A Coffee Shop Business Plan
Are you thinking of opening a coffee shop? As with starting any business the first step is to do your background market research and write a business plan to see if your idea is feasible. The simple coffee shop business plan example presented here can be used to help you get your own coffee shop business off the ground.
The example follows the standard business plan layout, consisting of a single document divided into several sections, including a description of the organization, the market research, competitive analysis, sales strategies, capital and labor requirements and financial data.
How Long Should the Plan Be?
Business plans can be anywhere from a few pages to hundreds of pages long for large businesses. For a relatively small business like a coffee shop it is best to keep the plan as brief and succinct as possible (30 pages or less), especially if you intend to submit it to bankers or investors for debt or equity financing. Generally, potential money-lenders or investors don’t want to spend the time reading a long, heavily detailed business plan—they are looking for solid research and analysis in a concise form.
To give your plan more visual appeal include photos, designs or site plans of the prospective business premises as well as charts and graphs of financial information such as revenue projections, etc.