How To Start a Bikini Barista Coffee Stand
Every year it seems like more and more bikini coffee shops are going opening up. From what we’ve gathered that when they work and they are successful – they can be very profitable. However, like other coffee shop business, they can fail more often than not. The reason: failure to plan.
Certainly, coffee business can be difficult to sustain as it is. When you add a potentially controversial element like bikini clad women (or men), the pressure to succeed can be overwhelming. That is why we recommend that you do all that you can do educate yourself in what it takes to open a coffee shop (the basics) – then move on to learning about opening up a bikini coffee stand.
Remember business planning is essential, if you aren't familiar with planning a business from A-to-Z, you will need to do your homework and share of research. While you may be familiar with coffee (and bikinis), developing a successful business takes time, expertise, experience, and hard work. Learning to manage the risk will be particular important if you want to succeed.
When you are ready to start your coffee stand business, consider getting our Coffee Shop Business Plan Guide and audio interviews.
“Failing To Plan” For Your Coffee Business Often Results In Thousands of Dollars Wasted
Nobody likes to lose money. Like any other business, a coffee business like a bikini espresso stand or a bikini coffee shop can fail as well. You need to know the basics and… you need to know the laws of your area. In fact, you may need to be professionally acquainted with the mayor and city council – as getting a license for your bikini espresso establishment may require a special “ok” from the city council.
In addition to the city, you may also need to adhere to County regulations as well. Research and planning out your business to determine if the location, the municipality, and the community will provide the level of support you need to be a financial success. But here's a hint: before you approach anyone from the city (or county) be sure to have your coffee shop business plan ready and in hand.
So, planning out your business is essential. Learning common areas of the coffee industry will be important. Learning “What To Know” is the first step in a process that can help you figure out the steps you need to take before you start your coffee shop business.
We’ve Written about Bikini Barista Coffee Shops Before
Let’s face it, to a certain demographic, bikini espresso shops are popular. That means that most likely new and upcoming bikini shops will be opening up everywhere.
If you are considering opening your bikini coffee stand, read our previous post here. Additionally, you may want to consider some general advice when it comes to staring an espresso bikini stand in your community. We highly recommended you invest in our Coffee Shop Business Plan Kit.
- Understand this is a Real Business. While the novelty of bikinis might be slightly distracting. Starting a coffee stand (with baristas wearing bikinis) is a real business.
- Research (and more research) – Everything from the location, your lease, to your local laws will need to be studied and restudied.
- Get Your Ducks In a Row – After your initial research, consider that you will need to be organized. Having a coffee shop business plan will be essential.
- Hiring and Training Might Be More Difficult Than You Think – Baristas have a high turn over rate. Add the dimensions of waking up at 5am with to wear a bikini in the middle of winter may also result in higher-than-average turn-over rates.
- Be Proactive – There will be haters, you can believe that. Be proactive to limit their concerns.
- Do a SWOT Analysis – You will want to conduct a SWOT analysis. We discuss this in our Coffee Shop Business Guide, but you can do more research online as well.
While Every Coffee Stand is Different, There Are Similar Ways to Start
Like anything else, there is no such thing as “overnight success”. Having a profitable and successful bikini espresso stand business requires you to diligently research, plan, and learn from other business in the area. Good business owners know that there is no need to “reinvent the wheel”. Learning from other business owners can help you mold your concept into a working, tangible thing.
In no particular order, consider the following:
Step 1: Learn Everything You Can About Coffee (as an Agricultural Product) and Retail Coffee.
Step 2: Research
Step 3: Start Your Business Plan
Ideally, you should be doing all of these at the same time. Depending on your local municipality and your community, your homework will vary.
Your Coffee Stand Business: Its Starts With Taking the First Step
Explore our long list of detailed articles that can help you develop a sense of what your are going to need to start your coffee business. When you are ready, we recommend getting out coffee startup kit, which will provide you with hours and hours of expert advice and recommendations. Don't start your business without knowing the fundamentals of the industry. While starting a coffee stand might seem easy, it requires you to have a working knowledge of several major areas: inventory management, property leases, human resources, accounting, etc.
Additionally, read our previous article on starting your bikini barista stand:
Bikini Espresso Profits: Is Your Success Waiting For You?
Starting a bikini coffee stand can be very profitable (if planned and executed well). Knowing the retail coffee business, in general will be important as you move forward. A variety of bikini espresso stands opening are successful for a variety of reasons, but certainly the top reason for success is planning. The visions of smiling, happy baristas making great money is not far from reality – but “getting there” requires you to learn all that you can about the retail coffee business.
It starts with you answering some really thought provoking questions and learning what pitfalls to stay away from. Having a business plan, knowing where to get started is important, and understanding a thing or two about how to handle pricing, marketing, and your competitors.
Consider getting our coffee shop startup kit, which can help you organize your thoughts and provide you with insightful information you'll want to hear before you start making the big investment in coffee stand. If you decide to go-it-alone consider interviewing current or former coffee business owners, study what they have done, and ask how they would do it differently.
Have Your Coffee Shop Business Plan Ready When Starting Your Bikini Coffee Stand
Having a completed draft of your coffee shop business plan before you set off to find the perfect drive-thru stand will be even more important to the success of your business. The reason? Because your business will get more scrutiny from property managers, property owners, city and municipal departments, as well as the community.
Our coffee shop business plan is not different from our regular coffee shop business plan – but you will need to utilize the same information and have the same information ready and at your disposal when you are ready to start your bikini coffee stand or your bikini espresso stand. We highly recommend you get our Coffee Shop Business Startup Kit and utilize the information of real world coffee business owners and apply that wisdom to your business.
Take the First Step With Your Bikini Espresso Stand Business: Maximize Your Knowledge
Our definitive collection of real-world coffee business owners can help you increase your overall understanding of what it takes to succeed in the retail coffee industry. Our very affordable resource will help you to develop your concept, learn the ins-and-outs, and help your write your coffee business plan fast.