Some people like to have a business out of their homes. I’ve seen people run barbershops, hair salons, and even candy stores from their own home. I came up with the idea of turning my home into a coffee shop. A lot of people like to drink coffee, especially in the morning when they’re trying to wake up and get to work. I looked at Cuppabean and found some good coffee and espresso makers that would be useful to have in my home shop. Even though I had the idea in mind, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to run the entire store by myself.
I needed at least four people to work in the coffee shop. Two people had to be cashiers that would take money from the customers, and the other two had to be baristas that would actually make the coffee. Having this many people would allow me to handle the customers and the coffee without cutting into the profits too much. I asked some of my friends to work in the store with me, and a few of them agreed. I needed to tell people about the opening of the shop so we would actually have customers.
I create some fliers to post around the neighborhood and put some videos on social media pages and shared them to get people excited about the coffee shop. On the opening day of the shop, we had a total of 100 customers, which I think was pretty good. I expected there to be a lot less. We were able to handle the customers without there being a huge line heading out the door. Most of our crowd came in the morning, but we had some people come during lunchtime and in the afternoon. I wish I had made some food to serve with the coffee.