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5 Business Tips for Coffee Shops in 2023

No matter where you are in the coffee journey, 2023 could be a game-changing year for your coffee shop. From brand new Coffeepreneurs® to tenured cafe owners, everyone has more to learn when it comes to succeeding in the industry. That’s why we’re bringing you our best business tips for coffee shops in 2023—and beyond.

Here’s what you’ll learn how to do in this guide:

  1. Get your finances in order.
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What’s the Secret to a Successful Coffee Shop?

Every year, hundreds of coffee shops across the country flourish–but for every successful shop, there’s another that failed within the first year of business. So what makes for a successful coffee shop? We train many successful Coffeepreneurs® every year and have identified several themes behind their shops’ profitability. Read on to learn how innovation, customer service, and profitability can make YOUR coffee shop thrive.

Innovation

At Texas Coffee School, innovation and entrepreneurship go hand in hand.

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Why Veterans Make Successful Coffee Shop Owners

Why Veterans Tend to Make Successful Coffee Shop Owners

At Texas Coffee School, we have the honor of meeting all kinds of aspiring coffee shop owners. Many of our students attend our classes when they’re making a career transition. We’ve worked with former doctors, teachers, lawyers, and all types of professionals. But there’s one group of people we’ve watched become successful coffee shop owners time after time: United States military veterans. 

It’s easy to confirm that veterans make great entrepreneurs.

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Coffee Shop Industry Trends in 2020

This year’s coffee shop industry trends

The year 2020 has brought about change to just about every industry. Restaurant and coffee shop businesses have found innovative ways to keep their doors open. Massive layoffs have shifted the job market. People have had to re-evaluate the ways they spend their time. 

As coffee educators, we work with students who are opening or already own coffee shops all around the world. Through our students (and because we’re constantly researching and updating our curriculum to be the best in the business),

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7 Things to Think About When Designing a Coffee Shop Floor Plan

Many of our 3-Day Coffee Business Master Class students are excited to start designing the aesthetic of their coffee shops. Before choosing furniture and wall colors, though, it’s important to layout your coffee shop floor plan. Your floor plan is going to dictate many components of your customer experience–from how they line up, to where they sit, to how long they sit, to what food and drinks you are able to serve, and more. 

Here are seven things to think about when designing a coffee shop floor plan. 

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