Is It Time to Raise Your Prices?

Coffee shops face a challenge: should they absorb the rising cost of goods or pass along costs to the customer? Here’s how business owners decide when to increase menu prices.
by Haley Greene | January 4, 2023

When Is the Right Time to Open a Second Location?

The decision to open a second cafe isn't an easy one. If you're considering expansion, here are three signs you're ready to grow your cafe business.
by Haley Greene | December 7, 2022

Pricing Your Café Menu for Profitability

Setting prices for your menu doesn’t have to be guesswork. Here’s what to consider when calculating how to price menu items in a café.
by Haley Greene | October 28, 2022

More Than Coffee: 5 Tips on Building Community In Your Coffee Shop

Want to build a thriving community around your coffee shop? Here are some tips from business owners on getting to know your neighborhood's needs.
by Haley Greene | September 9, 2022

How Much You Should Really Spend on Rent?

Leasing commercial space requires careful planning to make your coffee shop a success. Here’s what you need to consider before you sign a lease.
by Haley Greene | August 12, 2022

Should Coffee Shops Charge Extra For Plant Milks?

With an increasing number of coffee chains removing the surcharge for drinks plant-based milks, some owners of small independent shops wonder if they should do the same.
by Haley Greene | July 15, 2022