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How Pivoting to a Drive-Thru Coffee Shop Transformed This Oklahoma Sno Cone Business

After Jennii Buenda took our 3-Day Coffee Business Master Class, she and her husband Adrian opened a drive-thru coffee and sno cone shop in Norman, Oklahoma. Beanstalk Coffee and Sno opened just days before the COVID-19 pandemic brought businesses to a halt. The result, however, was a convenient, family-friendly success.

Meet the Coffeepreneurs® from Beanstalk Coffee and Sno: 

In the early 2000s, Jennii and Adrian ran a busy sno cone stand called Eskimo Sno in Norman.

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Coffee Shop Owners Need Business Education, Not Just Barista Training

Do you need barista training or coffee business training? 

While many of the students who come to our classes are taking their first step into entrepreneurship, some are already experienced business owners in other industries. Often, aspiring coffee shop owners with previous business experience or an MBA want to bypass coffee business training because they feel they already know how to run a business. They would rather just jump right into barista training and coffee education.

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3 Barista Training Musts for Coffee Shops

As a coffee shop owner, your baristas are the heart and soul of your business. Talented baristas can turn first-time customers into loyal brand advocates who come back to your coffee shop again and again. On the other hand, baristas with inconsistent coffee skills or lacking customer service can be a liability. That’s why it’s so important to offer your staff comprehensive barista training.

The quality of your baristas will dictate the quality of your customer experience.

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Why Now is the Right Time to Start a Coffee Shop

Is now the right time to start your coffee shop business? The world around us is changing rapidly. Entrepreneurs and business owners are pivoting, adapting, and fighting to keep their doors open. Opening a coffee shop right now might seem crazy, but could it also be true that your business idea is exactly what the world needs? 

Call us optimists, but we like to think so. 

Change drives us to create innovative businesses. 

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How to Write a Coffee Shop Business Plan

If your goal is to open a successful coffee shop, writing a business plan is a smart place to start. The idea of a business plan is overwhelming and even scary for MOST people – But it doesn’t have to be. To put it simply, the point of a business plan is to get the idea for your business off of the cocktail napkin into a more organized and thought out format. It forces you to ask yourself some tough questions,

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