There’s no question that Australian’s love coffee. In fact, we love coffee so much that the café and coffee shop industry brings in a staggering $8.2 billion in revenue every year. And according to IBIS World it’s expected to grow another 7% in 2017. Keep in mind these figures don’t even include takeaway food services, restaurants, catering services or bars!
In other words, there’s a huge opportunity out there for anyone who wants to enter the coffee industry. Whether you’re a coffee lover who wants to turn a passion into business, or simply a savvy person who wants to start up a high growth business – the coffee industry offers incredible potential.
The question is, how do you get started… and more importantly, how do you succeed in this increasingly competitive industry? Well that’s where we come in.
Buying a Cafe & Opening a Coffee Shop
If you’ve been dreaming about buying a café or opening a coffee shop, you’re going to learn right here and now how to stop dreaming and start doing. Headed by coffee expert Simon O’Brien, Kickstart is a business that exists for just one reason: helping people just like you to turn their dreams into reality.
Working with Kickstart, you’ll have access to the resources you need to be successful in starting a coffee shop business of your own. If you’re experiencing any fear or doubt about your ability to run a coffee business, that’s normal. But you needn’t worry because the truth is almost anyone can be successful at this.
All that’s required is a passion for good coffee and a genuine desire to serve your customers. As long as you have both of those attributes under your belt, there’s no foreseeable way you could fail. Besides that, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know to make your coffee shop business a success.
Be an entrepreneur, not a franchisee
From the first moment you started looking for a coffee shop for sale, you’ll probably have encountered ads trying to tempt you into buying a franchise. All we can say about that is: don’t do it, you’re better than that.
Franchises are for people who lack confidence in their own ability. But what we’re about is empowering you to confidently run your own independent coffee business. The beautiful thing is, we already know you can be successful at it. So you don’t need the imaginary safety net represented by a franchise.
The important fact to know about franchises is that typically they have little interest in your success. Their primary purpose is to sell you things. If you happen to make a success of it, then of course they’ll be pleased. If your franchise doesn’t work out, what you’re most likely to hear is “No refunds.”
Entering a franchise usually means high costs, hefty contracts, lengthy obligations, and so much red tape it would make your head spin. And what really matters is that as a franchisee, you’re not really in charge of your own business. Plus franchises are not as safe as the marketing brochures make them look.
Kickstart couldn’t be more different from a franchise. Our mission is to help you get started in your own business, strong, independent and successful. There’s no massive franchise fee to pay, no stifling contracts, and definitely no long term obligations. It’s your business, your brand, and you’re totally in control.
Even though you’ll be independent, it doesn’t mean you’ll be all on your own. We’re here to help, and you’ll be amazed at just how much we can do to help you land squarely on your feet. Everything starts with a coffee shop business plan, and of course we can help you with that too.
Location is really important
In the competitive world of coffee vending, location makes a big difference to your prospects. Part of the service we provide is to help you with selecting a great location for your new business, so you’ll have the best chance of prospering. In addition, we can also help you negotiate the best deals to obtain the location, and this alone could save you thousands of dollars per year.
Another thing to know is you don’t have to restrict yourself to a single location. A mobile coffee business can be just as lucrative, and sometimes even more so, due to the reduced overheads. That high profitability is one of the reasons why you rarely see a mobile coffee business for sale. Here again we can help you, not only with finding a mobile café for sale, but also with scouting out the best locations for you to ply your trade.
No matter what kind of coffee business you’re aiming to get into, our proven success formula will work for you. Over the years, we’ve repeated this formula with thousands of people just like you, and there is no question as to its efficacy. What all of these people have in common is they made their start with Kickstart, but of course with subtle differences, because every business is unique. The Kickstart business formula is a proven success story, and you have the chance to be part of it, right now. All it takes is to reach out to us by calling 1300 997 413, or by sending us an email.
Smooth out the learning curve
Because we’ve run our own successful coffee businesses, and we’ve got years of experience helping thousands of others do the same, we know what works and what doesn’t. This is the advantage you have by starting out with Kickstart by your side.
You’ll have access to knowledge, information, advice, and solid bargaining power. Success is no stranger to us, and we want to introduce you to it. From teaching you how to brew the perfect cup to helping set up a finance deal, you can rely on Kickstart to guide you through it.
For example, do you know what insurances you’re going to need? Do you know how to identify a bad batch of beans? Do you know all the advantages and disadvantages of a corner location? We do, and when you decide to work with us, you’ll have access to our vast network of resources to help you overcome all the challenges of starting your own lucrative coffee business.
Start making your dream come true today
The most difficult step in any new business venture is the first one. Make no mistake, this opportunity is not for everyone. It’s for those who truly have a dream of running their own coffee business.
Unless you really have the passion that only a dreamer can possess, you may not have the tenacity it takes to get there, even with all the help in the world. You have to really want it. You have to be determined that no matter what gets in your way, you will never stop until you’ve achieved everything you set your heart on.
If that’s you, we’d love to have a conversation.
Kickstart My Coffee is Australia’s best independent coffee start-up consultant, specialising in coffee shops and business plans for sale. We provide all kinds of coffee shop franchises for sale, including trucks, vans, carts, kiosks, trikes and trailers.