Business is never big or small; it is your endeavor that would judge where you will take it. Let’s come to the business of the mobile coffee shop itself.
A business is always full of hopes and desires. To get into a business more than the money you need a plan.
What are your thoughts about the mobile coffee shop business? Must be, you are sketching a fancy big hall with dim lights and light music and a happy and cheerful couple sitting around.
Well, this is the one side of the coin and the coin has another side too. Have you ever thought about starting your own mobile coffee business?
Are you interested in being your own boss and have a passion for working with the public? I know that many of you have the desire to something of their own but are worried where the desire would take you.
Don’t hesitate, just take the first step and everything would go on smoothly. I have been writing blogs to open and run a coffee shop successfully from time to time, but this blog is quite different from all the previous ones.
This blog is especially for those who are looking to get into a business with less investment.
Believe me that by the end of the blog you will find yourself much educated about the topic and would move forward in chasing your dreams.
Running your own mobile coffee business, of course, has its perks; the combination of low-cost stock and minimal overheads makes it extremely cost-effective. Plus, you won’t be sat behind a desk all day.
First of all, you should come out of that fancy idea of a coffee house.
This is not the idea of a vintage coffee shop, but I am suggesting something out of the box.
A mobile coffee shop business is a new trend and especially for those who think they can make a difference by being different.
Let’s understand it with an example. We all know about the popularity of Mc Donald’s and KFC burgers, but getting your favorite burger bun from a mobile van is not a bad deal.
In fact, those who are in a hurry to catch up something special, they would prefer a mobile van only. So definitely your idea of mobile coffee business is going to be hit.
This blog is based on a deep analysis of the business and hence I have come up with a useful guide for opening a coffee business successfully. So let us see what the main inclusions are.
Business Status: If you are positive about the things, definitely it is not going to answer the prospective coffee cart owners about your idea.
Even if you are selling a cafe franchise, you have to justify how you are different and how you can benefit the prospect. Your business status should be very clear to you. Understand the need and desire of the market and then move forward.
Deciding How to Trade: You have to decide how you are going to trade the business. Definitely, you need to go with the promotion of a brand.
You can start with a small scale promotion which includes newspaper advertisements or go with big branding with Google AdWords, SEO, and social media marketing.
It totally depends whom you have decided as your prospect for business and accordingly you need to approach them.
Licenses: Obtaining the correct license (s) for your mobile coffee business will depend on where you want to trade, and what you want to sell.
This is equally important for a normal coffee house and a mobile coffee business. So, ensure you are properly registered and have adequate licensing to do the business.
Do not fall under any problem by running your business without any license. Let us highlight more about the licensing process.
How to Obtain a Licence to Trade –
There are three classifications of a coffee house business license. It depends where you are trading and from which source you are getting your license.
Trading In Public Places: For instance, if you are trading in public places, you have to get the proper authorization for that and have to obtain a license to put your cart in that area.
Trading On Private Land: If you want to open your mobile coffee shop business at a private land for instance inside one hotel, mall or office.
Then you have to contact the concerned authority regarding the same. And grab your license and authorization for work.
Obtaining A Licence From An Agency: This is the most convenient way. You can contact an authorized agency and request them for your license processing.
Buying Stock: To operate a successful mobile coffee business, you will need to consistently source stock and sell it for a profit. You can source the stock from wholesalers.
Most of the coffee shop owners implement this technique only. Regarding the stock you also need to decide as how much stock you need to buy. This should be something that has to be kept in deep consideration.
Equipment: Getting proper and necessary equipments is the basic requirement. While high-end coffee machines can run into the tens of thousands, it is possible to bag a bargain.
There are few important things which you need to consider regarding equipment for your coffee business.
To power your equipment:
Use an inverter generator
Use a leisure battery
You can hire a coffee machine. You can even hire a van, bike or coffee cart
These are a few of the best ways and techniques which will lead your way to run your mobile coffee business successfully. As already mentioned that no business is big or small, it all depends on your zeal to deal with the same.
You can even touch the heights in this business, all you need is to have a proper plan and follow the same. If you are organized, even this small investment in the mobile coffee shop business can take you to bigger heights.
And who knows you might be selling a mobile coffee business franchises soon. So all the best and keep dreaming.