7 Tips on how to run events in a cafe successfully

I’m going to start ‘7 Tips on how to run events in a cafe successfully’ with a summary of the content. It’s turned out to be quite a long one, some might prefer to avoid the longer read. Here are my 7 Tips on how to run events in a cafe successfully: 1.Track the Costs….

Tools of the Trade: Cafe Cashflow Forecast

My business is managed on a daily basis using a cashflow forecast. I am constantly updating this set of spreadsheets with costs and sales information. Use a cashflow forecast to plan marketing projects, new product development and capital expenditure. It will consistently keep the business on the right track financially. Whether you are already up…

How to Engineer Your Cafe Menu

Once you have a fully costed menu there are various next steps that you can take to build on the value that this process provides for your business but I think it’s worth taking a pause to look at this menu  you have created and seeing what immediate steps you can take. If you haven’t costed your…

How to cost a menu (and as importantly……why?)

How to Cost a Menu We all know we should cost our menus.  Any book on opening a coffee shop/cafe/restaurant will tell you about the importance of doing it.  So why do you, me and so many others totally ignore this sage advice? Unless you have a masochistic streak that loves the tedium of weighing…

Building a Better Cafe Business in 2019

Building a Better Cafe Business in 2019 When I started this blog a few years ago it was always my intention to use it to post about my experiences of running a business.  I’ve written about various topics along the way but I’m now reviving the primary thread.  I intend to get back to talking about what I’m…