lot from this free ‘retire in 100 days’ affiliate marketing bootcamp. Highly recommend if you’re still looking to start an online business


    Luckily, it doesn’t take extremely long to start a business today. With the power of the internet, you can design a business concept and potentially be in front of a thousand customers within days of your business idea’s conception.
    I can say Singapore is the fasted growing place in Asia to get going with your busines


    There are a bunch of people who come at this from many different angles. I find one of the best is Ramit Sethi, and his course Zero to Launch. It’s a well constructed eight week course that is really designed to get you in business online, in five to ten hours a week. I just did a brief review of one of his best courses here: Starting an online business: Is Zero to Launch For You? – Zero to Liftoff


    The ‘Place’ is called the internet. The only reason to go to Asia is the lower cost of living until you make your first dollar online.
    Chris Farrell’s ‘Chris Mentor Me’ is the best course I have seen in 4 years of making money online. 60 days to success and it works.
    Beware – The MMO (Make Money Online) field is FULL of charlatans, liars and nonsense. ALL ‘promises’ are BS. All claims are lies.
    There are Black Hat forums where people share things but the talk is always nonsense.
    You need to work out your own, personal business plan from the many options available. From writing books, importing, reselling, teaching – Many aspects available, depends on your aims, skills, effort and determination.


    The best place to learn how to start a business online is online. There are several places you can go for this. I personally recommend Wealthy Affiliate University. They offer great training in business, website creation, etc.
    My review -> Review of Wealthy Affiliate | Sow Your Future
    Despite the name, the training can be used in any industry, including ecommerce. I offer my assistance through Sow Your Future for those who need help with the training or would like to utilize it in another industry.
    The basics of the training courses is legitimate for any and all online businesses. They also have an Affiliate Bootcamp if you’re interested in affiliate marketing.


    Great that you’re reaching out for answers!
    As Alonso point out you can start where you are right now. The only thing you need is a laptop and internet connection.
    When I first started out I felt confused as well. And it’s easy to meet the feeling of being overwhelmed. I chose to join a community where I could connect with people that face the same challenges. Which is something I truly recommend.
    The most important is to find out you why – so why do you want to start an online business? If you don’t want to write it public, feel free to connect with me.


    You can do this from any part of the world, specially because you can use this site in any language, also in asian countries and you need no need to get trained it gets sold by itself since it is 100% necessary.
    If you can handle Quora, Facebook and Twitter, this is a piece of cake for you.
    1.- You could start reselling software for business with delivery & pickup for demand, you need ZERO USD to start. For ex. restaurants, laundry shops, flower shops, beverages shops, cookie shop, everyone who has deliver service, even cleaning services!
    2.- You could start selling any type of products you want, for ex. homemade food, clothes, books, reviews, consulting services.
    3.- No coding needed. If you can use Quora you can use too.
    4.- You could sell your upload and website design service to local business without any developing experience
    5.- You have free support.
    6.- You can get advices and business consulting from the team of


    Def! I live in Bangkok, I work as an affilaite for the SFM and am also building my own business as well as occasionally consulting for companys here and there.
    The SFM teaches you the foundation of Online Marketing, and how to build a business online with other peoples products or services or a product or service you created.
    They offer a 7 video bootcamp series and now they also offer 1 Month FREE essentials access so you can get your hand on the same program I had and test drive it. After a month you can honestly be an affiliate for anyone but I love them and I became an Elite+ student. They do webinars, Skype calls, there so awesome, even though I have my own projects I will always promote Stuart and Jays vision.
    check out the link,
    Hope that helps
    You can also link with me at my new facebook page so if you do get started and need more tips resources or just want to chat for more support you can find me there!


    As some of the previous answers pointed out, a computer or smartphone and internet connection is the most important thing. Even if you don’t have your own, go to the public library and use their computers.
    If you have those two things, you have enough to get you started. You can start by doing research, watch you tube videos, google, search social media and find something that resonates with you.
    Take your time—it is better to take more time researching to find the best opportunity for you rather than jumping from business to business. It can be both time consuming and costly.
    Be wary of people or opportunities that promise you overnight success. You can earn a great income online, but it will take consistency, discipline and time.
    I prefer online training as I can do it at my own pace. I work usually early in the morning or late at night so I can spend the time with my family during the day—another perk of working online.
    I came across a great company that I am using that offers training for digital marketing.
    Feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. I’m happy to share my knowledge and help a fellow entrepreneur starting out.

How do you start a tech support business?

  1. 1. Identify the product you want to build support service/business around.
    2. Start small with few talented employees in the domain.
    3. Pitch your service.
    4. Get some customer.
    5. Prove yourself.


    Starting a Tech Support Business in 2018 is not at all difficult. Its just needs RIGHT Business Consulting and RIGHT Marketing Structure.
    TECHNICAL SUPPORT BUSINESS is the fastest growing business if build with Intelligence and Guidance from an Experienced Industry Expert.
    Harshita Rai Jaggarwal is known for her Mastery in Tech Support and Online Marketing Strategy. During the course of 15 years, she has helped companies like DELL, HCL, IBM, OMNITECH, and more build there Revenue Generation System with the implementation of quality operations and bulletproof marketing strategy.
    She compels in delivering excellent results in this niche from Tech Support Business Consulting to Call Generation, Training on various campaigns like Quickbooks third party support, Bookkeeping, Antivirus Resale and Annual Maintenance Subscription with proper licenses and aiming a structured business plan of action for 10 years.
    If you are also looking to form a tech support company or run a technical support business like Dell and IBM do consult Harshita and you will be running your own tech support business with long-term quality benefits and rolling system for years.
    You can either book an appointment with her online or email her on, the number to reach Harshita is +918059750675.
    Digital Marketing Certification Course Online | 9 Certifications | 11+yrs Exp Trainer and Counsellor – Learn Digital Marketing Online
    You may contact her for any of the following :
    Tech Support Company Setup, Tech Support Website Development, Tech Support Leads and Call Generations for any campaigns like QuickBooks, Antivirus, Printers, Routers etc Third Party Support.
    Please note: Lead or Call Generation is only done from SEO or Google Adwords.
    Harshita have been training corporates and individuals on the Search Engine Optimization or SEO Techniques for their own Call Generation System for more than 9 years in India ,USA, UK, UAE AND AUSTRALIA.
    To Be Noted : Scammers, and short-term players with no sense of Quality Management please do not read this article or contact in any form. Any absurd ethics will not be entertained.

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    online business RULE #1: PASSION IS NOT ENOUGH.
    What other “experts” teach:
    Find your passion
    Make your company visible. Doesn’t matte rif you are small company or a big funded company with $10million fund. You have to make you company visible. Get Tech Logos for your tech company. Mke your company a brand from the first day of your company.
    Tip #1
    You must get A+ Certification. This is a must-do. Getting A+ certified lets the customer know that you’ve actually been tested on your tech support ability. The process of studying for the test will also give you knowledge that you didn’t know you needed.
    Tip #2
    Be willing to make house calls. People can drop their computer off at Geek Squad, which has national brand recognition. However, ever since the Best Buy acquisition, Geek Squad is not the bastion of customer service it once was (in fact, founder Robert Stephens even said that his company would be terrible if it had more than 100 employees). Therefore, you need to out-service them. Be super professional and go the extra mile.
    Tip #3
    Learn how to remove a virus. Being able manually remove a virus will increase your business tenfold. Some shops charge $200 and keeps a customer’s computer for 3-4 days to remove a virus that I could get rid of in 15 minutes. You know those fake “You need to buy this anti-virus” messages computers get? They’re everywhere. Learn how to remove one (I learned a lot of what I know at Bleeping Computer) WITHOUT screwing up the customer’s computer and you’ll be on the gravy train. I do this for free and people are so thankful it’s not even funny.
    Tip #4
    Get a contract. You’re not only toying with someone’s expensive computer, but you’re also toying with the machine that holds their data. This could be single copies of their beloved dead relatives (because they’re dumb and don’t back up) or business data worth literally millions. You DO NOT want to be liable when you’re working on a CPA’s computer and you fry the motherboard because you forgot your anti-static wristband. Get a contract with an watertight indemnification clause. This means get a lawyer. Sorry, but that’s how it is.
    Tip #5
    Price well. Don’t be super cheap on yourself, but make sure your prices are attractive enough to lure people away from the horror that is Geek Squad.
    Hopefully these tips can help you get your tech support business running. If you’re seriously considering starting one, I’d also check out’s tips.

How do I start a business with $35 dollars?


    Having the right information is priceless. No matter what business you want to conduct, you need to have access to valid and up to date data. Yes, you can read books about all this, buy info-products, go to seminars and pay for coaching calls. But this will probably take more time and money than you can afford at the moment.
    So what’s the other option you’re left with? See what the experts do and discover how they think. I mean, real people making real money on the Internet, not (just) talking about it. For this reason alone, I’ve got my partners to scour the web and look up people who are already running successful Internet businesses.


    You don’t need a lot of money to start a buying and selling business. You can start from as little as $0.01 and all you have to do is make a profit on each item. Reinvest in another item which doubles in value. If you start with as little as 1 cent you can double your way to a million in only 28 steps.
    Since you’re using the example of $35 let’s start here. Buy an item from ebay for $35 which is worth more. See my strategy here. You can find bargains on ebay using the bargain finder tool mentioned in this link. Re-sell and aim to at least double your money. Then re-invest in another more expensive item. Finding items on ebay which are less than they are worth is not that difficult with a bargain finder tool. People misspell items as they list them on ebay and so the items don’t get the exposure they deserve.
    Keep buying and selling up to larger and larger values and re-invest your earnings to buy more expensive items.


    Start within your own network: Friends and family are the more reliable customer and supporter you can ever have.
    Focus on quality: Because gone are those days, when everything fancy could sale. Please have Internet at there dispose. So information and opinion are readily available. Let your business speak for itself. Believe me, when the product is good, everybody loves it. It can be a simple cupcake.
    Stay focused and persistent: Starting a business can be easy but sustaining it can be challenging. So stay focused on your objective. There will be no shortage of haters too but you don’t have to hate them cause they can be be more most valuable asset. Haters will tell what they hate about your product or services, this could be a way of improvising. Stay persistent.
    Go Online: Once you have set a foundation, get a website. Its a great a way to give your business the boost to grow beyond your imagination. Don’t worry, creating and managing a website it cheaper than you think.
    Check with these guys – WebBazaar . A business like Panipuri is similar to coffee shop business. See the quality of website they have made. Crisp and clear. Loads fast and SEO friendly too.


    This is a story which is old very old and learned it in the school.
    May be this help you to find your way.
    one day a man who is struggler find a dead rat in the road.He roamed the streets looking for someone who would be interested in a dead rat.
    After roaming for more than an hour he finally came across a middle-aged woman who was sitting in front of her house dozing. In her lap was a black cat.
    ” Would you like to buy a rat for your pet cat?”
    The woman looked at him and then at the rat in his hand .
    “But I can only give you a two bowls of gram for it.”
    “Okay.” he said and taking the gram went home. A plan had already formed in his mind.
    He soaked the gram in water. Next morning he added some salt and pepper to it. He then filled an earthen pot with water and taking it and the gram he proceeded towards the outskirts of the town where there was a forest. In the forest many woodcutters were always at work chopping wood. A path leading from the forest to the town was used by the wood cutters. He went and settled under the shade of a huge tree near the path. On their way back to the town when the woodcutters passed him he offered them cool drinking water for their parched lips and spicy gram for their hungry stomachs. Some of them drank the water, ate the gram, blessed him and also gave him a few pieces of wood.
    By the end of the day he had collected a reasonable amount of wood. He sold this wood in the market and with the money brought two kg of gram. He ate a little bit and the rest he kept for the woodcutters the next day. Now he had enough gram to offer to all the woodcutters. They once again gave him wood which he sold and bought some more gram. On the way back he found a young boy selling guavas at a very cheap rate. He bought all of them. Now he was offering spicy gram along with delicious guavas.
    One day he came to know of an old lady.She was a widow, who was a very good cook. Hari went to her. “can you cook sweets and snacks for me? I will get you all the things you need and will pay you suitably.”
    “Why not son? I have no one to look after me. If you can take care of my meagre needs I will take care of your requirements.” soon he had opened the small eating hotel.
    Needless to say he with his efforts became rich and well known men in the town.


    Here is my side hustle which I spend around 4 Hrs/week to make $4000/mo
    I see many people posting about what business to start but no one really seems to explain HOW to start your business.
    Here I tried to outline the exact method I use to earn an extra $4000/mo. I hope that you can benefit from these ideas and reach your financial freedom.
    The best part is that this method requires only 4 hours/week to maintain. You put in an initial effort for a couple of months and then collect the fruits of your labor.
    Step 1 – Choose your Niche – I’m sure that you have something which you are passionate about. Based on that you can target people who are also passionate about that specific field. You should have a clear niche where you aim for a low amount of people who are very passionate about the niche you are selling in.
    If you are a parent, a great niche would be baby products. You might sell items which could make peoples lives easier.
    Your story is your biggest selling point, there are millions of stores around with the same products. It is the ones who have a better story to tell & sell, who wins the game.
    So, don’t just create a baby product store and expect people to buy, tell them your story. Tell them how and why your products matter.
    Step 2 – Create a store – I used Shopify to create my first store. Shopify basically is an e-commerce site creation platform. They have a very user friendly platform which you can use to create a functioning store in less than an hour.
    Of course you need to spend around 4–5 hours to make the store pretty and customized.
    Even if you don’t know how to do a minor tweak, there are many videos on Youtube which explains exactly how to do that.
    If you want to see an example store you can check the link in my bio. Also, you can message me if you need help creating a store like that.
    Step 3 – Find cheap products – Go to Aliexpress or Alibaba to find cheap products relating to your Niche. Attention, finding cheap products doesn’t mean that you should sell them cheap, it just means that try to keep your Cost of Goods as low as possible.
    You should be able to find a product which is $3–5 on these sites and sell them for $10–15 on your site. We will talk about this in a second.
    Also, DO NOT sell something which you don’t think is worth buying. The quality of your product is key to your success.
    Step 4 -Dropship – Drop shipping is a form of sale without inventory. You present the product you want to sell in your own BEAUTIFUL store and the customer orders the product. Now that you have the clients address and received a payment, you go to Aliexpress and enter your CLIENTS ADDRESS and ship the product there.
    Aliexpress handles shipping and you collect the profit in between, without even spending a penny on inventory.
    Step 5 – Market – There are few ways to market your store and the more ways you use the better.
    Promoting your store is the most important step in my opinion. You could have the prettiest store in the world but you won’t make a single sale unless there are people around to buy from you!!!
    Instagram account – This is a must. You have to have an Instagram account which adds at least 50 followers every day. Post 4–5 posts a day relating to your Niche and products.
    Facebook page – Here you will sell your story. Try finding people who are interested in the same niche. You want to create an environment where people are excited about your niche and your product will satisfy their needs.
    Influencers – There are many accounts on Instagram related to your niche which has +200K followers. You can send them an email which goes something like this. “Hi, I really like your content and feel like my products would fit very well with your follower base. How much do you charge for a shout-out.”
    They tell you how much it costs, and you send them the post you want them to share along with your URL which you want to attract traffic to.

What is reseller hosting and how do you start a reseller hosting business? I already know the basics of reseller hosting but need more detail.

    You can go with ScopeHosts, they have reseller program. I would suggest you to come up with your own website and add the plans of your providers and give your own rates and then later as per order you will get the discounts on per order. Scopehosts does not charges additional/deposits for resellership, where few company charge. Try getting it touch with them.

    I agree with Alex Williams , ResellerClub is a good choice for anyone wanting to set up their own reseller hosting business. You don’t need to worry about building your own website and you can sell the over 800+ products available on their platform.

    Reseller hosting is the most convenient and affordable way to start your own Web Hosting business. You do not need to setup primary infrastructure, build support center and support team, Buying own servers, creating web hosting environment and invest big amount of money.
    All you need is few local customers and reseller account. You can purchase Reseller Hosting from any reputed web hosting company and start your own web hosting business for just 10 to 20 USD per Month. For your convenience, I have listed the steps:
    1) Find Good Hosting company
    2) Purchase reseller package according to requirements.
    3) Find Number of customers
    4) Create your own while labeled Hosting packages
    5) Decide at what price you want to resell the packages.
    6) Sell Hosting packages to your customers
    7) Earn profit

    Reseller Hosting is type of Hosting services which gives you an ability to create hosting account for your customers.
    Here in Reseller hosting, you can create your own package, where package consist of Disk space, bandwidth, number of database and email new associated account can have.
    In reseller hosting, you do not have to worry about the support and maintenance of server. This will be provided by hosting company.
    For more features, You can log on to Windows Reseller Hosting and Cpanel Reseller Hosting.

    Reseller hosting is an inexpensive way to start a business or simply provide hosting to your clients. Reseller hosting makes offering hosting services to your clients easy since it doesn’t require you to manage the server hardware or operating system.
    Reseller hosting allows you to branch into new sources of revenue – even if you don’t have the time, money, or resources to maintain your own servers and data centers. Reseller hosting is a great stand-alone business venture, or, if you offer other services, a fantastic way to bundle hosting with your regular products
    To become a reseller, I Suggest Rackbank Dedicated Servers hosting company in India which recently launched a reseller hosting program. They are providing a top class support and some cool offers and benefits like trip to the awesome destinations like Goa, Pattaya and Las Vegas on becoming the reseller.
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    Just sign up with a reliable web host which offers reseller hosting packages and then start selling your own branded web hosting services to your customers. Once you have signed up with a reseller web host you would get all the required tools like WHM to create shared hosting accounts for your customers etc. But it is not easy to get customers for your web hosting services at first. You will have to set up your own web hosting company website and spend lots of money on advertising to get new customers for your services.
    For a good list of reseller web hosting providers please visit Top Reseller web hosting providers OR Buy Hosting . You can also buy a dedicated server (monthly or yearly price) or a VPS and sell web hosting services to your customers. For that you need to find a good dedicated server provider or VPS provider that are affordable and reliable at the same time. For a list of good Dedicated Server or VPS hosting providers please visit Buy Hosting .

    As you probably already know Reseller Hosting is where you can put your own label on someone else’s hosting business to make it look like your own. Most reseller hosting packages work like this. You buy an account for so much a month then you can create and resell your own packages from this account. There will be some initial financial outlay but once you get a few paying clients you can make a good profit. There is a way you can start a Reseller Hosting business for free. You even get your own website thrown in. I did a blog post recently all about starting your own hosting business for free which you can read at Start Your Own Hosting Business
    I have been running a hosting business like this for over ten years and I also use it for my website design clients.

    Reseller hosting is a web hosting service where a web hosting account owner could use his/her disk space and bandwidth to host a website on behalf of third parties. A reseller host buys the web host’s services in wholesale and sells them to clients, probably for a profit.
    You can start your reseller hosting business with BookMyIdentity. Its reseller hosting plans come with a robust control panel to manage each and everything easily and its expert team handles server maintenance and web security problems with up to 99.99% uptime assurance.
    BookMyIdentity provides you a complete web hosting foundation and handles your all back-end work, so you can focus on building your business.
    For more details, visit BookMyIdentity or give a call on toll-free number 1800 2744 333 between Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm!

    With Reseller Hosting you would get a complete package from the Reseller Web Host that you are buying from and then you can use that package to create shared hosting accounts as per your website plans and sell hosting to your website visitors, clients or customers. But first you need to code your website (or get it coded by an experienced programmer if you don’t know programming) and set it up on the web and offer your web hosting services to people. Also, Since you are reselling the web hosting services of other web host you will need to have support staff to answer and help your customers with their web hosting accounts. If you want to get a good name for your hosting services, you will have to buy reseller web hosting from a reputed reseller web host. With most reseller web hosts you can start your hosting services at as little as $50 or $100 per month. For a full list of reliable Reseller Hosting providers please visit Top Reseller web hosting providers and if you are looking for other types of web hosting services like Shared, VPS Server, Dedicated Server, Cloud (Server) Hosting etc, then please visit Buy Hosting and chose a reliable web host for your web hosting needs.

    Are a Business Geek and having a great entrepreneurial skills? Reseller Hosting is the best start up option for you.
    Reselling is when a company utilizes the resources of a parent web hosting company and sells it as their own. With this Reseller Hosting type you can start your own web hosting company and create your own clients under your name. Reseller Hosting also uses the shared hosting environment and can be bought for both Linux & Windows platform.
    You can check the ultimate reseller hosting guide here.
    There are many turnkey hosting reseller program available in the market. There are many options available to make money online, and the simple way to choose one which matches you skills set.
    I recommend you to check these two below mentioned articles to start domain and hosting business with different providers. These articles will surely help you alot.:
    Turnkey Reseller Programs to start Domain and Hosting Business
    Guide to start a Web Hosting Company with ResellerClub

    Always Do Your Research
    Likely as not, you and your colleagues are unfamiliar with web hosting. If you are to find success as a reseller, this must change. Familiarize yourself with the different products and services your company will offer as a reseller, and the technical aspects of supporting them. This guide from Who Is Hosting This is a great place to start.
    Additionally, read up on what different reseller hosts charge and offer, or ask your host what a good price might be – Liquid Web’s reseller program is a good place to start.
    Take The Time To Understand Your Software
    As a reseller, you will make use of a number of different tools. To name a few examples:
    A helpdesk solution/ticket management software
    eCommerce software
    An admin control panel
    Generally, this software will be provided by your host, and it may be up to you to learn your way around it. Set up a test site to help you learn your way around, and ask your host for support if you run into any technical challenges you cannot solve yourself. Most software used in the hosting space also has extensive documentation online – a brief Google search should be all you need to find a wealth of information on your tools.
    Do Some Writing
    Lastly, you will want to create terms of use for your clients, as well as hosting agreements/hosting plans. Tap into your host for advice on generating these important documents, and when in doubt, speak to an attorney. Legalese is not the only thing you will want to take care of, either.
    You should also draft a pre-written ‘thank you’ email for clients who have signed up which include access codes, URLS, and email information. Finally, add a section to your website pertaining to your reseller program. Beyond that, advise sales and support staff to inform clients that they can choose to host with your company.
    Sell Away
    For a creative agency, becoming a reseller makes a great deal of sense. Your clients are already coming to you for design work. Why not let them host with you, as well? They are saved the effort of having to seek a host on their own, and you get a tidy new revenue stream to tap into – as well as repeat business from your clients.
    Source: Three Tips To Help Your Creative Agency Turn A Profit In Reseller Hosting – Liquid Web Official Blog

    Knowing that you are aware about the basics of Reseller hosting, I will jump right onto the ‘starting a reseller hosting business’ part. Since you are planning to start your own reseller hosting business, you should be aware of three things in particular.
    1. Understanding hosting requirements: Minimum requirements include-
    Type of hosting: ( VPS/Shared/Dedicated/Managed) or CMS specific ( WordPress/ Joomla etc.
    Admin tools :like cPanel / Plesk ( based on type of hosting)
    Tech requirements like: CentOS, CloudLinux, Apache v. 2.2.23, cPanel or cpsrvd (cPanel Service Daemon), PHP, MySQL version (server), MySQL client, phpMyAdmin
    2. Selecting the right Reseller service provider (Ideally having a program for Resellers) –
    Ensure that your Reseller service provider gives:
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    What is Web-hosting?
    Web-hosting provider helps you to store files of a website in a place called Servers (hard drive space). Typically, a web hosting provider has many servers which they rent them to host their customer’s data/files.
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    What tool is used to manage/allot the space in a Windows Reseller hosting server?
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    What tool is used to manage/allot the space in a Linux Reseller hosting server?
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    Investment on Business:
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    One of the best business model is Recurring business. Once you get a client for your business, then the client is very less likely to leave you because he got used to your customer service and the platform you have provided. The customer will think twice to move files from server to server as this could jeopardize his entire business. But at the same time, customer should be satisfied with your utmost service and having a personal touch will help in spreading your business via word-of-mouth.
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    In recurring business model, the life time of a customer is many years and you can keep billing the customer every month/year for the services you provide him. So, you save lot of money on marketing.
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    Marketing Expenditure:
    Business has marketing expanse and when the life time of a customer is years, your overall expenditure on marketing is drastically reduced there by helping you to save lot money.
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How do I start a profitable eBay drop shipping business from a budget of 500$?

    I think 500usd is more than enough for a dropshipping business. Dropship with Dropship Pro China doesn’t cost you any additional money or monthly fee, pay the money on decorate your shop, and advertising.

    Try researching products through aliexpress and/or going on the other marketplaces, such as Amazon and Etsy, and putting on products from other vendors (preferably fulfilled by Amazon) on your account on eBay. Then, when an order comes in, you order it from the particular vendor, they fulfill it, and you make the difference in cost.
    Aliexpress would allow you to dropship – but most of the time it comes from countries outside of the U.S. / Canada.

    Start with low priced products for minimal risk your first go around to get a feel for eBay, and then scale one product to two, then three, just buy and sell products with a price gap and you’ll be good to go! Make sure when you create your eBay listing you pick: 30 day Duration for selling and brand new item, free shipping. These are all things that will help rank you better on eBay to make more sales. Hope this helps. If you want I can show you how to make full time income with Amazon FBA, I have a YouTube video just check out my Quora profile for it. If you Scale eBay with 2 people by outsourcing you can make some serious money doing it but it’s not my favorite way of making money online.

    Hello, I would like to recommend Aliexpress, ChinaBrands, Banggood, which have Various Categories, Quality, Lower price than Amazon, eBay(I mean with the same quality).
    Here is an article that will help you to select the hot sale products.
    CYBER MONDAY SELL $6.6 BILLION HOT SELL PRODUCTS by Alan Dee on E-commerce experienc
    There is one more thing…
    I would like to recommend a free tool named ShopMaster which is applicable for dropshippers. Import products from Aliexpress, Amazon, eBay and other supplier sites, repid list them onto your stores. Inventory monitor, Auto-repricer, Auto-Order, … many powerful features are total free.

    Hello, there! Here’s what you need to start a drop shipping business:
    A profitable niche. Brainstorm, organize your thoughts, and list down niche ideas. Use tools like google trends to check its profitability.
    A selling platform. Create your own website or use eCommerce marketplaces like eBay and Amazon. Know everything about the platform and their policies.
    A good and dependable supplier/s with quality products and shipping services.
    4. A useful drop shipping tool to make drop shipping an ease. 31 Free Tools & Extensions every Drop shipper must know – DSMagazine
    SEO and marketing strategies to put and keep your store in front of searches.What is Drop Shipping: How To Start A Business Without Breaking The Bank

    Kirk Buchanan
    Kirk Buchanan, works at YouTube
    Answered Nov 18, 2017
    You most definitely can. If you already have an existing eBay account with a high selling limit, then you are well on your way to start a good eBay dropshipping business. However, if you don’t and you are just looking to get started, then your success is still possible but may take a few months longer to start seeing any form of success.
    One if the reasons for this is that as a new dropshipper on eBay you are limited to the amount of Products you can sell per month. This is one of the main hindrances when you are just starting out. However, if you start now and do things in the right way, you can have a profitable business in less than a year.
    I know exactly how to make you successful on eBay as I have been doing this for a while now and I’ve made some mistakes that I have learnt from. If I were to start over today, then I could easily accelerate my success.
    Anyways, I have a lot of eBay dropshipping training on my YouTube channel that will help you to grow your business successfully. Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to get your ebay dropshipping business started immediately
    488 Views · View Upvoters · Answer requested by Muhammad Adel Zain El-Deen

    Hello, there! It is possible to start a business with a small budget or without draining your finances. What’s great about drop shipping is its low start-up cost. Here’s how you can start your drop shipping business:
    Niche selection. Generally, the first and most important step when starting a drop shipping business is to select your niche and to decide on the products/items to sell.
    Partner with a trusted and reliable drop-ship supplier/s. Get to know their policies regarding shipping, warranties, and all the essential stuff. (You might also be needing a sales tax id or a re-seller’s license)
    Create a seller account on eBay and list your products. (I would recommend you look for the right tool that will suit your drop shipping needs)
    Market/advertise/promote your store. There are plenty of drop shipping marketing tips and strategies by drop shippers who have been in the industry for quite a while now. Implementation is key.
    Just like any other business, you have to invest in time and effort, with patience and commitment to make your business a success.

What are the best online home business to start in 2018?

  1. How to Start an online business
    I’ll take a stab at this since I’ve just finished a blog post on the same topic.
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    To get your blog started
    Find your niche – Figure out what you are good at, you don’t need to be an expert right now but this will be a long term project so having a genuine interest will definitely help
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    Once you have an active readership and large audience, opportunities will present themselves. Recommend a great new product or implement advertising and affiliate links. As long as you are adding value most users will be happy to receive offers knowing you will make a small commission if they buy through your site.
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    It takes time to build a following
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    Easy to become disheartened and give up
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    ‘Niche’ doesn’t necessarily mean small! Niche sites can be anything from relatively simple blogs right the way through to full blown shopping carts or online market places. What they have in common is that they are typically content driven and highly targeted to a specific niche or sector. Use of keyword research and back linking along with how to pick your topic will be covered in a separate post but this tried and tested method is a relatively risk free proven model to generate an income online (if done right!). The Business model, Pros and Cons are similar to a blog
    The Niche site model
    Write consistently great and helpful content to drive traffic to your site. Monitise that traffic through either advertising or affiliate schemes (typically this will be Google AdSense or Amazon affiliate). Niche sites are great because they are about as passive as they come and once up and running, very easy to maintain.
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    Takes time
    Earning will be slow at first
    Careful keyword planning required upfront
    The downside is that starting from scratch could take time and you’ve largely invested the bulk of your time upfront before you see any earnings. It is also easy for people to give up or become disheartend if you are not really interested in the niche. Finding the right topic and targeting keywords for your posts/pages is the name of the game – fully automating the site utilizing virtual assistants is the second step before rolling out the model to more and more niche sites (ideally targeting a similar demograph…

    There’s no greater opportunity for the home entrepreneur than selling physical products online from your bedrom than trough Amazon FBA.
    What’s the new American Dream? – Buying in China and Selling in USA.
    E-commerce is exploding everywhere in the world so there is still some room left.
    I don’t want to get into the basics of selling on Amazon, that kind of information you can read in my article on I don’t want to get into the basics of selling on Amazon, that kind of information you can read in my article on How To Start An Amazon FBA Business.
    But these are the basic skills required:
    Basic Amazon rules: product preparation for their warehouse, listing guidelines, etc.
    Importing: negotations with suppliers, incoterms, freight forwarding, duties, how to work with Chinese factories, etc.
    Research: finding what you want to sell, this is where you have to make a difference, where you need to break out on your own and not listen to anything anyone else says on the subject.
    First question to ask yourself is would you open and operate a store with these products? Amazon FBA is a business just like any other which means sourcing, employee management, accounting, admin, etc. If the answer is no then don’t go forward.
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    Dropshipping can make 16 times the profit!
    For me, drop shipping has answered all my questions online when it comes to making money online.
    I buy items from China at very low prices, and resell at up to 16 times the purchase price. How do I do it? By doing hours of research and completely re-branding the products. I like to do the whole process myself, but most people get a company to do most of the work for them.
    Here is how I do it. Firstly, I go on ebay and look for items that sell hundreds and thousands of a particular product. I write down the top and bottom selling price and then source the same product from China. I can buy the product from a wholesaler or sometimes just through ebay! I know that sounds crazy, but sometime you can just buy and sell through ebay alone.
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    So all in all, dropshipping is massive. Anyone can do it. You will need a spare room or space in your garage to operate from. Who know, get it right and you will be in your own office in no time at all.

    There’re a lot of work, that you can find in the Internet and work from any place of the world.
    If you like to write articles or/and know languages, you can be a copywriter and translator. Or maybe you can draw or have good taste, then you can become an illustrator or designer. There are plenty of freelance work online, just find smth you do the best. You can find work on such sites:
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    As for me, I`m working as a freelance copywriter and also trade on Forex. I like it and I can do it at home or at any place in the world. All I need is computer and Internet. And everybody can work the same way.
    If you have some capital, you can invest it in stocks or trade on Forex like me. It may take some time to learn theory and to gain some experience to become a profitable trader, so it`s better to try demo account, if you are a newbie.

    I am going to give you pretty decent advice. Think LONG-TERM.
    – Having a job is a great way to start making some cash flow, but you should use it to actually start a business. A job isn’t scalable. You only have 24 hours in a day, and you’re not even going to work more than 12 hours in a day. Having access to the internet is all you need, you can see that attention is now the new way to becoming successful. The more exposure your brand gets (whether that is from posts, social media, websites, etc) the more opportunities you have to monetize off your traffic. When you have a lot of people’s attention, and you create a product, you’re likely to make a sale. THIS IS SCALABLE. Anything you put out on the internet compounds, continually getting more and more traffic that gives you a chance to make a sale.
    With that being said it’s pretty hard to get traffic quickly, but if you’ve heard of Amazon FBA you can sell products on there website and basically steal their traffic for your own benefit. This is my main source of income, its online and for the amount of effort I put in, it’s pretty easy. (nothing is get rich quick, it does require work) but in terms of every way to make money online, this is probably the fastest and easiest to generate full time income in my opinion.
    – To brief it to you without overwhelming you with information, what I do is source products from china in bulk (DIRT CHEAP) lets say I buy 200 units for the price of $1, and I send it to Amazon’s fulfillment centers and I list those products for $15, I make a $10 Profit Per Unit I sell. I have a lot of days where I make $150 a day, I sometimes wake up in the morning with 50$ profit, etc. This is by far right now the best trend, I’ve searched a lot of different ways of making money, while most of them are bullshit, cash apps, etc. Affiliate Marketing works, but like I said before, you need traffic and that’s rough to get for an average person.
    The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don’t know about your website/blog/etc. There’s easier ways to get more exposure with your product. You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers. I am 20 years old and I’m pulling it off, i’m sure you can do this too. If your interested I can show you how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it. Amazon isn’t saturated, but with that being said this takes work, so if you’re willing to work at this then this WILL replace your full time income. Hopefully I helped.

    I am currently working online for a company called Motor Club Of America.
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    MCA gives me great benefits such as free towing, battery boost, lockout services, fuel delivery, tire changing, traffic ticket legal services and much more. This program also gives me discounts on car rentals, hotels, dental and prescription, vision and so many other discounts that I wouldn’t be able to list them all…
    But the best thing about MCA is their referral program!! For each person you refer to their services and signs up, you get $80 dollars!!!! And that’s why I joined up. Once you become a member of their affiliated program, you will have to fill out a 1099 instead of a w2 form because you pay your own taxes. They will also provide you with your own free personal website and a link so that you can share it on social media.
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    Ever since I joined Motor Club Of America, they have help me get out of debt… So now I wanna help you get money like I am…
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    Simple is sexy.
    Here are the 3 shockingly simple steps to launching ANY online business, in ANY market..
    Find (or build) a passionate tribe of people
    An email database/list with your blog or podcast
    A Facebook group
    YouTube subscribers
    Instagram following
    Twitter following
    Periscope following
    Ask them what they need help with — problem (s) they are looking to solve
    Give/sell them the solution
    In the form of free and paid content — Manuals, courses, master classes, signature programs, membership site, retreats, group coaching, one-on-one coaching, software, etc.
    That really is it.
    I recommend doing something you have an interest and/or passion in, as you will have tough times (days/weeks/months) and it makes it easier to push through those times when you enjoy what you’re doing.
    Keep Is Super Simple.

    Start a drop shipping business.
    Use a source like eBay or Amazon to see what items are hot.
    Use a wholesale source like AliExpress to find those products or similar products at a relatively cheap price. (Make sure your margins are set so that you can still profit on that item even after shipping costs)
    Use a source like Ecommerce Software – Best Ecommerce Platform Made for You – Free Trial
    and open an online store (it’s extremely easy), they even let you run a store for 14 days for free.
    Find a reliable payment processor. Read the fine prints.
    Advertise your business through social media or Google.
    How much money you make from your business depends on how well you advertise the item(s) you are selling and how much you are selling for.

    Since the advent of the internet, it is now pretty much easier for entrepreneurs who are diligent, dedicated and hardworking to make cool cash from the comfort of their homes. If you were born in this 21 century, then you are amongst the lucky set of humanity that has several options of becoming millionaires without working your life out.
    If you are looking towards starting an online business, a business with low start – up capital, then you have the option of choosing from the following internet based business ideas;
    Blogging is one of the means several people all over the world are making money from the internet. Blogging is all about creating usefully and perhaps educative content for a targeted audience on the internet. If you think that you have good knowledge on a particular subject, you can make money by sharing your knowledge to a wide range of audience via your blog.
    This is how making money from blog works; if you have good contents on your blog, loads of people (human traffic) will visit your blog. The larger the traffic that visits your blog, the more money you will make. If you blog attracts huge traffic, you can attract adverts from top corporate organization. You can also earn money from your blog via AdSense, by offering subscription services to members and also selling your products via your blog.
    Sell eBooks
    Another easy way you can make bucks from the internet if you are good with creative writing, so as to sell as eBooks. There are countless numbers of subjects that you can write about and of course there will be ready market for such subject.
    One of the easiest ways to generate monies from selling eBooks is to start writing self – help books or books on ‘How To’. For example, if you are good with graphics, you can write a book on ‘How to create your own logo’ there are loads of people out there that will be willing to pay for such book.
    EBooks are cheap and easy to make and from one eBook you can continue to generate incomes as long as the information that it contains is still pretty valid and useful. EBooks (electronic books) are books in soft copies and they can be downloaded online from any part of the world.
    Start an Ecommerce Store
    There are loads of stuff you can sell online. The bottom line is that you can take your groceries store online. You can engage in the sale of perfumes, electronics, tablets, smartphones, flowers, computers or any products online and people will patronize your services. All you need to do is to define the areas you are servicing and ensure that you make adequate provision for shipping.
    Sell on eBay
    EBay is an internet platform that you can you sell your stuff on. All you need to do is to sign up for their services, play by their rules in listing selling your products and above be extra careful when dealing with your clients.
    Do note that starting any of these businesses, or even more than one business of this type on the internet as stated here, could be one of the best steps you would ever make in life because it is a sure way to make cool money from the internet and become rich for life. So, do take advantage and soon you will smile.
    I WILL GIVE AWAY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR SUCCESSFUL online business: Free Software, online business Courses, Books, Plus A Bunch More….

    In my experience, it depends on couple of factors.
    Your skills and experience regarding online business
    Time you can spend
    Money you can invest
    What should really need to do is find a method which requires less effort and investment. Also you it should bring you profit within short period of time. If you try a method like Amazon website or blogging with adsense, it will take at least 6 months to earn a single dollar.
    Most of the newbies give-up when they try such methods so i don’t recommend it. What i recommend is some easy methods which you can earn money within short period of time.
    URL shorteners
    This is a very popular method and this is one of the easiest way to earn money. and it doesn’t require any investment. There are number of URL shorteners that pays you for visits. what you have to do is find a link to a viral video or some important ebook, gmefile. create a shot link and share it everywhere. These websites pay you based on your visitors.
    However it’s very critical to prefer high paying URL shortener service to get maximum profit. i recommend as they are the highest paying URL shortener in the world. they pay $100 for 1000 visitors.

    As you can see from all the answers, there are plenty of methods to make money online. But all of these method are not best methods!
    Because each and every methods has pros and cons. and you should choose a method which has less cons. For an example, you can start affiliate business but the problem is, it requires a lot of work at the beginning and quite an investment as well. It will take at-least 5 months to earn revenue from a such method.
    For a beginner, i recommend to use some easy method which requires less effort and which gives some revenue quickly.
    URL shortener is such a great method. There are many websites like adfly which pays you for your shorten URLs. All you have to do is find some link to a viral video or a rare ebook, then create a short link with these services. share it everywhere and you will get paid when people visit your link.
    There are number of such URL shortener services. make sure to use a high paying one to earn maximum revenue. i recommend to use as it’s the highest paying service at the moment. they pay $100 per every 1000 visitors so you can easily make $50–100 per day.
    Other methods can be listed as follows
    To start an e-commerce website.
    Affiliate business.
    Website / blog Flipping business.
    Advertising Network (Ad Network).
    Drop Shipping business.
    Web design & App development business.
    Blogging business
    Web hosting reselling business
    Start Trading Forex Online
    Joint Venture Brokering
    Software / Script Installation services
    Niche Research services
    Internet marketing services
    Start an online Coaching
    Desktop publication services
    To start an e-commerce website.
    Affiliate business.
    Website / blog Flipping business.
    Advertising Network (Ad Network).
    Drop Shipping business.
    Web design & App development business.
    Blogging business
    Web hosting reselling business
    Start Trading Forex Online
    Joint Venture Brokering
    Software / Script Installation services
    Niche Research services
    Internet marketing services
    Start an online Coaching
    Desktop publication services
    To start an e-commerce website.
    Affiliate business.
    Website / blog Flipping business.
    Advertising Network (Ad Network).
    Drop Shipping business.
    Web design & App development business.
    Blogging business
    Web hosting reselling business
    Start Trading Forex Online
    Joint Venture Brokering
    Software / Script Installation services
    Niche Research services
    Internet marketing services
    Start an online Coaching
    Desktop publication services
    To start an e-commerce website.
    Affiliate business.
    Website / blog Flipping business.
    Advertising Network (Ad Network).
    Drop Shipping business.
    Web design & App development business.
    Blogging business
    Web hosting reselling business
    Start Trading Forex Online
    Joint Venture Brokering
    Software / Script Installation services
    Niche Research services
    Internet marketing services
    Start an online Coaching
    Desktop publication services

    I believe that there is no simple answer to this question because I believe that practically anything can be sold online. It is just a matter of how you sell it (Read: A Beginner’s Guide on Making an online business a Success: 8 Simple Tips) that can make all the difference.
    Lately, the e-commerce market has been booming — in fact, the Singapore e-commerce market is predicted to be worth USD$5.4 billion by 2025. Furthermore, there has also been a rise in social commerce, which is the selling of products on social media platforms. Small business owners have been using Facebook, Instagram or WeChat to sell their products as they find it to be a more cost-effective solution.
    So sell whatever you want, just make sure you’re employing the right strategies.

    This is quite common question. I asked this question too (but I asked myself). And I was searching for answer and found a lot of options (such as affiliate, dropshipping, freelance etc). But I always wanted to run MY OWN BUSINESS. I wanted to have a store and sell smth good, which people could really like. That is why I prefer dropshipping.
    I have a several drop shipping stores now and make living with it. It is really great possibility to start business with lack of money (I spent for the Aliexpress Dropshipping Plugin at the beginning and that’s all – plugin was quite affordable and helped me a lot). Later I ordered ready custom store and liked it! Team was great I love the result! (I ordered because wanted to save my time, but you can order if you do not know how to build a web store as well).
    I can recommend you to read more abou drop shipping by reading AliDropship guide “How to start dropshipping business”, there I’d found a lot of useful info about this business model, expert advice, tips and tricks.

    Years ago starting your business was very hard, but today in this digital age the evolution of internet has open many opportunities for everyone.
    Now days you can manage your business from anywhere simply with your laptop or mobile phone.
    You can start your online business with already famous eCommerce companies like Amazon, Flip-kart, eBay, etc. by simply create a seller account on their particular website, or can create your own online store to sell your products.
    But the good thing is you can also earn money online even you don’t have products to sell online.
    You can earn by selling your services. Like If you’re a writer, designer, teacher, trainer, etc. you earn good money online by providing your services on any Freelancing site like Freelancer, Content mart etc. you can charge people for your services.
    Here I would like to share an article link with may help you.
    20 Types of online businesses You Can Start Today – Marketing Solved

    The two options I know of that can be conducted entirely online and can generate a very good level of income are:-
    1) selling physical products online and then dealing with all that comes with that (shipping, customer service, processing payments etc). You would need to set up an online shop and source products to sell.
    2) affiliate marketing. This is by far the easiest option because all you are doing is promoting other people’s products and receiving commission when sales and leads are made. You never have to deal with customer complaints, process payments or refunds or sort of problems that occur if products are not shipped correctly or on time etc.
    Essentially you have to drive internet traffic to a unique url that the seller provides and they commission for each person that clicks on that link and then subsequently buys a product.
    Affiliate marketing can work extremely well but you would need guidance to get up and running and actually make a good amount of money. I would recommend that you download this free video training that was produced by the millionaire internet marketer Sarah Staar >> How to Sell Affiliate Products
    It is by the far the best training I have come across and Sarah is currently offering it as a free learning resource.
    If you would rather go to the next level of training, and get inside secrets and methods to catapult you into the realms of making bigger money then I recommend making a relatively small investment in this video course, available for download here…
    This in my view is the very best way to start a home business online in 2018

    I can Share some of the online business ideas i.e. like
    Multi vendor E commerce Business
    Tour & Travel Activity Marketplace
    Online grocery store business
    Online Food Ordering business
    On-demand Service marketplace
    Online Question & Answer website
    Custom Tailoring Business
    Classified Ads Portal Builder
    Professional Search Marketplace
    Fitness Trainer Search Portal
    All these businesses can be established at the cost of 1000 USD to 7000 USD.
    You can Launch any of the business by using FATbit Technologies solutions
    We have developed Blueprints for Marketplace requirements where business requirements passes through these blueprints Focal Points/Principal Focuses to create a Paradigm that “Meets Business Goals Faster with Intelligent collaboration Tools.”

    I will just keep it simple…It is hard to make money anywhere, let alone online. However, all hope is not lost. You need to have something that you can barter with for money. Some people know certain skills that are marketable online, for example graphic design, writing, SEO, coding etc. If you know any of these skills, you can use Fiverr, Upwork and other sites to get money.
    But for me, the easiest way to make money online is by downloading and playing apps on your phone. It is like this…App developers need people to know about the games and apps, and this forces them to pay prospective app users to download and use the apps.
    The only requirements are the following:
    A working android/iOS phone
    Data bundles/ access to internet
    Free time
    I have found two sites that have worked out for me as far as earning money online while discovering new apps.
    One of the sites is Feature Points[1]. It is one of the pioneer rewards payer. Their link is here. All you need to do is download apps-get points-change them for PayPal/ gift cards. If you sign up through the link, you will get 50 bonus points.
    My second one is App Rewards[2]. It works in a similar way to feature points, but the bonus points are more. You get 6000 points just for using my link here.
    However, you need to be patient and download several apps to see anything meaningful.
    I hope this helps.
    [1] FeaturePoints: Try free apps, get rewards
    [2] AppRewards – Earn Cash Money – Android Apps on Google Play

    Being a Reseller to existing domain buying and hosting services is the best business to be in today. It hardly requires any investment and returns are totally dependent on your wit and caliber.
    Everybody today owns more than one web domains and are keen to purchase more, either for re-selling or for their own blogs or businesses. Every domain name begets hosting services. Club both of these and you have your business idea in place.
    I would recommend starting with RESELLER CLUB. It is the best portal for you to start your business instantly. You can start your own business at Reseller Club with an initial deposit of Rs. 1500 (< $25) only. To give you a little more detail: ResellerClub is one of the largest Registrars in the world that has created a of set completely private labeled programs for entrepreneurs and web professionals to kickstart their Domain Reselling and Hosting Reselling business. Their Domain Reseller Program and Hosting Partner Program has been created exclusively for Resellers to reach out and build their own brand with their own Customers. Your Customers are yours and since this is a private-labelled program, they have no access to your Customer database.

    Online shopping has become more and more popular in recent years. What follows is the competition. So the best online home business would be one can minimize the competition. I know a new industry called “varied decor mural” when I was visiting one of my Chinese friend. It is so pretty that i am sure everyone will like it. It is the first pioneer in world no pen wall painting industry. It has no special requirements for one who wants to start a new business. Because it only requires 2000USD first purchase to be a distributor. You don’t have to build a physical shop. No franchise fee, no agency fee. And there is only one exclusive agent in one region. The “varied decor mural” can be constructed in new walls and old ones. It only takes one 2 hours to finish it. Neither pen and painting skill is required. Even a kid can do it on his or her own. You don’t have to do marketing because the painting itself is with broad market because of the above mentioned advantages. If you want to have a try, just apply for sample to take a market test.

    It is very easy to start an online shopping store these days & start drop shipping business, I recommend the following steps, you can setup an online store without spending anything for 14 days and if you find it profitable pay a small monthly fee and continue the service. There is lot of money to be made in this field.
    I assume you would use a leader in E commerce, You can Start an E commerce business without spending anything with free 14 Days trial from
    The detail steps to start an Ecommerce store is below.
    How to Set up Your Own Online Shop with the Help of Shopify
    Signing up with Shopify and starting your store couldn’t be any easier and they even offer a 14 day free trial to get you going.
    To launch your Shopify store, you must sign up for an account.
    1. Sign Up with Shopify
    To start, visit Use the signup form to start creating an account.
    Enter the required details and then click the ‘Create your store now’ button.
    Your store name needs to be unique or Shopify will ask you to choose something else.
    After this initial screen you’ll be asked for a few more details, these include your name, address, country and a contact number.
    You will also be asked if you have products and, if so, what you aim to sell. If you’re just trying out Shopify to see if it works for you, you can select ‘I’m just playing around’ in the ‘Do you have products?’ dropdown, and ‘I’m not sure’ in the ‘What will you sell?’ section.
    Once complete, click ‘I’m done’.
    2. Start Setting Up Your Online Shop
    After you’ve signed up you’ll be directed straight to your store admin screen. Now you are ready to start customizing your store’s look, uploading products and setting up payments and shipping.
    Your home admin screen tells you all you need to know to get you up and running.
    3. Choose a “Theme” or “Layout”
    Shopify has its own official theme store. These themes are all guaranteed to have full support from the designers so you know your store is in good hands.
    All themes come with a comprehensive list of modifications you can make without having to touch a line of code. The premium themes come with more modifications, but that’s not to say you can’t achieve a great looking site with a free one. These changes are outlined in the next section.
    If you want to make wholesale changes to a theme, there are very few limitations on what can be achieved by accessing the HTML and CSS. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any coding experience. Shopify has an international team of design agencies they call ‘Shopify Experts’ that you can hire to fully customise your site.
    To find a theme that suits your needs we recommend the following:
    1. Browse the Theme Store
    Log into Shopify and visit the Shopify Theme Store at Here you’ll find over 180 theme variations to choose from, including a good selection of free ones.
    You can filter by paid or free, industry and by features. You can also sort themes by price, popularity, and most recent.
    The Shopify Theme Store.
    2. Check the functionality and reviews
    Once you’ve found a theme you like, click on the theme’s sample image. You’ll be given more information about the theme, such as whether the theme is responsive/mobile ready among other features.
    Scroll down to read some reviews to find out what e-tailers using the theme think of it.
    3. Preview the theme
    To see the theme in action, click View Demo. You’ll see this below the green ‘Preview Theme in your Store’ button.
    If the theme comes in a range of styles, you can also view demos of the different styles by clicking on them.
    4. Get the theme
    Once you’ve found a theme you like, click the green button.
    Shopify will ask you to confirm that you want to install the theme.
    Click Publish as my Shop’s Theme.
    Don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure it’s the right theme for you. You can always change your mind later.
    After the theme has installed, Shopify will let you know, and will give y…

    I am in a ground level company selling the worlds biggest trend and most advanced wearable technology. It’s literally a sick device and does things that are out of this world. It’s a home based business all done through your phone. I work with people from all over the world and have locked arms with millionaires who are taking me there with them. 2017 is all about wearable technology and health… this device combines both! We have already sold 500,000 devices this year and on track to sell 1 million by 2018.

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    I built a couple of websites as an affiliate 3 months ago and i have to say that to get off the ground I needed around 200$ and time to rank on google.
    But recently I just finished a course which allowed me to start a new business (affiliate marketing) under $10 and all traffic is generated for free and I just spent 1 hour per day.
    -No website
    -No facebook ads
    -No Youtube
    -No SEO
    Very easy and simple strategy.
    If you are thinking of starting a new online business, check out this course from Jvzoo, maybe is something for your interest
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    Not a single person, not a single follower has given me a single rupee so far.
    And neither has Quora paid me anything to answer questions here.
    I don’t think anyone is making any money by answering questions here.
    Our rewards are the satisfaction we get, the upvotes on good answers and the friendly comments that some readers post after reading our posts.
    If you like this answer, please post an acknowledgement and tell us so.
    If you are not satisfied, please ignore this answer.
    You can keep any money that you may have thought of giving me.

    What type of things interest you? Start there. Look for companies with consumable products, competitive compensation plans, and allows you to share your product or service globally. I know of a company that has #1 ranked products by Inc. 500 and is the 3rd fastest growing company in US history. Are you wanting to start something yourself or are you open to looking at companies who have already done the leg work for you?

    There is a HUGE NUMBER of profitable online businesses you can operate from home. What you need is:
    1) A suitable business idea, and
    2) The knowledge to operate it.
    Once you get those right, you’re on your way to success.
    Here you will find numerous business opportunities you can pursue, complete with full instructions by experts who have succeeded at the businesses. This is really the best, shortcut way to start a business. Low-cost, home-based, with potentially very high returns.
    Nothing beats waking up in your pyjamas to make money in a matter of seconds…The current trend for home-based businesses is only expected to grow in coming years, as the internet and digital revolution ease the path to money-making on an unprecedented scale. Today you can market to people across the entire earth in real-time, from the comfort of your bed. And even monitor and track their response rates. The world is your oyster.
    Go for it.

    Hi friend,
    The best way to earn money through online from home is Affiliate Marketing.
    The top way to earn money on online in 2017 is Affiliate Marketing.
    Affiliate Marketing is a performance-based business model where a person will be rewarded for his work to promote a product or service from the merchant.
    Here you have to convince the people to buy the product by describing the product and to attract the people by your impressive thoughts.

    Affiliate marketing would be the best choice. Why? It has no risk. The good news is, selling a lot easier nowadays. People can make over $10,000 a month with affiliate marketing, especially for the right products.
    Here, I’m helping people to get a lot of money with my store affiliate program. Take a look my store here: The Miles Gear
    If you interested with this fast moving products, send me an email at
    We will discuss the details about our affiliate program.

    The best online home business is a dropshipping one. You have no inventory and you can do all the work form home or anywhere you are.
    Go on Ecommerce Software – Best Ecommerce Platform Made for You – Free Trial
    and start your dropshipping business.
    You can search for Fred Liam and his program in which he will guide you step by step with everything you need to know about starting a dropshipping business.

    There are many jobs and tasks are available with different investments. Here are some genuine legitimate jobs are listed for very low investment that gives you more than $100 ever day!.. Earning tips
    There you can find multiple choices for online home business in right way to start with full training and step by step process are involved.

    Online Drop-shipping business would be ideal. One that has already been pre-populated with niche product for you. If you are just starting, don’t spend more than USD300 for the ready-made online store.
    Visit Ready-made online store with niche product.
    Just add in your paypal account and start your business right away.

    If you know anything about cosmetics, that would be a good start up business. Its the only industry that has never lost its margins.


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